July 7, 2009
Firefighters say there were not major problems on the 4th of July
The Park City Police Department last weekend handled numerous complaints about people setting off fireworks in the city, but firefighters said there were no fires reported during the 4th of July weekend.
Bob Zanetti, an assistant chief in the Park City Fire District, said his crews received 50 calls on Independence Day and the next day. He said most of them were not related to fireworks.
"We were busy, for sure," Zanetti said.
The Park City Police Department, meanwhile, received numerous complaints about fireworks being set off. Some of the calls to the Police Department included:
On Sunday, July 5 at 11:53 p.m., a 6-year-old boy was seen lighting fireworks while holding them in his hand. The boy’s parents were not with him, the police were told.
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On Saturday, July 4 at 11:20 p.m. fireworks were reported at the skateboard park in City Park.
At 11:34 p.m. on Independence Day, the police received a report of kids throwing fireworks at passing cars on King Road.
At 10:11 p.m. someone complained about fireworks being lit on Doc Holliday Drive.
At 8:25 p.m., people were reportedly lighting fireworks at a pool on the 1400 block of Empire Avenue.
At 7:34 p.m., fireworks were reported on the 500 block of Deer Valley Drive.
At 1:06 p.m., the police received a complaint that a firework hit an 11-year-old girl on the 300 block of Main Street. Someone on a balcony lit the firework, the police were told, and five or six men were seen there.
On Friday, July 3 at 9:33 p.m., a firework reportedly landed on lawn furniture on Doc Holliday Drive. It burned a hole in the furniture, the police were told.
Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:
On Sunday, July 5 at 8:42 p.m., someone on Lucky John Drive contacted the police with a report of a broken water line. The line was on a baseball field at Park City High School, the police were told, and water was running to Lucky John Drive.
At 5:01 p.m., the police received a complaint that a girl in Utah Valley had run away and might be in Park City. The girl is 17 years old.
A man, reportedly drunk and in his 50s, was seen walking in and out of a store on Park Avenue at 2:59 p.m.
A mountain bike and other goods were reportedly stolen from a garage on Park Avenue sometime before 9:54 a.m. Earlier that morning, at 7:21 a.m., someone told the police a bicycle was taken from a spot off Three Kings Drive, close to the Park City Golf Course.
At 4:48 a.m., a man reportedly ran in front of a Police Department sport utility vehicle on S.R. 224 and into some nearby fields. The police said it was unclear why the man was running, and the case was classified as being suspicious.
An assault was reported at 12:31 a.m. on Kearns Boulevard. Public police logs do not provide details.
On Saturday, July 4 at 7:21 p.m., 10 or 11 people, reportedly bald and some carrying baseball bats, were seen on Sullivan Road, a small street on the edge of City Park. The police indicated the case involved criminal mischief, but public police logs did not provide details. Earlier, at 6:13 p.m., a fight was reported on the same road. No weapons were involved, the police said.
A 50-year-old man was involved in a bicycle accident on Meadows Drive at 12:48 p.m. An ambulance was called. Public police logs do not provide details.
Kids were reportedly seen throwing water balloons at people from the balcony of an apartment complex close to Park Avenue and Empire Avenue.
The Police Department received a report that an assault occurred the night before on the 300 block of Main Street. Someone contacted the police at 9:31 a.m.
On Friday, July 3 at 3:23 p.m., a bicycle was reported stolen in the Richardson Flats area east of Prospector.
On Thursday, July 2 at 6:11 p.m., five nail guns, a chainsaw and other tools were reported stolen from a site on Crestline Drive.
At 2:37 p.m., the police were called to Daly Avenue, where someone reportedly was shooting a gun in the mountainous terrain south of the street. The police, though, said there was nobody shooting a gun.
At 10:03 p.m., the police received a complaint that a cash box was stolen during a break-in on Main Street. The police said the window on a door was broken at the site as well. There were only coins in the cash box, the police said.
On Wednesday, July 1 at 12:09 p.m., the police received a complaint of an online fraud case, with the loss estimated at $4,000. The case occurred in the week before the police received the report. Public police logs do not provide details.
At 11:30 a.m., someone reportedly threw knives at a wall on Park Avenue.
On Tuesday, June 30 at 8:11 p.m., dispatchers received a 911 call reporting bicyclists in the skateboard park in City Park. Bicyclists are prohibited from using the park, and the police have received repeated complaints in recent weeks. It is unusual, though, for someone to call 911 to report the encroaching bicyclists.
A sprinkler reportedly broke sometime before 1:40 a.m. on the 1700 block of Park Avenue.
On Monday, June 29 at 5:09 p.m., kids were reportedly skateboarding in an underground garage on the 700 block of Main Street.