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Snowy weather hampers drivers and skis are reported stolen

On New Year’s Eve, snowy weather hampered lots of drivers in Park City and, according to police reports, there were some incidents that typically accompany the annual revelry in Park City. The Park City Police Department reported several weather-related car wrecks, especially slide-offs. At 10:25 p.m., a vehicle reportedly slid off the road at the intersection of Empire Avenue and 15th Street. Then, at 10:56 p.m., a motorist was reportedly stuck on the 400 block of Marsac Avenue. Earlier, at 9:20 p.m., a driver slid off the road on the 300 block of Main Street and at 9 p.m., a motorist was reported stranded at Swede Alley and 4th Street. The vehicle was pushed into a parking lot, out of the way of traffic. Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included: On Sunday, Jan. 1 at 5:52 p.m., the police responded to a crash reported between a Park City bus and another vehicle at the intersection of Heber Avenue and Main Street. No injuries were reported and the driver of the other vehicle did not find any damage and left, the police said. At 12:20 p.m., the police were told of some kids throwing snowballs at busses on the 1400 block of Deer Valley Drive. An officer investigated and found a kid hiding in nearby bushes. The child agreed to stop, the police said. The police arrested a person on a drug charge after a traffic stop at the intersection of S.R. 224 and Saddle View Way. The police said the person had marijuana. A woman called the police at 1:49 a.m. complaining that she was unable to leave a parking spot on the 200 block of Main Street. A group of people encircled her vehicle and was pounding on it, she told the police. The woman left the scene without further incident, the police said. The police cited two men at 12:41 a.m. after they allegedly threw iceballs at a police vehicle at the intersection of Deer Valley Drive and Bonanza Drive. The police say that the men were on the Rail Trail when they threw the iceballs. Each of the men was cited for criminal mischief, the police said. The police and a crew from the Park City Fire District responded to a report of a downed power line on Sampson Avenue at 12:29 a.m. The power line singed a pole, the police said. Meanwhile, a fire truck became stuck in the heavy snow and police officers and a Park City snowplow helped free the truck, the police said. On Saturday, Dec. 31 at 8:27 p.m., an accident between a driver and a pedestrian was reported on King Road. The man who was hit was drunk, told police that he was OK and refused medical assistance. At 7:08 p.m., a driver hit a moose on S.R. 248, the police said. The Police Department received a series of reports regarding ski thefts in the area of Park City Mountain Resort and in Deer Valley. Six reports were filed between 10:47 a.m. and 6:49 p.m. The police received a complaint of a vehicle burglary at 11:01 a.m. on the 1700 block of Park Avenue. More than $200 in goods was taken, the police said. The police arrested a man on the 500 block of Park Avenue on charges of intoxication and disorderly conduct after a dispute about a van. At 7:26 a.m., the police received a complaint that someone had slashed four tires on a vehicle on the 1800 block of Kearns Boulevard. The police arrested a man on a drunken-driving charge at the intersection of Park Avenue and Homestake Road at 12:26 a.m. On Friday, Dec. 30 at 8:28 p.m., a hit-and-run traffic accident was reported on the 1300 block of Lowell Avenue. At 4:36 p.m., a wallet was found on the 1700 block of Park Avenue and was returned to the owner. The owner, though, said she had $400 inside the wallet and the money was missing. At 3:25 p.m., the police were told that some youths were sledding on the runaway truck ramp off the Mine Road. At 12:34 a.m., the police arrested a man after he reportedly left the scene of an accident on the 700 block of Main Street. The man faces a drunken-driving charge and a count of leaving the scene of an accident, the police said. The man also was wanted on a warrant, according to the police. On Thursday, Dec. 29 at 9:30 p.m. and earlier, at 4:04 p.m., skis were reported stolen in the Park City Mountain Resort area. At 5:28 p.m., the Park City Fire District was summoned after a burning mattress was reported in the road on the 100 block of Daly Avenue. The police received a complaint that a stereo was stolen from a vehicle on the 1400 block of Park Avenue. On Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 4:22 p.m., the police cited and released a woman after she was allegedly caught shoplifting on the 1500 block of Snow Creek Drive. At 2:54 p.m., the police received a complaint that a man pushed another man into a car and then onto the ground on S.R. 224. The police classified the case as an assault. The police received a complaint at 1:51 a.m., that a vehicle’s windows had been smashed. The report came from the 2300 block of Lucky John Drive. On Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 4:48 p.m., a person reportedly left without paying a $10.10 gas tab on the 1600 block of Bonanza Drive. At 3:52 p.m., the police received a faxed report that skis were stolen from the Park City Mountain Resort area. The police cited and released a man after he reportedly used his mother’s ski pass at Park City Mountain Resort. He faces a count of theft of services, the police said. At 11:06 a.m., a residential burglary was reported on the 1700 block of Iron Horse Loop. On Monday, Dec. 26 at 4:26 p.m., a snowboard was reported stolen from the 1300 block of Lowell Avenue and at 2:57 p.m., skis were reported stolen from the same block of Lowell Avenue.


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