Park City police blotter: another four-legged edition |

Park City police blotter: another four-legged edition


The Park City Police Department is responding to calls involving animals, continuing a string of cases of the four-legged crowd in the city.

Some of the cases over the past two weeks have been complaints about dogs off their leashes, a common category of animals calls in Park City, but others have been more unusual, including a bear sighting in Deer Valley in June. Dog cases accounted for some of the animal complaints last week, according to the Police Department.

Cases logged last week in Park City included:

  • on Sunday, July 7 at 10:03 p.m., the police received a complaint that a dog was at a home barking along the 1400 block of Park Avenue. The person who contacted the police said the dog barked frequently. The person was unsure whether anyone was home at the time the dog could be heard.
  • on July 7 at 2:07 p.m., two dogs were reported to be loose on the 1100 block of Aerie Drive. The person who contacted the police was worried the dogs might be dehydrated, according to police logs.
  • on July 7 at 1:14 p.m., a lost dog was reported on the 500 block of Main Street.
  • on July 7 at 9:20 a.m. an unspecified animal problem was reported on the 800 block of Park Avenue. Police logs did not provide details.
  • on Saturday, July 6 at 9:02 p.m., the police received several calls from people who reported seeing a deer along the trail between Deer Valley Drive and lower Main Street that connects City Park with Main Street. The deer was spotted close to the Shoe Tree. It appeared to be ill and did not have the strength to stand, the police were told. State wildlife officials were contacted.

    The same deer might have been spotted earlier in the day nearby. The police at 4:03 p.m. received a report that a young deer was seen crossing Deer Valley Drive close to the Old Town roundabout. The animal sat down in the road before someone went to its aid. The police were told a person picked the deer up and moved the animal into some bushes close to the Shoe Tree.

  • on Saturday, July 6 at 7:43 a.m., some sort of animal problem was reported along Meadows Drive. Police logs did not provide details.
  • on Friday, July 5 at 6:09 p.m., a dog was seen off a leash at the skate park at City Park.
  • on July 5 at 2:47 p.m., several dogs were seen off leashes in a grassy area along the 1300 block of Deer valley Drive. The owners were informed of the leash law, the police said.
  • on July 5 at 6:56 p.m., two dogs were seen off leashes along the 1200 block of Park Avenue. The owners were told of the leash laws.
  • on Thursday, July 4 at 11:38 a.m., an injured porcupine was seen in the vicinity of the intersection of Main Street and Hillside Avenue. There was apparently concern about putting the animal down at that time since the location was crowded with people in the Independence Day parade. State wildlife officials would be called, the police said.
  • on Wednesday, July 3 at 10:36 a.m., a young moose was spotted in the vicinity of Holiday Ranch Loop Road. It appeared to be "very scared," the police were told.
  • on Monday, July 1 at 12:16 p.m., a duckling was reported to be lost on the 200 block of Main Street. It was found in the area of a hot tub, the police were told. State wildlife officials said the duckling should be released, according to police logs.
  • on July 1 at 12:15 p.m., dogs were seen off their leashes in a field off Kearns Boulevard close to the schools complex.
  • on July 1 at 10:59 a.m., a moose was seen in the road along the 2400 block of Monitor Drive

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