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Stolen bikes appear for sale on Craigslist

Featured in this week’s report is the theft of three bikes.

A Park City resident allegedly awoke on Sunday, Sept. 9 to ride his bike only to find his garage door open and three bikes missing. Deputies believe the burglars pried the top of the garage door open to access the rope that mechanically unlocks the garage door. Fingerprints were also taken off two cars belonging to the resident, who admitted to leaving them unlocked overnight. Both cars have garage door buttons inside.

The man later found his stolen bikes for sale on Craigslist. The case was referred to investigations to retrieve the burglar’s user name or computer.

"There’s no pattern of thefts but we do advocate people secure their vehicles inside their garage and make sure their garage is secure at night," Summit County Sheriff Spokesman Ron Bridge said. "Take all precautions necessary to keep from becoming the victim of a crime."

If the bike burglar is found, he will face felony charges.

In other news reported to the Summit County Sheriff’s Department, a driver was stopped on S.R. 224 on Sunday night for a headlight violation and was discovered to have an arrest warrant. He was arrested and booked into jail because of the warrant.

Deputies responded to a possible domestic violence incident at a Park City apartment but determined there was not enough evidence to substantiate a crime..

A grocery store reported an attempted grocery theft. The manager gave deputies a license plate number. The plate returned on a matching vehicle registered out of Salt Lake, but the color was different. The manager plans to call deputies again when the surveillance video is ready.

A man was arrested for DUI and related charges after running a red light on Saturday Sept. 8. The driver admitted to drinking alcohol at a party in Park City then attempting to drive home.

After a traffic stop on S.R. 40, the driver was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was arrested and booked into jail.

Another man was arrested and booked into jail for an outstanding warrant after being stopped on I-80 westbound.

A 20-year old who was stopped on S.R. 40 was found to be in possession of alcohol, for which he was arrested and booked into jail.

A deputy responded to a domestic violence dispute in South Summit but determined there was no evidence that a crime had occurred. However, one of them had two active warrants and was arrested and booked into jail.

Deputies assisted with three separate medical incidents on Friday Sept. 7: at Smith and Morehouse, Crystal Lake and Soapstone Basin. Search and Rescue responded to the first, and AirMed and Life Flight on the last two.

A Park City school secretary called about a suspicious man wearing all black who had been wandering around the school for the last two days. When the deputy contacted him, he found the man had a car being worked on at a nearby auto shop for the last few days. The man said he would be more aware of his surroundings in the future.

A wife’s credit card was allegedly stolen or not given back by a store clerk and was used to rent $4 worth of movies at a movie rental machine. Her husband canceled the credit card and the money was refunded.

A resident claimed to be receiving harassing calls and text messages and said she doesn’t feel safe at home or at work. She was referred to the Summit County Sheriff’s Victims Advocate..

After going to his bank to withdraw money for rent on Friday evening, a man found his account empty and discovered someone else had cashed a $250 check in his name. He asked for a copy of the check and said it was not his signature on the check. During an interview, the accused man admitted taking and cashing the check in Kamas.

After making a traffic stop on S.R. 32 in Francis, the deputy smelled marijuana and asked the man to step out of the car. The driver admitted to having a pipe in his pocket. He was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. No other items were located in a car search.

A husband and wife got into a verbal argument in N orth Summit, but when deputies responded there was no evidence of a crime or physical violence.

After receiving a dispatch call about trying to locate a suicidal man on Thursday Sept. 6, Unified Police called to notify deputies that he was possibly en route to the Promontory area from Salt Lake, and that he was in possession of a rifle or shotgun. Several deputies set up around the entrances of Promontory and watched for the car he was supposed to be driving.

A traffic stop on westbound I-180 for minor traffic violations revealed the driver did not have proof of insurance and the car was not registered. The car was impounded and the driver released with a citation.

While helping a driver on westbound I-80 in Jeremy Ranch, deputies discovered he had outstanding warrants for his arrest. He was arrested and deputies found an open container of alcohol, drug paraphernalia and a small amount of marijuana in the car. The driver was booked into jail for the warrants, as well as dug and alcohol charges.

Deputies stopped another car on S.R. 224 and Bear Cub Drive for expired registration and found the 20-year-old driver to be under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested and booked into jail.

During a traffic stop for speeding, deputies found the passenger had a warrant for his arrest. With probably cause, deputies searched the car and found methamphetamine, heroin, mushrooms, Percocet, Hydroquinone, Oxycontin and drug paraphernalia. The passenger admitted to using most of the substances.

A driver sped away from a deputy who had approached him. The driver pulled into a parking lot in the Silver Creek area. He had an open container, was driving on a revoked license, did not have an inter lock devise and had a warrant out for his arrest.

During a domestic dispute in South Summit County, deputies arrested the man and woman after drugs and drug paraphernalia were found.

On Wednesday Sept. 5, a man called dispatch to them of a brush fire on Old Lincoln Highway outside his home. Deputies evacuated nearby residences and helped with traffic control.

A deputy stopped a car on S.R. 224 at Bear Hollow Drive for a registration violation and discovered the driver had no driver license and could not produce proof of insurance. The passenger also had an active warrant for his arrest. The driver was cited for his violations and the passenger was arrested and transported to jail.

Upon performing a car registration check on Highland Drive, the deputy discovered the owner had an active warrant out for his arrest. The deputy performed an investigative stop and confirmed the driver was the owner and he was transported to jail.

During a traffic stop on S.R. 224 Tuesday, Sept. 4, the driver was found to have an arrest warrant, was driving under the influence of alcohol and was driving on a suspended license. He was arrested and booked into the Summit County Jail.

A woman claimed her ex-husband broke into her house and stole her medications. Deputies have been unable to reach the ex-husband.

Deputies responded to Richardson’s Flat Tuesday night after receiving reports of individuals shooting. They arrived and found three men on the property target shooting. The ‘No Trespassing’ signs were still in place and visible. All three men were cited for trespassing.

A briefcase was allegedly stolen from an unlocked car in the Summit County Justice Center parking lot. There are no suspects.

A woman in her mid-20s entered a store and put a desktop computer into her basket. She then went to another aisle and disabled the anti-theft sensor and walked out the front door. She was reportedly driving an older green Dodge Caravan with a missing rear passenger-side hubcap. A store representative claimed this is not the first time the suspect has stolen from them.


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