July 2, 2009
Neighbor suspects powerful fireworks set off in Old Town
The Park City Police Department received a complaint about a suspected powerful firework in Old Town on Saturday, June 27.
Somebody called dispatchers at 8:06 p.m. from Hillside Avenue saying a neighbor might be using fireworks known as M-80s. The person might be trying to "blow up (the) backyard," the police were told.
Public police logs did not provide details, though.
M-80s, as well as numerous other types of fireworks, are prohibited locally. Less powerful fireworks, though, can be used in the period around the 4th of July.
Hillside Avenue is a small street linking the top of Main Street with Marsac Avenue.
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Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:
On Sunday, June 28, at 10:59 p.m., somebody called the Police Department requesting an officer to talk to some young skateboarders about staying out of a common area on the 1100 block of Deer Valley Drive. They have not listened in the past, the police were told.
At 8:44 p.m., the authorities received a request for help from someone trying to get a bird out of a building on the 1800 block of Sidewinder Drive. The Police Department indicated it does not have the equipment to catch a bird, and it appeared from public police logs that Summit County Animal Control or the Park City Fire District might be contacted.
The police received a call from the 200 block of Main Street at 8:01 p.m., when a person in a truck was reportedly screaming at customers of a nearby business. The caller wanted an officer to respond.
At 6:52 p.m., a person in a truck was reportedly playing loud music at the skateboard park at City Park.
Someone in Park Meadows called the police at 1:24 p.m. reporting that a teenage grandson had taken some money from the grandparent. Public police logs did not provide details.
At 6:28 a.m., a man on the 1800 block of Sidewinder Drive reportedly broke down a door and punched walls inside a hotel. The caller wanted the man removed from the hotel.
On Saturday, June 27 at 10:05 p.m., the police were called to Aspen Springs Drive, where several people reportedly might be disrupting a wedding. The people were "getting very out of hand," according to police logs. The caller warned the police a dispute might occur.
At 4:45 p.m., a police officer warned a person riding a bicycle against using the skate park in City Park, where bicycles are prohibited.
The Police Department received three complaints within six hours of each other of someone tampering with circuit breakers at houses. One was reported at 11:54 a.m., with the person saying the power at the Thaynes Canyon Drive property went out the night before. The person had heard noises outside and later discovered a circuit breaker had been turned off. The other two were reported earlier in the morning. One was on Claim Jumper Court and the other on Thaynes Canyon Drive.
On Thursday, June 2 at 10:06 p.m., young men were reportedly trying to get inside a hotel where they were not staying on the 2100 block of Park Avenue. A group of cheerleaders were scheduled to stay there starting the next day, the police were told.