Park City police blotter
Dozens of drivers stopped
July 25, 2017
Park City police officers on Thursday, July 20 heavily enforced traffic laws during the afternoon and evening, stopping dozens of drivers for a variety of offenses.
Public police logs indicated the drivers were pulled over on streets like S.R. 224, Marsac Avenue, Empire Avenue and Deer Valley Drive. The drivers were seen committing violations like failing to yield at a crosswalk, failing to stop at a stop sign, driving a vehicle with an expired registration and driving a vehicle with taillights that did not function properly, according to department logs.
Officers stopped at least 39 drivers between 4:22 p.m. and 11:56 p.m. In one of the traffic stops, at 11:12 p.m., an officer pulled over a driver on the 2000 block of Park Avenue, indicating the driver was traveling at 50 mph in a place where the posted speed limit is 40 mph. The officer warned the driver.
Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:
On Sunday, July 23 at 12:12 a.m., a police officer warned someone against riding a scooter on the road. The case was logged on the 600 block of Main Street.
On Saturday, July 22 at 6:53 p.m., a moose was reportedly seen near a trail off the 2500 block of Kearns Boulevard. The animal, which was not reported to be aggressive, was close to a school.
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A drone was reported to be flying over houses along White Pine Court at 10:26 a.m.
On Friday, July 21 at 8:18 p.m., a vehicle fire was reported on S.R. 224. Smoke was apparently visible, the police were told.
At 12:50 p.m., a bicycle was reportedly stolen somewhere along Park Avenue. The bicycle is designed to be ridden on a road, the police were told. The Police Department classified the case as a suspected theft.
Parked cars on Victory Lane were reported to be causing a traffic hazard at 9:22 a.m. The Police Department, though, said no violations were found. The police said the road is not marked as a no-parking zone.
On Thursday, July 20 at 9:07 p.m., a parked vehicle was reported to be blocking access as another vehicle was attempting to pick up a musical group on the 2200 block of Deer Valley Drive.
A person described as an unlicensed solicitor was reported on Holiday Ranch Loop Road at 7:06 p.m. The Police Department said the person was gone by the time an officer arrived. The department indicated the case was an issue for City Hall's code enforcers.
A two-vehicle accident was reported at the intersection of Main Street and Deer Valley Drive at 4:58 p.m. The police said traffic backed up on Deer Valley Drive as a result of the accident. Nobody was injured, the police said.
A car ran out of gas on S.R. 248 at 3:11 p.m. A friend of the driver brought gas to the location of the car, the police said.
A delivery truck reportedly blocked both of the travel lanes along Marsac Avenue approximately 900 feet south of the Old Town roundabout at 6:49 a.m. The other driver was forced to detour onto Royal Street, the police said.
On Wednesday, July 19 at 10:53 p.m., an officer stopped a driver after the vehicle reportedly failed to change lanes for an emergency vehicle.
A man was reportedly seen riding a go-cart on Daly Avenue in the morning and nighttime. The police received the report at 7:44 a.m. The person who contacted the police said the man rode the go-cart until 11:30 p.m. and started again at 7:30 a.m.
On Tuesday, July 18 at 12:14 a.m., standing water was reported in an underground garage on the 1300 block of Woodside Avenue.
On Monday, July 17 at 5:42 p.m., a boat was reported to be parked on Iron Mountain Drive. It had been parked there on and off for several months, the police were told. The caller told the police it is "too big," according to department logs.