January 7, 2009
Skiers and snowboarders continue to complain about stolen equipment
The Park City Police Department last week continued receiving reports of stolen skis and stolen snowboards at or in the vicinity of Park City Mountain Resort and Deer Valley Resort.
Ski and snowboard thefts are common during the busiest times of the ski season, and the period between Christmas and New Year’s is traditionally one of the most bustling stretches of the season.
Some of the cases reported in the last week included:
A snowboard was reported stolen at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 4 on the 1300 block of Lowell Avenue, where PCMR is located.
A snowboard was reported stolen at PCMR sometime before 3:34 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 3.
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Skis were reportedly stolen on the 1300 block of Lowell Avenue at 6:34 a.m. on Jan. 3.
On Friday, Jan. 2 at 5:30 p.m., someone reported their skis had been stolen on the 1300 block of Lowell Avenue.
On Tuesday, Dec. 30 at 6:13 p.m., skis were reported stolen on the 1300 block of Lowell Avenue. Just earlier, ski equipment was reported stolen on the same block.
Someone on the 7600 block of Royal Street told the police their skis were taken at 5:01 p.m.
The Police Department has long encouraged people to protect their skis at resorts by keeping track of them or checking them in at ski corrals. There has been a steady clip of similar complaints since crowds started arriving just before Christmas.
Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:
On Sunday, Jan. 4 at 11:21 a.m., the police received a complaint that tires had been slashed on two vehicles on the 1700 block of Kearns Boulevard. The same person reported both cases.
A traffic accident was reported between a taxi and a BMW on the 1700 block of Park Avenue.
The police were called to the 400 block of Main Street at 1:09 a.m., when a man reportedly kicked in a door. He was wearing a purple-colored shirt, the police said. Public police logs did not provide details about the case.
On Saturday, Jan. 3 at 10:05 p.m., a hit-and-run accident was reported on the 1900 block of Prospector Avenue. The police said the driver who left did not leave a note.
At 6:34 p.m., the police received a complaint that someone took a fur coat from the 300 block of Main Street. According to the police, approximately seven people entered a store. One of them took the coat, the police were told. The man was wearing a black jacket and jeans. The police were told the man is a Latino with short hair.
A person told the police at 5:08 p.m. someone tried to break into their truck, which was on the 2000 block of Prospector Avenue. A window had been broken, the police were told.
A City Hall bus hit a parked sport utility vehicle on the 1000 block of Park Avenue at 1:08 p.m.
Someone on Daly Avenue called the police at 6:27 a.m. reporting a stranger was in their home. The stranger was intoxicated, the police were told. The person inside told the police they woke up and discovered the stranger inside the apartment.
On Friday, Jan. 2 at 10:48 a.m. and at 10:49 a.m. the police received complaints of burglarized vehicles on the 300 block of Swede Alley. Meanwhile that day, the police received a report of someone breaking the back window of a car parked in the China Bridge garage, which is on Swede Alley.
On Thursday, Jan. 1 at 4:50 p.m., the police received a report that an argument had occurred on Daly Avenue about two dogs that were reportedly off leashes.
Someone called the police at 8:20 a.m. reporting construction crews were dumping trash in a neighbor’s bins on Park Avenue. Trash men had to make an extra trip, the police were told.
At 2:55 a.m., the police were called to the 1300 block of Lowell Avenue, where a person, who was described as being "irate," jumped over the front desk of a hotel to try to get to a clerk. The person yelled at the clerk, the police said.
At 2:06 a.m., three youngsters reportedly were seen jumping off planters on snowboards at the Old Town transit center on Swede Alley.
On Wednesday, Dec. 31 at 10:58 p.m., the police received a complaint of people being rowdy and loud on the 2000 block of Prospector Avenue. The police were told the people were drinking alcohol and appeared to be underage.
A sledding accident was reported at 3:37 p.m. on the 3100 block of Deer Valley Drive.
At 1:41 p.m., a dog reportedly attacked another dog as they passed each other while their owners were walking them. Public police logs do not provide details, including where the encounter occurred. The police said Summit County Animal Control would be contacted.
On Monday, Dec. 29 at 5:08 p.m., a driver reportedly struck a pedestrian with the vehicle’s mirror on Empire Avenue.
A vehicle was reportedly broken into on the 1000 block of Park Avenue. The police received the report at 2:24 p.m. Another vehicle break-in was reported at 1:31 a.m. on the 1300 block of Lowell Avenue.