Park City police blotter: ‘low frequency bass’ spurs complaint
The Park City Police Department last week received several complaints about noise, a common category of calls to the agency even at a time of year when tourism dips.
None of the cases appeared serious, but they illustrate the ongoing concerns about noisiness in Park City. Some of the cases might have involved conflicts between residents and businesses. The Police Department typically classifies reports like some of the ones last week as suspected disturbing the peace.
The cases included:
• on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 11:46 p.m., the sound of “low frequency bass” was heard on Kearns Boulevard. The police were told the noise came from an event space nearby and apparently stretched for more than an hour.
• on Oct. 13 at 12:32 a.m., a loud party was reported on Deer Valley Loop Road. Loud music with bass and loud voices were heard, the police were told.
Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:
Sunday, Oct. 14
At 5:30 p.m., a water line reportedly broke in the vicinity of a driveway on Little Kate Road. The police were told a municipal worker should respond, according to department logs.
The police at 9:01 a.m. received a report that a back window was broken on Main Street the night before. It was unclear from public police logs whether it was a car or building window. It was also unknown if anything was taken. The Police Department logged the case as suspected criminal mischief.
Saturday, Oct. 13
At 11:14 p.m., a hit-and-run traffic accident was reported somewhere along Park Avenue. Public police logs did not provide details.
A suspected drunken driving case was reported somewhere along Park Avenue. Public police logs did not provide details.
The Police Department at 10:06 p.m. received a complaint about people “aggressively knocking on doors” after closing time at a business on Swede Alley. The police indicated the circumstances were suspicious.
A man was reported to be driving a golf cart toward a grocery store on Park Avenue at 2:56 p.m. A police officer who responded did not find the golf cart at the grocery store.
A man was reportedly seen “jumping” into traffic on Hillside Avenue at 11:41 a.m.
Friday, Oct. 12
At 11:43 p.m., a man, reported to be intoxicated, was seen blocking a door on Main Street and refusing to leave. The Police Department logged the case as suspected trespassing.
Someone on Ontario Avenue contacted the Police Department at 4:13 p.m. complaining about a truck, described as big, that was parked in a driveway. It was apparently an ongoing issue and the police were told the person is “sick of calling.”
A person on Empire Club Drive at 2:41 p.m. reported arriving at a house that was apparently supposed to be vacant. Someone might be living there but was not present at the time of the report, the police were told. Personal items and clothes were found, according to department logs. The Police Department indicated the circumstances were suspicious.
The police at 8:59 a.m. received a report of a can of liquid, possibly ethanol, was leaking on Kearns Boulevard. The person who contacted the Police Department was concerned the liquid could be flammable, according to department logs.
Thursday, Oct. 11
At 8:16 p.m., someone reported a vehicle went off the road on Bonanza Drive as a result of a tire failure. Nobody was injured. The vehicle was stuck, the police said.
Several trucks with idling engines were reported on Three Kings Drive at 9:01 a.m. One of the drivers told the person who contacted the police the vehicle needed to continue with the engine running to keep water from freezing, according to Police Department logs.
Tuesday, Oct. 9
At 1:34 p.m., a police officer issued a written warning to a driver for failing to secure a load on a vehicle. The driver was stopped in the vicinity of the intersection of S.R. 248 and Round Valley Drive. Public police logs did not provide details.
Monday, Oct. 8
At 4:51 p.m., people were reported to be playing soccer on a tennis court at City Park. The person who contacted the Police Department was worried the tennis nets could be damaged, according to department logs.
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