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Officers field complaints about parking problems and loud parties

The Park City Police Department last weekend, the opening weekend of the Sundance Film Festival, responded to numerous complaints that are typical for the festival, with people telling the police the festival-goers were noisy and parking where they shouldn’t.

There did not appear to be reports of serious violence, though, although some people were seen acting up, according to public police logs. Police officers working Main Street over the weekend said on several occasions there had not been serious cases.

The police are guarding the crowds in Park City for the festival with roving teams of officers and other officers on patrols in their sport utility vehicles.

Some of the cases reported to the Police Department last week included:

On Sunday, Jan. 24 at 11:56 p.m., the police received a complaint that a man reportedly attacked a bouncer on the 600 block of Main Street. The suspect had been detained near the front door.

At 11:56 a.m., someone at Treasure Mountain International School called with information that three people had been found behind the school appearing to be setting up a film shoot. It was not clear from public police logs what the people were preparing to film.

Someone called the police at 10:18 p.m. from the 1200 block of Kearns Boulevard telling dispatchers that the music at The Yard entertainment venue was "extremely loud," according to police logs. The music kept the person awake, the police were told.

The Police Department at 8:30 p.m. received a report that a woman who had lost a cell phone called the number to find a man answering the phone. The man demanded $200 for the phone’s return, the police were told. The man told the woman he was headed to Salt Lake City. The original call to the police was made from the 1700 block of Park Avenue.

Two kids were reportedly seen playing with a fog machine on Aspen Springs Drive at 8:10 a.m.

At 5:49 p.m., the police received a complaint that up to a dozen vehicles were parked in no-parking zones on Little Kate Road. Earlier that day, at 1:48 p.m., a similar report was filed from Little Kate Road.

The police received a complaint at 5:22 p.m. from the 600 block of Main Street that a man was attempting to sell counterfeit credentials. He wore jeans and a hooded sweat shirt, the police were told. Public police logs did not indicate what sort of credentials the person reportedly had for sale.

A white sport utility vehicle was parked on the runaway-truck lane off the Mine Road at 4:56 p.m.

At 3:22 p.m., a parking-enforcement officer requested a police officer to assist in a dispute about a parking ticket on the 200 block of Main Street.

Someone called the police at 8:48 a.m. reporting two vehicles had been broken into in an underground parking garage on the 1400 block of Three Kings Drive.

At 3:49 a.m., two beer bottles were reportedly thrown at a police sport utility vehicle on the 700 block of Main Street.

A woman, described as being partially clothed and intoxicated, reportedly was seen cursing at a man on the 500 block of Main Street at 3:35 a.m.

On Saturday, Jan. 23 at 11:45 p.m., people on park Avenue reportedly were in a hot tub breaking glass and being noisy.

The police responded to a report of a fight in front of a nightclub on the 400 block of Main Street at 11:29 p.m. A little earlier, in what appears to be a separate case, the police responded to the same block at 11:01 a.m. after receiving a complaint about an overcrowded nightclub and the possibility that a woman had been injured.

At 10:42 p.m., the police were called to the intersection of Woodside Avenue and 12th Street to assist with a 40-foot-long limousine that had reportedly slid off the road. A tow truck was needed, the police said.

At 8:15 p.m., a man was reportedly choking people at a concert on the 1300 block of Lowell Avenue. Public police logs did not provide details, including whether anyone was injured.

The police received a complaint at 12:24 p.m. from Woodside Avenue, where cars were parked in front of a house. The person at the house said they could not drive into the driveway and the cars were blocking a snowplow from clearing the driveway. One of the people in the cars responded with a profanity, the police were told.

At 9:57 a.m., one young person reportedly assaulted another one with a knife on lower Iron Horse Loop. It was not clear from public police logs whether the victim was injured.

A suspected drunken-driving case was reported in the area of Main Street and Swede Alley at 3:22 a.m.

The police received a complaint about what was described as a dispute between the drivers of a taxi and a limousine on Woodside Avenue. The police were told the limousine driver was trying to drive the taxi off the road.

On Friday, Jan. 22 at 10:45 a.m., the police told a film crew not to block the sidewalk on the 500 block of Main Street.

A suspected truancy case was reported at Park City High School at 8:41 a.m.

A man reportedly threatened people with a knife on the 300 block of Main Street at 12:14 a.m.

On Thursday, Jan. 21 at 1:44 p.m., someone on the 300 block of Main Street complained that a festival-related sign had been posted on private property. The owner wanted the sign removed.

On Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 11:41 a.m., someone reported that grease pans had been tipped over behind a building on the 1300 block of Snow Creek Drive. There was "a big mess," the police were told.

On Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 8:06 a.m., a person on American Saddler Drive reported someone had driven into a mailbox made of stone masonry. The driver left, the police were told.

On Monday, Jan. 18 at 2:43 p.m., someone told the police a vehicle had been broken into on the 600 block of Deer Valley Drive. A passenger-side window had been smashed and items taken from inside. Public police logs did not provide details about the estimated loss.


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