May 13, 2008
Woman hears noises, worries a mountain lion might be in neighborhood
A woman last week told the Park City Police Department a mountain lion might be in her neighborhood, a report that comes a few months after sightings of the big cats in Park City.
The woman called the police on Wednesday, May 7 at 9:39 a.m. from Silver Cloud Court, which is on the northeastern edge of Park Meadows. She told the police she hears animal noises in the morning, and the sounds appeared to be approaching houses.
Public police logs do not provide details. State wildlife officials were called, the police said.
Silver Cloud Court sits close to vast acres of open space, and some of the earlier sightings of mountain lions, which were made toward the beginning of winter, were in Park Meadows. Wildlife officials then indicated it seemed a mountain lion was passing through the Park City area. The local deer population attracted the animal, they said.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, May 10 at 1:01 p.m., a woman told the police she saw a coyote several times near Queen Esther Drive, a small street near Deer Crest. She told the police she wanted wildlife officials informed, the police said, adding that she is worried about small children in the neighborhood.
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Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:
On Sunday, May 11 at 5:23 p.m., the police were told a vehicle was parked in front of a fire hydrant in Prospector. Police records say the car was on Prospector Avenue, near the 1800 block of Bonanza Drive.
An officer found a person sleeping in a vehicle on the 1500 block of Sullivan Road at 5:16 a.m. The police say the person agreed to leave. Sullivan Road is a tiny street that borders City Park.
The police arrested one man on a charge of public intoxication after being called to the 700 block of Main Street at 12:41 a.m. The police say someone reported the man was acting disorderly and running down Main Street with another man. The person was acting like he was intoxicated, the police were told.
On Saturday, May 10 at 10:44 p.m., a bus driver told the police a drug deal might be occurring in a bus shelter on lower Park Avenue. The driver did not provide information about the suspect, and officers did not find problems.
Police officers and other emergency personnel were called to the 2200 block of Sidewinder Drive at 7:07 p.m. after a man fell on a sidewalk. The man passed out, the police say.
At 2:57 p.m., a leaking water meter was seen on the 500 block of Main Street. The city’s water Department was told.
At 1:37 a.m., the police arrested a person on a drunken-driving charge at the Park Avenue-Holiday Ranch Loop Road intersection.
On Friday, May 9 at 8:41 a.m., someone on the 1700 block of Prospector Avenue reported their car was stolen.
On Thursday, May 8 at 6:27 p.m., the police received a complaint of two tires being slashed on the 1700 block of Sidewinder Drive. The police found a suspect and wrote the person a ticket on a charge of criminal mischief, a charge that the police use for wide-ranging offenses.
On Wednesday, May 7 at 5:06 p.m., the police received a report of a backed-up gutter on Three Kings Court. The water, the police were told, went into someone’s garage. A Public Works Department crew and the Park City Fire District were summoned.
A vehicle was reported stolen at 3:23 p.m. on the 1800 block of Kearns Boulevard.
On Tuesday, May 6 at 1:42 p.m., a dead skunk was seen on Meadows Drive. The Streets Department was called to remove the carcass.
On Monday, May 5 at 1:14 p.m., someone hurled a rock through a car window while the car was parked on the 1800 block of Kearns Boulevard.