County Sheriff’s Report
State Road 35 near Woodland was closed for about an hour on Nov. 7 as roughly 15 firefighters in South Summit battled a blaze inside a home around 4 a.m.
The fire, which started inside a chimney on the 100 block on S.R. 35, quickly spread to walls, South Summit Fire Capt. Tory Llewelyn said.
"The homeowner complained about smoke in the house," Llewelyn said, adding that nobody was hurt by the fire.
"We contained it to the area of origin," he said. "Damage was brought to a minimum."
The home belongs to a volunteer firefighter in eastern Summit County, Llewelyn said, blaming the fire on improper piping in the wood-burning stove.
"Now is the season for chimney fires and the word ought to go out, to make sure that your chimneys are clean before you burn," Llewelyn said.
Built-up creosote inside chimneys can explode, he warned.
"Most of the time when we get fires in chimneys, it’s extended into attics and walls," Llewelyn said, adding that, after firefighters entered the home with chainsaws and other tools to tear through the walls.
Other calls received last week by Summit County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers included:
A man on Bitner Road told a dispatcher a television was stolen from his room on Nov. 10 at 6:39 p.m.
Illegal fireworks were allegedly discharged at the Powderwood condominiums near Kimball Junction Nov. 10 at 5:55 p.m.
A theft was reported to the Sheriff’s Office from a hotel at The Canyons on Nov. 10 at 1 p.m.
Children were reportedly kart racing near Mountain Meadow Lane in western Summit County on Nov. 10 at 11:27 a.m.
Duck hunters were allegedly trespassing near Millrace Road in Oakley on Nov. 10 at 9:54 a.m.
County deputies reportedly shot and killed two deer that had become stuck in a fence on Nov. 10 at 7:33 a.m.
A man on Charlais Lane in western Summit County told a dispatcher a bird was inside his home on Nov. 9 at 6:10 p.m.
On Nov. 9, a woman reportedly heard 14 gunshots near Tollgate Canyon Road at 5:39 p.m.
The driver of a vehicle that was booted at The Canyons resort attempted to remove the device from the wheel on Nov. 9 at 4:40 p.m.
No injuries were reported as a result of a traffic crash that involved two vehicles in western Summit County on Nov. 9 at 1:56 p.m.
A man in western Summit County told a dispatcher his cabin was vandalized on Nov. 9.
On Nov. 9, no injuries were reported as a result of a traffic crash that involved a Ford pickup and Honda Accord near Wal-Mart at Kimball Junction at 12:30 p.m.
Someone on Kingsford Drive in Snyderville claimed materials were stolen from a construction site in western Summit County on Nov. 9 at 11:16 a.m.
A woman in western Summit County who said her baby was locked inside her car reportedly contacted a locksmith to remove the child from the vehicle on Nov. 9.
No injuries were reported as a result of an accident reported from the West Side that involved a pickup and sport utility vehicle on Nov. 9 at 8:30 a.m.
A woman in Highland Estates found a bicycle and helmet on Starview Drive that was turned over to deputies on Nov. 9.
A woman pushing a stroller tried to steal several items from TJ Maxx before she fled the store in a black SUV when confronted, a TJ Maxx employee said.
A boy wasn’t seriously injured when he reportedly collided with a car while riding a skateboard in western Summit County at 7 p.m. on Nov. 8.
Someone was allegedly firing a gun in Trailside on Nov. 8 at 5:15 p.m.
Someone on Rasmussen Road told a dispatcher a $14,000 check was written fraudulently in the Snyderville Basin on Nov. 8.
A 35-year-old woman in western Summit County may have been trying to commit suicide when she reportedly ingested too many pills on Nov. 7 at 6:37 p.m.
A Summit Park man claimed a rock at a construction site fell onto his car on Nov. 7 at 10:57 a.m.
A woman on Foothill Drive in Kamas claimed five tons of hay was stolen from her barn on Nov. 7.
On Nov. 7, a burglary was reported to the Sheriff’s Office from Escala Court on Nov. 7 at 8:13 a.m.
A man on Wagon Wheel Way told a dispatcher a watch was stolen from his Pinebrook home on Nov. 7.
Deputies investigated a case involving forged prescriptions at a grocery store near Kimball Junction on Nov. 6.
On Nov. 6, a woman in western Summit County told a dispatcher her debit card was used fraudulently.
A driver allegedly stole $41.15 worth of gasoline from a convenience store on State Road 224 on Nov. 5 at 6:16 p.m.
A restroom at a business on Landmark Drive was allegedly vandalized on Nov. 5.
According to Summit County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Alan Siddoway, a set of bones found near Echo reservoir Nov. 4 were not human.
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