May 27, 2008
Officers make numerous traffic stops, speeders and other offenders caught
Park City police officers last week made numerous traffic stops, with the Police Department appearing to continue to be especially aggressive in its patrols in recent weeks.
Public police logs show officers pulled over numerous drivers on speeding counts and other violations, such as not stopping at stoplights.
Park City officers usually spend significant time during each shift monitoring the roads.
Some of the traffic stops last week included:
At 10:01 p.m. on Saturday, May 24, a police officer wrote a driver a ticket, claiming the person did not stop at a stop sign at the Main Street-Heber Avenue intersection. The person was driving carelessly, the police said.
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On Saturday, May 24, the police pulled over a driver at the Kearns Boulevard-Comstock Drive intersection at 1:54 p.m. The driver received a ticket for speeding 5 mph above the limit, but public police logs did not indicate the driver’s actual speed.
On Monday, May 19 at 3:27 p.m., the police wrote a driver a speeding ticket, claiming the person was moving at 58 mph in a 40 mph zone near the Bonanza Drive-Iron Horse Drive intersection.
Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:
On Sunday, May 25 at 12:47 a.m. a police officer stopped a driver at the Main Street-Heber Avenue intersection, warning the driver for not stopping at a stop sign. The person did not have a driver license.
A police officer at 1:13 a.m. drove a woman home from the 400 block of Main Street. Public police logs do not detail where the woman lives, but it is not unusual for a Park City officer to give someone a ride if they need one.
A police officer was called to Old Town at 4:17 a.m., after someone heard a woman screaming. The screams were heard about 40 minutes before the police were called, and officer were unable to find a problem.
A police officer warned a driver against speeding at 11:41 p.m. at the Deer Valley Drive-Heber Avenue intersection. Public police logs do not indicate the driver’s speed.
On Saturday, May 24 at 11:05 p.m., a police officer warned a driver for not stopping at a stop sign in Park City. A few minutes earlier, at 10:54 p.m., an officer warned someone for a red-light violation.
Police officers and a crew from the Park City Fire District were called to the 300 block of Main Street at 7:33 p.m., when a broken fire hydrant was reported. It was gushing water, someone told the police.
Someone reported finding graffiti on the 1700 block of Park Avenue at 2:27 p.m. The person told the police the graffiti was not there the day before.
Two people were seen on BMX-style bicycles in the skateboard park in City Park at 10:04 a.m. The park is restricted to people on skateboards or inline skates, but the police are frequently called after bicyclists are seen inside performing tricks on their bikes.
The Police Department received a report what a caller said might be a brush fire off S.R. 224. The police said the fire was a controlled burn, but public police logs do not provide a precise location. Firefighters sometimes used controlled burns to lessen the danger of wildfires later in the year.
A police officer assisted a bicyclist at 12:26 a.m. on the 700 block of Main Street, giving the person a Band-Aid. Public police logs did not provide details about the person’s injuries.
On Friday, May 23 at 2:41 p.m., a City Hall bus clipped a car near the Park Avenue-13th Street intersection. Public police logs did not provide details about the damage.
Police officers at 1:48 p.m. searched for a suspect in a hit-and-run accident near the Kearns Boulevard-Buffalo Bill Drive intersection. It was unclear from public police logs whether the accident occurred at the intersection.
A police officer assisted a stranded driver whose vehicle ran out of gasoline at the S.R. 224-Meadows Drive intersection. The officer drove the person to get gas.
On Thursday, May 22 at 9:26 p.m. and at 8:40 p.m. police officers wrote speeding tickets on the 2500 block of Kearns Boulevard. The officer warned one of the drivers for not having proof of car insurance.
The police were called to intervene in a dispute on Main Street involving a subcontractor. The police were told the person left a construction site with materials, but public police logs did not provide details.
On Wednesday, May 21 at 5:39 p.m., the police were called after a child reportedly did not arrive at a support club in Prospector. The police say the child was found with cousins.
A house alarm was reported on Solamere Drive at 2:05 a.m. An officer investigated and found a broken window near the house’s garage.
At 1:47 a.m., the police were informed of an accident between a bicyclist and a runner. The case occurred near the Rail Trail and the 2000 block of Sidewinder Drive.
On Tuesday, May 20 at 5:50 p.m., the police took a young girl into custody on the 1700 block of Park Avenue on a count of shoplifting.
Graffiti was found on a waterworks building on Daly Avenue at 11:10 a.m.
Two truancy cases were reported, the first at 9:37 a.m. and the second at 10:08 a.m. at Park City schools.
On Monday, May 19 at 11:12 p.m., the police said they caught a speeding driver at the Kearns Boulevard-Wyatt Earp Way intersection.