Park City police blotter
Officers respond as vehicles idle
The Park City Police Department last week reported violations of vehicle-idling rules, continuing a series of cases recently.
On Saturday, Feb. 20, a vehicle was reported to be seen with the engine idling on the 2800 block of Deer Valley Drive at 11:11 a.m. There was nobody inside, the police said. Earlier that day, at 8:26 p.m., an idling vehicle was reported on the 800 block of Main Street.
On Monday, Feb. 15 at 6:51 p.m., meanwhile, the police received a complaint that a vehicle was parked on the 2700 block of Kearns Boulevard with the headlights shining into homes on Lucky John Drive. The vehicle had been there for approximately 45 minutes, the police were told. The Police Department indicated the case may involve a violation of Park City’s law against idling vehicles.
The law against idling prohibits vehicles left with their engines running under most circumstances. Idling is limited to one minute with exemptions to protect the safety of people and animals inside.
Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:
On Sunday, Feb. 21 at 12:59 p.m., the police received a report that a house somewhere along Holiday Ranch Loop Road was vandalized with eggs the night before. The Police Department classified the case as suspected criminal mischief.
At 12 p.m., the police were told a garage window was found open on Canyon Court. The window was not open before, the police were told. The person who contacted the Police Department did not want to enter the residence until the police were there. Officers entered the residence and did not find problems.
Someone at 10:56 a.m. reported a phone had been stolen the night before at a party on Gilt Edge Circle.
At 1:33 a.m., loud music was reported somewhere along Park Avenue. Earlier, at 12:13 a.m., a loud party was logged on Gilt Edge Circle.
On Saturday, Feb. 20 at 11:17 p.m., a loud party was reported somewhere along Daly Avenue. The Police Department classified the case as disturbing the peace.
A vehicle was reported to be parked in a place where it blocked employee parking. The case was logged on the 500 block of Main Street.
A vehicle was seen parked in front of a no-parking sign on the 2500 block of Deer Valley Drive. It was apparently within 15 feet of an intersection or a private drive, the policed said. Just earlier, at 10:39 a.m., a vehicle was reported to be parking in front of a no-parking sign on the 2900 block of Deer Valley Drive.
A deer carcass was seen in the middle lane of S.R. 224 at 2:58 a.m. The police indicated the dead animal created a traffic hazard.
On Friday, Feb. 19 at 11:06 p.m., a suspected drunken driving case was reported on S.R. 224. Public police logs did not provide details.
The Police Department apparently responded to Daly Avenue at 6:29 p.m., a result of a power outage. According to police logs, a server at a restaurant told someone a power line fell onto a nearby house and started a fire. The police and the Park City Fire District investigated and determined the report was unfounded.
The police received a report at 5:24 p.m. that an older man, described as having a white beard and wearing a cowboy hat, was panhandling outside a store on Iron Horse Drive. The man was on private property, the police were told.
A man was seen passed out in front of a building on Sidewinder Drive at 12:29 p.m. The Police Department logged the case as suspected intoxication.
On Thursday, Feb. 18 at 10:27 p.m., loud music was reported along Lakeside Circle. The Police Department classified the case as disturbing the peace.
Four cars reportedly spun out at an intersection along Royal Street in upper Deer Valley at 1:56 p.m. A little bit earlier, at 1:30 p.m., a slide-off traffic accident was reported at the intersection of Royal Street and Deer Valley Drive.
On Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 7:12 p.m., a woman described as being intoxicated was seen on a bench on Swede Alley She was attempting to find someone to buy her alcohol, the police were told.
At 4:16 p.m., the police received a report from somewhere along Park Avenue that two men were "showing off" a Taser and "zapping at people" but not touching them with the weapon. Police officers were unable to locate the person.
Skis were reported stolen on the 1400 block of Lowell Avenue at 10:13 a.m.
A person reportedly fell asleep at the Old Town transit center and when they awoke discovered their backpack was missing.
A suspected drunken driving case was reported on Bonanza Drive at 2:05 a.m. Public police logs did not provide details.
On Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 5:32 p.m., a moose was reported to be "limping" along the Rail Trail, off S.R. 248. Public police logs did not provide details. Earlier that day, at 3:20 p.m., two moose were reportedly seen close to the road along S.R. 248 east of Prospector. The moose moved away from traffic, the police said.
At 2:37 p.m., the police received a complaint regarding what were described as an "aggressive" door-to-door salesman on Woodside Avenue. The police were told the person, who cares for the residence, was approached by the salesman during the Sundance Film Festival in January. The salesman sold the person "inferior meat," the police were told. The Police Department indicated the case was civil in nature rather than criminal.
A wallet was stolen from a bag while someone was working on Main Street at 9:41 a.m.
On Monday, Feb. 15, a generator reportedly ran for four hours somewhere along Park Avenue, prompting a call to the police at 12:04 a.m. The Police Department classified the case as disturbing the peace.
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The Park City Police Department on Saturday, May 8, received at least three complaints from businesses in the Main Street core. In one of the cases, a customer was outside “causing a scene,” according to department logs.