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Driver took money, police told

Police reports stemming from cases logged during the Sundance Film Festival in January continued last week with one involving a taxi or shuttle driver suspected of taking money.

On Friday, Feb. 7 at 6:22 p.m., the Park City Police Department received a complaint at the Park Avenue police station that the taxi or shuttle driver took between $150 and $225 during the Sundance. The driver worked two nights and then did not return to work, the police were told. The driver claims not to have the money, the police were told.

The film festival is typically the busiest stretch of the year for the Police Department as the authorities handle a wide range of calls.

Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:

On Sunday, Feb. 9 at 10:53 a.m., the police received a report that standing water was seen at a bus shelter on the 1800 block of Three Kings Drive. A transit crew had already dealt with water at the location, the police were told. The water created a traffic hazard, the police said, and the Streets Department was to be called.

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A hit-and-run traffic accident was reported at the intersection of Heber Avenue and Swede Alley at 10:34 a.m. The accident occurred in the flagpole parking lot.

The Police Department reported at least 16 unspecified parking problems during a stretch of approximately one hour, 40 minutes starting at 8:51 a.m. The problems were reported on streets like the 1700 block of Prospector Avenue and the 2000 block of Prospector Avenue. Public police logs did not provide details, but it seems likely the problems were related to the inclement weather.

Parking problems were reported along Main Street between 3:41 a.m. and 4 a.m., including on the 200 block of the street, the 500 block and the 900 block.

A suspected drunken driving case was reported at 1:44 a.m. at the intersection of Bonanza Drive and Munchkin Road.

Youngsters were reportedly spotted throwing snowballs and iceballs at vehicles on the 400 block of Main Street at 1:33 a.m.

The police at 12:45 a.m. received a report that a woman, suspected to be intoxicated, was found disoriented on the 600 block of Main Street. She was trying to get into a taxi but was unable to tell the driver where to take her, the police were told.

On Saturday, Feb. 8, people were reportedly seen throwing snowballs on the 400 block of Main Street at 11:53 p.m.

At 10:43 p.m., a suspected drunken driving case was reported on or close to Iron Horse Loop Road. A sport utility vehicle was "all over road," the police were told. The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and into oncoming traffic, the police were told.

At 12:44 p.m., the police received a complaint that a jacket and a phone were taken the night before from the 600 block of Main Street, while the person was at a nightclub. A tracking program indicated the phone was on Main Street, the police were told.

At 11:36 a.m., water was reported to be running down the road in the vicinity of Marsac Avenue and Guardsman Connection. A little bit earlier, at 9:35 a.m., water was seen running onto a sidewalk and into the road along Holiday Ranch Loop Road. The 9:35 a.m. case apparently involved a utility problem, the police said.

The police at 5:35 a.m. received a report from somewhere along Empire Avenue, where a man was refusing to leave a hotel. The police classified the case as suspected intoxication.

On Thursday, Feb. 6 at 11:12 p.m., a carbon monoxide detector sounded on Woodland View Drive. The Park City Fire District also responded.

A suspected drunken driving case was reported on the 1700 block of Park Avenue at 7:57 p.m.

A bus and a pickup truck were involved in an accident on S.R. 224 at 7:53 a.m. Nobody was injured, the police said. It was not clear from public police logs whether the bus was part of the Park City transit fleet.

On Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 8:22 p.m., the police received a report that youngsters were shining lasers into vehicles in the vicinity of Park City High School.

A vehicle was reported to have been left idling for more than an hour on the 1700 block of Park Avenue. It was not occupied, the police were told.

Several youngsters were reportedly spotted atop the water tank above Deer Valley Drive at 4:01 p.m.

On Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 10:14 p.m., the police received a complaint about a loud hot tub party on Fenchurch Drive. It was the third night of the parties, the police were told.

A wallet was found in the street at or close to the intersection of Kearns Boulevard and Park Avenue. It was turned in to the police.

On Monday, Feb. 3 at 7:44 p.m., someone along Woodside Avenue reported that a credit card had been stolen and then used. The police were told purchases totaling $2,000 were made using the credit card. The purchases included ski apparel, electronics and tires, the police were told. The purchases started on Feb. 1.

A case logged as disorderly conduct was reported at 12:07 a.m. on the 600 block of Main Street. Two other cases were reported at the same address approximately one hour earlier, one classified as disorderly conduct and the other suspected to be intoxication. In one of the earlier cases, a man reportedly vandalized a bathroom.