It was not all love and kisses on Main Street on Valentine’s Day |

It was not all love and kisses on Main Street on Valentine’s Day

It was not all love and kisses along Main Street on Valentine’s Day.

The Park City Police Department responded to a series of cases on Saturday night, which was Valentine’s Day, and in the overnight hours of Sunday. Some of them involved suspected drunken people. In one of the reports, the police were told a man touched two women inappropriately, apparently inside a nightclub.

Main Street was busy last weekend as large crowds descended on Park City for the three-day Presidents Day weekend, which is traditionally a busy ski holiday, and Valentine’s Day.

Some of the cases reported to the Police Department last week included:

  • a 911 call to the authorities at 12:35 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15 by someone reporting that he had been assaulted by the staff at a nightclub on Main Street. Police officers responded and found that the person who contacted the authorities was "extremely intoxicated and uncooperative with officers." Nightclub staffers told the police the man "inappropriately" touched two women patrons. The staffers asked him to leave after the women complained. He refused and was physically removed, the police said. Neither of the women wanted to press charges and declined to provide a statement to the officers, police logs indicated. The police arrested the man on charges of intoxication and failing to leave a bar when asked.
  • an incident at 11:10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14, logged when an officer patrolling Main Street saw two men being escorted out of a nightclub. Both of them were described as being intoxicated. They harassed woman patrons in the nightclub, the police were told. Nightclub staffers indicated they would not press charges if the two men hailed a taxi and left. The men agreed to do so, the police said.
  • an episode at 11:48 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12 involving a man suspected of being intoxicated arguing with staffers at a Main Street nightclub. As police officers arrived, the man attempted to leave. He kicked a door, breaking the glass, the police indicated. The man was arrested on a count of criminal mischief and taken to jail.
  • a complaint about a man who was apparently seen asleep on the sidewalk along Main Street at 12:18 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 9. Staffers at a nightclub said the man attempted to return after being removed earlier, the police said. The Police Department classified the case as suspected intoxication.

    The Police Department on Feb. 15, meanwhile, arrested a person at 1:57 a.m. on a drunken driving charge at the intersection of 5th Street and Swede Alley. Public police logs did not provide details. An unspecified disorderly conduct report was logged on Main Street at 1:01 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 13.

    Phil Kirk, a Police Department captain, said the department anticipated a packed weekend. Extra officers were on duty throughout the weekend, he said. Kirk said no serious injuries were reported as a result of the assault or drunkenness reports.

    "It was very busy, especially at nighttime," Kirk said.

    He said officers also monitored the traffic situation as the police were worried about the possibility of major backups.

    It has been a busy stretch on Main Street for the Police Department since the middle of January, including responses to three suspected drug overdoses in one night in January. Large Sundance Film Festival crowds descended on Main Street shortly afterward and last week’s raucousness followed a little bit later.

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