Park City police blotter: Vagrants possibly living in Old Town
The Park City Police Department last week received a complaint about the possibility of vagrants living close to a trail in Old Town.
The case, reported at 1:14 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, involved a location off Prospect Avenue in the southern reaches of Old Town. Someone told the Police Department brush had been cleared and footprints were found. The person told the police vagrants may be living at the location, according to department logs.
The Police Department indicated the circumstances were suspicious.
The Police Department occasionally receives reports of people living in encampments in the hills surrounding Old Town. Camping in the city limits is prohibited.
Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:
Sunday, Nov. 18
At 10:51 p.m., the police were told a deer was in a Single Jack Court backyard. It appeared to have a broken leg, the police were told.
Someone at 9:38 p.m. reported smelling burning candle wax in a parking lot somewhere along Park Avenue. The Police Department indicated the circumstances were suspicious.
The Police Department at 5:27 p.m. received a complaint that a vehicle may have been stolen on Park Avenue. The vehicle apparently disappeared a significant amount of time prior to the report to the police. It was last seen in an underground garage, the police were told. The Police Department, though, initially classified the case as assisting a citizen rather than a suspected theft.
A hit-and-run traffic accident was reported in the China Bridge garage at 2:37 a.m. Public police logs did not provide details.
A customer at a Main Street nightclub reportedly yelled at a bouncer at 1:23 a.m. The Police Department logged the case as suspected disorderly conduct.
Saturday, Nov. 17
At 6:22 p.m., an elk was reportedly seen in a northbound lane of Park Avenue at 6:22 p.m. Another person contacted the police shortly later indicating the animal moved toward the Park City Golf Club.
A camera was reportedly stolen on Main Street at 4:58 p.m. The Police Department classified the case as a suspected theft.
Friday, Nov. 16
At 10:56 p.m., a stop sign at the intersection of Main Street and Heber Avenue was reported to be turned to a side. Drivers were not stopping, the police were told. The Police Department indicated the sign created a traffic hazard.
A natural-gas leak was reported on Main Street at 11:46 a.m. Earlier that day, in an apparently unrelated case at 3:31 a.m., the police were told a gas stove in a Main Street building was off but a hissing sound continued and the person smelled gas.
Thursday, Nov. 15
A carbon monoxide detector sounded in a building on Lowell Avenue at 7:34 p.m.
Someone found a wallet in a parking lot somewhere along Park Avenue and contacted the Police Department at 10:37 p.m.
An unidentified piece of heavy machinery was reportedly operating at or close to the intersection of Deer Valley Drive and Queen Esther Drive at 1:02 a.m. The machine made enough noise to wake someone up down the road, the police were told. The Police Department logged the case as suspected disturbing the peace.
Wednesday, Nov. 14
The Police Department received two reports from people on Golden Way within 30 minutes of each other, one regarding noise and the other parking issues. The police at 8:57 p.m. received a complaint about loud music. A case was logged 30 minutes earlier involving a report of four parked cars. The police were told trash, beer bottles and needles are usually found in the vicinity the day after cars are parked at the location. The Police Department indicated the circumstances were suspicious.
A horse was reportedly loose somewhere on or close to Richardson Flat Road at 4:57 p.m.
Someone was reportedly seen using marijuana in a garage on Kearns Boulevard at 11:17 a.m.
Monday, Nov. 12
At 2:44 p.m., a vehicle was reported to be “hanging over the edge” on Norfolk Avenue. The driver exited the truck, but there was concern the vehicle would roll. The Police Department indicated the case involved a slide-off accident.
The Park City Planning Commission on Wednesday approved a City Hall workforce or otherwise restricted housing development slated for the northern reaches of Old Town.