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Homeless man told to leave Park City restaurant patio

by Jay Hamburger
THE PARK RECORD

A man describing himself as homeless was reported in the Main Street core on Wednesday night, the Park City Police Department said, a location where it is rare to find someone who does not have a place to live.

Phil Kirk, a Police Department captain, said the police received a complaint at 8:30 p.m. on the 200 block of Heber Avenue, which is located steps off Main Street. The initial report involved someone who was suspected to be intoxicated, Kirk said. He was on a restaurant's patio area.

An officer who responded found the man. He told the police he was homeless, was from the Salt Lake Valley and planned to stay in Park City for a day and then depart, Kirk said. He was not intoxicated but appeared to the police officers who responded to have a mental-health issue, the captain said. The man agreed to leave the patio area.

Kirk said it was not known how the man traveled from the Salt Lake Valley to Park City. No further police action was needed.

Homelessness is rare in Park City and surrounding Summit County. There are sometimes reports of homeless encampments on Park City hillsides, such as those close to the Rail Trail, though. There are also occasional homeless reports at the Old Town transit center on Swede Alley, a block east of Main Street. Reports on Main Street itself or Heber Avenue are uncommon.