County Sheriff’s Report
January 13, 2007
After he went missing for nearly 24 hours this week, a man who ran away from The Wentworth assisted living facility in Oakley was found in good condition in the area Thursday around 10 a.m.
"He had some medical conditions that didn’t make it favorable for him to be out in the night," said Summit County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Sherm Farnsworth, who added that the patient has high blood pressure and a mental condition.
The man was missing nearly 10 hours before Wentworth staff contacted deputies Wednesday around 10 p.m.
"We did a limited search [Wednesday] night," according to Farnsworth, who said that additional searchers went out Thursday morning.
Two people contacted Sheriff’s Office dispatchers Monday morning to report a low-flying airplane.
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"It was reported to be flying low, paralleling Highway 40, heading from Jordanelle northbound toward Silver Creek Junction," Farnsworth said. "The person thought it was flying about 20 feet off the ground and they were a little worried that maybe it was suffering from some mechanical problem and may be on its way to crashing."
A deputy in the area at the time said the small private plane was flying several hundred feet from the ground, he said, adding, "We didn’t do anything further with it."
Dealership reports stolen truck
Detectives are investigating who stole a Ford F350 pickup truck while it was parked at Crandall Ford on Rasmussen Road in the Snyderville Basin.
After she dropped the truck off at the dealership for repairs Dec. 29, a Summit County woman returned Jan. 5 to find the vehicle missing.
"She went out in the parking lot and she was unable to find the truck," said Farnsworth, who added that mechanics had the woman’s keys. "Someone had come there and removed the vehicle from the parking lot."
Pedestrian hit but not hurt
A man refused medical treatment New Year’s Day after a car struck him while he walked along Kilby Road near the Powderwood condominiums around 2 a.m.
The man was not seriously injured but the driver of the car was cited for driving with a suspended or revoked license, Farnsworth said.