Two Dumpster fires reported but authorities say they are not suspicious
The Park City Police Department and crews from the Park City Fire District responded to two Dumpster fires last week and the police say that neither case appears suspicious.
On Sunday, Nov. 26 at 12:03 p.m., a fire was reported in a Dumpster on Homestake Road. The police say that the fire was likely caused by a discarded cigarette or smoldering ashes.
Earlier that day, at 8:55 a.m., a Dumpster fire was reported on the 200 block of Captain Molly Drive. The police say that the cause also might be a cigarette or ashes.
Similar cases are sometimes reported in Park City but two within a few hours is rare.
Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:
On Sunday, Nov. 26 at 7:58 p.m., the police received a complaint that two windows were shot with a BB gun on the 2500 block of Aspen Springs Drive.
A hit-and-run traffic accident was reported on the 2000 block of Gold Dust Lane at 8:22 p.m.
A woman called the police at 2:44 p.m. from the 2200 block of Monitor Drive saying that a neighbor may have entered her apartment and used her phone. The police classified the case as a misdemeanor theft involving between $50 and $200.
At 2:27 a.m., the police received a complaint that a man was awoken on the 700 block of River Birch Court by what are described as two loud pops. The person told the police that the air smelled like sulfur afterward. An officer was unable to locate a problem.
At 1:01 a.m., a vehicle burglary was reported on the 1500 block of Three Kings Drive. The police say that nothing was reported taken. Earlier, at 12:48 a.m. and 12:32 a.m., other vehicle burglaries were reported in the neighborhood.
On Saturday, Nov. 25 at 11:37 a.m., the police received a complaint that a vehicle on the 2700 block of Butch Cassidy Court was burglarized. The police say that the case involved more than $200 and that a wallet was taken. The incident occurred the previous night, police say.
At 9:03 a.m., the police were summoned to Silver Cloud Drive, where hot-air balloons reportedly landed in the neighborhood. The police suggested that the neighbors should call the police sooner when they see a balloon land so an officer can more quickly respond.
On Friday, Nov. 24 at 4:02 a.m., the police received a complaint that graffiti was found on a building on the 900 block of Iron Horse Drive.
On Thursday, Nov. 23 at 2:29 p.m., the police pulled over a woman at the intersection of Deer Valley Drive and Short Line Road who was taking her husband to an emergency room in Salt Lake City. The officer warned her against speeding and offered to call an ambulance for the man. She refused and police dispatchers called the hospital to tell the emergency room to expect the man.
At 8:30 a.m., a driver hit a power box on Guardsman Connection. A tow truck was called.
The police received a complaint at 11:59 a.m. that a vehicle was burglarized on the 1200 block of Little Kate Road. The police say that the case involves more than $200.
On Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 11:57 p.m., the police wrote a parking ticket to a driver who the police say was parked in a handicap spot on the 1300 block of Lowell Avenue.
On Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 5:19 p.m., a vehicle reportedly hit a deer on S.R. 224.
On Monday, Nov. 20 at 8:38 a.m., the police received a complaint that someone may have stolen gasoline on the 1600 block of Bonanza Drive. The police say the case involves between $50 and $200.
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Park City Fire District Chief Paul Hewitt died Friday from injuries sustained in an off-duty accident earlier in the week, the agency announced.