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Burglars strike cars in Old Town, elsewhere in Park City

The Park City Police Department received a string of complaints of car break-ins last week, with people in Old Town and elsewhere claiming they were victimized.

Some of the cases included:

On Sunday, Aug. 17, at 11:13 a.m., when a break-in was reported on the 400 block of Swede Alley, where the China Bridge garage is located.

On Sunday, Aug. 17, at 1:14 a.m., when a person reported a break-in on the 2200 block of Deer Valley Drive, in the Snow Park area of Deer Valley.

On Friday, Aug. 15, at 3:07 p.m., when a vehicle was reportedly broken into on the 900 block of Norfolk Avenue.

On Thursday, Aug. 14, at 9:44 p.m., when a vehicle break-in was reported on the 1200 block of Park Avenue, near the Park City Library and Education Center. A Jeep Liberty’s window was broken, and the police said an iPod music player was taken. The passenger side of the Jeep was keyed and the suspects tried to break the windshield, the police said.

On Thursday, Aug. 14, at 6:55 a.m., when a vehicle break-in was reported on the 1200 block of Norfolk Avenue.

On Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 11:08 a.m., when a vehicle was reportedly burglarized on the 1900 block of Sidewinder Drive.

Vehicle burglars occasionally strike in Park City, with there sometimes being a series of cases. The police typically recommend people lock their vehicle doors and encourage people not to keep valuables in their cars.

People with information about the cases may call the Police Department at 615-5500.

On Sunday, Aug. 17, at 3:50 p.m., the police received a complaint of a five-gallon paint can in the road on Bonanza Drive. Drivers were going around the can, the police were told.

Someone driving a motorcycle on a mountain road between Park City and Midway called the police at 3:18 p.m. reporting a driver in a red Ford Thunderbird was running him off the road. The motorcycle driver called the police from Guardsman Connection, a street in Deer Valley on the route to Guardsman Pass.

On Saturday, Aug. 16, at 7:56 p.m., the police were summoned to the 600 block of Main Street, where two teenage girls might have shoplifted from a store. The police were told the store’s shoplifting alarm was triggered. The girls then fled, the police said.

A woman approached the police at 3:42 p.m. on the 1300 block of Lowell Avenue after, according to the police, a man rammed her while they were on the nearby Alpine Slide. The woman told the police she wanted to obtain information about the man. She refused medical assistance twice, the police said.

A hit-and-run traffic accident was reported at 2:47 p.m. on the 1400 block of Munchkin Road.

On Friday, Aug. 15, at 9:36 p.m., a police officer stopped a driver on the 1100 block of Deer Valley Drive, saying the driver was speeding. The police said the driver was clocked at 59 mph in a 40-mph zone. The officer wrote the person a ticket. Earlier, at 9:01 p.m., the police stopped a driver at the Deer Valley Drive-Bonanza Drive intersection. The driver was clocked at 52 mph in a 40 mph zone, but the officer wrote a ticket for 45 mph in the zone, the police said.

The police were called to the 600 block of Swede Alley, near its intersection with Heber Avenue, at 4:52 p.m., when an intoxicated man was reported. He refused to leave a restaurant, the police said, but departed onto Swede Alley.

Someone on the 1100 block of Park Avenue told the police at 2:55 a.m. a bicycle had been stolen from a driveway.

On Wednesday, Aug. 13, two assaults were reported at 2:40 p.m., including one that included roommates.

At 7:09 a.m., graffiti was found on a crane on the 200 block of Main Street.

On Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 8:51 p.m., a woman hit a deer while driving at the Deer Valley Drive-Bonanza Drive intersection. The woman was not injured. Public police logs do not provide details about the animal.

At 8:26 a.m., someone on the 2800 block of Holiday Ranch Loop Road reported their house and yard was toilet-papered the night before.

On Monday, Aug. 11, at 2:55 p.m., someone reported a bicycle had been stolen on the 1800 block of Prospector Avenue.

At 8:27 a.m., a hot-air balloon reportedly landed in a parking lot outside the Park City Ice Arena. Staffers at the arena asked the police to tell the pilot not to land in the parking lot.


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