Park City police blotter: 911 call about cigarettes logged
The authorities last week received a 911 call from someone worried about others smoking cigarettes in a residence, indicating it was a disturbing situation.
The Park City Police Department reported the call was logged at 12:38 a.m. on Sunday, June 30, from a location along Deer Valley Drive. Public police logs indicated the person told dispatchers people were smoking cigarettes in a unit below the one occupied by the caller. Smoking is prohibited in the unit, the dispatchers were told.
The person said they “can’t sleep with all of that smell in his home,” according to department logs.
The Police Department indicated the case was civil in nature rather than criminal.
Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:
Sunday, July 30
At 10:15 p.m., the police were called to Park Avenue, where a dog was reported to be “going crazy” three blocks from the location of the person who contacted the agency. It was “howling all of the time,” the police were told.
The police at 2:50 p.m. were told vehicle keys fell through a grate on Main Street.
A vehicle ran out of gas on Little Kate Road at 2:43 p.m. The driver needed assistance, the police said.
A driver crashed into a tree along Solamere Drive at 8:14 a.m. Nobody was injured, the police said.
Saturday, June 29
At 4:08 p.m., the police received an inquiry from someone on Woodside Avenue about signs posted by people in the neighborhood prohibiting parking. The person had questions about the practice.
Someone contacted the Police Department at 12:32 p.m. from the vicinity of Crescent Road and Three Kings Drive indicating people drove trucks onto the mountainside on July 4 of 2018. The person was concerned about such an occurrence this year on Independence Day, according to department logs.
The police at 11:59 a.m. received a complaint about power cords that were put across Main Street and into a business. The business apparently did not consent to the cords being placed there, public police logs indicated.
The Police Department logged two cases of suspected intoxication in quick succession on Main Street. The first was reported at 1:16 a.m. while the second was three minutes later. Public police logs did not provide details.
Friday, June 28
At 10:47 p.m., the police received a report of a motorcycle on the ground. The person who contacted the Police Department did not see the accident. Public police logs did not provide details.
The Police Department at 5:46 p.m. were told of people putting “tents and stuff in trees” outside Miners Hospital.
A fire hydrant was reported to be leaking on Lucky John Drive at 9:12 a.m., sending the water into the gutter.
Wednesday, June 26
At 8:29 a.m., the police were told a dumpster had been dropped off on Sunnyside Drive. The police were told there was what the caller described as “hazard waste” at the bottom of the dumpster. The Police Department said it contacted the Summit County Health Department.
A temporary tag was stolen from a vehicle on Deer Valley Drive at 3:02 p.m. The Police Department classified the case as a suspected theft.
The police at 12:59 p.m. received a complaint that unspecified items were taken from a vehicle on Silver Lake Drive. The Police Department logged the case as a suspected vehicle burglary.
The Police Department at 8:42 a.m. was told of a homeless man outside the Main Street post office. The person was described in police logs as a “professional” panhandler who is knowledgeable about the laws and policies that govern the practice.
Tuesday, June 25
At 9:47 a.m., a dump truck was reportedly left on King Road with the engine running for 20 minutes. The Police Department logged the case as a suspected violation of the City Hall rule against vehicle idling.
Monday, June 24
At 1:12 p.m., a construction worker was reported to be sleeping in a vehicle on American Saddler Drive. The engine was running, the police said. The Police Department said the case involved a suspected violation of the City Hall anti-idling rule.
The police at 11:55 a.m. received a complaint about the suspected theft of unspecified construction materials on Deer Valley Loop.
A vehicle was reported to have been left with the engine idling on Park Avenue at 10:09 a.m.
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