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County Sheriff’s Report


A man registered as a convicted sex offender in the Coalville area contacted a Summit County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher Sept. 28 to report that a group of people had taken him hostage on Chalk Creek Road.

"We ended up sending deputies to his house," said Andrew Leatham, a Summit County Sheriff’s Office sergeant.

But investigators soon learned the 48-year-old man had placed the call from a mental-health treatment facility at University Hospital in Salt Lake City, Leatham said, adding that the report was false.

Calls received last week by county dispatchers included:

A 17-year-old girl reportedly ran away from The Oakley School in South Summit on Oct. 1 at 5:38 p.m.

A teenager allegedly stole a backpack from a business on Landmark Drive on Oct. 1 at 5:58 p.m.

A Kearns man reported a case of vandalism after a window on his pickup truck was broken in western Summit County on Oct. 1.

Deputies were asked to respond to a case of domestic violence at a condominium in western Summit County on Oct. 1 at 9:04 p.m.

A man driving a red semi-truck allegedly stole $261.91 worth of gasoline form a gas station in Coalville on Oct. 2.

Tools were allegedly stolen from a construction site in the Snyderville Basin on Oct. 2 at 8:39 a.m.

A 17-year-old man reportedly survived an alleged overdose of a prescription medication on Oct. 2 at 10:19 a.m.

No injuries were reported as a result of a traffic accident that involved a Mercedes and Toyota at Kimball Junction on Oct. 2 at 12:39 p.m.

On Oct. 2, only minor injuries were reported as a result of a rollover crash that involved a Toyota Corolla on the Mirror Lake Highway near Kamas at 1:56 p.m.

A woman at Kimball Junction reported a case of fraud that allegedly occurred over the Internet on Oct. 2 at 3:12 p.m.

On Oct. 2, a 17-year-old boy in Oakley reportedly ingested rubbing alcohol.

A house was allegedly burglarized in Summit Park on Oct. 2 at 9:23 p.m.

Several television sets were allegedly stolen from units at The Canyons resort on Oct. 3.

No injuries were reported as a result of a traffic crash that involved a Honda Civic and Ford pickup truck in the Snyderville Basin on Oct. 3.

A traffic accident reported to the Sheriff’s Office caused only minor damage to a Ford Tempo in western Summit County on Oct. 3 at 1:23 p.m.

A boy and girl reportedly ran away from The Oakley School in South Summit on Oct. 3 at 1:25 p.m.

A Park City woman reported a case of fraud to the Sheriff’s Office after someone used her stolen credit cards.

About six horses were loose on a road in Francis on Oct 4 at 7:02 a.m.

On Oct. 4, a man told a county dispatcher someone smashed the windshield of his Chevrolet Cobalt while it was parked at Wal-Mart at Kimball Junction.

Deputies on Oct. 4 were investigating an employee at TJ Maxx that allegedly stole from the Kimball Junction store.

A man on Chalk Creek Road near Coalville contacted deputies saying that hunters were trespassing on his land on all-terrain vehicles on Oct. 4.

A motorist in western Summit County was investigated for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol on Oct. 5 at 3:38 a.m.

A man contacted the Sheriff’s Office from Canada on Oct. 5 claiming he had paid a Parkite $400 for an item he found on eBay but didn’t receive the merchandise.

Roughly eight horses were seen running along State Road 248 toward Democrat Alley on Oct. 5 at 11:59 p.m.

Two men allegedly attempted to burglarize a construction trailer in Henefer on Oct. 6 at 3:22 a.m.

Several checks and $500 in cash were allegedly stolen from a home on Foothill Drive in Kamas on Oct. 6 at 9:23 a.m.

On Oct. 6, several storage units were allegedly burglarized at Henefer Valley Storage in North Summit.

Several pieces of drilling equipment were reportedly stolen from a work site in South Summit on Oct. 6.

A man in western Summit County claimed his credit card was used fraudulently on Oct. 7 after it was stolen when his vehicle was burglarized.


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