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Summit County Sheriff’s Office detectives were recently unable to find a suspect who drove a yellow Jeep and allegedly threatened a man in Tollgate Canyon with a baseball bat.

"They just exchanged some words and [the accuser] is saying that he wanted the male with the baseball bat checked out," Summit County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Sherm Farnsworth said about the incident that was reported Dec. 11 at 4:13 p.m.

Meanwhile, Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating whether a group of boys sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl from Salt Lake City while she stayed in Summit County.

"It’s all juveniles," Farnsworth said about the incident that was reported Dec. 14 at 2:31 p.m. "It’s not that she had been abused by some stranger who is an adult."

A separate case reported Dec. 14 involved the theft of a Honda Civic from a parking lot at the Tanger Outlet Center at roughly 2 p.m.

The owner of the car told deputies a male acquaintance took it without her permission, Farnsworth said.

Meanwhile, Dec. 15, a Utah Highway Patrol trooper reportedly collided with another motorist near the mouth of Echo Canyon.

"While the trooper was doing speed enforcement in that area he pulled out on the interstate in the inside lane heading eastbound," Farnsworth said, adding that the officer may have pulled in front of the motorist. "The trooper took some evasive action to turn his vehicle into the median to avoid the collision."

Nobody was injured but both vehicles were damaged when they crashed in the median, he added.

Deputies sent the case to the Summit County Attorney’s Office for screening, Farnsworth said, adding, "then one party or the other can’t say there is bias."

Calls Sheriff’s Office dispatchers received last week included:

A woman wasn’t injured when she drove her Toyota pickup truck into a pole near Main Street in Coalville on Dec. 17 at roughly 12:30 a.m.

While riding snowmobiles on Humpy Peak in the Uinta Mountains two men were safe after they became stuck in the backcountry Dec. 17.

No injuries were reported as a result of a two-vehicle crash that involved a private snowplow operator in the Snyderville Basin on Dec. 17 at 3:38 a.m.

Deputies were asked to respond to a house in Henefer on Dec. 17 after a family fight during which a man was hit in the head.

No injuries were reported when a Chevrolet Yukon and pickup truck crashed at Kimball Junction Dec. 17 at 12:43 p.m.

A Hidden Cove man told a dispatcher his gym bag was stolen after someone broke a window on his Dodge Durango while he attended church Dec. 17 in Jeremy Ranch.

No injuries were reported when a Ford F-150 pickup truck collided with a private snowplow in western Summit County on Dec. 17 at 3:08 p.m.


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