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Drivers hit at least three deer last week on roads in the Park City area, the Police Department reports.

The police say someone struck a deer near Quinn’s Junction at 5:55 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16. The person hit the deer on S.R. 248 near its intersection with U.S. 40. The site is east of prospector and near the Park City recreation complex.

Meanwhile, earlier that day, at 11 a.m., two dead deer were seen on Deer Valley Drive. The police summoned a Public Works Department crew to remove the carcasses.

The night before, at 8:51 p.m., a driver struck a deer on Deer Valley Drive.

Deer are commonly seen in the Park City area, and drivers sometimes hit them. Some survive and leap off, but others are either killed in the accident or must later be put down.

Activists in the Park City area in recent months have tried to protect wildlife.

Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week include:

On Sunday, Nov. 18 at 4:13 p.m., a person called the police to the 2200 block of Sidewinder Drive, where the person said someone was smoking marijuana. When officers arrived, they did not find anyone smoking marijuana.

At 11:02 a.m., someone on the 900 block of Empire Avenue reported that a minivan was parked in front of a house. The Police Department had tagged it twice to be removed, but it was still there. The police say the minivan appeared to have been abandoned at the spot. A tow truck took the minivan.

Officers were called to Little Kate Road at 10:43 a.m., where a man reportedly was seen driving with a toddler on his lap.

Someone on the 2300 block of Calumet Circle reported a house broken into at 10:28 a.m. The police say nothing was taken. There was little damager to a door at the residence, the police say.

Police officers wrote a series of parking tickets between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. They were busy on streets like Sidewinder Drive, Swede Alley and Sullivan Road, a tiny street near City Park.

Someone reported a crying woman walking without shoes on Kearns Boulevard at 1:14 a.m. An officer found her and drove her to Prospector. The police say she was lost when the officer arrived.

An officer ticketed a woman after an assault was reported on Main Street at 12:18 a.m. She was released.

A Utah Highway Patrol Trooper arrested a man on a drunken-driving charge at 12:01 a.m. at the S.R. 224-Meadows Drive intersection.

On Saturday, Nov. 17 at 10:43 p.m., an officer wrote a driver tickets on counts of a red-light violation and having an expired registration. The officers pulled the driver over at the intersection of Bonanza Drive and Iron Horse Drive.

The police received a report at just before 2 p.m. that a bicyclist was not stopping at stop signs or stoplights on S.R. 224 near the McPolin Farm.

A person went to City Hall at 11:43 a.m. upset about receiving a parking ticket. Public police logs do not provide details about where the person was parked.

Officers were called to the 900 block of Iron Horse Drive at 11:16 a.m., where someone reported a possible shoplifting case. The police did not find a suspect.

Three men were reportedly seen drinking beer and urinating in Poison Creek off lower Iron Horse Loop Road at 7:52 a.m.

An officer wrote two tickets to drivers who parked in front of a fire hydrant on the 1700 block of Prospector Avenue.

The police responded to the 1800 block of Sidewinder Drive at 3:32 a.m., where eight people were reportedly drunk in a hotel room. They were removed from the hotel.

The police say someone was seen handing out fliers for a Salt Lake City nightclub on the 400 block of Main Street at 1:54 a.m. Park City rules generally forbid people from handing out fliers.

On Friday, Nov. 16 at 5:55 p.m., a driver hit a deer on S.R. 248 near Quinn’s Junction.

On Thursday, Nov. 15, the police received a complaint on Daly Avenue of a dog trying to attack a woman. The dog’s owner pulled the animal back.

A hit-and-run traffic accident was reported at 2:56 p.m. on Park Avenue.

On Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 2:40 p.m., bicyclists were reported in the skateboard park at City Park. They are not allowed inside, but the police frequently receive similar complaints.

On Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 8:55 a.m., a woman on Holiday Ranch Loop Road complained of a telemarketer selling healthcare goods calling her. The telemarketing firm, though, indicated nobody should be calling.

On Monday, Nov. 12 at 10:58 a.m., a gas leak was reported on the 9200 block of Marsac Avenue.


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