April 13, 2010
Officers patrol Meadows Drive looking for speeding drivers, few caught
The Park City Police Department last week made numerous traffic stops, saying they caught some of the drivers speeding or breaking other traffic laws.
Some of the patrols included:
On Saturday, April 10 in the middle of the afternoon an officer monitored Meadows Drive for approximately an hour, logging 22 vehicles during the period. The police said two of the vehicles were clocked at more than the 25 mph speed limit. It was not clear from public police logs whether the officer stopped the two.
On Friday, April 9, in the middle of the morning, an officer was posted on Meadows Drive for approximately an hour, clocking 32 vehicles that passed. The police said three of the drivers were speeding, but public police logs did not indicate whether the people were stopped.
The Police Department has long instructed officers to conduct traffic patrols during down times. Regular Parkites have worried about speeding drivers for years.
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Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:
On Sunday, April 11 at 11:30 p.m., someone contacted the police reporting that a snowboard had been found on the 1200 bock of Empire Avenue.
Eight people reportedly were involved in a fight on the 1300 block of Lowell Avenue. The police received the report at 7:47 p.m.
Someone called the police at 3:13 p.m. from Park Avenue reporting that "some strange things are occurring" at the home. The person said a cell phone and other items turned up outside a window a few hours before she called the police.
The police received a call from someone on Good Trump Circle at 7:27 a.m. claiming that a renter left prior to a one-year lease expiring. The place was damaged and items were stolen from inside, the police were told. The Police Department indicated the dispute was a civil case instead of a criminal one.
On Saturday, April 10 at 7:08 p.m., someone on Lowell Avenue reported a party was happening in a house next door. The people were noisy, the police were told.
An altercation reportedly occurred on the 1700 block of Park Avenue at 6:07 p.m. The police classified the case as an assault, but public police logs did not provide details.
A transient reportedly was found sleeping under a bench inside a building on the 500 block of Park Avenue at 3:36 p.m.
At 10:16 a.m., someone contacted the police with questions about guns laws. The person purchased a home on High Street and planned to ship guns from a house in New York to Park City, according to the Police Department. The person wanted to learn what sort of permits he needed, public police reports indicated.
A suspected drunken driving case was reported at 2:02 a.m. at the Bonanza Drive-Deer Valley Drive intersection.
On Friday, April 9 at 11:53 p.m., the police received a complaint about kids on a balcony throwing snowballs at cars on the 7400 block of Royal Street.
Someone on the 1900 block of Prospector Avenue reported two tires being slashed, with the damage occurring sometime prior to the 2:31 p.m. call to the police.
Some kids were seen building what appeared to someone to be a landing ramp in the snow outside Treasure Mountain International School. The police received the report at 1:17 p.m., and it appeared to the person who contacted the police the landing ramp would be used by someone jumping off the roof on a snowboard.
A bird reportedly became stuck in a chimney on the 3300 block of American Saddler Drive at 9:47 a.m. Summit County Animal Control was contacted.
At 3:17 a.m., there was a report of water on Queen Esther Drive. It was not clear from public police logs whether a water pipe had broken or whether the water was from melting snow.
An officer stopped two pedestrians at the Deer Valley Drive-Park Avenue intersection at 2:24 a.m. The police said they were both intoxicated, and the officer told them to use a sidewalk.
On Thursday, April 8 at 4:51 p.m., someone told the police skis had been stolen from a ski corral on the 2200 block of Deer Valley Drive.
A window reportedly was kicked in on the 600 block of Main Street. The damage was reported at 3:06 p.m., but it occurred the night before, the police were told. The police did not immediately have a suspect.
A ski pass reportedly was stolen on the 1300 block of Lowell Avenue sometime before 12:21 p.m.
On Wednesday, April 7 at 9:54 p.m. a deer was seen wounded on a sidewalk on Kearns Boulevard close to the Park City Cemetery. Public police logs did not indicate whether the police had information about the nature of the injury.
At 2:24 p.m., up to six people were seen snowboarding off a retaining wall on High Street. The police were told cars were parked on the street.
A bus became stuck on the Mine Road at 7:31 a.m., effectively closing one lane, the police were told. The bus driver directed traffic around the obstacle, the police said.
At 7 a.m. the police received a complaint from the Main Street post office, where someone reportedly took recycling bins and punched a hole in the wall the night before.
Three reports of graffiti were filed from the 300 block of Main Street at just before 1 a.m.
On Tuesday, April 6 at 10:12 p.m. a vehicle was reportedly hit with snowballs on Holiday Ranch Loop Road.
Skis and police were reportedly taken from a storage area on Empire Club Drive at 10:45 a.m.
On Monday, April 5 at 9:14 p.m., the police received a report that a driver slid off the road on Marsac Avenue.
Skis were reported stolen from the 1300 block of Lowell Avenue at 2:15 p.m.
Someone on Lucky John Drive called the police at 8:59 a.m. reporting a window had been broken on the upper level of a building. The window faces the golf course at the Park Meadows Country Club.