Park City police officers handled numerous calls last week related to the revelry and crowds that the Sundance Film Festival brings to the city each year.
The Park City Police Department reported complaints about parking especially and there were a number of calls related to nighttime partying.
Film-festival week is typically one of the busiest times of the year for the police. Last week, the police handled the crowds, protesters and the occasional out-of-control juvenile.
For instance, at 12:25 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 23 an officer saw a man running down the street at the intersection of Main Street and 5th Street. Another man was in pursuit.
An officer caught the suspect and found that he allegedly did not pay a bar tab. The bar manager was the man in pursuit, the police said.
The man was walked back to the bar to pay his tab and then arrested on a theft-of-services charge. He was taken to the Summit County Jail.
Some of the incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:
On Sunday, Jan. 29 at 3:30 p.m., the police were told of a hit-and-run traffic accident on the 700 block of Main Street.
At 11:59 a.m., someone at Park City Mountain Resort reported that their skis were stolen.
A person at 10:05 a.m. reported that their coat and wallet were stolen from a nightclub on the 400 block of Main Street.
The police received a complaint at 9:22 a.m. that a window of a vehicle was broken out on Lowell Avenue. The police categorized the case as a vehicle burglary and said the damage is estimated at more than $200.
A person was found passed out in a bathroom at the Old Town transit center at 4:09 p.m. The person awakened and left, the police said.
Officers issued 25 warnings for parking violations within about an hour starting at 4:23 a.m. They were issued on Main Street and on Park Avenue.
A vehicle reportedly struck a cement planter at the intersection of Park Avenue and Deer Valley Drive at 12:16 a.m. The police said a medical crew was not needed.
At 12:30 a.m., a driver hit a taxi in the Morning Star neighborhood, on the northern edge of Park Meadows. There was significant damage to the vehicles, the police said.
The police received a complaint at 12:10 a.m. that people on a balcony were throwing snowballs at drivers and pedestrians on the 300 block of Main Street. Officers warned them to stop.
On Saturday, Jan. 28 at 11:40 a.m., the police received a report that youths were tubing on a hillside at the intersection of Deer Valley Drive and Royal Street. They were gone when officers arrived.
The police ticketed five vehicles and had two towed after finding them parked on a Swede Alley sidewalk at 8:33 p.m.
At 3:15 p.m., the police received a complaint that anti-fur protesters were blocking the entrance to a business on the 400 block of Main Street.
At 3:36 p.m., people were seen throwing snowballs at cars on Park Avenue. The police warned the juveniles.
The police intervened in a fight on the 2100 block of Park Avenue at 12:32 a.m. One man was treated and was allowed to leave with his friends. The police said he did not want to pursue charges.
On Friday, Jan. 27 at 5:45 p.m., a vehicle hit a woman as she was walking to work on the 400 block of Main Street. She did not need medical attention and did not want to pursue charges, the police said.
At 3:39 p.m., a man reportedly exposed himself to a woman cleaning a house on Solamere Drive.
The police received a complaint of a bad check on the 600 block of Main Street. The case is classified as a felony.
On Thursday, Jan. 26 at 10:09 p.m., a man was arrested on the 400 block of Main Street after he allegedly tried to use a credit card that was not his.
A person told the police at 4:53 p.m. that a back taillight was broken and ketchup had been squirted onto his vehicle, which was on the 2700 block of Silver Cloud Drive. The police classified the case as a misdemeanor incident of criminal mischief.
At 3 a.m., the police responded to a report of a fight on the 200 block of Park Avenue. The police said the fight occurred in the hot-tub area of a condominium complex. The combatants dispersed and nobody wanted to pursue charges, the police said.
On Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 5 p.m., a person on the 600 block of Main Street reported $2,690 worth of items was stolen. The police classified the case as a felony theft.
A police officer cited a person at 5:57 p.m. on the 600 block of Main Street for handing out materials, which is not allowed. The person was cited for solicitation, the police said.
At 3:18 p.m., the police received a complaint that a pricey pair of scissors was stolen from the 500 block of Main Street. The police were told the scissors are worth $2,000.
The police received two reports of dog bites, the first at 2:28 p.m. on the 2400 block of Meadows Drive and the second at 2:40 p.m. on the 2100 block of Monitor Drive.
At 11:05 a.m., a third-grader reported being followed by a suspicious person on Bonanza Drive. The Police Department’s incident log provided few other details, though.
At 9:23 a.m., the police were told of a possible child-abuse case. The principal of a Park City school made the report, according to the police.
The police received two reports of stolen skis from the Park City Mountain Resort area, one at 9:53 a.m. and the other at 10:29 a.m.
The police received a complaint about a man who was possibly drunk on the 1000 block of Deer Valley Drive. The police arrested the person on a charge of public intoxication.
At 1:29 a.m., the police received a report that bouncers assaulted a man on the 400 block of Main Street. But when officers arrived, they warned the man for disorderly conduct.
On Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 3:41 p.m., the police received a faxed report of stolen skis on the 1300 block of Lowell Avenue.
At 1:30 p.m., the police warned someone playing an accordion on the 500 block of Main Street. The person was associated with Tromadance, the police said.
The police arrested a man on a drunken-driving charge at 2:30 a.m. on the 500 block of Main Street. A man was arrested on the same charge at 1:49 a.m. at the intersection of Deer Valley Drive and Bonanza Drive.
At 12:15 a.m., the police received a complaint about an auto burglary on the 1500 block of Kearns Boulevard. The case is valued at more than $200.
On Monday, Jan. 23 at 11:15 a.m., a purse was reported stolen on the 400 block of Main Street. It contained credit cards and cash, the police said.
Officers arrested a person on a drunken-driving charge at 4:59 a.m. at the intersection of Deer Valley Drive and Short Line Road.
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