Police blotter: July 30-August 1, 2014
The Park City Police Department last week continued to receive complaints about people lighting fireworks in the city.
Park City leaders earlier in the summer passed a firework prohibition, indicating the fire danger is too great. There have been a series of fireworks reports, though, as Independence Day and Pioneer Day were celebrated. Pioneer Day was July 24.
Some of the reports last week included:
On Thursday, July 24 at 11:53 p.m., meanwhile, a large bonfire was reported on Moray Court. Open flames are also prohibited in Park City.
Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:
On Sunday, July 27 at 7:06 a.m., a police officer on patrol noted a hot-air balloon launching off Round Valley Drive. There were no problems, the police said.
A driver nearly hit a deer at 4:58 a.m. on S.R. 248 at Quinn’s Junction. The deer was apparently injured or dead at the time, the police were told. The Police Department indicated the deer was a traffic hazard. A little bit earlier, at 4:22 a.m., a driver reportedly hit a deer at or close to the intersection of Bonanza Drive and Deer Valley Drive. It was injured and seen in the gutter, the police were told.
Someone reportedly was seen in front of a house in Old Town yelling. A person, apparently inside the house, wanted to file a harassment claim, according to the police. It appeared from public police logs the house is on either Woodside Avenue or Norfolk Avenue.
A truck reportedly caught fire at the intersection of Main Street and Heber Avenue at 1:23 a.m. Nobody was inside. The Park City Fire District was summoned.
An argument involving upward of 10 people was reported somewhere along Kearns Boulevard at 1:09 a.m. The Police Department classified the case as disorderly conduct.
The Police Department warned two establishments along Main Street to close down the patios. The warning was logged at 12:50 a.m.
A deer carcass was seen at or close to the Deer Valley Drive-Bonanza Drive intersection at 12:25 a.m. The police indicated the dead animal was a traffic hazard.
On Saturday, July 26 at 11:05 p.m., the police received a complaint about a band playing loud music somewhere along Kearns Boulevard. The police classified the case as disturbing the peace.
The police at 9:12 p.m. were called to Deer Valley Drive, where a vintage vehicle painted to look like a police car was reportedly spotted. The vehicle was "obviously not police," police logs said, adding that someone in the vehicle was using a megaphone to shout at people who were jaywalking and tell others to slow down. Police logs described the circumstances as suspicious.
A hitchhiker reportedly was seeking a ride to Kamas from a location at or close to the intersection of Kearns Boulevard and Wyatt Earp Way. The police indicated the hitchhiker was a traffic hazard.
The police at 3:57 p.m. received a complaint about a vehicle left parked for more than a month along Holiday Ranch Loop Road. The vehicle impeded drivers’ sightlines at an intersection, the police were told.
A hit-and-run traffic accident was reported on the 1500 block of Three Kings Drive at 3:44 p.m. A Toyota sport utility vehicle was hit on the rear of the passenger side, the policed were told.
Someone contacted the police at 12:39 p.m. claiming it "feels like someone implanted a chip into his body and now his brain is slowly being folded," according to police logs. The person claimed to see flashes of light and said he has headaches. The person apparently said a man on Meadows Drive was causing the problem, the logs indicated.
At 10:49 a.m., a wallet and sunglasses were found on the 200 block of Woodside Avenue and turned over to the police.
The police received a complaint at 10:35 a.m. about a motor home and attached boat parked on Paddington Drive. They were too big to park at the location, the police were told.
A driver hit a deer at the S.R. 224-Holiday Ranch Loop Road intersection at 9:51 a.m. The deer survived, the police said. The accident blocked traffic.
The police at 9:31 a.m. received a report about an assault the night before somewhere along Main Street. The person told police he did not report the case the night before "because he didn’t feel like police would be on his side."
At 12:41 a.m., a group of 18 adults and children were reportedly seen running and hollering on the Park City Golf Club course off the 1500 block of Thaynes Canyon Drive.
On Friday, July 25 at 10:26 p.m., a suspected drunken driving case was reported somewhere along Deer Valley Drive.
At 9:17 p.m., two men were reported to be fighting somewhere along Lowell Avenue. A crowd was gathering, the police were told. The police said the confrontation was an argument.
Two people were seen atop the water tank off Mellow Mountain Road at 8:14 p.m.
A Norfolk Avenue window was smashed by a marble or a BB within an hour of the 7:14 p.m. report to the police.
A motorcycle on Captain Molly Drive was hit sometime before 3:01 p.m. The other driver left the scene without providing information, the police were told.
At 8:56 a.m., the police were called to a field along Kearns Boulevard, where an officer was requested to be present as, according to police logs, an umpire was dismissed based on conduct.
On Thursday, July 24 at 8:55 p.m. a suspected assault was reported on the 2200 block of Deer Valley Drive. One man was taken into custody, the police said.
A suspected drunken driving case was reported on the 1600 block of Bonanza Drive.
An animal appearing to be a lion was reportedly seen walking along Empire Avenue close to the Manor Way intersection at 12:29 p.m. A police officer was not able to locate the animal.
On Wednesday, July 23 at 10:06 p.m., disc jockey equipment was reportedly stolen somewhere along Main Street.
A beer theft was reported at 4:14 a.m. along Park Avenue.
On Tuesday, July 22 at 7:37 p.m., a hit-and-run traffic accident was reported in a parking lot somewhere along Deer Valley Drive.
On Monday, July 21 at 9 p.m., a cow moose and a calf were seen separated by a fence on the 400 block of Silver King Drive. People gathered to observe the animals. The cow moose became "quite agitated," the police were told.
At 2:48 p.m., a temporary stop sign reportedly blew over and hit the hood of a car at the Main Street-Heber Avenue intersection.
Becca Gerber, a first-term member of the Park City Council who is seen as bringing a younger person’s perspective to the Marsac Building, will seek reelection this year.