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Sundance officials call the police after man become upset with ticketing rules

Sundance Film Festival officials approached the Park City Police Department on Wednesday, Oct. 11 with a report that a man became upset after they explained to him festival ticket regulations, the police report.

According to Lt. Phil Kirk, the man did not understand the rules about Utahns’ ability to purchase tickets. He wanted more tickets than allowed, Kirk said.

He said the person threatened to organize his neighbors against Sundance although he did not mention specifics, according to Kirk.

The police were called and the suspect, who Kirk did not identify, acknowledged sending Sundance an e-mail complaining about the rules but said he did not make threats, Kirk said.

Sundance officials did not pursue charges, he said.

Sundance tickets are sought-after commodities, with lots of people complaining each year that there is a dearth of tickets for people not connected with the film industry.

After the 2006 festival, a box-office worker pleaded guilty to orchestrating a scam in which he reprinted tickets and then sold them, an indicator of how prized the tickets are.

Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:

On Sunday, Oct. 15 at 2:04 p.m., the police wrote a driver a speeding ticket on Comstock Drive. Later, at 3:14 p.m., a driver at the intersection of Kearns Boulevard and Comstock Drive was ticketed and earlier, at 8:55 a.m., the police wrote a speeding ticket at the same intersection.

At 2:27 a.m., the police were called to what was described as a loud party on the 1500 block of Empire Avenue. The police said two people were arrested but the Summit County Jail refused to accept one of them because he had a broken nose.

The police arrested a person on a drunken-driving charge on the 1500 block of Park Avenue at 1:30 a.m.

On Saturday, Oct. 14 at 6:34 p.m., the police were told that a green felt wallet was lost on Main Street. The person said the wallet contained $140, two credit cards, a driver license and a bank card.

At 12:45 p.m., the police asked a bicyclist to leave the skateboard park at City Park. Bicyclists are not allowed in the park but the police sometimes receive complaints of them inside.

At 5 a.m., the manager of a hotel on the 700 block of Main Street called for an ambulance after three people were reportedly seen vomiting. The police said that one woman was taken to a clinic.

On Friday, Oct. 13 at 10:19 p.m., the police received a complaint that kids with a paintball gun were shooting at parked vehicles near the intersection of Lucky John Drive and American Saddler Drive. The police investigated, including pulling over a driver at 10:35 p.m. at the intersection of Holiday Ranch Loop Road and Quaking Aspen Court, but never found a suspect.

At 8:12 p.m., the police received a complaint that an ex-roommate stole more than $200 from a person on the 1400 block of Park Avenue.

At 3:40 p.m., the police received a complaint that a car was stuck in a carwash on the 1800 block of Bonanza Drive. The vehicle was freed quickly, the police said.

A hit-and-run traffic accident was reported on the 1700 block of Park Avenue at 10:29 a.m.

On Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 11:08 p.m., a bouncer at a nightclub on the 400 block of Main Street caught two people using copies of the same identification. The police issued a citation.

At 11 a.m., the police received a complaint that two kids were smoking marijuana on the 1900 block of Cooke Drive behind a residence. The two were referred to juvenile court on counts of marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 1:11 p.m., a small grass fire was extinguished on the 2600 block of Red Pine Court. The police said the fire was nine square feet.

At 12:39 p.m., the police caught two students — one on an arson count and the other on arson and truancy counts — at Park City High School after a bus was reportedly burned with a lighter.

On Monday, Oct. 9, a possible overdose was reported at Treasure Mountain International Middle School. Further information was not immediately available.

At 1:54 p.m., the police arrested a person at the Resort Center on a drunken-driving charge.

At 2:43 p.m., graffiti was reported on a house on the 300 block of Norfolk Avenue.

At 11:04 a.m., a vehicle was reportedly burglarized on the 300 block of Woodside Avenue.


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