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Shopping carts turn up off the premises of grocery stores

People found shopping carts off the properties of grocery stores last week, with the Park City Police Department twice receiving reports of the carts turning up elsewhere.

On Sunday, Feb. 21, someone reported finding five shopping carts in an underground garage on the 1500 block of Park Avenue. The police received the report at 10 p.m. The shopping carts belong to a grocery store, someone told the police.

At 5:31 a.m., seven shopping carts were found abandoned at a bus stop on the 1700 block of Park Avenue.

Both of the locations are close to two grocery stores. Abandoned shopping carts are sometimes seen at bus stops that are near the major grocers in Park City, apparently used by visitors who take the carts to the bus stop and then abandon them when they board the bus.

Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:

On Sunday, Feb.21 at 10:26 p.m., the police were called to the 400 block of Main Street, where the manager of a nightclub said two people had tried to leave without paying the tab. One of the people, a woman, was stopped but continued to refuse to pay, the police were told.

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A man was found on a bench in the Old Town transit center at 6:12 p.m. He was reportedly intoxicated.

Someone became upset with a barking dog on Little Kate Road at 3:38 p.m. There was a dispute between the person and a neighbor once a report was filed with Summit County Animal Control officials, the police said.

A kitchen fire was reported on Royal Street at 12:44 p.m.

The Police Department received a faxed-in report that skis had been stolen on the 2000 block of Deer Valley Drive. The police received the complaint at 10:14 a.m.

A white van reportedly slid off the road on Marsac Avenue at 8:19 a.m. The van went into a snow bank, the police were told, and an ambulance was called. It was not clear from public police logs which section of Marsac Avenue the driver was on.

A snowboarder was reportedly seen sliding down a staircase at the China Bridge garage at 7:37 a.m.

On Saturday, Feb. 20 at 9:54 p.m., someone called the police reporting people in a hot tub on Woodside Avenue were having a loud party.

A traffic accident involving a taxi and another vehicle was reported on the 600 block of Deer Valley Loop Road at 8:16 p.m. The police said the taxi slid into a snow bank and then another driver slid into the taxi. The police said nobody was injured.

On Friday, Feb. 19 at 11:51 p.m., 911 emergency dispatchers received a complaint that someone had been thrown out of a nightclub on the 200 block of Main Street and was not let back inside to retrieve his coat.

Someone contacted the police at 9:19 a.m. reporting that smoke was seen coming from a refrigerator on Prospector Avenue. There was also the smell of something burning, the police were told. There might have been an electrical malfunction, according to what the Police Department was told.

On Thursday, Feb. 18 at 3:18 p.m., a vehicle on the 1400 block of Park Avenue was reported to have been sideswiped by another. The police said the driver left the scene.

A fight reportedly broke out close to a bus stop on Prospector Avenue at 2:20 a.m. The fisticuffs involved approximately 10 people, the police were told. Public police logs did not provide details.

On Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 9:33 p.m., the police received a complaint about people having a party in a hot tub. The party reportedly was occurring on Woodside Avenue, and the person who complained was on nearby Norfolk Avenue.

A young moose was seen in a backyard on Estates Circle at 6:18 p.m.

On Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 6:41 p.m., a taxi van reportedly ran out of gas on Park Avenue. The van was seen in the middle lane of Park Avenue.

The Police Department received a report of people hearing the yipping sounds of coyotes in the vicinity of the parking lot outside the National Ability Center at Quinn’s Junction. The animal noises were heard in the morning, the police were told, and an animal might have been injured, the police were told. State wildlife officials were contacted.

On Monday, Feb. 15 at 5:53 p.m., a driver hit a vehicle and left the scene on the 800 block of Park Avenue.

At 11:05 a.m., a woman reportedly put up signs on the 500 block of Main Street blocking off parking spaces.