Park City police reports involve barking dogs, ‘cougar kittens’ and moose |

Park City police reports involve barking dogs, ‘cougar kittens’ and moose

by Jay Hamburger THE PARK RECORD

The Park City Police Department last week fielded a series of calls regarding problems with dogs, violations of leash laws and, separately, a string of wildlife cases.

The incidents last week continued a series of cases involving dogs this year. One of the reports indicated a driver hit a dog. It was reported at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 17 in the vicinity of Kearns Boulevard and Bonanza Drive. Public police logs did not provide details about the dog’s injuries.

The other cases did not appear as serious.

In one stretch lasting less than an hour on Tuesday, July 14, the Police Department found six people with dogs off leashes. The cases were reported between 7:56 a.m. and 8:52 a.m. on streets like Round Valley Way and Meadows Drive. Later that day, during the 1 p.m. hour, two leash-law violations were reported on the 1300 block of Sullivan Road, a small street bordering City Park.

Meanwhile, on July 17 at 9:02 p.m., someone complained that a dog barks for hours when the owner is not home. The case was logged on Gilt Edge Circle. On Monday, July 13 at 10:10 p.m., someone on Little Kate Road reported that a neighbor’s dog was howling and barking. Earlier that day, at 2:02 a.m., a dog was reported to be barking for 25 minutes on Little Kate Road. At 1:30 a.m. on July 13, a dog reportedly was heard barking for 40 minutes on Woodside Avenue.

The Police Department last week also received reports involving wildlife. Some of the cases included:

  • on Sunday, July 19 at 12:40 p.m., a cow moose and two calves were seen attempting to cross S.R. 224 close to the intersection with Holiday Ranch Loop Road.
  • at 10:47 a.m. on July 19, two moose were seen close to the green on the eighth hole of the Park City Golf Club. The person who contacted the Police Department indicated it appeared the animals were preparing to amble onto nearby Park Avenue. The person was worried a driver would hit the moose.
  • on Saturday, July 18 at 1:40 a.m., a vehicle hit a deer in the vicinity of the intersection of Deer Valley Drive and Aerie Drive. The deer left, the police were told.
  • on Friday, July 17 at 11:43 p.m., a deer that appeared to be injured was seen close to the road at the intersection of Three Kings Drive and Silver King Drive.

    Another possible wildlife case was reported on Monday, July 13 at 10:06 p.m. on Morning Sky Court. The police were told someone let dogs out earlier and could hear what were described as "cougar kittens" close to the backyard. An officer who responded did not hear the same sounds, the police said.

    Wildlife is plentiful in the Park City area and the Police Department fields reports about deer and moose regularly. It is uncommon, though, for the police in Park City to receive a report that involves the possibility of cougars, also known as mountain lions, close to a backyard.

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