The opening weekend of the Sundance Film Festival, as it does each year, kept Park City police officers hustling as dispatchers handled numerous calls related to the revelry.
Some of the incidents over the weekend included:
On Sunday, Jan. 22 at 6:26 p.m., the police warned a driver for showing a film without a business license on the 1700 block of Sidewinder Drive. Earlier that day, at 3:42 p.m., officers issued a citation for a business-license violation after people were seen dancing in the street on the 300 block of Main Street.
A woman was spotted throwing tennis balls into the road at the intersection of Main Street and 4th Street at 8:49 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21. The police said that animal-rights activists were apparently throwing the tennis balls at people wearing fur coats.
The police received a report that an artist was painting on a woman’s body in the Main Street Mall at 8:58 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19 but officers were unable to locate the woman. The police classified the call as a lewdness case, however.
Other incidents reported last week included:
On Sunday, Jan. 22 at 11:36 p.m., the police received a report of loud music coming from a tent on the 500 block of Main Street. Minutes earlier, at 11:32 p.m., a similar report was filed from the same block.
At 11:37 p.m., the police found a parked car with its engine running on the 2300 block of Lakeview Court. An officer found two sleeping men inside. They woke up and were warned to leave, the police said.
At 10:17 p.m., taxis were reportedly stopping and seeking passengers at the intersection of Heber Avenue and Swede Alley. The taxis were creating a traffic problem, the police said.
The police pulled over a cab driver at 10:08 p.m. on the 7700 block of Stein’s Way. The driver was told to stay out of the Park City limits because of a business-license issue, the police said.
A woman at 9:22 p.m. told the police that a van ran over her foot on the 300 block of Main Street.
At 6:05 p.m., a man reported being assaulted on the 200 block of Main Street.
The police received a report at 5:38 p.m. that people were selling puppies out of a vehicle on Main Street. Officers, though, were unable to find the vehicle.
At 3:25 p.m., a man reportedly threw a soda can into a taxi on the 1600 block of Park Avenue.
The police were told of a possible fight at 1:34 a.m. on the 300 block of Main Street but when officers arrived, they found a woman intoxicated.
At 1:15 a.m., the police arrested a woman on a charge of public intoxication on the 400 block of Main Street.
The police arrived at what is described as an overcrowded party on the 500 block of Main Street at 12:08 a.m. Officers told some people to leave.
On Saturday, Jan. 21 at 11:42 p.m., a woman complained of being hit with a beer bottle on the 300 block of Main Street.
At 10:12 p.m., a Cadillac was reportedly blocking a driveway on the 500 block of Park Avenue. A tow truck was summoned.
The Police Department and the Park City Fire District were called to the 400 block of Deer Valley Loop Drive after 10 gallons of fuel reportedly was spilled. The police received the call at 10:24 p.m.
A minor traffic accident was reported on the 800 block of Park Avenue at 9 p.m. The police said a Park City bus and a taxi sport-utility vehicle were involved. The bus was not damaged and the SUV did not stop, the police said.
At 2:45 p.m., the police received a complaint that a fur coat was stolen from a bar on the 400 block of Main Street. The police classified the incident as a felony because of the coat’s value.
A person reported tires slashed on the 1600 block of Lower Iron Horse Loop at 9:07 a.m.
On Friday, Jan. 20 at 8:41 p.m., the police received a complaint that a car was broken into on the 2100 block of Park Avenue. The police said between $50 and $200 in goods was taken.
At 3:19 p.m., someone reported that skis were stolen on the 2200 block of Deer Valley Drive. Earlier, at 1:50 p.m., skis were reported stolen on the 1300 block of Lowell Avenue.
The police received a complaint of a burglary at a residence on the 1400 block of Lowell Avenue. Between $6,000 and $8,000 in goods was taken.
At 1:41 a.m., an overturned truck was reported on the 5900 block of Royal Street. A medical crew was unable to find victims.
At 1:20 a.m., a person complained to the police that bouncers assaulted him on the 400 block of Main Street.
On Thursday, Jan. 19 at 5:20 p.m., the police arrested a man on a lewdness charge on the 2000 block of Park Avenue. The police said the man exposed himself to a massage therapist.
At 3:37 p.m., the police received a complaint of two forged checks on the 1600 block of Park Avenue. The case is classified as a felony.
The police received a faxed report of stolen skis on S.R. 248 at 10:05 a.m.
On Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 7:34 p.m., a youth reportedly pulled a fire alarm on the 600 block of Main Street.
At 10:05 a.m., the police received a complaint that skis were stolen on the 2200 block of Deer Valley Drive.
On Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 9:13 p.m., skis were reportedly stolen on the 2200 block of Deer Valley Drive.
At 5:19 p.m., a person’s purse was reportedly stolen while they were walking on the 600 block of Park Avenue. The police classified the case as a strong-arm robbery.
Skis were reported stolen on the 1300 block of Lowell Avenue at 3:14 p.m. and, at 1:40 p.m., a snowboard was reported stolen from the same location.
On Monday, Jan. 16 at 10:30 p.m., a vehicle was reportedly broken into on the 1800 block of Sidewinder Drive. The police classified the case as a burglary and the suspects took $1,000 worth of items. Just afterward, at 10:49 p.m., a vehicle was reported broken into on the 400 block of Silver King Drive. More than $1,000 worth of items was taken.
At 1:38 p.m., a vehicle was reportedly broken into on the 1900 block of Prospector Avenue. The burglars took more than $200 in goods, the police said.
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