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St. Patrick’s Day in Park City: drunkenness, partying and crowds

by Jay Hamburger THE PARK RECORD

The Park City Police Department last week handled numerous cases involving drunkenness, partying or crowds, apparently the result of St. Patrick’s Day falling on what was anticipated to be a busy ski weekend as well.

Police officers handled calls along Main Street and elsewhere in Park City. Some of them were reported as intoxication while others were classified as disorderly conduct.

Some of the cases reported last week included:

  • a man was found passed out in the street on Sunday, March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, at 11:12 p.m. along the 1100 block of Empire Avenue. The case was logged as intoxication.
  • at 10:14 p.m. on March 17, a man was seen with his legs stretching into the street along the 500 block of Park Avenue. Someone moved the man’s legs onto a sidewalk. The police classified the case as intoxication.
  • on Saturday, March 16 at 9:47 p.m., the police were called to a location along Deer Valley Drive, where someone complained that a group of college students had been loud and were partying the past four nights next door to the person who contacted the police. They party before going out in the evening and then when they return after the nightclubs close, the police were told. The Police Department classified the case as disturbing the peace.
  • on March 16 at 2:10 a.m., six men were reportedly jumping into a hot tub, cannonball style, along Woodside Avenue. They were loud, the police were told. A minute earlier, the police were called about what was described as a loud party at a hot tub on Ontario Avenue.
  • on Friday, March 15 at 1:31 a.m., a man, reported to be drunk, was seen throwing punches, the police were told. The man was somewhere along Main Street, according to the police. Earlier in the same evening, on Thursday, March 14 at 9:37 p.m., a man was suspected to be intoxicated and disorderly along Main Street.
  • on Thursday, March 14 at 12:03 a.m., the police were called to the 400 block of Main Street, where a security guard or a team of them had reportedly pinned a man down. The man attempted to reach over the bar, the police were told. The police said the man might have been intoxicated.
  • on Monday, March 11 at 10:11 p.m., a fight was reported in front of a nightclub on the 300 block of Main Street. The nightclub’s security told the police a man wearing a kilt was involved.

    The Police Department, meanwhile, indicated it intervened in cases when nightclubs were playing music that could be heard outside. On Saturday, March 16 at 11:18 p.m., an officer warned a nightclub on the 400 block of Main Street to turn off the outside music. The day before, on Friday, March 15, the sound from an outdoor speaker on the 300 block of Main Street, was too loud, the police said. The sound was turned down and the establishment was informed of City Hall rules regulating outdoor speakers. The case was logged at 11:34 p.m.

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