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Drivers park their cars on Deer Valley Drive sidewalks, get tickets and warnings

The Park City Police Department last week wrote tickets to people who reportedly parked their cars on the sidewalk off Deer Valley Drive near the Line Condominiums, an affordable-housing complex.

Cars are often seen parked on the sidewalk there, and the police occasionally patrol the stretch of sidewalk outside the complex.

According to the Police Department, officers issued five warnings in a 10-minute span starting at 12:33 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17. All the cars were on the 600 block of Deer Valley Drive, the police say.

Later in the week, police officers wrote three tickets to people parked on the sidewalk on the 500 block of Deer Valley Drive at 5:40 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20.

Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:

On Sunday, Oct. 21, at 9:52 p.m., someone told the police a dead deer was in the road on the 2000 block of Park Avenue. The carcass was moved to the side of the road. Drivers who hit animals in the immediate Park City area tend to strike them on the entryways, with the 2000 block of Park Avenue being along the busy entryway from Kimball Junction.

Someone summoned a police officer to the 1200 block of Little Kate Road at 8:46 p.m. to pick up two bags filled with vomit. Public police logs do not provide details, and they do not indicate why the police were called for such a case.

The police were called to the 1300 block of Lowell Avenue at 9:21 p.m., where a vehicle was reportedly broken into inside an underground garage. Items were taken from inside, but public police logs do not provide details of what was grabbed.

A stray German shepherd was seen on Aspen Springs Drive at 6:29 a.m.

On Saturday, Oct. 20, at 5:36 p.m., someone claimed he was following a reckless driver on Park Avenue. A police officer pulled over the person, but the caller refused to pursue the case. The police did not take further action.

The police received a complaint of a driver in a sport utility vehicle twice not stopping at a stop sign on Sidewinder Drive. The case occurred at 9:31 p.m.

On Friday, Oct. 19, at 9:16 p.m., someone told the police people were setting off bottle rockets on the 2300 block of Wyatt Earp Way.

A fire alarm sounded at 8:21 p.m. on the 1000 block of Iron Horse Drive. The police say someone overcooked food in a lunchroom.

An officer told two bicyclists to leave the skateboard park at City Park at 5:43 p.m. The police sometimes must shoo bicyclists from the popular park. The park’s rules do not allow bicyclists inside.

At 9:37 a.m., graffiti was discovered on a building off the Rail Trail. Graffiti was also found on a park bench off Bonanza Drive, which travels past the western end of the Rail Trail.

Windows were reportedly vandalized on the 400 block of Main Street sometime before 9:34 a.m.

The police say headstones in the Park City Cemetery, which is off Kearns Boulevard, were damaged, and the Police Department received a complaint at 8:53 a.m. The police classify the case as criminal mischief, a wide-ranging category of crime that encompasses less serious damage to property.

Officers were summoned to the 600 block of Main Street at 1:51 a.m. where a drunken man reportedly was fighting security personnel at a hotel. The man wore a green-colored shirt and appeared to be between 40 and 45 years old. The police, though, say the caller did not want to press charges against the man.

On Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 11:51 a.m., two girls were reported truant from Park City High School. Earlier, at 8:08 a.m., a truant student was reported from the Park City School District’s Learning Center, located at the district’s Kearns Boulevard campus.

On Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 8:20 p.m., someone reportedly tossed a beer bottle through a car window on the 1800 block of Kearns Boulevard. The car was parked outside a condominium.

A Park City Transit bus reportedly struck a parked car on Heber Avenue at 3:04 p.m. No one was injured, the police say. An hour earlier, at 2:04 p.m., a dump truck struck a parked vehicle in an unrelated incident on Park Avenue.

The police received a complaint at 12:06 p.m. of a car parked on a street on the 1800 block of Homestake Road. It had been there for two months, the police were told, and at least three windows had been broken.

Someone on King Road complained of the front door being kicked in at 1:50 a.m. A suspect was seen walking toward nearby Daly Avenue, but public police logs do not provide details.

A driver ran over a porcupine on S.R. 224 at 12:29 a.m.


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