Park City police blotter: homeless encampment seen
The Park City Police Department last week received a report of a suspected homeless encampment, possibly in Park Meadows.
The report was logged on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 1:46 p.m. in bushes off Holiday Ranch Loop Road. The police were told there were dogs at the location that were heard barking from inside a tent. The person who contacted the Police Department was unsure whether a person was present.
Holiday Ranch Loop Road is a heavily developed street that runs from the Park Avenue intersection into the interior of Park Meadows. The section closest to the Park Avenue intersection is in the vicinity of a park.
It is unusual for the Police Department to receive a report of a homeless encampment along Holiday Ranch Loop Road. Cases are more commonly logged in the hills surrounding Park City, locations along the Rail Trail or on the edge of neighborhoods.
Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:
Sunday, Oct. 28
At 1:28 p.m., the police were told a parking meter on Main Street “stole” someone’s credit or bank card.
The police at 2 a.m. received a complaint from someone on Normans Way about a vehicle that was described as suspicious. It might be a moving company vehicle, the police were told. The vehicles appeared to be stuck, the person who contacted the police said, according to public department logs.
Saturday, Oct. 27
At 11:49 p.m., the police were told of a group of people at the higher elevations of Empire Pass. They were around a fire that the person who contacted the police described as large. The person was concerned since they had never seen a similar situation. The Police Department indicated the circumstances were suspicious.
A man was reportedly seen in the middle of the road along Marsac Avenue at 11:17 p.m. The person who contacted the police said the man might be intoxicated. The Police Department described the circumstances as suspicious.
Someone reported hearing what was described as a low-frequency bass sound emanating from a nearby business somewhere along Kearns Boulevard. The Police Department logged the case as suspected disturbing the peace.
Two branches were seen in a northbound lane of traffic on S.R. 224. The Police Department said the branches created a traffic hazard.
The police at 3:25 a.m. received a complaint about a man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt approaching a woman and asking whether she wanted something. The woman was worried, the police said. The Police Department indicated the circumstances were suspicious.
Friday, Oct. 26
At 5:15 p.m., the Police Department received a complaint about a suspected fraud from someone on Doc Holliday Drive. The person told the police they received an email requesting $500 worth of bitcoin currency.
Thursday, Oct. 25
A suspected violation of Park City’s prohibition on vehicle idling was reported on Main Street at 12:56 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 23
At 11 p.m., someone in the Iron Horse area reported hearing a sound that resembled a single gunshot. The person told the police they were familiar with the sound of a gunshot. The noise emanated from behind an apartment building and close to bicycling trails, the police were told.
Someone reported seeing boxes in the road at or close to the intersection of Kearns Boulevard and Park Avenue. The person who contacted the police indicated the boxes may contain plumbing equipment. The Police Department said the boxes created a traffic hazard.
Monday, Oct. 22
Someone called the police at 12:34 p.m. inquiring about the rules regarding hunting on the City Hall-owned Bonanza Flat acreage in Wasatch County.
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