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Officers continue their speeding patrols, catch drivers well over the speed limits

The Park City Police Department last week continued what have been aggressive traffic patrols since the spring, with police officers making numerous stops last week.

The police say they caught speeding drivers, the focus of the traffic patrols.

Some of the traffic stops include:

Saturday, June 7 at 1:32 p.m., when an officer wrote a ticket to a driver the police say was traveling 57 mph in a 40 mph zone on Deer Valley Drive near Short Line Road.

Saturday, June 7 at 10:02 a.m., when the police say an officer stopped a driver at 63 mph in a 40 mph zone on Kearns Boulevard.

Saturday, June 7 at 7:59 a.m., when, the police say, someone was caught at 55 mph in a 40 mph zone near the Marsac Avenue-Ontario Avenue intersection.

Friday, June 6 at 1:42 p.m., when someone was stopped on the 1100 block of Deer Valley Drive, near Park Avenue. The person was driving 59 mph in a 40 mph zone, the police say.

Parkites frequently complain about speeders, and the police have for years tried to curb speeding in Park City. The most recent patrols are not unusual.

Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:

On Sunday, June 8 at 3:34 a.m., the police received a complaint from a man on Prospector Avenue complaining that someone was keeping him awake. The man spoke Spanish. Public police logs did not provide details about what the person was doing to keep him from sleeping.

The police received a report of two men fighting in a hallway on the 2100 block of Park Avenue at 1:38 a.m. Public police logs do not indicate why they were fighting and how the case was settled.

On Saturday, June 7 at 10:04 p.m., police officers were called to Lucky John Drive, where underage people were reportedly partying. A person who called the police was unsure if there was alcohol at the party.

The Police Department received a complaint at 7:22 p.m. of the theft of a four-wheel scooter. It is colored red, silver and black, and it has a license plate made of plastic. The case was reported on Sidewinder Drive. Public police logs do not indicate whether the police have a suspect.

A sprinkler head reportedly broke a little before 7 p.m. on the 2200 block of Kearns Boulevard. Water gushed from the sprinkler head, the police were told.

Someone from American Saddler Drive called the police at 3:16 p.m., apparently reporting men were seeking house-painting jobs. Police logs say the men were looking for customers for a business called College Painting.

The police received a report of a natural-gas scent near the 1800 block of Sidewinder Drive and the Rail Trail. The scent was reported near a hotel as well. A police officer investigated.

A man visited the police station off Park Avenue at 11:59 a.m. with his daughter after, according to the police, he caught the daughter stealing something. The father wanted a police officer to talk to the daughter. Public police logs do not indicate the age of the girl, and they do not provide details about the incident that spurred the father to take her to the police station.

On Friday, June 6 at 10:23 p.m., someone called the police to Canyon Court, where blood was found in a house. An officer told a man to step outside while the police investigated. According to the police, officers found an injured dog. Public police logs do not detail the dog’s injuries or provide information about how it was hurt.

At 9:44 p.m., the police received a complaint from the 400 block of Main Street, where someone threw an object through a building window.

A four-vehicle accident was reported at 7:03 p.m. at the S.R. 224-Meadows Drive intersection, which is at the northern edge of Park City. Public police records do not indicate anybody was injured, but the cars were damaged.

A hit-and-run traffic accident was reported on the 1800 block of Kearns Boulevard at 6:50 p.m.

Someone called the police at 1:32 p.m. reporting they saw a coyote in the road on S.R. 224. The animal fled into the nearby woods. Public police logs do not indicate where along the state highway the coyote was seen. Coyotes are occasionally spotted in the Park City area, but sightings are not as common as other animals like deer and moose.

The police at 8:03 a.m. and 7:53 a.m. received reports of car break-ins, the later one on the 1800 block of Kearns Boulevard and the earlier one on Three Kings Drive. The person on Three Kings Drive told the police a window was smashed, and the break-in was the second in two weeks.

On Thursday, June 5 at 10:59 a.m., the police reported evidence was found of someone trying to start a fire in a first-floor men’s restroom at the Park City Library and Education Center. Fire investigators were summoned.

On Wednesday, June 4 at 8:49 p.m., the police received a complaint of a credit card being used fraudulently. Public police logs do not provide details.

Someone on Hillside Avenue, a small street in upper Old Town, called the police at 1:28 p.m. complaining that construction trucks had essentially surrounded their house. The person told the police the crews left the trucks running, and the "fumes are unbearable," according to the police.

On Tuesday, June 3 at 9:59 a.m., someone on Meadows Drive reported their golf clubs were stolen.

On Monday, June 2 at 12:33 p.m., someone told the police their car was broken into while it was parked in the China Bridge garage in Old Town. The person lost an iPod music player.

At 10:37 a.m., someone left a gas station in Park City without paying a bill.

Someone at 9:06 a.m. reported a rock was thrown through their vehicle’s window on Paddington Drive.


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