September 1, 2009
Person sees a mountain lion or a really big house cat, the police say
The Park City Police Department received a complaint about an animal in Park Meadows that a witness said could have been a small mountain lion or an "extremely large house cat," according to police logs.
The animal was seen at the Lucky John Drive-Little Kate Road intersection. It went into the nearby brush, the police were told. It appeared to be prowling, police logs indicated.
The Police Department received the report at 6:36 p.m., but the sighting was at noon.
It was not clear from police logs whether the authorities determined what sort of animal it was. There have been occasional sightings of predators, including mountain lions and coyotes, in the Park City area.
Earlier this year, there were reports of a string of unexplained pet disappearances in Park Meadows. At the time, there were concerns a predator might have preyed on them.
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Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:
On Sunday, Aug. 30 at 8:48 p.m., the police received a complaint that fireworks had been set off in the neighborhood near Comstock Drive and Sunrise Circle.
At 5:56 p.m., someone called the police reporting that an ATM did not give out the correct amount of money. The cash machine is on the 500 block of Main Street, and the person wanted the business where it is located to reimburse the money.
A barking dog was reported on Aerie Drive at 6:21 a.m.
On Saturday, Aug. 29 at 7:57 p.m., the police received a complaint that between 10 and 15 people were shooting guns into a pile of dirt in the area of Guardsman Pass.
A man appearing to have been sleeping was seen inside a truck in a parking lot on Bonanza Drive at 4:26 p.m.
A toilet reportedly was smashed in a men’s bathroom on the 1300 block of Sullivan Road. The damage was reported at 3:02 p.m.
The police were called to the 1100 block of Deer Valley Drive at 2:08 a.m. after a private-sector security guard reported two men were harassing him. Their car had been towed, the police were told.
Police officers handled two drunken-driving cases within an hour of each other, one at 1:31 a.m. and the other at 12:53 a.m. The later one was on the 900 block of Park Avenue. The earlier one was on Bonanza Drive in close to the Iron Horse area. Public police logs did not provide details about either case.
On Friday, Aug. 28 at 12:31 a.m., a bicyclist was seen in the skateboard park in City Park. An officer warned the person. Bicyclists are prohibited from using the skateboard park, but they are regularly seen inside anyway.
At 8:53 a.m., the police received a report of jewelry being stolen from a girls’ locker room at Park City High School. The jewelry was taken during a volleyball game, the police were told. Public police logs do not provide details, including the estimated value of the jewelry.
The police were called to the 900 block of Park Avenue at 2:31 a.m. after receiving a complaint about lots of noise coming from a house.
At 2:29 a.m., the police received a report that someone might be breaking into a car on Woodside Avenue. Two men, appearing to a caller to be in their 30s, were walking on the street looking into windshields.
On Thursday, Aug. 27 at 9:08 p.m., dogs were reportedly barking close to the Meadows Drive-American Saddler Drive intersection. A responding officer, though, did not hear the barking.
The front license plate of a sport utility vehicle was stolen while the SUV was parked on Empire Avenue.
At 6:26 p.m., a goose was seen wrapped in wire off a Racquet Club Drive side street. The bird was hardly moving, the police were told.
At 3:32 p.m., furniture from a lobby was reportedly stolen from a place on Empire Club Drive.
Someone called the police at 2:33 p.m. from FJ Gillmor Way reporting that a car had been hit while it was parked and the owner was on a bicycle ride. The police classify the case as a hit-and-run accident.
A wallet was reportedly lost at City Park sometime before 1:55 p.m.
A person was reportedly seen using a fire extinguisher on the 600 block of Main Street, but there was not a fire, the police were told.
On Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 9:41 p.m., a person contacted the police requesting more traffic patrols in the neighborhood of the Lucky John Drive-Little Kate Road intersection. The person told the police drivers were speeding.
A hit-and-run traffic accident was reported on the 900 block of Iron Horse Drive at 2:13 p.m. The accident occurred earlier, the police were told. It occurred in a parking lot.
On Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 11:24 p.m., a man reportedly was going in and out of a nightclub on the 400 block of Main Street harassing people.
A hit-and-run traffic accident was reported on the 1700 block of Park Avenue at 12:33 p.m. The vehicle was in a parking lot. A short time before, at 12:13 p.m., a hit-and-run accident was reported on Monitor Drive.
On Monday, Aug. 24 at 4:47 p.m., someone called the police reporting they were stranded on a chairlift at Park City Mountain Resort.
At 1:58 p.m., the police received a complaint that 12 head of cattle were seen in a ditch off the Rail Trail. The cattle were seen close to Quinn’s Junction.
At 12:03 p.m., someone on Aspen Springs Drive complained that firecrackers had been set off in a mailbox.
A construction crew complained at 8:39 a.m. that a trailer on Aerie Drive had been broken into and tools had been taken.