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Police on the lookout for invalid driver's licenses and vehicle registrations

The Park City Police Department has been vigilant about up-to-date vehicle and driver’s licenses this week, reporting seven cases of expired registrations and licenses on Kearns Blvd., Park Ave., and Marsac Ave.

"I don’t think that there’s a crackdown," Park City Lt. Phil Kirk said. "It’s just regular checks our job is to determine whether or not their license and registration is valid."

Kirk noted that drivers can renew their licenses in Heber City at 69 North 600 West, and renew vehicle registrations at the Sheldon Richins Building at 6506 N. Landmark Dr.

Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:

Someone called Park City Police about teens skateboarding in a Lowell Ave. underground parking lot at 11:14 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13. They explained that the skateboarders have been given several warnings by management. Officers gave the four men skateboarding a verbal warning and they left in their car. Two minutes later, officers report they spoke to two other skateboarders.

On Lower Iron Horse Loop at 5:04 p.m., an officer arrived at the address on a vehicle plate for a suspect involved in a hit-and-run traffic accident. The Summit County Sheriff’s Office also responded to issue a citation to the driver. The suspect left the scene of an accident and the officer that responded was able to locate the car with a minor paint transfer on the right side.

Earlier Sunday morning at 3:11 a.m., a woman called to report her daughter had taken a car without permission. Police arrived and determined it was a civil issue since the daughter is the owner of the car, according to the police report.

Police made an arrest of a driver under the influence of alcohol on Sullivan Road at 2:22 a.m. On Deer Valley Drive, police issued a verbal warning for disorderly conduct by passengers in a car at 1:54 a.m.

Saturday, Nov. 12, police assisted a 79-year-old man who had fallen out of his wheelchair on American Saddler Drive. Once recovered, officers found the man to be fine and "without complaints" according to the police report. Officers issued a warning to a driver with a denied driver’s license on Park Avenue and 10th Street at 9:35 p.m.

At 7:36 p.m., police helped an ambulance respond to a two-vehicle injury accident. A citation was issued for failure to yield by a Park City Police officer, since the Utah Highway Patrol was unavailable at the time.

Two verbal warnings were given to taxis for parking in the street at 1:10 a.m. at Main Street and 4th Street.

Friday, Nov. 11, at 8:37 p.m., police issued a citation for speeding at State Road 224 and Thaynes Canyon Drive. At 5:12 p.m., a citation was issued to a driver who failed to stop at a red light on Park Avenue and S.R. 224. At the same location a few moments later at 5:41 p.m., another driver was issued a citation for a failure to yield, according to police reports.

Police arrested a driver for a DUI on Mine Road at 3:10 p.m., and transported him to jail. The driver’s vehicle was towed to T & R’s lot.

On Kearns Blvd., someone called police to report a computer, valued over $200 had been stolen. Upon arrival, officers found the computer was returned and that the owner of the computer and parents of a juvenile who stole the computer, would work out the outcome of the theft.

Police issued three citations for stop sign violations at 11:01 a.m., 11:22 a.m. and 11:14 a.m. to drivers on American Saddler Drive.

Thursday, Nov. 10, an officer made a traffic stop and found several active warrants for arrest out on the driver of a car at Comstock Dr. and Kearns Blvd. at 8:39 p.m. The officer on duty arrested the man, and booked him into the Summit County jail for his outstanding warrants, totaling $2,612. The man had an expired California driver’s license, a suspended Utah driver’s license, revoked registration and no proof of insurance.

On Royal St. at 2:05 p.m., police assisted an ambulance with a person who had possible diabetic problems. Officers helped transport the patient to a clinic.

At 12:35 a.m., the front desk at the Marsac building advised police that construction noise was coming from a business on Main Street that had been given a verbal warning for construction after hours. Police spoke to an owner of the business continuing construction after hours. The officer advised the owner that the case will be reviewed by the Park City attorney and added that construction had to stop and shut down for the night.

Wednesday, Nov. 9, ground crew found graffiti and a broken window on a property on Meadows Drive at 11:40 a.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 8, someone called to report construction noise coming from a business on Main Street at 10:55 pm. The manager of the business told police that her business needed to be finished in a few days for its opening. Police told the woman to shut down construction for the night, but allowed painters to remain on site

On Kearns Blvd. police issued a verbal warning for speed at 2:05 p.m., 2:26 p.m., 2:56 pm. and again at 2:58 p.m.

Police issued a citation for speeding to a driver on Lucky John Drive.

A driver on Park Ave. was issued a verbal warning for going the wrong way on a one-way street at 10:12 a.m.. and another driver was given the same warning at 10:37 a.m.

At 1:09 a.m., police arrested a man for a DUI on Main Street. Police booked the man into Summit County Jail.

Monday, Nov. 7, police responded to a civil dispute between an owner and tenant on Daly Ave. at 8:12 p.m. According to the police report, a woman was staying at a residence without having paid rent.

At 3:01 p.m. and again at 3:10 p.m. police gave warnings to drivers for driving too fast at Comstock Dr. and Kearns Blvd.

On Comstock Dr. at 2:18 p.m., a warning was given to a driver for a failure to stop at a stop sign. At 2:23 p.m. another police gave a second warning for a failure to stop at the same stop sign to another driver.

A lamb was found by police by the roadway near S.R. 224 at 10:18 a.m. Police returned the lamb to the White Barn nearby. A woman called police to complain about a man in an orange jacket standing in the middle of Main Street at 10:11 a.m. Dispatch suggested the man might be a traffic worker, but the woman said that the man didn’t have the proper signs to warn motorists. The same woman called again, and police responded. According to the police report, the man in the orange jacket was part of a road survey team.

Police issued warnings to four drivers for a failure to stop at a stop sign on Sidewinder Drive at 8:01 a.m., 8:06 a.m., 8:08 a.m. and 8:11 a.m.


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