Police Blotter: Suspicious smells lead to police calls
The Park City Police Department last week received at least two reports involving scents that seemed to be suspicious.
On Saturday, Dec. 16, the Police Department at 11:40 a.m. fielded a complaint about what was described as an “odd smell” in a house on Daly Avenue. The person who contacted the Police Department was worried the smell was methane gas, according to department logs.
Two days earlier, on Dec. 14, a scent, described as offensive, was reported on Stonebridge Circle at 7:11 a.m. An alarm apparently sounded in a basement, the police said. The Police Department said the case may have involved carbon monoxide.
Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included:
On Sunday, Dec. 17 at 1:20 p.m., a truck was reported to be blocking the road along Heber Avenue.
The Police Department stopped three drivers in quick succession for suspected violations in the vicinity of Main Street and Heber Avenue. At 1:33 a.m., an officer pulled over a driver at the intersection of Deer Valley Drive and Aerie Drive, indicating the person apparently made a prohibited turn at Heber Avenue and Deer Valley Drive. Another driver was pulled over at the intersection of Heber Avenue and Park Avenue for an unspecified offense at 1:07 a.m. while an officer at 1:02 a.m. stopped a driver at the intersection of Main Street and Heber Avenue after reportedly watching the vehicle commit a stop sign violation.
On Saturday, Dec. 16 at 11:53 p.m., a case logged as suspected disorderly conduct was reported on Main Street. Public police logs did not provide details.
At 10:25 p.m., a car was reported to be parked in a driveway somewhere along Woodside Avenue.
An injured deer was reportedly seen on a pathway off Kearns Boulevard at 7:58 a.m. Public police logs did not provide details about the injuries.
A case logged as suspected disorderly conduct was reported at 2 a.m. somewhere along Daly Avenue. Public police logs did not provide details.
The Police Department in quick succession reported two parking issues in close proximity to one another. At 1:04 a.m., a warning was issued for double parking and parking in a manner that impeded traffic on the 300 block of Main Street. Six minutes earlier, a driver was warned for the same offenses at the intersection of Main Street and 4th Street.
On Friday, Dec. 15 at 11:47 p.m., a suspected intoxication case was reported on Main Street.
A generator, described as very loud, was reported to be operating at a construction site on Sun Ridge Drive at 11:20 p.m. The Police Department classified the case as suspected disturbing the peace.
The Police Department at 10:30 p.m. received a report of a party somewhere along Deer Valley Drive. There was “music, screaming, talking, laughter,” according to public police logs. The Police Department classified the case as suspected disturbing the peace.
Someone at 4:12 p.m. reported there was a “big gaping hole” found in a mailbox on Snow Creek Drive. Public police logs did not provide details.
The Police Department at 8:43 a.m. received a complaint about three dump trucks on Main Street. The trucks were parking and then moving in the vicinity of the 700 block of the street. The police were told the trucks caused problems for guests at a nearby lodging property.
On Thursday, Dec. 14 at 11:27 p.m., someone on Woodside Avenue complained about outdoor speakers.
The police received a complaint at 8:26 p.m. about cars parked on a sidewalk along Park Avenue. Shortly afterward, between 9:02 p.m. and 9:20 p.m., an officer wrote four warnings after finding vehicles parked on the sidewalk.
At 10:59 a.m., someone reported finding a syringe on Main Street. The person wanted the police to collect the syringe. The Police Department indicated the circumstances were suspicious.
A driver hit a deer on S.R. 248 at 6:53 a.m.
On Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 3:41 p.m., a suspected vandalism case was reported at a property on Thistle Street. Public police logs did not provide details. The Police Department classified the case as suspected criminal mischief.
The police were called to a location along Prospector Avenue at 10:09 a.m. after a tow company put an immobilizing boot on a car. The Police Department indicated the case was a citizen dispute.
On Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 1:36 a.m., a suspected intoxication case was logged at the Old Town transit center.
On Monday, Dec. 11 at 4:33 p.m., skis were reported to have been stolen somewhere along Lowell Avenue.
Youngsters were reportedly seen at 1:37 p.m. using a railing along Woodside Avenue as a snowboard jump.
A hit-and-run traffic accident was reported on Monarch Drive at 12:15 p.m. Public police logs did not provide details.
A box of nails reportedly spilled on the road at 11:02 a.m. at or close to the intersection of Bonanza Drive and Deer Valley Drive. The Police Department said the nails created a traffic hazard.
The Police Department at 9:32 a.m. received a complaint that skis were stolen on Lowell Avenue the day before.
The Park City Police Department continues to investigate a series of vehicle burglaries in the overnight hours between Monday and Tuesday, indicating most of the cases were on the same street in Old Town.