January 27, 2009
Festival crowds park in no-parking zones and taxis draw complaints
Sundance Film Festival crowds kept the Park City Police Department busy last week, even as many observers said the revelry was scaled back from past years.
The police handled festival partiers, parking problems and complaints about taxis, among numerous other calls related to the festival crowds.
Some of the calls during the festival included:
On Saturday, Jan. 24 at 6:43 p.m., three people called the police reporting a man was naked on the 500 block of Main Street. The man was rubbing his backside on a door and yelling at women, the police were told. He was gone by the time the police arrived. Officers were told he left in a taxi.
At 5:34 p.m. on Jan. 24, someone complained that too many taxis were parked in front of a business on the 1700 block of Park Avenue. The person was worried they were parked in a fire zone.
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Approximately four demonstrators were seen outside a fur seller on the 600 block of Main Street at 2:23 p.m. on Jan. 24.
Approximately 15 cars were reportedly parked in places where parking was prohibited on the 1200 block of Little Kate Road, close to the Racquet Club. A Sundance screening room was inside the building.
Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:
On Sunday, Jan. 25 at 1:37 p.m., someone on the 1300 block of Lowell Avenue reported skis being stolen.
The police received a report at 11:26 a.m. of a snowplow hitting a car at the Ina Avenue-Sunrise Court intersection. Public police logs indicate nobody was injured. The logs do not provide details about the accident, including whether a City Hall snowplow or a private-sector one was involved.
Two dogs were seen running in and out of traffic on the 1700 block of Kearns Boulevard at 9:54 a.m.
The police were called to the 2000 block of Park Avenue at 2:49 a.m., when a woman was reportedly seen staggering and hiding in some bushes. An officer found two people and arrested at least one of them on an intoxication charge, the police logs said. It was unclear from the logs whether both were arrested.
A man was reportedly locked in a basement on the 400 block of Main Street at 2:22 a.m. He refused to leave the basement, the police were told.
A drunken-driving case was reported at the Deer Valley Drive-Aerie Drive intersection at 2:20 a.m.
The police responded to what was described as a party in a hot tub on Jupiter View Drive at 1:29 a.m.
An assault was reported on the 400 block of Main Street at 1:18 a.m.
On Saturday, Jan. 24 at 11:14 p.m., a dog was found in the snow close to Royal Street. The dog did not have a collar, the police said.
Kids were reportedly seen lighting fireworks on Park Avenue at 10:43 p.m. Police officers, though, did not find the kids.
At 10:14 p.m., someone on the 200 block of Main Street complained that people were throwing snowballs from a rooftop. The suspects ran away when they saw officers approaching, the police said.
At 2:58 p.m. and 2:42 p.m., the police received calls about water-line breaks. The first was reported on the 1400 block of Park Avenue, followed by one on Marsac Avenue. Earlier, at 2:20 p.m., a similar call was received from the 8900 block of Empire Club Drive.
At 2:39 a.m., the police reported bouncers were having difficulty with a crowd on the 700 block of Main Street.
On Friday, Jan. 23 at 8:53 p.m., there were complaints of parked cars blocking buses trying to leave a parking lot on the 1200 block of Little Kate Road. Public police logs indicate the cars might have been parked in a place where parking is prohibited. More cars reported to be parked in a no-parking zone were seen at 7:33 p.m. at the Sidewinder Drive-Wyatt Earp Way intersection.
At 5:22 p.m., eggs and other items were reportedly thrown at the windows and doors of a residence on Aspen Springs Drive.
The police received a report of two computers being stolen in the overnight hours on Main Street. The case was reported at 10:55 a.m. the next morning, and the police were told there is videotaped evidence.
At 7:50 a.m., someone reported their vehicle was broken into on the 1800 block of Prospector Avenue. One of the vehicle’s passenger-side windows was broken. A briefcase was taken from inside, the police said.
On Thursday, Jan. 22 at 9 p.m., a car break-in was reported on the 700 block of Main Street. A window was broken and an iPod taken, the police said. Earlier, at 6:39 p.m., a vehicle was reportedly broken into on the 1300 block of Lowell Avenue. A car stereo was taken.
A snowboard was reportedly stolen on the 1300 block of Lowell Avenue at 6:23 p.m.
A driver struck a person who was reported to be in a crosswalk on the 1700 block of Kearns Boulevard at 11:40 a.m. One of the vehicle’s side mirrors hit the person on the shoulder and back, the police said. Public police logs do not provide details.
On Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 4:09 p.m., someone reported their skis were stolen on the 1300 block of Lowell Avenue.
At 3:14 a.m., a man reportedly kicked a taxi driver on the 400 block of Main Street.
On Tuesday, Jan. 20 at 3:45 p.m., an assault was reported on the 300 block of Main Street. The case occurred the night before, the police said.
At 9 a.m., a person on Park Avenue told the police they discovered someone had stabbed a vehicle tire with scissors, leaving them in the tire. The victim suggested she might know of a suspect, the police said.
On Monday, Jan. 19 at 9:32 p.m., a suspected shoplifter was caught on the 600 block of Main Street. The person raised their voice after being confronted, the police were told.