Park City police blotter
Idling cases continue in Park City
Another series of vehicle-idling cases was logged last week, the Park City Police Department said, extending a string of reports in recent weeks.
Idling is prohibited under most circumstances in Park City.
The cases last week included one on Feb. 13 at 1:05 p.m. on Round Valley Drive. The police found a couple was talking. Other cases were reported on Main Street and Swede Alley. In a case on Feb. 9, reported at 11:43 a.m. on the 1700 block of Bonanza Drive, a sedan was reported to be idling for longer than 30 minutes, the police said.
City Hall in 2010 enacted a law that prohibits idling vehicle in most circumstances. Idling is now limited to one minute with exemptions that include protecting the safety of people and animals inside.
Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:
On Sunday, Feb. 14 at 9:52 a.m., the police received a report of a hit-and-run accident somewhere along Cooke Drive. The damage occurred the night before the report.
A driver hit a deer at the intersection of Kearns Boulevard and Comstock Drive at 3:17 a.m. The deer survived the collision, the police said, but logs did not provide details about the animal’s condition. The accident scene did not block the roads, the police said.
A man suspected to be intoxicated was reported to be screaming at people as he walked down the street in the vicinity of the intersection of Main Street and Heber Avenue at 1:36 a.m. Just earlier, in an apparently unrelated case, a person was suspected to be intoxicated on Swede Alley.
The police at 12:57 a.m. received a report that a man refused to get out of a taxi on Solamere Drive. The man also refused to pay the fare, the police were told. The Police Department classified the case as suspected intoxication.
At 12:48 a.m., someone told the police they heard a "pop" noise on Annie Oakley Drive, apparently caused by a traffic accident. Two vehicles were found to be blocking the road, the police said. The Police Department classified the case as suspected driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
On Saturday, Feb. 13 at 11:21 p.m., a police officer stopped a driver at the intersection of Bonanza Drive and Deer Valley Drive. The driver apparently pulled in front of the officer with the taillights out in the vicinity of the Old Town roundabout, according to police logs.
At 9:35 p.m., a sport utility vehicle crashed somewhere along S.R. 248. The vehicle was seen in a snow bank and was not blocking traffic, the police said. The Utah Highway Patrol was informed of the accident since it was reported on a state highway.
The Police Department at 9:14 p.m. received a report that a person was camping inside a recreational vehicle in a parking lot on Sandridge Road. The police indicated the case involved an issue for City Hall’s code enforcers. Four parking issues on Sandridge Road were reported in quick succession at about the same time.
The Police Department at 9:19 a.m. logged a case described as distracted driving. The driver reportedly had a phone on their shoulder, papers in their lap and was holding a pen. The police said a violation while changing lanes led to the traffic stop, which was made at or close to the intersection of Deer Valley Drive and Aerie Drive.
A suspected drunken driving case was reported on S.R. 224 at 1:58 a.m. Public police logs did not provide details.
On Friday, Feb. 12 at 10:28 p.m., the police were called to Main Street, where a couple at a table at a restaurant or nightclub was suspected to be intoxicated and cursing at other people. The police said a manager asked the couple to leave. They left without paying a tab, the police were told. They were located and paid the bill, the police said.
At 2:36 p.m., the police received a report of a vehicle sliding into a parked car somewhere along Lowell Avenue. The street was icy, the police were told.
A man reportedly punched out a car window along Bonanza Drive. The police received the report at 2:17 p.m., but the incident occurred the week before. The Police Department classified the case as suspected criminal mischief.
The police at 11:34 a.m. received a complaint that a garbage can was missing from Ontario Avenue for three weeks. The police classified the case as a suspected theft.
On Thursday, Feb. 11 at 12:37 a.m., a loud party was reported somewhere along Sidewinder Drive. The police classified the case as suspected disturbing the peace.
On Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 5:44 p.m., a vehicle was reported to be driving slowly along the S.R. 248 entryway. The police said the vehicle, described as a dual-axle trailer, was missing a rear wheel. The driver apparently told the police the damage had just occurred and the vehicle was headed to Kamas for repair.
The Police Department received two complaints about fireworks on Main Street in quick succession starting at 1:18 a.m.
On Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 11:39 p.m., four people were reported to be fighting on Main Street. Public police logs did not provide details.
A vehicle was reported to be seen "blatantly" parked in a handicapped spot on the 1500 block of Snow Creek Drive without the proper permit.
An accident involving a City Hall bus and a parked car was reported on the 800 block of Park Avenue at 10:15 a.m. Nobody was injured. Public police logs did not provide details about damage.
On Monday, Feb. 8 at 4:57 p.m., the police received a report that five men described as being in their 20s and in a vehicle asked a pedestrian how to get to the highest point. The case was logged in the vicinity of Mellow Mountain Road and April Mountain. They were described as "friendly" but were reported to be seen taking pictures and driving up and down the street, according to police logs. They were gone by the time the police arrived. The Police Department described the circumstances as suspicious.
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