Park City police blotter
Homeless people reported
August 15, 2017
The Park City Police Department last week received at least three reports involving sightings of people who might be homeless or a homeless campsite.
On Friday, Aug. 11 at 11:20 p.m., the police were told of a vehicle that had been parked for days in the vicinity of Paddington Drive and Euston Drive. The person who contacted the police said people might be camping. Earlier that day, at 5:39 p.m., someone on Solamere Drive reported seeing a structure that appeared to be a "homeless shelter" on a hillside, according to department logs. The Police Department said the circumstances were suspicious.
On Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 8:41 p.m., meanwhile, a man described as homeless was reportedly seen in an elevator at the Old Town transit center on Swede Alley.
The Police Department occasionally receives complaints about people suspected to be homeless in places like the transit center and hillsides close to the Rail Trail. Camping is prohibited in the Park City limits.
Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:
On Sunday, Aug. 13 at 7:09 p.m., debris was seen in the road at the Old Town roundabout. The debris was deemed a traffic hazard and removed, the police said. Earlier that day, at 1:33 p.m., a large rock was reported to be in the road somewhere along S.R. 224. The police removed the rock.
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A police officer pulled over a driver at or close to the intersection of S.R. 224 and Holiday Ranch Loop Road at 3:41 a.m. after the person reportedly did not dim the headlights. The driver was warned.
A party in a hot tub was reported somewhere along Deer Valley Drive at 1:25 a.m. The people were very loud, the police were told. The person who contacted the police wanted to be able to sleep, according the department logs. The Police Department classified the case as suspected disturbing the peace.
Police officers during a stretch that lasted more than four hours ending at 1:21 a.m. pulled over at least 20 drivers on roads like Deer Valley Drive and S.R. 224 as well as two Bonanza Drive intersections. The police reported observing the drivers committing lane violations, turning violations and issues with taillights.
On Saturday, Aug. 12 at 4:06 p.m., someone found a wallet on Daly Avenue and contacted the police.
A driver reportedly hit a stone pillar at a hotel on Sidewinder Drive at 2:13 p.m. The police said nobody was injured.
A dump truck ran off the road along S.R. 224 in Deer Valley at 9:49 a.m. The driver was not injured, the police said.
On Friday, Aug. 11, the police were contacted after a wallet was found at a Lowell Avenue store at 9:49 a.m.
A suspected intoxication case was reported on Swede Alley at 12:31 a.m. Public police logs did not provide details.
On Thursday, Aug. 10 at 10:20 p.m., noises that sounded like gunshots or fireworks were reported in the vicinity of Queen Esther Drive.
The Police Department at 7:30 p.m. received a complaint that a driver was throwing trash out of a white pickup truck on American Saddler Drive. The pickup truck turned on Lucky John Drive toward S.R. 224, the police were told. The Police Department classified the case as suspected littering.
The police at 2:26 p.m. received a complaint that an oversized vehicle transporting a crane was moving slowly, perhaps at 5 mph, at or close to the intersection of Marsac Avenue and Prospect Avenue. The driver of the oversized vehicle did not stop to check the brakes, the police were told.
Someone on Woodside Avenue at 9:35 a.m. reported a bank account was hacked and unauthorized charges were made. Public police logs did not provide details.
On Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 10:15 p.m., the police were told someone was locked inside a store on the 900 block of Iron Horse Drive. Alarms were sounding at the store, the police were told. The person who contacted the police told the department the individual inside the store appeared to be OK.
A hearing aid was found on Main Street at 3:37 p.m.
A party was reported somewhere along Empire Avenue at 1:35 a.m. The revelry lasted a few hours before the police were contacted, according to department logs. The Police Department classified the case as suspected disturbing the peace.
On Tuesday, Aug. 8 at 4:27 a.m., a truck was reported to be blocking Main Street.
On Monday, Aug. 7 at 6:32 p.m., a hit-and-run traffic accident was reported in the China Bridge garage. Public police logs did not provide details.
A credit card was apparently found at 10:13 a.m. in a flower bed on Deer Valley Drive outside the Marsac Building.
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