January 13, 2009
Snowboarders tell the police their equipment was taken
The Park City Police Department last week continued receiving complaints about snowboard thefts, extending a run of the reports that started as crowds arrived during the holidays.
Some of the reports last week included:
On Sunday, Jan. 11, two snowboards were reported taken from Park Avenue at 10:52 a.m. The equipment was rented, and the police were told the snowboards were last seen the night before.
On Saturday, Jan. 10, at 10:06 p.m., a snowboard was reportedly swiped from a front porch on Empire Avenue.
On Friday, Jan. 9, at 8:04 p.m., the police received reports of stolen snowboards on the 1300 block of Lowell Avenue and the 700 block of Main Street.
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On Thursday, Jan. 8, at 3:17 p.m., snowboard equipment was reported stolen on the 1300 block of Lowell Avenue.
Skiers in recent weeks have also told the police thieves have taken their equipment.
Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week include:
On Sunday, Jan. 11, at 4:08 p.m., the police received a call from someone reporting there might be a roof on fire on Venus Court. Investigators found a dirty chimney that was letting off smoke, according to the Police Department. People inside evacuated the residence as a precaution.
A car accident was reported on the 600 block of Park Avenue at 12:49 p.m. Public police logs did not provide details, but it did not appear from the records that anybody was injured.
A bracelet valued at $1,000 was reportedly taken from an address on Deer Valley Drive. The Police Department received the report at 12:35 p.m., but the police were told the bracelet was taken sometime between Christmas and New Year’s.
A driver ran into a snowbank on the 2200 block of Meadows Drive and hit a metal post, the police said. The vehicle suffered a punctured radiator, according to the police.
A wallet was taken on Main Street at approximately 12:57 a.m. Someone called the police from the 900 block of Park Avenue reporting the wallet missing.
The police were called to the 1700 block of Prospector Avenue at 12:11 a.m. after the front and back doors of a hotel were found shattered. The police were told nothing was taken, however.
On Saturday, Jan. 10, at 3:36 p.m., snowboarders were spotted in the skate park in City Park. Snowboarding is not allowed in the skate park, and a police officer warned the snowboarders.
The police handled what was described as a drunken-driving case on the 1700 block of Bonanza Drive. Public police logs do not provide details.
On Thursday, Jan. 8, at 11:13 p.m., the police received a complaint that a man, who was described as being drunk, repeatedly left a room while he was naked. The building is on Sidewinder Drive.
A fire was reported in a kitchen on Norfolk Avenue at 11 p.m. The residents fled the building.
On Wednesday, Jan. 7, at 4:27 p.m., an accident was reported at the S.R. 248-Homestake Road intersection. The police said somebody was injured, but public police logs do not provide details.
At 12:48 a.m., the police received a complaint that a man, described as being in his early 20s, was trying to break into a vehicle. The vehicle was at the Park Avenue-11th Street intersection. The man had brown curly hair, the police were told.
On Tuesday, Jan. 6, at 9:53 p.m., someone called the police from a hotel in Park City reporting a case of vandalism in one of the rooms. The police were told somebody turned on a faucet, flooding two rooms.
The police were told of a dispute between taxi drivers on the 800 block of Main Street at 1:15 a.m. One of the drivers left after the police were called. Public police logs do not provide details about the dispute.
On Monday, Jan. 5, at 2:28 p.m., a skier and snowboarder reportedly collided at Park City Mountain Resort. Public police logs do not provide details, but the resort’s ski patrol was also contacted, according to the Police Department.