Two drivers, each talking on a cell phone, pulled over for speeding
The Park City Police Department says it pulled over two speeding drivers who told officers they were talking on cell phones when they were caught.
According to the department, one of the drivers was traveling 58 mph on Deer Valley Drive near its intersection with Short Line Road on Friday, June 13 at 4:50 p.m. The police say the speed limit where the person was caught is 40 mph. The officer wrote the person a ticket.
Earlier on June 13, at 3:59 p.m., the police pulled over a driver at the Kearns Boulevard-Sidewinder Drive intersection. The police say an officer caught the driver at 59 mph on Deer Valley Drive, where the speed limit is 40 mph.
The Police Department in recent weeks has been especially aggressive with its traffic patrols, including searching for speeding drivers, and officers occasionally catch drivers at more than 50 mph in Park City.
Parkites have long complained about speeding drivers, and many people are frustrated with the number of drivers talking on cell phones.
Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:
On Sunday, June 15 at 5:31 a.m., a fire was reported at a building on the 2200 block of Sidewinder Drive. The Park City Fire District responded.
The Police Department was called to the 1600 block of Bonanza Drive at 1:19 a.m., when someone found a small plastic bottle in a parking lot. The person told the police it may have narcotics inside. The person wanted a police officer to take the bottle.
On Saturday, June 14 at 10:34 p.m., the police received a complaint of a loud party on the 200 block of Main Street. A police officer told the revelers to quiet down.
The police were called out at 3:11 p.m. after receiving a report of parents leaving a 12-year-old child while they were having lunch. Public police logs do not provide details.
A police officer wrote a driver a speeding ticket at 2:39 p.m. at the Bonanza Drive-Iron Horse Drive intersection. The police say the driver was caught at 62 mph in a nearby 40 mph zone on Deer Valley Drive.
The police received several calls at about 11:30 a.m. from people complaining of bicyclists inside the skate park at City Park. There were two people in bikes, the police were told, and they refused to leave. The police were told the bicyclists were acting "obnoxious." Bicyclists are not allowed in the skate park, and the Police Department is often called to remove them from the park.
An officer wrote a driver a speeding ticket at 11:23 p.m. on the 1800 block of Park Avenue. The police say the driver was traveling at 57 mph in a 40 mph zone.
The Police Department was told a concession stand at the Park City schools complex off Kearns Boulevard was burglarized twice in two nights. The police received the report at 9:10 a.m. Public police logs do not provide details, but the department said it would watch the stand.
The police received a complaint from the Park Meadows Country Club at 8:01 a.m. of a hot-air balloon landing on tenth hole of its golf course at 8:01 a.m. The police were told the balloon advertised a real-estate development. The country club wants the Police Department to pursue trespassing charges, according to police records.
On Friday, June 13 at 2:59 p.m., the police say they caught a driver traveling at 62 mph in a 40 mph zone near the Deer Valley Drive-Park Avenue intersection.
A woman fell off the bleachers during a lacrosse event at Quinn’s Junction at 12:23 p.m. She cut her head, the police say.
On Thursday, June 12 at 11:13 p.m., the police received a report of a man carrying a crowbar on the 1300 block of Snow Creek Drive. The person was looking inside cars and might have been intoxicated, the police were told. An officer found the person, who told the police his car had several flat tires.
On Wednesday, June 11 at 12:55 p.m., the police were told of two dogs causing problems on Mountain Ridge Court. Public police logs do not provide details, however.
On Tuesday, June 10 at 5:37 p.m., the police received a complaint about a man trying to crawl through a dog door at a Park City house. The man is the resident’s husband, the police say, and he was reportedly intoxicated.
At 5:10 p.m., several kids were reportedly seen trying to kill birds on the 2200 block of Monitor Drive.
At 4:57 p.m., the police were called to Park City High School, where a clear plastic bag was found with orange-colored liquid inside. The police were told the bag had a firecracker and a fuse. Earlier, at 4:01 p.m., the Police Department received a report of four or five kids lighting fireworks at the high school.
The police asked bicycle riders to leave the skate park at 3:35 p.m.
On Monday, June 9 at 1:37 p.m., someone reported a television was stolen on Prospector Avenue.
At 10:41 a.m., the police were told raccoons might be living in an abandoned house on the 900 block of Park Avenue.
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