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.
Telephone calls received last week by Summit County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers included:
A case of vandalism was reported to the Sheriff’s Office on April 17 after graffiti was found at a business near Kimball Junction.
On April 17, a motorist driving a red sport-utility vehicle allegedly stole about $15 worth of gasoline from a convenience store in Coalville at 3:31 p.m.
No injuries were reported as a result of a traffic accident reported to the Sheriff’s Office from Canyon Creek Club on April 17 at 4:01 p.m.
A man reported a case of domestic violence on April 17 after his wife allegedly slapped him in Francis.
On April 17, an employee at a business at Tanger Outlet Center told a dispatcher someone had stolen $200 from the store.
A case of vandalism was reported April 17 after someone allegedly egged a pickup truck near Highland Estates.
Several vehicles reportedly slid off snowy roads in Summit County during the morning on April 18.
A Jeep Cherokee was allegedly burglarized in Summit County on April 18 at 8:32 a.m.
On April 18, a Toyota Camry was allegedly burglarized while parked at Redstone Towne Center.
Someone allegedly smashed a window out of a car in western Summit County on April 18 at 10:16 a.m.
A vehicle was allegedly burglarized in Summit County on April 18 at 10:50 a.m.
A bus driver in the Park City School District claimed his bus was vandalized with paintballs near Summit Park on April 18 at 2:59 p.m. School District officials reportedly asked deputies to watch the area where the incidents allegedly occurred.
On April 18, a Summit Park resident claimed someone had written roughly $7,600 worth fraudulent checks on his account.
Someone was reportedly riding an all-terrain vehicle on a street in Silver Creek on April 19 at 4:23 p.m.
On April 19, a trailer house was reportedly engulfed in flames near S.R. 32 in Kamas.
A Snyderville woman’s wallet was reportedly stolen from a salon in western Summit County at around 9 p.m. on April 19.
On April 20, a Jeremy Ranch man told a Sheriff’s Office dispatcher somebody stole his dog.
No injuries were reported as a result of a traffic crash that involved a truck and car in a parking lot in western Summit County on April 21 at 9:09 a.m.
Several people were reportedly riding all-terrain vehicles on a street in Pinebrook on April 21 at 12:31 p.m.
An all-terrain vehicle was reportedly vandalized in Coalville on April 21 at 4:26 p.m.
Power tools, electronics and sports equipment were among the items allegedly stolen when a cabin was burglarized in Weber Canyon near Oakley on April 21 at 7:34 p.m.
No injuries were reported April 23 when a house in Brown’s Canyon reportedly caught on fire at 4:50 a.m.
Two girls, who allegedly shoplifted items from a store at Tanger Outlet Center, were detained at the business on April 23 at 3:13 p.m.
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