Park City police blotter: Drivers hit deer, elk on state highway
The Park City Police Department last week received at least two reports of accidents involving drivers and animals on S.R. 224, a road that has recently drawn attention as a result of the number of wildlife collisions.
A driver hit a deer on S.R. 224 at 3:47 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. Public police logs did not provide details about the condition of the driver or the deer. The day before, on Friday, Oct. 25 at 8:22 a.m., a driver hit an elk on S.R. 224. The animal survived, the police were told. The driver and the elk were apparently gone by the time an officer arrived.
S.R. 224 is a state highway that runs from Kimball Junction south through Park City and into the mountains. It was not clear from public police logs where the wildlife collisions occurred along S.R. 224, but it seems almost certain they were in the city limits since it was the Police Department that responded.
The Utah Department of Transportation recently lowered the speed limit on a stretch of S.R. 224 along the Park City entryway in an effort to reduce the number of collisions between drivers and wildlife.
Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:
On Sunday, Oct. 27 at 11:18 p.m., the police were called to a location along Lowell Avenue, where people were “really, really loud,” according to department logs. There was also water running. The Police Department classified the case as suspected disturbing the peace.
Two people reportedly got out of a car on S.R. 248 at 5:07 p.m., grabbed their bags and walked away. The Police Department indicated the vehicle and the people created a traffic hazard. It was not clear from public police logs where the people were walking.
A police officer or several of them reported pulling over four drivers at approximately 2:30 p.m. at or close to the intersection of Comstock Drive and Sidewinder Drive. The drivers were pulled over for stop sign violations, the police said. One of the drivers received a ticket while the others were warned, according to department logs. The cases at approximately 2:30 p.m. represented one of several strings of traffic stops last week for a variety of offenses.
A vehicle slid off the road on S.R. 224 at 9:08 a.m. A little bit earlier, at 8:27 a.m., a driver in a rear-wheel vehicle on the same state highway needed assistance.
A suspected drunken driver was reported at 12:51 a.m. at or close to the intersection of Deer Valley Drive and Park Avenue. Public police logs did not provide details.
On Saturday, Oct. 26 at 8:04 p.m., the police were told a driver nearly hit two unspecified signs and was weaving, apparently in the median, in the vicinity of S.R. 224 and Meadows Drive.
A vehicle was left in a location along Ontario Avenue where it blocked a driveway at 3:47 p.m.
A police officer at 10:11 a.m. requested a Main Street nightclub stop playing music outside. The staff agreed to stop, the police said.
A suspected intoxication case was logged on Park Avenue at 12:53 a.m. Public police logs did not provide details.
On Friday, Oct. 25 at 5:45 p.m., a two-vehicle accident was reported at or close to the intersection of Kearns Boulevard and Sidewinder Drive. The accident did not trigger the airbags, the police said, but department logs did not provide details.
The Police Department at 7:48 a.m. received a report of a vehicle break-in on Norfolk Avenue. The break-in occurred the night before, the police were told. Public police logs did not provide details about any losses.
On Thursday, Oct. 24 at 6:10 p.m., the police received a report of debris in the road on S.R. 224 in the vicinity of the McPolin Farm. The police were told there was a “big hunk of something” in the road, according to department logs. The police indicated the debris created a traffic hazard.
A construction crew blocked a driveway on Deer Valley Loop at 10:32 a.m.
On Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 6:22 p.m., two cars were reported to be parked on the sidewalk somewhere along Park Avenue. The police were told the drivers leave the vehicles on the sidewalk frequently.
On Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 1:20 p.m., the police received a compliant that a checking account was opened in the person’s name. The call was logged on Woodside Avenue, but it was not clear from public police logs whether that is where the person lives. The Police Department indicated the case involved a suspected fraud.
Someone found a wallet on Main Street and contacted the Police Department at 12:33 p.m.
On Monday, Oct. 21 at 12:12 p.m., a hit-and-run traffic accident was reported in a parking lot on Deer Valley Drive. The Police Department was told someone witnessed the accident, but public police logs did not provide details.
A suspected violation of Park City’s rules against vehicle idling was reported at City Park at 8:16 a.m.
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