May 6, 2008
Carcass prompts brief worries a mountain lion might be in Park Meadows
Someone found the carcass of an animal on the edge of Park Meadows on Saturday, May 3, briefly prompting worries that a mountain lion might be in the neighborhood.
The Park City Police Department received a report of a small deer carcass at 8:58 a.m. from the 2400 block of Silver Cloud Drive. The police were told it appeared the animal had been attacked by a mountain lion.
State wildlife officials were consulted and say a mountain lion did not kill the deer, and there were not signs a big cat was involved.
There was a series of nearby mountain lion sightings early in the winter, with several people in Park Meadows saying they saw a cougar, including one person who said she saw a mountain lion peering into a house.
Wildlife officials at the time indicated the mountain lion probably would move elsewhere soon. The sightings soon ceased.
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Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:
On Sunday, May 4 at 3:56 a.m., the Police Department received a report of evidence that a transient might have left on the 1500 block of Little Kate Road. A security guard approached the police saying someone might be living in a garage. Public police logs do not provide details.
A police officer at 3:17 a.m. stopped a driver on S.R. 224 and wrote the person a speeding ticket. The police say the driver was traveling 72 mph on a stretch of the state highway where the speed limit is 55 mph. Earlier that night, at 12:53 a.m., the police stopped a driver nearby on S.R. 224. The person was driving 67 mph, the police say.
At 1:28 a.m., a loud party was reported on the 1200 block of Stonebridge Circle.
On Saturday, May 3 at 11:43 p.m., someone on the 200 block of Main Street was seen littering. Public police logs do not provide details.
At 11:07 a.m., someone called the police to a Kearns Boulevard apartment, where an assault reportedly occurred. The suspect left, the police were told. Officers arrived, but they could not find the suspect or a victim.
The police caught a driver at 55 mph in a 40 mph zone on the 1400 block of Deer Valley Drive at 10:38 p.m. The officer wrote the person a ticket. A little earlier, at 9:54 p.m., the police pulled over a driver in Prospector. The person was driving 47 mph in a 35 mph zone, and the police say the driver’s license had been suspended.
At 9:44 a.m., a driver did not stop at a red light on the 2200 block of Kearns Boulevard.
A hit-and-run traffic accident was reported at 9:41 p.m. on the 1700 block of Sidewinder Drive.
A bicyclist and a person on a scooter were seen in the skateboard park at City Park at just after 1 p.m. An officer asked them to leave. People on bicycles and scooters are not allowed in the park, and the police frequently have to tell bicyclists to leave.
At 6:44 a.m., the police received a complaint of the theft of two computers on Snow Creek Drive. The computers were taken sometime between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., the police say.
Officers arrested a driver on a drunken-driving charge on the 600 block of Main Street at 1:34 a.m.
The police pulled over a driver on the 1700 block of Park Avenue after finding the person traveling 54 mph in a 40 mph zone. The man was apparently talking on a phone to his wife, the police say.
On Friday, May 2 at 9:17 p.m., the police stopped a driver going 42 mph on a stretch of road where the speed limit is 25 mph. The police say the person was paying attention to a global positioning system. The person got a ticket, the police say.
A brush fire was reported on the 1800 block of Lucky John Drive at 7:34 p.m.
On Thursday, May 1 at 8:15 p.m., a man reportedly was heard screaming on a basketball court on Little Kate Road. The man was gone by the time the police arrived.
The police wrote a driver a ticket at the Deer Valley Drive-Stonebridge Circle intersection. The person was traveling 50 mph in a 25 mph zone, the police say.
On Wednesday, April 30 at 11:10 p.m., the police received a complaint of a person possibly keeping a small dog in a car on the 1300 block of Lowell Avenue. The car was parked in a garage for two days, the police were told.
A white-colored Subaru was reportedly seen on the Rail Trail at 9:49 a.m. The police were unable to locate the vehicle. The Rail Trail is a popular hiking and biking trail that runs between Park City and Echo. Cars and other motorized vehicle are not allowed on the trail.
At 9:22 a.m., three flat-screen televisions were reported stolen from a residence on Deer Valley Drive.
On Tuesday, April 29 at 12:45 p.m., skateboarders were found in the China Bridge garage in Old Town. An officer warned them to leave.
A suspected shoplifter was caught on the 1700 block of Park Avenue at 10:39 a.m. The police took the person to jail.
On Monday, April 28 at 8:51 p.m., the police stopped a driver traveling 64 mph in a 35 mph zone at the intersection of Kearns Boulevard at Bonanza Drive.
A road-rage episode was reported at 8:23 p.m. at the Deer Valley Drive-Park Avenue intersection. The police were unable to find a suspect vehicle.
A driver reportedly struck a moose on the 1800 block of Kearns Boulevard at 1:20 a.m. A police officer looked for the driver and the animal, but neither was found.