County Sheriff’s Report
With snow expected this week, officials warn winter sports enthusiasts in Summit County that avalanche danger already lurks in the woods.
Fall has excellent conditions for producing dangerous weak layers of snow, according to Utah Avalanche Center director Bruce Tremper.
Tremper stresses that shallow snow can be more dangerous than deep snow because it more rapidly becomes "weak, sugary, poorly bonded crystals."
When new snow weights these unstable layers, slides are triggered, he added.
"Human factors also produce many fall avalanche accidents," Tremper said. "People are hungry for new snow after a long, hot summer and each fall snow storm brings out small armies of eager skiers, snowboarders and snowmobilers."
Meanwhile, calls recently received by Summit County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers include:
Nobody was seriously injured in a traffic accident reported from the Snyderville Basin on Oct. 22 at 2:47 a.m.
On Oct. 22, deputies in western Summit County were investigating the driver of a Toyota Tundra for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.
A Snyderville man contacted a dispatcher when he reportedly saw two hunters dragging a dead deer near Bitner Road on Oct. 22 at 8:42 a.m.
A Summit Park man complained that a pilot was flying a helicopter too low in western Summit County on Oct. 22 at 9:35 a.m.
Several hunters were allegedly trespassing on private property near Henefer on Oct. 22 at 11:16 a.m.
On Oct. 22, a man in western Summit County told deputies someone stole stereo equipment and other items from his shed.
No injuries were reported as a result of a hit-and-run traffic crash a South Summit woman reported to the Sheriff’s Office on Oct. 22 at 11:46 a.m.
A Pinebrook man told a dispatcher a hunter was shooting out the window of a pickup truck on Oct. 22 at 2:53 p.m.
A man in western Summit County told a dispatcher someone vandalized the windows and tires on his sister’s car on Oct. 23 at 5:05 a.m.
A man on Chalk Creek Road in Coalville claimed fuel was stolen from the tanks of construction equipment on Oct. 23.
On Oct. 23, a window on a Pontiac Thunderbird was vandalized while the car was parked in Snyderville.
On Oct. 23, vandals painted graffiti on a building in Pinebrook.
Three men were allegedly hunting too near Summit County’s landfill in Three Mile Canyon on Oct. 23 at 9:41 a.m.
Vandals allegedly tagged a building on Cottage Court in the Snyderville Basin with spray paint on Oct. 23.
Also damaged with graffiti in Snyderville on Oct. 23 were a stop sign and a wooden fence, a Sheriff’s Office incident report states.
Deputies were searching for two alleged shoplifters on Landmark Drive at Kimball Junction on Oct. 23 at 7:13 p.m.
A Coalville man claimed his brother’s vehicle was burglarized on Oct. 24.
More graffiti was found in the Pinebrook area on Oct. 24 at 4:17 p.m.
Hunters were allegedly firing their weapons too close to roads near Oakley on Oct. 24 at 5:37 p.m.
On Oct. 24, an automobile was vandalized while parked in the Snyderville Basin at 5:39 p.m.
No injuries were reported as a result of a traffic crash that reportedly occurred on eastbound Interstate 80 in Summit County on Oct. 24 at 6:27 p.m.
Neighbors in Pinebrook found graffiti on several signs near Elk Run on Oct. 24.
A Kamas man claimed someone vandalized his mailbox on Oct. 24.
Four horses were loose on a road in western Summit County on Oct. 24 at 9:04 p.m.
A Snyderville Basin woman reported a case of bank fraud to the Sheriff’s Office on Oct. 25.
No injuries were reported as a result of a traffic accident that involved two vehicles in western Summit County on Oct. 25 at 1:33 p.m.
No injuries were reported as a result of a traffic crash that involved two vehicles near Redstone Towne Center on Oct. 25 at 6:14 p.m.
On Oct. 25, a woman on Springshire Drive in western Summit County claimed her car was burglarized.
A sedan reportedly slid off the road into a ditch near Ecker Hill Middle School on Oct. 25 around 7 p.m.
Burnt food was reportedly the source of smoke that caused neighbors to scream in western Summit County on Oct. 25 at 7:23 p.m.
No injuries were reported as a result of a traffic crash that involved two vehicles in Snyderville on Oct. 25 at 8:02 p.m.
A man allegedly stole $5 worth of gasoline from a convenience store in Coalville on Oct. 26.
On Oct. 26, hunters were allegedly trespassing in Brown’s Canyon.
Jewelry was missing after a home was allegedly burglarized in Coalville o n Oct. 26.
On Oct. 26, a case of lewdness was reported to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office after a man allegedly walked naked through a hall at a hotel on Landmark Drive.
Several injuries, including a head laceration and possible concussion were reported as a result of a traffic crash that involved two vehicles in Coalville on Oct. 27 at 10:56 a.m.
Cable was allegedly stolen from a construction site in Summit County on Oct. 27 at 11:17 p.m.
On Oct. 27, several mailboxes were allegedly vandalized in Woodland.
No injuries were reported as a result of a hit-and-run traffic crash reported to the Sheriff’s Office from Snyderville on Oct. 28.
On Oct. 28, a man told a dispatcher two yard signs advertising the candidacy of Summit County Sheriff Dave Edmunds were stolen from his property.
Artwork was allegedly stolen from a conference room at a business at Kimball Junction on Oct. 28 around 4 p.m.
Deputies were called to respond to a domestic dispute in Woodland on Oct. 29 at 1:07 p.m.
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The Park City police responded to a series of accidents involving drivers and wildlife, indicating at least one of the animals was killed during a collision.