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Summit County Sheriff Dave Edmunds has named Sherm Farnsworth, a former Sheriff’s Office sergeant, to oversee the department’s patrol bureau.

"The patrol bureau is the backbone of the Sheriff’s Office," Edmunds said.

Farnsworth’s promotion to captain puts him in charge of areas in the department most visible to the public, the sheriff added.

"[Farnsworth] has a lot of experience and a lot of ability when it comes to working with the public," Edmunds said, adding that Farnsworth has worked as an officer for Park City and the University of Utah.

Farnsworth replaces Kamas resident Joe Offret who recently retired. Seven people applied for the captain post, Edmunds said.

Meanwhile, Edmunds said about 25 mailboxes were vandalized near Chalk Creek Road in Coalville on March 28.

"That’s fairly common. Teen-aged kids will go out and smash mailboxes," Edmunds said. "It’s an annoyance and obviously you’re doing some significant property damage."

Other calls received last week by county dispatchers included:

Deputies were asked to remove rocks from a roadway on March 28 at 9:25 a.m.

No injuries were reported as a result of a traffic crash that involved a Lexus and a furniture-delivery truck in western Summit County on March 29 at 9:20 a.m.

A Snyderville man told a dispatcher a windshield wiper on his Ford Explorer was vandalized on March 29 at 11:37 a.m.

On March 29, a man allegedly stole $36 worth of gasoline from a convenience store on Main Street in Coalville.

Three boys allegedly started a wildfire on the Swaner Nature Preserve, near Willow Creek Estates, on March 29 at 4:02 p.m.

A motorist reportedly drove off the road and smashed through a fence near a house on Bitner Road on March 29.

No injuries were reported as a result of a traffic crash in Summit Park on March 29 at 8:54 p.m.

Deputies responded to a domestic dispute reported from western Summit County on March 30 at 1:11 a.m.

No injuries were reported after a snowplow tipped onto its side following a traffic crash that involved another car on March 30 at 6:37 a.m.

After he lost his credit card at a Basin grocery store, a man on the West Side claimed his account was fraudulently used on March 30 to charge $94 worth of gas.

No injuries were reported as a result of a traffic crash that involved two pickup trucks in Summit County on March 31 at 9:34 a.m.

A man told a dispatcher he was assaulted by a man at a house in South Summit on March 31.

On April 1, a Silver Springs woman claimed a vehicle struck her mailbox.

No injuries were reported as a result of a hit-and-run traffic crash reported to the Sheriff’s Office from Tollgate on April 1 at 2 p.m.

Two boys were allegedly hitting golf balls into traffic at Kimball Junction on April 1 at 4:11 p.m.

A Honda sport-utility vehicle was reportedly burglarized while parked at the Tanger Outlet Center on April 1.

Two wallets, a cellular phone and compact discs were among the items stolen when a vehicle was burglarized near The Canyons on April 2.

A woman reported a case of domestic violence to the Sheriff’s Office in Summit County on April 3 at 12:29 a.m.

A license plate and a wallet were stolen when a vehicle was burglarized while parked in Snyderville on April 3 at 4:45 p.m.


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