Park City police officers jammed during holidays |

Park City police officers jammed during holidays

by Jay Hamburger THE PARK RECORD

The Park City Police Department was busy over the past week as officers responded to numerous reports related to the large holiday crowds in the city.

There was lots of police activity along Main Street, fireworks reports, suspected drunkenness and claims of assaults.

Some of the cases during the week starting on Dec. 28 included:

  • on Sunday, Jan. 3 at 9:57 p.m., the police received a complaint that people were lighting fireworks on the 1700 block of Captain Molly Drive. The Police Department classified the case as disturbing the peace.
  • on Friday, Jan. 1, fireworks were reported along Comstock Drive at 7:45 p.m.
  • on Jan. 1, a man appearing to be intoxicated reportedly went into a Main Street store and started touching coats. The case was logged at 4:35 p.m. The Police Department indicated the circumstances were suspicious.
  • on Jan. 1, four people were reportedly seen assaulting someone on Main Street at 1:07 a.m. Public police logs did not provide details.
  • on Jan. 1 at 12:59 a.m., someone complained they might have a piece of glass in an eye. The person was unsure what happened, the police said. The case was reported on Main Street. The Police Department classified the case as a suspected assault.
  • on Thursday, Dec. 31, someone reported to be using "questionable" identification became belligerent with staffers on Main Street at 12:15 a.m., the police were told.

    The period between Christmas and New Year’s is usually one of the busiest times on Park City’s calendar as large crowds arrive to spend the holidays skiing. The cases logged in Park City over the past week-plus seemed typical for the time of year.