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Sheriff’s report: Man and child lock themselves in bedroom to escape belligerent wife

A man locked himself and his child in a bedroom to get away from his wife, who began pounding on the door in the Trailside home on Sunday, according to a report from the Sheriff’s Department.

After they had barricaded themselves inside, the woman grabbed a plastic mallet and began hitting the door with it, the report said.

When the man opened the door, she walked into the bedroom with the mallet raised, as though to hit him. He grabbed her by the arm and took it from her, according to the report.

The man said the woman had begun arguing with him before he and the child went into the bedroom.

The 29-year-old Park City woman was arrested and taken to jail without incident.

Deputies indicated the charges they would recommend include possession of a controlled substance, intoxication, domestic violence in the presence of a child and criminal mischief.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement responded to several other calls between Monday, Sept. 2, and Sunday, Sept. 8, including more shoplifting at the Outlets Park City and a baptism party assault with a broken bottle that sent a man to the emergency room.

Sunday, Sept. 8

A 29-year-old Park City man was arrested on suspicion of DUI after crashing his car on White Pine Canyon Road. The airbags deployed in the vehicle, which left the roadway and damaged some fencing and shrubbery. The driver was medically cleared and when he was speaking with deputies they smelled alcohol on his breath. After field sobriety tests, he was determined to be intoxicated and booked into jail.

Saturday, Sept. 7

A baptism party turned violent and sent a man to the emergency room after he was hit in the forehead with a broken beer bottle. The victim said he did not know his attacker, and deputies indicated they interviewed the owner of the property near Brown’s Canyon Road and would be following up.

Deputies responded to a Kimball Junction hotel for a report of domestic violence. The parties had been separated by the time deputies arrived. A woman said she was kicked by a man, who denied involvement. Deputies indicated there was no visible evidence of the alleged assault and they would screen charges with the County Attorney’s Office.

Friday, Sept. 6

Thieves stole clothing from an Outlets Park City store, concealing it in backpacks. Deputies did not indicate whether this theft is related to several recent thefts at the outlet stores on Landmark Drive. When the two men and one woman realized they had been noticed, they ditched one of the two backpacks and left in a white vehicle that was in the middle of the parking lot. Deputies indicated they did not have the vehicle’s license plate or information about the suspects, though they indicated they would follow up.

Wednesday, Sept. 4

Deputies responded to an assault in Weber Canyon, but once they investigated, they found the report unfounded. When they arrived, the man and woman were separated and the woman told them she had been assaulted. The woman was released by medical personnel and left with her daughter; the man was released to his motorhome. Deputies indicated charges would be screened with the County Attorney’s Office.

A 73-year-old man died in his Coalville home. His brother asked the Sheriff’s Office to check on the man because he hadn’t been able to contact him for three days and the house was locked. Deputies forced entry into the home and indicated the man was obviously deceased and that the man had a history of health problems. The case has been closed.

The man who is suspected of having taken a $1,200 laptop that was on display at Walmart is the same person suspected of a prior laptop theft at the same store. He was also seen driving the same vehicle in both incidents. Deputies indicated they were waiting for surveillance footage and a statement from Walmart and the case would be forwarded to the Investigations Division.

Two hunters were cited for trespassing after a man called the Sheriff’s Office to say two people were hunting on his land. Deputies found the hunters near East Canyon Road behind Jeremy Ranch.

Tuesday, Sept. 3

A man was cited for possessing drug paraphernalia after deputies pulled him over on Trailside Drive for a traffic violation. He was visibly nervous and deputies questioned him outside of his vehicle. He consented to being searched and deputies found a drug pipe in his pocket. The driver said he had no medical cards or anything stating he could be in possession of marijuana. After smelling marijuana in the vehicle, deputies searched it and found a large drug pipe. The driver was cited and released.

A man awoke to the sound of footsteps and a vehicle on his gravel driveway in Peoa. He went outside and saw a man in his 30s sitting in a 30-year-old Chevy pickup in his driveway. The gas door was open, there was a puddle under the truck and the resident’s 5-gallon gas can was in the bed of the truck. The suspect attempted to drive away when the man confronted him about the gas, and that’s when the resident attempted to grab the keys and turn off the truck. The suspect assaulted him and fled the scene.

A vehicle was burglarized in Summit Park, with a garage door opener taken and a center console damaged. The woman who reported the crime to the Sheriff’s Office said she’d left the vehicle parked in the street overnight unlocked. When she came back in the morning, she noticed the damage. Deputies indicated they had no evidence or suspects.

Monday, Sept. 2

Deputies met South Salt Lake Police Department officers at East Parley’s Way to take custody of a man who has multiple arrest warrants in Summit County. He was taken to jail and booked on the warrants.

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