County Sheriff’s Report
To avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest, Summit County Attorney David Brickey says he asked the Salt Lake District Attorney’s Office to review a case against a former Summit County Sheriff’s Office captain.
Kamas resident Joe Offret was arrested Feb. 1 after he allegedly rolled his vehicle on Brown’s Canyon Road during a snowstorm. According to a Utah Highway Patrol investigator, "Offret appeared to have alcohol in his system."
But it may take another week before prosecutors decide whether to file criminal charges against Offret.
"We are looking at that case," said Bob Stott, public information officer for the Salt Lake District Attorney’s Office. "We do not talk about cases until charges are filed."
Offret retired from the Sheriff’s Office a few days after the crash, Summit County Sheriff Dave Edmunds said.
According to Offret’s attorney Bruce Savage, the amount of alcohol in Offret’s blood around the time of the crash was "well under" Utah’s legal limit of .08 grams.
"Here [Offret] is, because of the road conditions, facing criminal prosecution," Savage said Thursday.
Other calls received last week by Summit County dispatchers included:
A man allegedly assaulted a female in her 20s on Feb. 25 while the woman was cleaning an office in a business park in Silver Creek. The man reportedly pushed the woman.
A fight was reported to the Sheriff’s Office from a nightclub at Kimball Junction on Feb. 27 at 1:27 a.m. About 30 minutes later, a security guard at the club requested deputies’ assistance with crowd control.
On Feb. 27, a Snyderville man claimed his condominium on Cove Canyon Drive was burglarized.
No injuries were reported as a result of a traffic crash that involved a Dodge sport-utility vehicle and a Jeep on Feb. 27 at 8:59 a.m.
No injuries were reported as a result of a traffic crash reported to the Sheriff’s Office from a school in Kamas on Feb. 27 at 11:26 a.m.
On Feb. 27, a woman in Bear Hollow Village told a dispatcher several items were stolen out of her garage.
A man reportedly complained of head and neck injuries at the scene of a traffic crash reported to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office on Feb. 27 at 4:57 p.m.
No injuries were reported as a result of a traffic accident that involved two vehicles in Coalville on Feb. 27 at 5:51 p.m.
A hit-and-run traffic accident was reported from western Summit County on Feb. 27 at 5:54 p.m.
On Feb. 27, a pile of wood reportedly caught on fire at a lumber mill in South Summit.
An employee allegedly stole some metal from a Silver Creek business on Feb. 28 at 1:57 p.m.
Also Feb. 28, about $5,000 worth of wood was allegedly stolen from a business in Silver Creek.
No injuries were reported as a result of a traffic crash that involved two cars near the Sheldon Richins Building on Feb. 28 at 7:06 p.m.
A computer and checkbook were among items allegedly stolen during a vehicle burglary in Summit County on March 1 at 7:07 a.m.
A motorist reportedly struck a deer in North Summit on March 1 at 6:56 p.m.
No injuries were reported as a result of a traffic crash that involved a bus and Jeep Cherokee at Kimball Junction on March 2 at 12:39 p.m.
A Peoa man claimed someone stole gasoline from him by siphoning it from a tank on March 3 at 1:36 a.m.
No injuries were reported as a result of a traffic crash that involved two vehicles in western Summit County on March 3 at 9:44 a.m.
On March 3, a Dumpster fire in western Summit County was extinguished before significant damage was caused.
Workers filming scenes for a movie March 3 in Oakley allegedly parked on private property in the town.
A pickup truck reportedly tipped onto its side in Jeremy Ranch on March 4 at 8:43 a.m.
On March 4, no injuries were reported as a result of a traffic crash that involved a car and tractor in Francis.
A house was allegedly vandalized in Summit Park on March 4 at 7:49 p.m.
A Snyderville Basin woman reportedly survived an overdose of prescription drugs on March 5.
On March 5, no injuries were reported when a snow cat caught on fire north of Jeremy Ranch at 9:12 a.m.
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