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Cars block snowplows in Prospector as first significant snows arrive

A Public Works Department snowplow driver had difficulty plowing a Prospector street on Friday, Nov. 30 because cars were parked on the side of the road, the Park City Police Department reports.

According to the Police Department, the snowplow encountered a problem on Calumet Circle, a small street in Prospector. An officer responded to the street and had most of the cars moved. The police were unable to find one of the car owners and wrote a ticket.

City Hall regulates parking on public streets in an effort to make it easier for the snowplow street. The first significant snows of the season fell last week.

Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week include:

On Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2:24 p.m., the police responded to a traffic accident at the S.R. 224-Meadows Drive intersection. The case involved a Volkswagen and a truck, and an officer gave the person driving a truck a ticket. The driver was following the Volkswagen too closely, the police say.

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Officers were called to the 200 block of Main Street at 2:28 a.m., when several men reportedly had been fighting. The fight occurred earlier, as a nightclub was closing, but public police logs do not provide details.

On Saturday, Dec. 1 at 6:03 a.m., a truck reportedly hit a wall on Marsac Avenue near the Old Town roundabout. The driver left, the police say. The Police Department says the accident left property damage, but public police logs do not provide details.

Police officers wrote at least 16 parking tickets over the course of about an hour starting at 2:30 a.m. Tickets were issued on streets like Main Street, Swede Alley and Park Avenue.

Officers were called to the 300 block of Swede Alley at 2 a.m., after a person described as suspicious was seen near a vehicle. The police were told the man might have been trying to break into the vehicle. Officers arrived, found the suspect and arrested him on a public-intoxication charge. The police say there was not evidence he broke into a car.

A vehicle reportedly struck a fence at 1:45 a.m. at the Main Street-Heber Avenue intersection. Public police logs provide few other details about the case, but the most pronounced fence at the high-profile location blocks access to the Sky Lodge construction site.

A fight was reported at 1:25 a.m. at the Main Street-Heber Avenue intersection. The Summit County Sheriff’s Office, which sometimes patrols the Main Street area, reported the altercation, and the Police Department says Summit County deputies arrested two people.

Kids reportedly were seen pulling a sled around a Park City School District parking lot off S.R. 248 at 12:26 a.m.

On Friday, Nov. 30 at 10:25 p.m., an officer warned someone against driving in donuts around a parking lot on the 1700 block of Park Avenue.

At 10:03 p.m., a two-vehicle accident was reported near Empire Avenue and Park Avenue, but public police logs do not identify a cross street. The police say nobody was injured.

Two vehicles were found on the side of the road at 9:01 a.m. on the 2000 block of Lucky John Drive. Both suffered dead batteries, the police say. The drivers did not have jumper cables.

A traffic accident was reported at 4:38 p.m. at the Prospector Avenue-Poison Creek Lane intersection. Nobody was injured.

Four or five kids were reportedly seen throwing snowballs at cars on Creek Drive at 3:28 p.m. They were gone by the time the police arrived.

Officers stopped a driver in what the police describe as a drunken-driving case on the 1100 block of Woodside Avenue at 1:43 a.m. Public police logs do not indicate whether the driver was arrested, but the police normally take someone into custody if they are charged with drunken driving.

On Thursday, Nov. 29 at 6:34 p.m., someone on the 300 block of Swede Alley complained of a diesel-powered truck idling by a door. The person told the police the truck was spewing lots of exhaust. Public police logs do not provide details.

At 5:40 p.m., a Park City Transit bus and a car were involved in an accident in the Old Town roundabout. Public police logs do not provide details.

Unionized workers and laborers who do not belong to a union argued outside a construction site on the 500 block of Swede Alley at 11:35 a.m.

Officers received a complaint at 1:27 a.m. of a driver who reportedly was driving recklessly on Main Street. The police were told the person was in a black-colored truck with a dirt bike in the back. The person drove "all over the street," a caller told the police.

On Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 6:59 p.m., a vehicle hit a deer on the 2100 block of Deer Valley Drive. The deer suffered injuries, but the driver was not. Public police logs do not provide details about the animal.

Officers arrested a man in a hotel lobby on the 200 block of Main Street at 9:58 a.m. after he reportedly caused problems in the lobby. The police say he was intoxicated. Officers took him to jail.

Someone reportedly left a gas station without paying a gasoline tab on the 1600 block of Bonanza Drive. About ten minutes later, officers stopped a suspect on the 3100 block of Crestline Drive.

On Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 7:10 a.m., a driver hit a deer on the Mine Road. The police say the deer had to be destroyed because of its injuries.

On Monday, Nov. 26 at 5:14 a.m., an injured elk was seen at the S.R. 224-Meadows Drive intersection. It was spotted on the shoulder of the road, but public police logs do not provide details about its condition.