Park City suffers vehicle break-ins |

Park City suffers vehicle break-ins

Snowboard, other items lost in Old Town cases

The Park City Police Department during the workweek continued to receive reports of vehicle burglaries, including an unusual case that involved an initial break-in that did not result in lost merchandise until later.

The cases started in late February. The Police Department said officers are concentrating on the reports. Phil Kirk, a department captain, said valuables should not be left inside a vehicle in plain view. He also said drivers should lock the doors, describing that vehicle burglaries are oftentimes crimes of opportunity.

Some of the recent cases in Park City include:

  • on Tuesday, March 7, a break-in was reported in the flagpole lot on lower Swede Alley. Kirk said a window was shattered, but there was not an initial claim of lost goods. Kirk, though, said the victim later realized the perpetrators took a snowboard and a pair of boots.
  • on Thursday, March 2, at 10:13 p.m., someone reported a break-in at the China Bridge garage. A window was shattered and unspecified items were taken, the police said. Kirk said the break-in occurred sometime between 6 p.m. and the time of the report to the police.
  • on March 2, at 11:19 p.m., the police received a report that someone entered a vehicle parked in a garage on Heber Avenue and took unspecified items sometime between 1 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
  • on Monday, Feb. 27, at 10:26 a.m., a report was logged on Daly Avenue. Kirk said several unspecified items taken. The vehicle was unlocked, he said.

    Another case was reported on Lowell Avenue. Details were not immediately available.

    “We’re spending extra time trying to apprehend these suspects,” Kirk said.

    Anybody with information may contact the Police Department at 615-5500.

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