April 6, 2010
Snowy weather blamed in series of accidents in Park City
The Park City Police Department received a string of reports about traffic accidents last week related to the late-season snowstorms that have struck.
The accidents appeared to be minor, according to police logs, with many of them involving vehicles that skid off roads in the slick conditions.
Some of the accidents included:
Two vehicles reportedly slid off the road on Marsac Avenue at 4:56 a.m. on Sunday, April 4.
On Friday, April 2 at 11:54 p.m., a driver slid off the road near the Solamere Drive-Telemark Drive intersection. Nobody was injured. Just earlier, at 11:08 a.m., an accident was reported at the Deer Valley Drive-Royal Street intersection.
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A police officer stopped and offered assistance to a driver who slid off the road on Interstate 80 eastbound at Parleys Summit. The slide-off was reported at 6:26 a.m. on Thursday, April 1.
On Thursday, March 31 at 8:24 p.m., several vehicles reportedly slid off the road on the Mine Road. Earlier that day, at 8:07 a.m., a driver reportedly slid off the Mine Road.
The Police Department normally cautions drivers to slow down in snowy weather and leave plenty of stopping space between themselves and the driver in front of them.
Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:
The police handled what was reported as an intoxication case in a hallway in a building on Prospector Avenue. The police said a medical crew was called, but public police logs did not provide details.
An ambulance and another vehicle collided on Silver Star Court at 3:47 p.m. The police said nobody was injured, but the vehicles were damaged.
Someone contacted the police at 1:58 p.m., reporting that a driver was on Holiday Ranch Loop Road in a sport utility vehicle with a snow-covered windshield. The police tried to find the driver, but public police logs did not indicate whether an officer tracked down the sport utility vehicle.
The police received a report at 12:56 p.m. that $400 worth of wine was taken the night before from an establishment on the 400 block of Main Street. The police were told there are surveillance tapes, but the Police Department did not provide additional details on its logs. It was not clear how many bottles were reportedly taken.
At 8:27 a.m., the glass on a menu board on the 300 block of Main Street was found broken, and the police were told other businesses suffered damage as well.
A stop sign was knocked over at the Main Street-Heber Avenue intersection at approximately 8:19 a.m.
A fight between people at a nightclub was reported on the 400 block of Main Street at 1:18 a.m., with at least one of the people suspected to be involved ordered to leave. The person then might have broken a window while leaving, the police were told.
On Saturday, April 3 at 4:26 p.m., someone told the police they lost a wallet on the ski slopes at Deer Valley Resort. The person said the wallet might have been lost on Flagstaff Mountain or Bald Mountain.
Rented skis were reportedly stolen from inside a vehicle on Sidewinder Drive at 9:13 a.m.
On Friday, April 2 at 7:22 p.m., the Public Works Department was summoned to dislodge a truck that was stuck on the 1200 block of Little Kate Road. The police said a backhoe and chain were requested.
At 10:16 a.m., someone on McHenry Avenue called the police reporting that a moving truck was parked in the middle of the road. It was blocking traffic, the police were told.
On Thursday, April 1 at 7:56 p.m., a car was seen parked in a handicapped spot without a tag. The car was in a privately controlled lot, the police were told.
At 3:09 p.m., workers at a store on the 900 block of Iron Horse Drive reported catching a suspected shoplifter. The person was in custody.
On Wednesday, March 31 at 7:21 p.m., two boys suspected of shoplifting were detained at a store on the 900 block of Iron Horse Drive.
An accident involving three cars was reported on the 800 block of Park Avenue at 3:18 p.m. The police said nobody was injured, but the vehicles were damaged.
A man suspected of shoplifting was reported on the 1500 block of Snow Creek Drive at 12:03 p.m.
At 8:30 a.m., a student at Park City High School was warned against skipping classes.
On Tuesday, March 30 at 3:10 p.m., the police received a report of a group of boys appearing to be in high school jogging across Bonanza Drive outside a crosswalk. A woman driving on Bonanza Drive almost hit them, the police were told. The driver wanted the police to find the joggers and warn them.
On Monday, March 29 at 6:31 p.m., kids were reportedly throwing snowballs at drivers at the Deer Valley Drive-Aerie Drive intersection.
A woman reportedly drove to a large trash bin, dumped trash inside even though she did not have the permission to do so and then drove off. The bin was on the 600 block of Main Street, and the police received the complaint at 2:28 p.m.