County Sheriff’s Report
Gun owners are encouraged to obtain trigger locks free of charge from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office to help prevent children from accidentally discharging firearms.
The kits can be obtained at the Sheriff’s Office in Snyderville at 6300 N. Silver Creek Drive or by calling 615-3500. They include instructions and a cable-style lock that will fit most handguns, rifles and shotguns.
"If you have a gun, you need to be very responsible with it," Summit County sheriff’s Chief Deputy Dave Booth said. "We just don’t want to have any accidents happen."
Each year, grant money is used to purchase locks for the community, however, "not a lot of people take advantage," Booth said.
"We’ll even bring it to their houses," he added.
Calls received last week by Sheriff’s Office dispatchers included:
Cash was allegedly stolen from a business on Landmark Drive after a security camera was disabled at the establishment on March 14 at 7:13 a.m.
On March 14, a Snyderville Basin woman told a dispatcher a woman had been stalking her in western Summit County for about a year.
No injuries were reported when a motorist struck a tree in western Summit County on March 14 at 9:46 a.m.
A man was allegedly driving a Ford Escort off a jump in North Summit on March 14 at 3:04 p.m.
On March 14, a man flying a kite was reportedly trespassing on private property in the Snyderville Basin.
A Snyderville man reported a verbal dispute he had with his girlfriend to a Sheriff’s Office dispatcher on March 15 at 12:20 a.m.
A 24-year-old Snyderville woman reportedly suffered minor injuries when her car struck a guardrail in western Summit County on March 15 at 6:50 a.m.
No injuries were reported as a result of a traffic accident that involved a Jeep Cherokee and van at Redstone Towne Center on March 15 at 8:16 a.m.
On March 15, a Snyderville man reported a case of identity theft to the Sheriff’s Office after his Social Security number was used fraudulently.
On March 15, a Virginia man told a dispatcher he was struck by a bus while getting off the vehicle at Powderwood condominiums the night before.
During an alleged vehicle burglary at The Canyons on March 15, a man claims someone broke the back window of his car.
On March 16, stereo components were allegedly stolen when a vehicle was burglarized while parked at The Canyons.
A county dispatcher advised a caller March 17 to contact the Summit County Health Department to complain about an employee at a restaurant on the West Side who allegedly ate "French fries behind the counter."
A Jeremy Ranch woman complained to the Sheriff’s Office on March 17 that kids in the neighborhood were trespassing on her property.
On March 18, deputies were investigating a man in western Summit County at 1:27 a.m. for allegedly driving under the influence alcohol or drugs.
No injuries were reported as a result of a traffic accident that involved two vehicles on the West Side on March 18 at 12:04 p.m.
On March 18, a Pinebrook woman claimed someone broke her mailbox.
No injuries were reported as a result of a traffic crash that involved a Jeep and Honda sport-utility vehicle on March 18 at 4 p.m.
After allegedly shoplifting, two women fled from a store at the Tanger Outlet Center on March 18 at 6:50 p.m.
Deputies charged a man with domestic violence in front of a 3-year-old child and disabling a communications device, following a dispute March 19 in Snyderville. "We found out the husband had assaulted her in front of a child and disabled the phone," Chief Deputy Booth said about the incident.
Deputies were asked to respond to a domestic dispute at an apartment in Snyderville on March 19 at 12:49 p.m.
A fight was reportedly in progress at Kimball Junction on March 19 at 11:50 p.m.
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