Park City police blotter: drivers stopped and utility cover broken
The Park City Police Department on Sunday, April 28, pulled over a series of drivers early in the morning as officers patrolled roads in Old Town and elsewhere.
Police officers between 1:16 a.m. and 2:04 a.m. stopped drivers on streets like Park Avenue and Woodside Avenue and on Deer Valley Drive at the Old Town roundabout.
Public police logs indicated the traffic stops were prompted by a range of suspected offenses, including driving without the headlights illuminated, stoplight violations and speeding.
Police officers oftentimes conduct traffic patrols at times when they are not responding to calls for service.
Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:
Sunday, April 28
At 11:54 p.m., a suspected drunken driving case was reported somewhere along Park Avenue. Public police logs did not provide details.
The police at 12:06 p.m. received a complaint about garbage in a travel lane somewhere along Kearns Boulevard. The Police Department indicated the garbage was a traffic hazard and it was removed.
A case reported as suspected disorderly conduct was reported on Main Street at 1:11 a.m. Public police logs did not provide details.
Saturday, April 27
At 5:33 p.m., a business on Park Avenue was evacuated after a possible utility issue involving natural gas. The Police Department said some of the employees complained they were lightheaded.
The police at 5:33 p.m. received a complaint about a malfunctioning washer in a building on Bonanza Drive. The police were told there were two inches of water on the floor.
A police officer notified a homeowner that a garage was open on Ledger Way at 12:10 a.m.
Friday, April 26
At 9:24 p.m., the police received a complaint about loud noises, music and people screaming somewhere along Sidewinder Drive. The police logged the case as suspected disturbing the peace.
Trash was reported to be on the road at or close to the intersection of S.R. 224 and Meadows Drive at 1:57 p.m. The police said the trash presented a traffic hazard.
The Police Department at 7:35 a.m. received a complaint that a man, who was reported to be homeless, was seen sleeping on a couch in an office building on Kearns Boulevard. A staffer at the office apparently discovered the person the previous night. The person may have indicated he worked in the building, according to police logs. The Police Department classified the case as suspected trespassing.
Thursday, April 25
At 11:17 p.m., a dog was reported to be barking for at least 30 consecutive minutes somewhere on Deer Valley Drive.
The Police Department at 8:21 a.m. received a report from a Kearns Boulevard business that a vault door had been left unsecured. The business wanted an officer to accompany an employee as they walked through the vault. Public police logs did not provide details.
Cars were reported to be parked on both sides of the street along Sidewinder Drive at 6:13 p.m., effectively reducing the road to a one-lane route. An officer who investigated, though, found the cars were parked legally and there were no issues with the road.
The Police Department at 5:55 p.m. received a report of what was described as a “super loud alarm” on Monarch Drive. The alarm had sounded for 24 hours, the police were told. A neighbor contacted the police. The Police Department classified the case as suspected disturbing the peace.
A dog was reported to be “growling and barking” for between 30 minutes and 60 minutes on Venus Court. The Police Department classified the case as suspected disturbing the peace.
Wednesday, April 24
At 7:30 a.m., water was reportedly flowing out of a yard on Norfolk Avenue in the vicinity of the 8th Street intersection. The Police Department indicated the water flow was the result of a utility issue.
Tuesday, April 23
At 11:04 a.m., the police were called to Daly Avenue, where a person driving northbound, the downhill direction, in the vicinity of Swede Alley encountered a dump truck rounding a corner. The dump truck blocked the driver, the police were told. The person in the dump truck apparently got out of the truck and screamed at the person who contacted the police, according to department logs.
A young deer was seen at 1:24 a.m. just off the sidewalk at or close to the intersection of Park Avenue and 14th Street.
Monday, April 22
At 7:49 p.m., a deer carcass was seen in a backyard on Meadows Drive. Public police logs did not provide details about the cause of death.
The police at 7:39 p.m. received a complaint about a utility cover that was broken on the sidewalk along Kearns Boulevard outside the Park City Cemetery. There was a “big hole,” the police were told. The person who contacted the Police Department suggested the opening be marked with cones, according to police logs.
A suspected violation of Park City’s rules against vehicle idling was reported at 6:51 a.m. on Main Street.
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