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Lightning blamed for small fire in Deer Valley

Lightning caused a small fire in upper Deer Valley on Friday, Aug. 25, but it was extinguished quickly, the Park City Fire District said.

Tricia Hurd, the fire district’s spokesperson, said a crew was dispatched to the fire at 7:03 p.m. Its precise location was not immediately known.

She said the tree and surrounding vegetation caught fire. The crew extinguished the fire in less than 10 minutes, she said.

Incidents reported by the Park City Police Department last week included:

On Sunday, Aug. 27 at 9:55 p.m., the police received a complaint that a drunken husband assaulted his wife in Park City.

The police were called to a residence in Park City at 5:24 a.m. where a mother and a boy were reportedly fighting. The police arrested the juvenile on an assault charge.

The police received a complaint that a person left a gas station without paying on the 1600 block of Bonanza Drive at 9:09 a.m. The gas station later called the police reporting that the person paid the tab.

The police received a complaint at 9:15 a.m. that a vehicle suffered a broken windshield on the 900 block of Park Avenue. The police classified the case as criminal mischief.

At 1:46 a.m., the police found two underage people they said were drinking alcohol in their car in the April Mountain neighborhood. The two were cited and their parents arrived at 2:25 a.m., according to the police.

On Saturday, Aug. 26 at 11:47 p.m., the police found a man playing a guitar hooked up to an amplifier on the 400 block of Main Street. Officers warned him to leave Main Street and said he was violating Park City’s business-licensing regulations.

At 7:36 p.m., a pistol was reported stolen from a residence on the 2800 block of Lucky John Drive. The gun was stolen from a bedroom, the police said. The case is classified as a felony.

A hit-and-run traffic accident was reported on the 1700 block of Sidewinder Drive at 5:25 p.m. Authorities later arrested a suspect in Midway on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident and a driver-license count.

At 10:50 a.m., a motor home was reportedly stuck in a driveway near the intersection of Park Avenue and Kearns Boulevard. A tow truck was summoned to remove the motor home.

An oil spill was reported at 9:22 a.m. on April Mountain Drive. The Streets Department was called to clean up the spill.

The police arrested two people on drunken-driving charges in less than a half an hour, the first at 1:42 a.m. and the second at 2:05 p.m. The earlier arrest occurred at the China Bridge parking structure and the later one on the 1700 block of Little Kate Road.

On Friday, Aug. 25 at 10:25 p.m., the police fielded a complaint about a barking dog on the 600 block of Rossi Hill Drive. The police warned the dog’s owner.

At 8:17 p.m., the police arrested a man on a charge of criminal trespass at Park City High School.

At 5 p.m., the police were told that kids were rolling apples at the intersection of Park Avenue and Deer Valley Drive. An officer found the kids and they said they would stop.

On Thursday, Aug. 24 at 7:04 p.m., the police said they found six people using the skateboard park construction zone.

At 7:55 a.m., a vehicle burglary was reported on Shadow Ridge Road. The police said the case involved more than $200.

On Wednesday, Aug. 23 at 10:42 p.m., the police warned a driver for allowing a bicyclist to hang onto the vehicle while driving. The incident occurred at the intersection of Empire Avenue and Shadow Ridge Road.

A hit-and-run traffic accident was reported on the 1600 block of Lower Iron Horse Loop Road at 8:03 a.m.

On Tuesday, Aug. 22 at 9:17 p.m., a pit bull reportedly was refusing to leave a spot outside someone’s front door on the 1500 block of Little Kate Road. An officer found the dog’s owner, who was warned about Park City’s leash laws.

On Monday, Aug. 21 at 9:03 p.m., a laptop computer was reported stolen on the 1800 block of Sidewinder Drive. The police classified the case as a residential burglary.

A vehicle was reported burglarized at 7:16 p.m. on Three Kings Drive. The police said the case involved less than $50.

At 7:49 p.m., cash was reportedly taken from someone’s purse on the 1600 block of Captain Molly Drive.

A vehicle burglary was reported at 12:34 a.m. on the 900 block of Empire Avenue. The case involved less than $50, the police said.


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