County Sheriff’s Report |

County Sheriff’s Report

A fight between three dogs in Pinebrook prompted two men to begin fighting in the Snyderville Basin Dec. 27.

"The two dogs ended up pulling their owner across the street because they wanted to go after the one dog," Summit County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Sherm Farnsworth said. "Both of the parties involved were out walking their dogs."

One of the dog owners was bitten while trying to separate the pets, he said, adding that the man was punched when he kicked one of the man’s pets.

"The owner of the one dog ended up taking the guy down and sitting on his chest and hitting him in the face and head," Farnsworth said, adding that prosecutors are reviewing the report to determine whether assault charges should be filed. "I would suspect that charges will be filed against both people."

In a separate case, two brothers from South Summit were arrested Jan. 4 after they allegedly assaulted an Oakley man who reportedly held them at gunpoint on North Bench Road.

"The two suspects were brothers and they had gone to the residence because their sister was living with the [man] at the residence," Summit County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Sherm Farnsworth said. "She was claiming that her boyfriend was assaulting her and choking her and throwing her down, so her brothers went to the house to make things right."

After they left the scene, the suspects were stopped by a deputy who was driving to the house around 9:30 p.m.

"As a fight broke out amongst the three of them, the male subject at the residence had obtained a handgun and he had pointed it at the two brothers telling them he was going to kill all of them," Farnsworth said.

The brothers were arrested and charged with felony burglary for allegedly stealing items from the home that included a sword and handgun, he added.

Other calls received last week by Sheriff’s Office dispatchers included:

Deputies stopped a motorist for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol in the Snyderville Basin on Dec. 31 at 12:33 a.m.

While staying in a hotel in Snyderville a woman was reportedly raped, the alleged victim’s boyfriend told a Sheriff’s Office dispatcher Dec. 31.

A man complained to a dispatcher Dec. 31 that fireworks discharged by his neighbor spooked his horses.

Meanwhile, the driver had left the scene when officers came upon a vehicle that rolled over near Oakley around midnight Jan. 1.

"I think they are going to try to make contact with the owner of the vehicle," said Farnsworth, who added that police found drug paraphernalia inside the impounded car.

An 18-year-old man was reportedly cited by deputies in western Summit County for drinking alcohol on Jan. 1.

On Jan. 1, a pedestrian was allegedly injured when a vehicle struck him on Kilby Road at roughly 2:30 a.m.

Deputies were called to an alleged overdose in Snyderville when a 19-year-old female was suspected of ingesting painkillers on Jan. 1.

Copper wire was allegedly stolen from a construction site in the Snyderville Basin on Jan. 2 at 8:27 a.m.

A 40-year-old female reportedly attempted suicide in Summit County Jan. 2 at 4:36 p.m.

No injuries were reported as a result of a traffic crash that involved two vehicles in western Summit County Jan 4. at 12:16 a.m.

A hit-and-run traffic accident was reported to the Sheriff’s Office from the Wal-Mart parking lot at Kimball Junction Jan. 4 at 12:12 p.m.

A tow truck reportedly struck a railing at a fast food restaurant at Kimball Junction on Jan. 4 at 4:38 p.m.

For nearly 30 minutes, an 8-month-old child was locked inside a Dodge pickup truck in western Summit County on Jan. 4 around 5:30 p.m.

Deputies arrested a man in Summit Park Jan. 6 after he allegedly drove his pickup truck off a road near Parkview Circle Jan. 5 at 3:02 a.m.

"That’s where we came in contact with him," Farnsworth said. "They could smell that he had the odor of alcohol on him and they ended up arresting him for DUI."

A separate case found compact discs glued to a car when the vehicle was vandalized on Silver Meadows Drive on Jan. 6 at 1:32 a.m.

Roughly 70 feet of fencing was allegedly destroyed Jan. 6 by a motorist who drove off the road near Main Street in Coalville.

"The driver was uninjured," Farnsworth said, adding that he was transported to University Hospital for observation. "Because he was 19 years old and they could detect an odor of alcohol on his breath, they ended up citing and releasing him at the hospital for illegal consumption of alcohol, no insurance and not having a driver license."

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