Park City police blotter
Idling enforcement continues
The Park City Police Department last week continued its enforcement of City Hall’s prohibition of idling, logging at least three cases and indicating no violations were found at other times when an officer was looking for vehicles left with engines running.
The three cases were reported in quick succession on Saturday, April 16. The first was logged at 11:25 p.m. followed by one at 11:40 p.m. and another at 11:59 p.m. Each of the cases was reported on Main Street and at least two of them were on the 400 block of the street.
Park City has a law against idling a vehicle for longer than one minute with exemptions to protect the safety of people and animals inside. It is part of City Hall’s wide-ranging environmental efforts.
Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:
On Sunday, April 17 at 8:08 p.m., the police received a report about a Camaro that was seen on Crestline Drive. The police were told the vehicle was traveling at 60 mph as it was headed toward Meadows Drive.
Youngsters were suspected to be inside a building that is under construction on Sullivan Road at 7:14 p.m.
Three adults on skateboards were reportedly seen in a park along Main Street. The report was logged at 6:18 p.m. on the 500 block of Main Street, but it was unclear from public police logs which park they were seen inside. The person who contacted the police was not sure whether skateboarders were allowed at the location.
A vehicle break-in was reported on the 800 block of Park Avenue at 11:22 a.m. The break-in occurred the night before and unspecified items were taken, the police said.
On Saturday, April 16 at 5:14 p.m., the police received a report from a representative of a homeowners association about a house alarm that has sounded for several weeks. The report was logged in the vicinity of the intersection of Meadows Drive and Mountain Top Lane.
Vandalism was reportedly found in a walkway between Main Street and Swede Alley. The police classified the case as criminal mischief.
Someone, apparently a driver, passed through a gate on Marsac Avenue but returned 45 minutes later to find the gate was locked. The police received the report at 10:39 a.m.
A suspected drunken driving case was logged at 12:57 a.m. at the intersection of Heber Avenue and Swede Alley. Public police logs did not provide details.
On Friday, April 15 at 5:52 p.m., a police officer stopped to assist a motorist whose vehicle had broken down on S.R. 224. The car overheated, the police said. The people inside were fine.
Someone reported finding tents, coats and syringes on a hillside of Gold Dust Lane at 5:36 p.m. The discovery was close to a trail, the police were told. The person who apparently made the report said the site was difficult to find and that "they didn’t see it until they were right on top of it," according to police logs. The Police Department classified the case as vagrancy.
A deer was seen injured along westbound S.R. 248 at 10:25 a.m. It needed to be put down, the police said.
The police at 1:40 a.m. were told a man attempted to leave a Park Avenue store without paying for beer. He paid after a clerk told him to pay or the police were be called, according to Police Department logs.
At 1:28 a.m., a guest room in Deer Valley was reportedly broken into and unspecified items were missing afterward.
On Thursday, April 14 at 9:05 p.m., a vehicle ran out of gas at the intersection of Bonanza Drive and Iron Horse Drive. Someone was bringing gas to the site, the police were told.
A three-vehicle accident was reported on the 1700 block of Kearns Boulevard at 4:27 p.m. Nobody was injured, the police said.
A construction fence blew over along Main Street at 4:09 p.m., creating a traffic hazard, the police said. The construction crew put the fence back in place.
The police at 1:45 p.m. received a complaint from someone on Woodside Avenue that a package that was supposed to be delivered on March 30 was never received. The police classified the case as a suspected theft.
At 11:45 a.m., a fully discharged fire extinguisher was found in Poison Creek as it passes the Iron Horse district. The police indicated the circumstances were suspicious.
A police officer pulled over a driver on S.R. 224 at 7:56 a.m., indicating the vehicle was traveling at 75 mph in a location where the speed limit is 55 mph.
Soap bubbles were seen in a creek off Marsac Avenue at 6:49 a.m. The police said the circumstances were suspicious.
On Wednesday, April 13 at 9:27 p.m., skis were reported to have been stolen on Deer Valley Drive.
Up to seven people were reported to be camping behind a building along Prospector Avenue at 6:54 p.m. The police classified the case as trespassing.
On Tuesday, April 12 at 10:30 p.m., an earlier hit-and-run traffic accident was reported somewhere along Kearns Boulevard. The accident occurred at 7:20 a.m. and did not involve injuries, the police said.
At 6:16 p.m., the police received a complaint about music at a construction site along Main Street. It was the second call that day.
Graffiti was found at City Park at 10:34 a.m.
On Monday, April 11 at 8:1 p.m., an unoccupied vehicle without a visible license plate and halfway under a cover was seen on Sullivan Road. It also had a flat tire, the police said.
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