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People trapped in elevators during outage

The widespread power outage in the Park City area last Tuesday caused elevators to stop working, trapping several people in Park City, the Police Department said.

The department received at least three reports of elevators stopping. The Park City Fire District was summoned to rescue the people inside.

At 12:21 p.m., an elevator with people inside became stuck in a building on the 9100 block of Marsac Avenue. The elevator was between the fourth and fifth floors, the police were told.

Earlier, at 11:54 a.m., people were reported to be stuck in an elevator on the 2200 block of Deer Valley Drive. The elevator car was between a parking garage and the building’s lobby, the police were told.

At 11:47 a.m., meanwhile, one person was reported to be stuck in an elevator on the 400 block of Swede Alley.

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The Park City Fire District indicated everyone who was trapped in an elevator was OK.

Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:

On Sunday, Sept. 22 at 4:31 p.m., a traffic accident was reported on the 500 block of Main Street. Nobody was injured, the police said. Public police logs did not provide details.

The Police Department at 4:19 p.m. indicated officers were assisting Summit County Animal Control in looking for a lost dog. The police and Animal Control were somewhere along Main Street.

A case classified as criminal mischief was reported on the 1100 block of Woodside Avenue at 1:52 p.m. Public police logs did not provide details. Criminal mischief is a broad category of crime that could include vandalism and graffiti.

A mirror was reported to have been broken off a vehicle that was parked on the 1000 block of Park Avenue at 1:37 p.m. The mirror was on the side of the vehicle facing the sidewalk, the police were told, leading the person to suspect vandalism rather than a hit-and-run accident.

The police received a report from the 1300 block of Lowell Avenue about a vehicle that was last seen two nights before parked in a lot. The vehicle was locked when it was last seen. It was found in a parking garage, the police said.

Unspecified debris was seen in the road somewhere along S.R. 224 at 1:49 a.m. It was removed. Public police logs did not provide details about the debris. Earlier that night, at 12:07 a.m., an elk was seen along S.R. 224. The animal was a traffic hazard.

On Saturday, Sept. 21 at 2:25 p.m., a car was reported to be parked in front of the driveway at the McPolin Farm. It was in a no-parking zone, the police were told. The person who contacted the police said an emergency vehicle would not be able to get through, according to the police. The person wanted the car towed.

At 11:29 a.m., a dog was seen in a vehicle with the windows rolled up on the 1700 block of Bonanza Drive. The vehicle had been there a few minutes, the police were told.

A problem water main was reported in the vicinity of the intersection of Deer Valley Drive and Sunnyside Drive. The police were told perhaps between 100 and 200 gallons of water was flowing out of the main each minute.

On Friday, Sept. 20 at 8:47 p.m., two men were reportedly seen soliciting donations from door to door in the vicinity of Sunny Slopes Drive and Fairway Village Drive. They appeared to be in their 60s, the police were told. The person who contacted the police said the situation was suspicious since the two were seen at night.

A vehicle was reportedly hit at 6:28 p.m. on the 700 block of Main Street. The driver of the other vehicle left, the police were told.

At 3:30 p.m., someone along Marsac Avenue complained that drivers were speeding and then quickly hitting the brakes. The vehicles were being driven onto the caller’s yard in an effort to avoid other drivers making turns toward the China Bridge garage, the police were told.

The police at 3:06 p.m. received a report that a white pickup truck might have been involved in a hit-and-run case, potentially on the upper reaches of Woodside Avenue. It was not clear from public police logs whether the pickup truck might have been the victim’s vehicle or the suspect’s.

At 11:36 a.m., the police received a complaint that cars were parked on both sides of the road close to the intersection of Norfolk Avenue and 10th Street. The police were told there was not enough room for a large vehicle to pass.

Graffiti was seen on a waterworks tank in the vicinity of King Road at 11:29 a.m. Just earlier, a graffiti report was logged along the 300 block of Main Street.

On Thursday, Sept. 19 at 11:46 p.m., people at a hot tub party were being loud somewhere along Fenchurch Drive.

Someone along Deer Valley Drive at 10:43 p.m. reported the loud beeping sound of construction vehicles backing up. The police classified the case as disturbing the peace.

At 10:36 p.m., someone driving along Holiday Ranch Loop Road reported that another driver was tailgating.

Two youngsters were seen riding bicycles in the skate park at City Park at 3:51 p.m. They were told of the rule prohibiting bicycles at the skate park and then left.

The police received a report from a Main Street store at 2:24 p.m. that a man was inside talking to himself. The person is "a little eccentric," the police were told.

At 10:57 p.m., someone on Gillmor Way reported a $100 bill was taken from a pocket in a locker room the day before.

On Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 6:35 p.m., a person appearing to be a hunter was reportedly seen driving on private property in the vicinity of the Guardsman Connection Road.

A carbon monoxide case was reported at 2:40 p.m. somewhere along Empire Avenue at 2:40 p.m. The Park City Fire District was summoned. Public police logs did not provide details.

At 10:38 a.m., the police received a report of a possible burglary somewhere along Woodside Avenue. Unspecified items were discovered to be missing from a home and might have been taken in the overnight hours between Sept. 16 and Sept. 17 as the person was sleeping, the police were told.

On Monday, Sept. 16 at 12:45 p.m., a man wearing camouflage was seen carrying a rifle on or close to Round Valley Drive. It was not clear whether the man was hunting inside the Park City limits, which is prohibited, the police said.