Police Blotter for Dec. 14, 2005
The Park City Police Department has been busy calling tow trucks to hook cars blocking the road or parked too long on city streets and in parking lots.
According to Park City Lt. Phil Kirk, during the winter months, drivers cannot park for longer than 72 hours on city streets.
The city advises residents and visitors of days when streets need to be plowed by posting notices, Kirk says. Towed cars are typically moved to other spaces throughout town. To locate a towed car, drivers need to call Park City Police Impound at 615-5500.
Other incidents reported to the police department last week included: On Saturday, Dec. 10, police issued a citation for disorderly conduct and impounded a vehicle at 11:22 p.m.
On Comstock Drive, an officer issued a citation for speeding at 9:05 p.m. Police issued another citation for speeding at 9:15 p.m. on Empire Avenue. According to the police report, there was a hit and run traffic incident in a parking lot on Snowcreek Drive at 10:09 a.m. A hot air balloon made an emergency landing near the McPolin Farm at 10 a.m. on State Road 224. On Friday, Dec. 9, police found two vehicles blocking a garage on Main Street at 10:52 p.m. Officers were unable to locate the owner of the vehicles, so the police had both cars towed. At 10:27 p.m., a driver was issued a citation for speeding on Kearns Boulevard. On Sidewinder Drive at 10:48 p.m., officers assisted an ambulance with a 70 year-old woman conscious and breathing, but vomiting "violently" according to the police report. At 4:59 p.m., someone called police to ask for assistance with a possibly intoxicated female customer who verbally and physically assaulted his electrician. The electrician was waiting for the officer safely inside when officers arrived, according to the police report. Officers determined it was a civil matter regarding work over payments for services rendered. Officers stood by to keep the peace while the situation was talked through. At 5:58 p.m. on Park Avenue, someone reported a Park City Transit bus hit a snowmobile trailer. There were no injuries, according to the police report. On Prospector Avenue at 4:15 p.m., someone called for police assistance to report a burglary at his home. Officers could not locate the resident and left a report form with a case number to be filled out later. At 1:48 p.m. on Kearns Boulevard, someone reported a juvenile was using tobacco. Police did not take action, but notified the parents. On Thursday, Dec. 8, on Iron Horse Drive, someone asked police to check on two men drinking at 11:38 p.m. Officers found the men and gave them warnings for open containers. Someone called police from their Main Street business at 11:20 p.m. to report a noise disturbance inside his business. At 10:09 p.m., offices issued nine 72-hour stickers in Park Meadows. At 4:03 p.m., someone reported the theft of several items from a unit on Prospector Avenue. Later, police could not reach the person who called.
From 2:12 to 2:16 p.m., police tagged several vehicles for snow removal on Poison Creek Lane and Cook Drive.
On Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 11:32 p.m., police issued a citation for expired registration to a driver on Jupiter View drive and holiday ranch Loop Road. At 10:28 p.m., a father came to police headquarters to fill out a voluntary statement for his missing 15-year-old daughter. The man said he had found a hand-written note from her.
After tagging a vehicle with a 72-hour notice, an officer requested a tow truck at 8:13 p.m. at the China Bridge Parking lot. At 4:29 p.m., someone called to inform police that another man in a parking lot on Lower Iron Horse Loop and Bonanza Drive was attempting to hit his vehicle. The man also said that the driver was yelling at him and appeared to be intoxicated, according to the police report. The man followed the allegedly intoxicated man drove out of the lot onto the main road and kept dispatch informed of his whereabouts. At 4:32 p.m., police arrested the man for driving under the influence (DUI). An officer called a tow truck for a vehicle with a 72-hour tag on Swede Alley at 3:45. On Manor Way and Lowell Avenue, someone called to report a black Mercedes had slid off the road and was blocking traffic. Officers called a wrecker to pick up the car, and reported no injuries from the accident. On Tuesday, Dec. 6, a Lower Iron Horse Loop resident called to report a loud party. When officers arrived, they found a 30-person party and gave a warning to the party for their noise level. On Empire Avenue, at 9:35 p.m., a snow plow was unable to get passed two parked vehicles. Dispatch contacted the owners of the car, and it was moved. At 3:28 p.m., four vehicles slid off State Road 224 at Holiday Ranch Loop Road. Officers arrived and stated the vehicles were gone upon arrival. A front desk at a hotel on Lowell Avenue called to report a physical altercation between two males in a hotel room. The officer later reported that a couple involved in the incident packed up and moved to another hotel in town for the remainder of their stay. An officer had a vehicle towed for snow removal on Main Street at 2:18 a.m. On Main Street, an individual with a water hose created a dangerous situation at 1:01 a.m., according to the police report. The business was power washing grease vents with water making the road icy. An officer told the men involved that they need a permit to power wash grease vents on Main Street’s sidewalk while freezing temperatures exist. The officer referred the incident to the city building department for further action.
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