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Officer puts down deer after dog chews one of the animal’s legs

A Park City police officer put down a deer early in the evening on Thursday, Nov. 8 after a dog injured the animal, the Police Department says.

Officers were called to Chatham Crossing, which is near the Rail Trail, at about 5 p.m. after receiving a report of a large dog chasing a deer. The dog caught the deer and chewed on one of its legs, police Capt. Rick Ryan says.

The police found the injured deer about 150 yards southeast of condominiums at Chatham Crossing. An officer killed the deer with one shot, Ryan says.

The captain says the dog was loose, but he is unsure what breed it is.

Summit County Animal Control officers are investigating, Ryan says.

Meanwhile, on Friday, Nov. 9 at 11:05 p.m., an injured deer was seen at the Deer Valley Drive-Aerie Drive intersection. The animal died, the police say.

Two days earlier, on Wednesday, Nov. 7, a bus driver told the police a deer was seen heading into an underground garage on the 700 block of Main Street. Officers did not find an animal.

Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:

On Sunday, Nov. 11 between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., the police wrote a series of parking tickets on Sullivan Road. The street is near City Park, and many park-goers leave their cars on the small road.

Someone called the police to the 2400 block of Doc Holliday Drive at 3:35 a.m. after they heard what sounded like fireworks. Officers investigated, but they did not hear any fireworks or see any being lit.

An officer intervened in a fight at the intersection of Main Street and 5th Street at 1:28 a.m. The officers stopped the fight and separated the people.

The police arrested a man on the 400 block of Swede Alley at 1:06 a.m. on an intoxication charge. Officers took him to jail.

On Saturday, Nov. 10 at 5:02 p.m., the police were called to the 1700 block of Park Avenue, where someone said an assault was occurring. Officers, though, found some kids wrestling at a bus stop.

An officer issued a driver a ticket for parking next to a fire hydrant. The police found the car on the 1800 block of Prospector Avenue.

An officer helped someone whose car had a flat tire at 2:27 a.m. The officer found the person at the intersection of Swede Alley and 4th Street.

Officers were called to the 2200 block of Sidewinder Drive at 1:26 a.m., when two people, reportedly intoxicated, were walking. One of the people, a woman, fell and hit her head on a telephone box, the police were told. An officer found she was not injured, and the two were almost home.

On Friday, Nov. 9 at 10:40 p.m., the police were called to Daly Avenue, where a loud party was reported. An officer warned the revelers to keep quiet.

An officer warned a driver after the person reportedly failed to stop for a pedestrian. The case was reported at 7:09 p.m. at the Kearns Boulevard-Sidewinder Drive intersection.

At 7:08 p.m., someone told the police a vehicle’s window was smashed while it was on the 1600 block of Snow Creek Drive. The police say nothing was taken, though.

An officer pulled over a driver on Kearns Boulevard at 3:28 p.m., ticketing the person on counts of driving a vehicle with a broken windshield and not having a driver license. The person agreed to park the car until someone with a driver license arrived.

A driver called the police at 2:51 p.m. saying he almost struck a man on the 1700 block of Kearns Boulevard. The pedestrian, the driver told the police, was jaywalking, became upset and hit the vehicle. Officers were unable to locate the pedestrian.

Construction crews reportedly parked on both sides of the road in The Oaks at 1:49 p.m. The police were told driving was tough.

On Thursday, Nov. 8, the police arrested a driver who is a suspect in a hit-and-run traffic accident on the 1700 block of Sidewinder Drive.

Graffiti was found on a building on the 1700 block of Park Avenue at 3:19 p.m.

A bicyclist reportedly was seen in the skateboard park at City Park at 2:07 p.m. The person left before the police arrived.

On Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 5:17 p.m., someone reported to the police a bicycle and longboard-style skateboard were stolen on the 1500 block of Snow Creek Drive.

The police received a complaint of a bass guitar being stolen off a front porch on the 2100 block of Comstock Drive at 4:31 p.m. The police did not find a suspect.

On Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 8:57 a.m., graffiti was reported on the 1600 block of lower Iron Horse Loop.

On Monday, Nov. 5 at 5:02 p.m., someone told the police a mailbox was destroyed on Little Kate Road. The police say someone driving might have backed into it.

At 1:36 p.m., a 21-year-old man reportedly put a nail into his knee with a nail gun on the 1100 block of Lowell Avenue. An ambulance was called.

At 12:29 p.m., four men reportedly shoplifted on the 1500 block of Snow Creek Drive. They fled in a Nissan Pathfinder. Officers were unable to find them.


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