July 8, 2008
Numbers knocked off mailbox after fireworks ignited inside
Someone ignited fireworks inside a mailbox on July 5, the Park City Police Department said, one of a series of fireworks-related calls the police handled during the week of Independence Day.
The department said the address numbers on the outside of the Moray Court mailbox were blown off when the fireworks exploded. Public police logs do not provide details about the case, however.
On the 4th of July, police officers received numerous complaints about fireworks. Some of the calls included:
At 11:43 p.m. someone called the police from American Saddler Drive, where someone was reportedly launching fireworks. Police officers, though, did not find problems.
Earlier, at 11:36 p.m., fireworks were reported at Park City High School.
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Someone called the police from Lucky John Drive at 11:05 p.m. reporting someone was setting off fireworks.
The day before, Thursday, July 3, the police received a complaint at 10:17 p.m., of people setting off fireworks at a vacant house on Meadows Drive.
On Monday, June 30 at 9:21 p.m., kids were reportedly seen lighting fireworks on the 2600 block of Lucky John Drive, near Park City High School.
Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:
On Sunday, July 6 at 2:08 a.m., someone called police officers to Norfolk Avenue, where a loud party was reported next door to the caller. The officers warned the noisy people.
At 12:59 a.m., the police received a call from the 600 block of Main Street, where a bicycle might have been stolen, the police said. Public police logs, however, do not provide details, including what brand of bicycle is in question and where it was sitting.
On Saturday, July 5, the Police Department continued receiving complaints about fireworks, with people on streets like Meadows Drive and Solamere Drive calling dispatchers that night.
At 6:41 p.m., someone on Gold Dust Lane told the police money was taken from a wallet stored in a locker in a business.
The Police Department at 2:30 p.m., received a complaint of a car break-in on the 1800 block of Prospector Avenue. The case occurred the night before, the police were told, and a car stereo was lost.
Water was reportedly seen gushing from a manhole cover on Sandridge Avenue at 12:58 p.m.
A police officer stopped on Deer Valley Drive near the Old Town roundabout after noticing someone put municipal barricades in the road to advertise a garage sale.
At 8:09 a.m., a porcupine carcass was reported in the center lane of S.R. 248.
On Friday, July 4 at 9:44 p.m., a fight was reported at the tennis courts at City Park. The police said they arrested three people, and three police vehicles were summoned. Public police logs do not provide details about charges against the three.
At 7:33 p.m., the police warned a person on Empire Avenue of Park City’s leash laws.
The police received a complaint at 5 p.m. of friends leaving a 16-year-old boy under a table and drunk on Park Avenue. A medical crew was called.
A police officer wrote a driver a speeding ticket at 4:10 p.m. at the Deer Valley Drive-Short Line Road intersection. The police said the person was driving 61 mph in a 40 mph zone. Earlier that day, at 7:59 a.m., a driver was pulled over on the 2000 block of Park Avenue. The driver was caught at 55 mph in a spot where the speed limit is 40 mph.
On Thursday, July 3 at 10:47 p.m., the police received a complaint of a group of men in a parking lot on the 1900 block of Prospector Avenue. They were drinking and blaring their car horns, the police were told.
At 6:57 p.m., a police officer wrote a driver a ticket on a count of failing to use a signal at the Deer Valley Drive-Main Street intersection. The officer warned the driver against speeding and a left-turn violation, the police said. The police said the driver was stopped at 60 mph in a 40 mph zone.
A person became stuck in an elevator at 6:50 a.m. on the 2900 block of Deer Valley Drive. The Park City Fire District was called.
On Wednesday, July 2 at 6:05 p.m., the police were called to the 1700 block of Park Avenue, where a man reportedly cashed a check, walked to the back of a store and left with something. The police were told the person might not have paid for the item. Public police logs do not provide details about what might have been taken.
At 1:02 p.m., the Police Department received a report of a shoplifter on the 1500 block of Snow Creek Drive.
At 9:09 a.m., a person in a red-colored Ford car was seen backing into a motorcycle on the 500 block of Swede Alley, the police were told. The person in the Ford left, public police logs said.
On Tuesday, July 1 at 9:17 a.m., the police received a report of someone driving a silver-colored Audi hitting and knocking over a motorcycle on the 1300 block of Snow Creek Drive.
On Monday, June 30 at 10:39 p.m., someone on Quaking Aspen Court called the police reporting seeing an extension cord between a trailer and a house. The person wanted the Building Department to investigate.
At 4:28 p.m., four kids were warned against riding bicycles in the skate park at City Park.