Sheriff’s Report: Summit County Search and Rescue locates family, overdue hiker

The Summit County Sheriff's report.

It was a busy summer for volunteers with Summit County Search and Rescue, and although things have started to cool down — they haven’t stopped completely. 

Search and Rescue was dispatched to two separate calls on Monday, Sept. 18. 

The first was a welfare check on a family near Whitney Reservoir, according to a report from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies and Search and Rescue volunteers located the group. Then, Search and Rescue offered them a courtesy shuttle to their home city of Evanston, Wyoming. 

Search and Rescue was later dispatched to the Highline Trail in the Uinta Mountains to search for an overdue hunter, the report said. The individual was located in good health.

The Sheriff’s Office responded to a few other calls between Monday, Sept. 19, and Sunday, Sept. 24, including reports of vehicle burglary and driving under the influence.

Friday, Sept. 22

A vehicle was seen traveling through Kimball Junction without a visible registration plate. Deputies stopped the driver near Interstate 80. They noticed the smell of marijuana coming from inside of the vehicle during the traffic stop. A search revealed user amounts of marijuana and drug paraphernalia as well as a suspended driver’s license. The man was issued a citation and released. 

Thursday, Sept. 21

Deputies observed a vehicle failing to maintain its lane of travel on S.R. 224. A vehicle stop was initiated, and the driver was suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The individual was arrested.

Wednesday, Sept. 20

A vehicle burglary was reported near the Promontory Rail Trail parking lot. The front passenger window was broken, and numerous items were stolen. There are no suspects.

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