Park City police blotter
Parties, loud music reported
The Park City Police Department last week responded to a series of complaints about parties and loud music, common concerns when there are large crowds in the city as there were during a week that included the Pioneer Day holiday.
The cases were reported in disparate locations, including Prospector and Old Town. Public police logs did not provide extensive information about the cases, but the calls were logged in the week before what is expected to be another busy stretch in Park City as the annual Park City Kimball Arts Festival is anticipated to attract some of the largest crowds of the summer this weekend.
The Police Department logged several of the cases as suspected disturbing the peace, a category that covers much of the raucousness that is often reported along Main Street and elsewhere.
Some of the cases last week included:
Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:
On Sunday, July 30 at 5:17 p.m., someone contacted the police claiming that a portable cash machine did not dispense money to a customer. The machine was located at the intersection of Main Street and Heber Avenue.
The police at 4:15 p.m. were called to a location along Park Avenue, where a vehicle was parked in a driveway that, according to the person who contacted the Police Department, was not long enough. The vehicle blocked a sidewalk, the police were told.
At 2:36 p.m., vehicles were seen parked in the vicinity of the intersection of Woodside Avenue and 7th Street. The police were told the people in the vehicles were headed to Main Street and were not supposed to park there.
At 12:36 a.m., a driver reportedly hit a deer at or close to the intersection of Deer Valley Drive and Bonanza Drive. The animal needed to be destroyed, the police said.
On Saturday, July 29 at 7:52 p.m., the police received a report that people described as a family of transients were “hanging out” close to several stores on Snow Creek Drive. The Police Department said the circumstances were suspicious.
A dirt bike, apparently a motorized one, was seen on trails in Round Valley, off Round Valley Drive at 6:54 p.m. The Police Department classified the case as suspected trespassing. Motorized vehicles are prohibited on the City Hall trails in Round Valley.
On Friday, July 28 at 5:44 p.m., water was seen flowing from underneath a street on Silver Lake Drive. Several hundred gallons of water apparently went into a building’s crawl space, according to department logs.
A dog was seen in the road on Monitor Drive close to the Park City Municipal Athletic & Recreation Center at 4:44 p.m. It was a traffic hazard, the police said.
People riding scooters were seen in the skate park at City Park at 3:38 p.m.
A bicycle was reportedly stolen from a garage in Prospector at 1 p.m.
On Thursday, July 27 at 8:50 p.m., a hit-and-run traffic accident was reported in a parking lot on Sidewinder Drive. A blue Chevrolet was apparently hit sometime in the two hours prior to the report to the police. Earlier that day, at 7:44 p.m., a hit-and-run accident was logged on Gillmor Way. The damage occurred sometime between 2 p.m. and the time of the report.
A mountain bike was reportedly stolen on Daly Avenue at 7:45 p.m.
On Wednesday, July 26 at 6:35 p.m., a vehicle was reported to have been left with the engine idling for one hour on the 400 block of Swede Alley.
Kids and adults riding scooters were reportedly seen cutting off skateboarders in the City Park skate park at 3:55 p.m.
On Tuesday, July 25 at 8:54 p.m., an officer stopped a driver suspected of speeding at or close to the intersection of Marsac Avenue and Hillside Avenue. The driver was “rushing” a friend to a clinic, the police were told. The officer warned the driver against speeding.
A wallet was found on Creek Court and turned in to the police on July 25.
A hit-and-run traffic accident was reported inside an apartment complex on Kearns Boulevard at 2:12 p.m. The damage occurred that morning, the police were told.
Two people indicated in interviews they are considering mounting campaigns for the Park City Council, a signal the City Hall election could attract an intriguing slate of candidates in a year when the majority of the five seats are on the ballot.