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County Sheriff’s Report

A man could serve prison time after allegedly forcibly sexually assaulting a Snyderville woman while she was sleeping in her bedroom, Summit County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Sherm Farnsworth said.

Deputies were called to the home around 4:20 a.m. on Aug. 16 after the victim’s husband was unable to locate the suspect, Farnsworth said.

"They were playing cards and they were drinking alcohol," he said. "She was awoken because there was a male subject in the bedroom with her and that caused her to scream."

Meanwhile, after a deputy allegedly spotted drug paraphernalia inside a sport-utility vehicle, a suspect who had fled the scene of a traffic stop in Snyderville outran a Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputy, authorities say.

The SUV was stopped on S.R. 224 between Uinta and Ute boulevards early Aug. 15, Sheriff’s Office Capt. Sherm Farnsworth said.

"[The deputy] observed one of the subjects throw a marijuana pipe behind the seat," he said.

But before deputy Brian Cunningham could reach the passenger side of the vehicle, "the front door opened and the subject ran," Farnsworth said, adding that the suspect eluded Cunningham after the officer fell during the chase.

Deputies established a perimeter at Kimball Junction before the suspect was spotted at a convenience store in Jeremy Ranch, he said, adding that a pipe and small amount of pot was found inside the truck that was stopped.

When he was arrested, the Jeremy Ranch juvenile was with his mother, who claimed she was preparing to turn her son in, Farnsworth said, adding that the suspect was on probation.

The boy was referred to Third District Juvenile Court on drug possession charges and for allegedly interfering with an arrest, he said.

Other calls received recently by Sheriff’s Office dispatchers include:

Deputies responded to a domestic dispute at the Powderwood condominiums on Aug. 14 at 11:06 p.m.

Officers encountered a woman with her pants unzipped and wearing no shirt leaving a hot tub when they arrived, Farnsworth said, adding that the hot tub was closed and the woman became agitated when her date would not enter the facility after hours.

The Illinois woman was arrested for intoxication and disorderly conduct, he said.

An Oakley man contacted the Sheriff’s Office Aug. 16 to report that he had received threats from his neighbor, Farnsworth said.

The man told a deputy he shot and killed the other man’s dog a few weeks ago after the pet threatened his livestock, Farnsworth added.

"It was just continued fallout from that," he said. "He wanted to have it documented and have the deputies call the guy and tell him to stop making threats."

Several kids were allegedly drinking alcohol in western Summit County before deputies broke up a party on Aug. 20 and detained about 15 people.

On Aug. 20, a motorist allegedly stole $55.41 worth of gasoline from a store in Coalville.

No injuries were reported as a result of a traffic crash that involved a delivery truck and Ford pickup in western Summit County on Aug. 21 at 11:48 a.m.

A traffic accident that involved a Honda Odyssey and Toyota Corolla was reported to the Sheriff’s Office on Aug. 22.

On Aug. 22, someone allegedly burglarized a construction site in western Summit County.

A house on Lariat Road in Jeremy Ranch was allegedly vandalized with eggs on Aug. 22 at 10:48 a.m.

On Aug. 22, a child was reportedly locked inside a Chevrolet Tahoe in Coalville.

A 39-year-old Park City man reportedly suffered minor injuries when he fell from a 15-foot retaining wall on Aug. 22.

A shoplifter was detained at a business at Kimball Junction on Aug. 22 at 8:21 p.m.

On Aug. 22, $300 worth of items was allegedly stolen from a construction site in western Summit County.

A construction site in Silver Springs was reportedly burglarized Aug. 23.

On Aug. 23, illegal fireworks were discharged in Francis at 8:56 p.m.

A domestic dispute was reported to the Sheriff’s Office from an apartment in Snyderville on Aug. 24 at 1:45 a.m.

No injuries were reported as a result of a traffic accident that involved a car and a school bus loaded with children on Aug. 24 at 8:27 a.m.

On Aug. 24, several items were reportedly stolen from a house in White Pine Canyon.

A case of domestic violence was reported to the Sheriff’s Office from South Summit when a woman was allegedly beaten by her boyfriend on Aug. 25.

A motorist allegedly stole $55.70 worth of gasoline from a store in Francis on Aug. 26.

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