Moose amble onto Park Avenue, graze and head back to Empire Canyon
Parkites reported seeing moose last week an occasional event in the Park City area and one that sometimes results in calls to the Police Department.
One of the sightings occurred at 7:46 a.m. Saturday, May 5 on the 100 block of Park Avenue, in upper Old Town. Someone called the police reporting two moose in the neighborhood. The animals had left by the time officers arrived but the police later located them on Daly Avenue, just south of the original sighting.
The police say the moose were grazing and later ambled toward Empire Canyon, on the southern end of Daly Avenue.
Earlier that day at 7:08 a.m., two moose calves were spotted running on Park Avenue on the 1500 block. An officer found them and watched them leave the area.
Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:
On Sunday, May 6 at 4:12 p.m., the police were called to the 1800 block of Homestake Road, where several kids were reportedly throwing rocks at buses. The police say the kids were gone when officers arrived.
The police say a smashed car window was discovered on the 1400 block of Woodside Avenue at 2:01 p.m. The officers were not able to find the owner, however.
An officer who found a man walking at the Deer Valley Drive-Bonanza Drive intersection warned the person of the cold temperatures at 2:52 a.m. The officer told the man to walk along the side of the road. Public police logs do not note where the person was headed.
On Saturday, May 5 at 5:05 p.m., the police investigated a traffic accident on the 1800 block of Kearns Boulevard. The case involves a Utah Highway Patrol trooper and the police say the case involves damage, not injuries. Patrolmen have jurisdiction on Kearns Boulevard, which is part of the state highway system, where it is called S.R. 248.
Officers were called to the S.R. 224-Meadows Drive intersection at 3 a.m., where two men reportedly wearing dark clothes and carrying guns were seen. They were unable to locate the men.
At 2:30 a.m., an officer noticed a garage door open on the 2500 block of Silver Cloud Court. The police say keys were left in a vehicle and the officer left a note.
On Friday, May 4 at 11:22 p.m., a person on the 500 block of Park Avenue complained that a white-colored Subaru was blocking a driveway. A tow truck was called, the vehicle’s owner arrived but the police wrote a parking ticket. The person paid the tow-truck driver a show-up fee, the police say.
An officer wrote a speeding ticket at 10:53 p.m. on the 1200 block of Park Avenue. Officers wrote a series of speeding tickets last week, a common occurrence.
At 6:29 p.m., someone told the police their credit card had been stolen on the 1800 block of lower Iron Horse Loop.
A truant student was reported on the 1200 block of Kearns Boulevard at 12:06 p.m.
Someone reported a vandalized snowcat at Guardsman Pass, which a high-altitude location south of Old Town and near Deer Valley, at 1:54 p.m.
The police were called to the parking lot outside the Park City Library and Education Center, on the 1200 block of Park Avenue, at 10:01 a.m. to investigate a camper that had reportedly been parked outside for a week. The police were told someone inside the camper had thrown trash out on the lot. An officer did not find someone inside and left a tag indicating that the camper was parked on City Hall-owned property.
At 7:39 a.m., an officer warned someone for camping overnight off Comstock Drive, which is in Prospector. Earlier that day, at 12:41 a.m., an officer approached someone reportedly in a vehicle at City Park. The officer gave the person a ticket on a count of possession of drug paraphernalia and warned the person against camping.
On Thursday, May 3, the police say they found three truant students between 8:46 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The police say they were found on the 2500 and 2600 blocks of Kearns Boulevard.
On Wednesday, May 2 at 5:54 p.m., a traffic accident was reported at the intersection of Kearns Boulevard and Bonanza Drive. The vehicles were moved to the side of the road and a tow truck was called.
Someone left a gas station without paying for the gas on the 1600 block of Bonanza Drive. The police say the case involves less than $50.
On Tuesday, May 1 at 4:14 p.m., the police were told of a blue van parked on the 3300 block of Solamere Drive, near a construction site. The police say the van appeared to have flat tire and was propped up on wood. Officers put a tag on the vehicle requiring it be moved within 72 hours.
At 3:30 p.m., the police say three young men were caught shoplifting on the 1500 block of Snow Creek Drive. They were referred to juvenile court and released to their parents. The police say the case involves between $50 and $200 in merchandise.
A hit-and-run traffic accident was reported at 9:15 a.m. on the 900 block of Park Avenue
On Monday, April 30 at 11:46 a.m., someone reportedly hit a tree in a car on the 900 block of Empire Avenue. The police say no one was injured and an officer warned the person to put the car in park.
At 9:58 a.m., two small holes were seen in a pane of glass on the 1900 block of Prospector Avenue. The police say it appears someone shot the glass with a BB or pellet gun. The police estimate the damage at $200.
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