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Person contacts the police with a report of mountain lion tracks on Rail Trail

Someone contacted the Park City Police Department with a report of what appeared to them to be mountain lion tracks on the Rail Trail.

The police received the information at 8:03 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5, but it is unclear from public police logs where the tracks were seen. Police logs indicate they were spotted in the vicinity of Prospector Avenue, which is close to the western terminus of the Rail Trail and in the busy Prospector business district.

It was not clear from police logs whether the tracks were those of a mountain lion. Owners frequently take their dogs on the Rail Trail.

A Police Department sergeant in November saw a mountain lion in the Aspen Springs neighborhood. There was a series of sightings in late 2007, with reports from Park Meadows, Prospector and the Snyderville Basin.

Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:

On Sunday, Dec. 7 at 11:06 a.m., the police received a complaint of a cleaning crew taking several items from a condominium. Public police logs do not provide details.

The police were called from Aspen Springs Drive at 9:35 a.m., when they received a report of an injured elk. The animal needed to be put down, but public police logs do not provide details, including a confirmation that the elk was destroyed.

At 9:07 a.m., the police were told of a car break-in inside a garage on the 2100 block of Park Avenue. The police said items were taken from the car, but logs do not indicate what was reportedly taken.

The police received a complaint at 8:02 a.m. of a menu board at a restaurant on the 300 block of Main Street being smashed.

On Saturday, Dec. 6 at 11:29 p.m., the police received a complaint from the 1900 block of Prospector Avenue about a loud party. The police were told people were on a balcony playing loud music.

A person complained to the police at 5:22 p.m., saying they received a parking ticket after being parked in a lot on the 1300 block of Lowell Avenue for 15 minutes. It is unclear from public police logs whether City Hall’s parking enforcement officers issued the ticket or if a private-sector firm wrote the ticket.

Someone called the police from Prospector Avenue at 5:13 p.m. complaining about what was described as a bad haircut the day before. The person told the police they did not want to pay for the haircut. The police indicated the case was a civil matter instead of a criminal one.

A shoplifting suspect was taken into custody at 4:26 p.m. on the 900 block of Iron Horse Drive at 4:26 p.m. Public police logs do not provide details about the case and whether a clerk or the police caught the person.

The police were called to the 500 block of Main Street at 2:55 p.m. after a man selling real estate was reportedly seen looking for business on Main Street. Just earlier, at 2:23 p.m., the police received a call reporting the same sort of behavior.

A water main reportedly broke at 12:43 a.m. on Prospect Avenue, with the police receiving a report that the water was up to three inches deep in some spots.

On Friday, Dec. 5 at 1:31 p.m., a truancy case was reported at Park City High School.

At 11:07 a.m., someone reported construction equipment being stolen in the vicinity of the 800 block of Park Avenue and Woodside Avenue.

Someone on the 1700 block of Park Avenue told the police two men had been stealing beer regularly. The police received the report at 1:25 a.m.

On Thursday, Dec. 4 at 8:11 a.m., a traffic accident was reported on Lucky John Drive, where a vehicle apparently slid into a tree. The police did not obtain a description of the vehicle.

On Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 1:29 p.m., two students were reported truant from Park City High School.

On Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 9:24 a.m., a hit-and-run traffic accident was reported on Four Lakes Drive.

On Monday, Dec. 1 at 10:57 a.m., a dog was found on the 500 block of Deer Valley Drive. The owner told police they would pick up the pet.


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