Erratic drivers cutting people off, swerving prompt complaints
The Park City Police Department in mid-November received two reports within hours of each other involving vehicles that were driving erratically.
The cases were logged on Thursday, Nov. 16.
The Police Department at 1:32 p.m. received information about a van that reportedly “crossed over into median” in the area of Kearns Boulevard and Park Avenue and “cut people off.” The vehicle was described as a van that was dark in color, either black or blue, with the “back window blown out.” The police attempted to locate the vehicle, but it was not clear from public police logs whether officers were successful.
A pickup truck, meanwhile, was reportedly seen “swerving to both” sides of the road and almost crashing in the area of Kearns Boulevard and Monitor Drive at 10:25 a.m. The police were told the vehicle swerved up to eight times. The person who contacted the police said the vehicle was still in sight during the call. It was not clear from public police logs whether an officer found the pickup truck.
Other incidents reported to the Police Department recently include:
On Sunday, Nov. 19 at 10:14 p.m., the police received a complaint about someone playing music that was described as loud on Annie Oakley Drive. The police logged the case as suspected disturbing the peace.
A police officer pulled a driver over at 10:35 a.m. in the area of the municipal public works campus off Iron Horse Drive after, according to the agency, the vehicle drove past a sign designating the location for authorized vehicles only. The police said the driver indicated they work for a firm contracted by City Hall and they are allowed in the location.
Several vehicles were seen parked at City Park shortly before 6 a.m. There is a prohibition of parking there from 2 a.m. until 6 a.m. The police issued warnings. There were similar cases reported at that time on Park Avenue.
A party was reported somewhere along Park Avenue at 12:11 a.m. The person who contacted the police was in a place next to the gathering, according to public police logs.
On Saturday, Nov. 18 at 3:49 p.m., an officer pulled over a driver on S.R. 224 after, according to the police, the vehicle did not move into another lane while a police vehicles was on the side of the road. A similar case was reported along the same stretch of S.R. 224 at 3:36 p.m.
On Friday, Nov. 17 at 10:15 p.m., music, described as loud, was reported in a residence along Prospector Avenue. The person did not request an officer contact them, the police said. The department logged the case as suspected disturbing the peace.
A police officer pulled over a driver in Old Town at 12:22 p.m. after, the agency said, the person was seen driving southbound on Park Avenue. The vehicle was apparently past a ‘Do not enter’ sign at the Park Avenue-Heber Avenue intersection, according to public police logs. The logs did not provide information about whether the driver received a ticket or a warning.
Two trailers, without license plates, were reported to have been left in a parking lot in the area of Bonanza Drive and Munchkin Road. The police considered the vehicles to be abandoned.
The Police Department at 9:54 a.m. received a report of black ice on Royal Street approximately three-quarters of a mile from Deer Valley Drive. The police were told the ice had caused two traffic accidents.
On Thursday, Nov. 16 at 8:15 p.m., the police received a report of a man, described as homeless, in a hallway on the second floor of a building on Bonanza Drive. The man was sleeping, the police were told.
An elevator rescue was reported on Stein Circle at 4:56 p.m. Public police logs did not provide details, including how many people were in the elevator and how long they were there.
On Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 12:24 a.m., someone in a car was playing what was described as “loud music” in a residential parking lot on Park Avenue. The police logged the case as suspected disturbing the peace.
On Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 4:36 p.m. a hit-and-run traffic accident was reported on Little Kate Road. Public police logs did not provide details.
A driver apparently left a vehicle in another person’s driveway on Prospect Avenue at 7:53 a.m. The person who contacted the police “doesn’t know who it might be,” according to public police logs.
A deer carcass was seen on Round Valley Drive at 5:49 a.m. The carcass was blocking lanes, the police were told.
On Monday, Nov. 13 at 11:54 a.m. a bag of soil was seen in a travel lane of S.R. 224 in the area of the McPolin Farm. The police said the bag created a traffic hazard.
Santa Claus returns to the Park City Ice Arena on Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. for the annual Santa Skate! Don’t forget to bring your ski or bike helmet to wear while you’re on the ice. Complimentary skating and rentals.
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