Police blotter: Hit-and-run incidents in quick succession
Two hit-and-run incidents were reported in a matter of less than an hour on the night of Aug. 21.
At 10:23 p.m. Aug. 21, police were alerted to a possible hit and run on Lowell Avenue. The caller told police when he returned to his vehicle after dinner he noticed the right rear fender of his vehicle was damaged.
At 10:58 p.m. Aug. 21, another hit and run was reported, this time on Main Street. The complainant told police he left work to find his car had been struck in the parking lot. He said the damage occurred to the front passenger side, above the wheel.
At 9:26 a.m. Aug. 22, a police officer stopped to help a motorist on Marsac Avenue. The officer reported that a dump truck was stalled on a corner about 1,000 yards below Empire Pass.
At 1:46 a.m. Aug. 23, police received a report of criminal mischief. The Main Street complainant said a flower planter had been kicked over.
At 10:19 a.m. Aug. 23, police were called to a business on Main Street after an allegation of theft. The business owner reported an employee was caught stealing.
At 5:29 p.m. Aug. 23, police were called to Rotary Park to respond to a noise issue. Police reported that amplified music was being played in the park.
At 9:21 p.m. Aug. 23, police were contacted about a suspicious vehicle on Little Kate Road. The caller said the vehicle’s door was left open.
At 1:55 a.m. Aug. 24, police responded to Swede Alley after a report of a suspicious man in a bathroom with an open container.
At 3:03 p.m. Aug. 24, a Park Avenue resident called police to ask for assistance with his impounded vehicle. The caller said his vehicle was impounded a month ago and he was hoping police could help him retrieve some personal items from it.
At 1:25 a.m. and 1:26 a.m. Aug. 25, police responded to two separate calls for public intoxication on Marsac Avenue.
At 10:28 a.m. Aug. 25, a burglary was reported on Cooke Drive. The caller reported there had been a break-in at a vacant unit. The caller said they went to check on the home and found the interior vandalized.
Police were called to assist a resident on Park Avenue at 1:58 p.m. Aug. 25. The police report stated the resident asked for a recommendation of a private investigator.
At 4:26 p.m. Aug. 25, police responded to a call on a domestic violence incident in a Park City neighborhood. The police were told that two parties were yelling at each other and a crying child was also at the scene. The responding officer said it was quiet when they arrived.
At 5:08 p.m. Aug. 25, an officer dealt with a road hazard on Deer Valley Drive. There was a box in the road that was creating a dangerous situation. The responding officer reported moving the box to the side of the road.
At 11:25 a.m. Aug. 26, police were called to a residence in Park Meadows. The caller reported a neighbor had come to their door and made threats.
At 12:45 p.m. Aug. 26, a motorist called police asking for assistance at his home. The caller said he was on the way to the airport and could not turn around or he would miss his flight. He said he thought he may have left his garage door open, and asked if an officer could check.
At 8:06 p.m. Aug. 26, a complainant called from Park Avenue to ask police for help in locating his vehicle, which he said was “missing.”
A resident on Sidewinder Drive called police at 9:58 p.m. Aug. 26 with a noise complaint. The caller said a dog had been “barking for hours.”
At 12:07 a.m. Aug. 27, a police officer on Main Street assisted a group of people who were having trouble finding their car.
At 7:16 p.m. Aug. 27, police received a call from a business on Snow Creek Drive. The caller said three people were panhandling and had been asked to leave, but refused.
At 9:27 p.m. Aug. 27, a motorist travelling eastbound on S.R. 40 called to report a grey sedan “swerving all over the road.”
At 12:16 a.m. Aug. 28, police responded to a call for public intoxication on Park Avenue. When police made contact with the intoxicated individual, he explained he was staying with friends just down the street. The individual was able to contact his friends and make it home safely.
At 10:06 a.m. Aug. 28, police were directed to conduct a welfare check at a home in Park City. The caller reported a person at the home had indicated a desire to self-harm.
A theft was reported on Main Street at 12:28 p.m. Aug. 28. The complainant said he observed two women taking money from his booth.
At 2:42 p.m. Aug. 28, a resident called from Kearns Boulevard to report a possible break-in. The caller reported observing a woman attempting to access a locked cargo trailer.
At 4:43 p.m. Aug. 28, police were called to Gold Dust Lane after a caller reported a disorderly person trespassing on their property.
At 2:45 a.m. Aug. 29, police were alerted to a possibly dangerous case of public intoxication on Bonanza Drive. The police reports states that a woman was seen in the middle of the street “talking funny” and “jumping over the road.”
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