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Snowplow catches on fire while on a route on the edge of Solamere

A City Hall snowplow caught fire just before 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4, as Park City grappled with the first major snowstorm of the season.

The snowplow was in the vicinity of Solamere Drive and Rising Star Lane, on the edge of Solamere, according to the Park City Police Department.

The Public Works Department said investigators discovered a hydraulic leak inside the snowplow. The leak dripped onto the alternator, the fluid heated up, ignited and the fire spread to an air filter, said Pace Erickson, who directs the operations in Public Works.

The snowplow driver put out the fire with an extinguisher. Nobody was injured. Erickson said the snowplow was repaired and put back into service.

Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:

On Sunday, Nov. 9 at 2:24 a.m., police officers handled an alcohol case at the Park Avenue-Iron Horse Drive intersection. Public police logs do not provide details.

A drunken-driving case was reported at the Marsac Avenue-Hillside Avenue intersection at 1:46 a.m. Public police logs did not clearly indicate whether somebody was arrested.

The Police Department was called to the 300 block of Swede Alley at 1:22 a.m., when someone told the police a man was possibly drunk.

Someone called the police at 12:32 a.m. reporting a car was blocking a garage on the 200 block of Main Street. The car was a green-colored Honda, and the person who called the police wanted the vehicle moved.

A loud party was reported on Holiday Ranch Loop Road at 2:13 a.m.

On Saturday, Nov. 8 at 1:36 p.m., the police received a report of somebody selling firewood out of a vehicle on S.R. 224.

At 1:31 p.m., an alarm was triggered inside a condominium. No windows were broken, however, a person at the condominium told the police. Public police logs did not provide an address nor did they include details.

Someone complained of a neighbor spraying with a high-pressure water hose on Hackney Court. The water was reaching the neighbor’s house, the police were told.

At 9:19 a.m., the Police Department received a complaint of someone throwing a rock through a back window of a restaurant on the 500 block of Main Street.

At 12:55 a.m., the police received a report of somebody blocking Main Street on the 500 block of the street. The police classified the incident as an intoxication case. Just earlier, at 12:42 a.m., an intoxicated person was reported in the vicinity of Main Street and Swede Alley.

The police received a complaint about barking dogs on Belle Starr Court at 12:15 a.m. The person told the police the dogs were waking up "the whole neighborhood," according to police reports.

On Friday, Nov. 7 at 8:04 p.m., a traffic accident was reported on the 400 block of Main Street. The police were told a woman driving one of the cars tried to leave. The accident occurred in front of a nightclub, the police were told, but the phone call disconnected before police dispatchers could obtain additional information.

At 1:01 p.m., a driver on the 1800 block of Kearns Boulevard hit another driver from behind.

The Police Department received a complaint at 11:14 a.m. of somebody writing checks on someone else’s account. Somebody on Sidewinder Drive reported the case, and the police classified the report as fraud.

A dead raccoon was found in the road on S.R. 248 at 9:49 a.m.

On Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7:02 p.m., a dog bit a man on Oak Leaf Court, the police said. The police were told the dog was not on a leash. The victim told the police he believes he knows where the dog’s owner lives.

At 1:59 a.m., two boys on snowboards were seen in the skateboard park at City Park.

On Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 4:35 p.m., a truck collided with another truck on the 2000 block of Park Avenue.

The Police Department at 1:17 p.m. received a complaint of student who was truant from Park City High School.

A truck and trailer reportedly slid into a parked vehicle and a fence close to the Norfolk Avenue-12th Street intersection at 8:43 a.m.

A vehicle caught fire on S.R. 248 at 8:30 a.m. The police said a woman and four-year-old escaped from the vehicle.

On Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 9:11 p.m., someone on Annie Oakley Drive set off fireworks, the police were told. Officers warned the people to stop.

On Monday, Nov. 3 at 7:46 p.m., a taxi driver went to the police station on Park Avenue to report somebody lost their money in the taxi the night before. The police said the money was lost on Main Street.


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