Sheriff’s report: Kimball Junction search yields drugs, gun and an 18-month-old toddler |

Sheriff’s report: Kimball Junction search yields drugs, gun and an 18-month-old toddler

Summit County Sheriff’s deputies were on the lookout for a vehicle wanted in relation to a theft in Park City Thursday morning when they located it in Kimball Junction, according to a report from the agency.

After approaching the vehicle, law enforcement found drugs, drug paraphernalia, a gun and an 18-month-old child in the vehicle along with two adults, the report stated.

Both adults were arrested, and the toddler’s grandmother arrived to take custody of the child.

Lt. Andrew Wright said a deputy located the vehicle in the Newpark/Redstone area and followed it into the parking lot of a restaurant. Deputies approached the vehicle after a man exited another car and got in the passenger seat. That’s when they smelled burnt marijuana, Wright said.

Law enforcement ran background checks on the occupants and found an outstanding warrant, Wright said, subsequently searching the vehicles and finding the drugs and weapon.

The report indicated charges would be pursued, including three felonies: possession of a weapon, possession of a controlled substance and child endangerment.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement responded to several other calls between Monday, Sept. 23, and Sunday, Sept. 29, including a deceased hunter near Mirror Lake Highway and a scam phone call that claimed a kidnapper would kill a woman’s children.

Saturday, Sept. 28

Several people ranging in age from 16 to 21 were found in the Oakley rodeo arena around midnight. One of them had an outstanding warrant and was arrested. Deputies gave warnings to some and contacted the parents of two juveniles before releasing them to responsible parties.

Friday, Sept. 27

Summit County Search and Rescue and Summit County Mounted Posse members assisted the Utah Department of Natural Resources in searching for a girl who had left her youth group camp in the Rockport Reservoir area. Searchers, also assisted by a helicopter from the Utah Department of Public Safety, worked for between a half hour and an hour before the Mounted Posse members found her in good health.

Two men under the age of 21 were found parked on the side of a road in Kamas with marijuana and alcohol in the vehicle. After deputies smelled the marijuana, the youths admitted to possessing the drug. Both were cited and released to a sober third party.

Thursday, Sept. 26

A $4,000 mountain bike was stolen from a Bear Hollow garage after a door was left open overnight. The thief also stole the owner’s manual from a vehicle parked in the garage. Deputies indicated they did not have information about a suspect and that they had listed the bike in a national database.

Two construction workers got into a fight on a site near the Canyons Village base area. One punched the other in the face with a closed fist, but the victim refused to press charges or be transported to the hospital after being evaluated by medical personnel.

Wednesday, Sept. 25

A 53-year-old Salt Lake City man died while hunting north of the Mirror Lake Highway. Deputies indicated the death does not appear to be suspicious. The hunter’s wife called the Sheriff’s Office to report her husband had not returned. She told deputies he liked to hunt near mile marker 4 on the highway, and deputies found his truck parked at a nearby fish hatchery. The man’s wife then used the Find My Friends app to further hone in on his location. Deputies hiked in and found the man deceased. Summit County Search and Rescue was called in to help recover the body. Deputies indicated the cause of death is unknown and the deceased was transported to the Utah Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

A woman who answered a phone call on her way home from work was told kidnappers had taken her daughter and would kill her if she contacted police or hung up the phone. The woman texted a friend to call the Sheriff’s Office, and deputies went to the woman’s Silver Summit home to find her children alive and well. Deputies indicated the number appeared to be from Mexico and could not be tracked down or called back, and that the call appeared to be a scam.

A Jeremy Ranch man suspects his ex-wife stole $1,800 worth of lawn decorations from his front yard, but has no proof. The suspect also appears to have attempted to enter the back of the residence, as a deck window screen was damaged. Deputies indicated the man was working on retrieving surveillance footage from a doorbell camera.

Sometime in the last week, a person broke into a vehicle in Summit Park and stole a subwoofer. It was valued at $150 and deputies indicated the Investigations Division would follow up with the database for pawn shops.

Someone stole a privately owned asphalt sealer from the Home Depot parking lot sometime earlier this month. Deputies indicated there wasn’t surveillance footage where the machine was parked, its owner couldn’t provide a serial number and there were no suspects in the case.

Tuesday, Sept. 24

Thousands of dollars worth of tools were stolen from a Summit Park utility trailer overnight. Deputies indicated there are no suspects in the case and that they would follow up.

A counterfeit $100 bill was passed at a Kimball Junction gas station. The suspect was captured on surveillance footage, as well as the newer model Toyota Rav4 he was driving and its Utah license plate, though the numbers are illegible. Deputies indicated the case would be forwarded to the Investigations Division.

Monday, Sept. 23

A patron at a Snyderville Basin hotel checked in using fake credit cards. After being confronted by staff, he provided another credit card that may have been altered. Deputies indicated they unsuccessfully attempted to contact the man, but would follow up.

A 35-year-old Taylorsville man was arrested for an active warrant at a Snyderville Basin hotel. Deputies found drug paraphernalia and prescription drugs and several credit cards that were not his in his luggage. Deputies indicated they would follow up about the recovered credit cards.

A Bear Hollow father reported that his daughter’s iPhone XR was stolen at a party two days earlier. Deputies indicated there were no suspects but they had listed the phone in a national database.

A truck was stolen from a Woodland driveway after it was left unlocked with the keys in it. The victim said it was a company truck and had been left parked with other company equipment. Deputies indicated they had listed the truck in a national database.

A witness called sheriff’s deputies to report two men fighting at a Coalville gas station. They left in opposite directions, but deputies located both and determined one brother to be the aggressor and arrested him.

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