Park City police blotter
The Park City Police Department last week received a report from someone who initially said a campfire might be burning but then said that might not be the case.
The report was logged on Wednesday, July 27 at 11:28 p.m. somewhere along Deer Valley Drive. The person told the police a campfire might have been lit close to a pond. The person who contacted the police, though, then said it might be a light reflecting off the water. The police indicated the circumstances were suspicious.
City Hall recently enacted a ban on fireworks and open flames. The ban was based on hazardous wildfire conditions in the area.
Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:
On Sunday, July 31 at 9:22 p.m., a driver hit a deer on the 2300 block of Park Avenue. Nobody in the vehicle was injured, the police said. Public police logs did not provide details about the animal.
An unspecified parking problem was reported on Swede Alley at 8:39 p.m.
A loud group of people was reported somewhere along Norfolk Avenue at 2:40 a.m. The police classified the case as disturbing the peace.
At 2:32 a.m., a police officer heard a vehicle engine start and then shut off along Swede Alley. The officer spoke to the people inside the vehicle and found they were coworkers talking, the police said.
A woman suspected to be intoxicated was seen walking along Park Avenue at 1:33 a.m. The woman seemed “very disoriented,” according to police logs.
A hit-and-run traffic accident was reported at 1:20 a.m. somewhere along Norfolk Avenue. The damage occurred sometime in the 90 minutes prior to the police report. One of the vehicles involved was a Chevrolet Cruze, the police said.
A disorderly conduct case was reported on Main Street at 1:07 a.m. Public police logs did not provide details.
At 1:05 a.m. a woman reportedly assaulted two people somewhere along Empire Avenue. Police logs did not provide details.
On Saturday, July 30 at 11:56 p.m., an unspecified alcohol offense was reported on Main Street.
The police were called to Saddle View Way at 11:11 p.m. by someone reporting loud kids playing outside. They were outside for three hours, the police were told. The Police Department classified the case as suspected disturbing the peace.
A recreational vehicle was reportedly seen idling the engine on Swede Alley close to the Main Street post office at 12:36 p.m.
At 8:43 a.m., someone reported seeing water gushing from a line along Round Valley Drive. The Police Department said it was a utility issue.
A party, described as very loud, was reported somewhere along Estates Drive at 2:41 a.m. The police classified the case as disturbing the peace.
A police officer at 12:55 a.m. approached a driver on Main Street regarding parking in a fire lane. The driver was argumentative initially but eventually agreed to move the vehicle, the police said.
A suspected drunken driving case was logged at 12:08 a.m. along S.R. 224. Public police logs did not provide details.
On Friday, July 29 at 7:30 p.m., the police received a complaint about someone parking in a handicapped spot without the required decal. The case was logged on Kearns Boulevard.
Someone contacted the police at 10:19 a.m. inquiring whether a horse can be ridden inside the Park City limits. The report was logged on Park Avenue, but it was not clear from public police logs whether that was where the person wanted to ride a horse.
Three or four people were seen atop or close to the waterworks facility on the Aerie at 7:42 a.m.
On Thursday, July 28 at 11:16 a.m., a hit-and-run traffic accident was reported somewhere along Sidewinder Drive. The victim’s vehicle was a rental, the police were told.
On Wednesday, July 27, a loud group of people were reportedly in a hot tub on Daly Avenue at 10:33 p.m. The police classified the case as disturbing the peace.
Someone was reportedly seen sleeping in a garage on Park Avenue. The case was logged at 1:30 p.m., but the person was spotted a week before, the police said. The Police Department classified the case as suspected vagrancy.
A car was seen parked in a handicapped spot on Snow Creek Drive at 12:40 p.m.
At 11:56 a.m., the rear window was reported to have been smashed in the Iron Horse area.
On Tuesday, July 26 at 8:28 p.m., a person was reported to possibly be living in a parking garage somewhere along Park Avenue. Public police logs did not provide details, but the Police Department indicated the circumstances were suspicious.
Someone found a wallet and contacted the police at 6 p.m. on Empire Avenue.
Water was seen shooting 20 feet into the air at 4:46 a.m. somewhere along Park Avenue. Earlier that day, at 12:53 a.m., a water pipe was reportedly found broken on Monitor Drive. The police indicated the situations were utility issues.
On Monday, July 25 at 1:22 p.m., the police received a report that sunglasses and a cellphone were stolen out of a locker on Little Kate Road.
At 12:30 p.m., the police were told someone broke into a house on the 1400 block of Empire Avenue while the person was sleeping. The Police Department classified the case as a suspected burglary.
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How on earth will the Park City Council candidates address the traffic situation? What will they pledge to accomplish regarding housing? And how well do they understand the impact of the consolidation and corporatization of the ski industry? The fall campaign could answer those questions.