Park City police blotter: moose, elk seen
The Park City Police Department last week received several reports involving moose or elk sightings, indicating that the animals in at least two of the cases were seen close to a road.
On Thursday, April 21 at 5:16 p.m., a moose was seen on a walking path close to Holiday Ranch Loop Road. The person who contacted the Police Department was worried someone might startle the animal.
In another moose sighting, an animal was seen in the road somewhere along Meadows Drive at 2:46 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20.
On Tuesday, April 19, meanwhile, a large herd of elk was seen close to the road on S.R. 224 nearby the McPolin Farm at 3:07 a.m. The elk were on both sides of the state highway, the police were told.
Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:
On Sunday, April 24 at 5:05 p.m., someone on Cooke Drive reported a vehicle had been damaged. It was unclear from public police logs whether the damage was the result of a hit-and-run accident. The Police Department indicated the circumstances were suspicious.
The police at 2:27 p.m. received a complaint that a fountain was "hemorrhaging water in vast quantities" at or close to the intersection of Sidewinder Drive and Comstock Drive. The Police Department indicated there was a utility issue at the location.
A hammock was found hanging between the football goalposts at City Park at 2:24 p.m. The police indicated the circumstances were suspicious.
A vehicle was seen idling for an hour at 1:33 p.m. The vehicle was on private property along Deer Valley Drive, the police were told.
At 1:54 a.m., two men on Swede Alley reportedly saw a police car and ran. Public police logs indicated the men were seen in the upper level of a structure and ran to a lower level. Public police logs did not provide details, but it seemed from the logs that the men might have been in the China Bridge garage.
On Saturday, April 23 at 10:17 p.m., someone reported loud music along Kearns Boulevard. The Police Department classified the case as disturbing the peace.
The police were called to a location along Park Avenue at 3:20 a.m., when someone reported that a neighbor might be having a party with between 30 and 40 people. The police classified the case as disturbing the peace.
A man, who was suspected to be intoxicated, was reportedly seen in a vehicle on Swede Alley at 12:52 a.m. The vehicle’s engine was not running and the man was told to find a ride home, the police said.
On Friday, April 22, at 6:40 p.m., the Police Department received a complaint that a dog, described as large, was "very angry" and running around on Aspen Springs Drive. It was also seen on a front porch barking, the police were told.
At 4:29 p.m., the police received a report of a confrontation between someone and a driver regarding a stop sign. The report was logged on Little Kate Road. Police logs indicated seven other vehicles might have run the stop sign.
On Thursday, April 21 at 3:36 p.m., a violation of Park City’s law against vehicle idling was reported at or close to the intersection of King Road and Sampson Avenue. Public police logs did not provide details.
A hit-and-run traffic accident was reported in Park City at 1:54 p.m. The suspect’s vehicle was a black pickup truck pulling a white trailer, the police were told.
At 1:50 p.m., the police received a report that backpacks were found on the Rail Trail in the vicinity of Prospector Avenue. The backpacks were turned over to the police.
Someone found an iPod off Deer Valley Drive and turned it over to the police at 8:38 a.m.
A violation of Park City’s law against vehicle idling was reported at the intersection of Main Street and 9th Street.
On Wednesday, April 20 at 8:24 p.m., a bag was reported missing from a locker room on Gold Dust Lane. The Police Department classified the case as a suspected theft.
The police at 11:53 a.m. received a complaint about a snowmobile with two riders on terrain close to Lowell Avenue. The snowmobile had expired tags, the police were told. The Police Department classified the case as suspected trespassing.
A purse was found on Main Street and turned over to the police at 7:51 a.m.
On Tuesday, April 19 at 3:25 p.m., the police received a report of a truck dropping off two couches at the intersection of Comstock Drive and Ina Avenue. It was not clear from public police logs whether the couches were part of a delivery or whether they fell off the truck.
A police officer issued what is known as a fix-it ticket at 12:40 p.m. after observing a vehicle with a broken windshield somewhere along Park Avenue.
A drain pipe reportedly fell on Swede Alley at 12:20 p.m., damaging a vehicle.
On Monday, April 18 at 11 a.m., the police received a complaint that a computer was stolen two years ago. The person recently received letters indicating someone took out loans in his name. The case was logged on Park Avenue, but it was not clear from public police logs where the theft of the computer occurred and where the loans originated.
At 7:45 a.m., the police received a report of a semitrailer truck overheating on Marsac Avenue. The Police Department indicated the truck was a traffic hazard.
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