Vandals leave trail of damage through Park City
Vandals struck in several places in Park City last week, including targeting a beloved historic building, the Park City Police Department said.
The cases were reported over the course of four days between July 6 and July 10, according to police logs. The reports came from places like Thaynes Canyon, Old Town and the Iron Horse district.
The Park City Police Department said on Monday investigators did not have leads in the cases. Phil Kirk, a police captain, said it is possible two young men could have been involved in some of the cases. He said several cases were reported close to the Poison Creek trail that links City Park and Main Street. It is not clear whether the same person or group of people is responsible for each of the acts of vandalism.
In one of the cases, a rock was thrown through a window on a back door at Miners Hospital. The case was reported at 6:26 a.m. on Thursday, July 9. The police were told the glass shattered, leaving a hole large enough for someone to get inside. Kirk said there is no evidence of someone entering the building. He said damage is estimated at $500.
Miners Hospital, located along Park Avenue at the entry to City Park, is one of Park City’s best known historic buildings. It is owned by City Hall. A wood panel protected the damaged door on Monday morning.
The other cases reported to the Police Department last week included:
People with information about the cases may contact the Police Department at 615-5500 or the department’s anonymous tip line, 615-5847. The department also offers an online tip form at: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=994.
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.