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Sheriff’s report

Teen caught in swift water, saved by Search and Rescue Team

Friday evening, May 30, North Summit Fire along with Summit County Search and Rescue personnel responded to Weber River near Rockport Reservoir where a 15-year-old Boy Scout was stranded on a pile of debris in the Weber River. The boy had been canoeing with friends when the boat capsized in the swift-running water. The friends made it to shore and called 911.

According to Summit County Deputy Sheriff Justin Martinez, North Summit Firefighters were able to lower a telescoping ladder to within the boy’s reach and he was safely pulled from the water.

Martinez added that due to the rapidly melting snow at higher elevations, local river water levels have been fluctuating dramatically, increasing the danger of floating debris.

In other sheriff’s department activities, on Sunday June 1, deputies were told a 16-year-old had crashed a vehicle into a tree near Bear River Service. The girl had called her family for help but was unable to describe her location. Deputies were able to hone in on the accident,t which turned out to be minor with no injuries. The case was classified as a "citizen assist."

Also on June 1, deputies were alerted about a domestic violence incident. The suspects were outside of their residence and when officers arrived the male lost consciousness. A medical helicopter was called in to transport him to a hospital in Salt Lake City. Subsequent interviews with both subjects were inconclusive and no charges were immediately filed but the case is under investigation.

On the same day, a man in a truck was arrested in a Kimball Junction area parking lot for Driving Under the Influence. He failed an onsite sobriety test and was arrested and booked into the Summit County Jail.

On Interstate 80 at mile post 172, officers stopped a vehicle for an expired registration and found that the driver had an outstanding warrant out of Grand County.

The suspect was taken into custody and transported to jail.

An abandoned vehicle was retrieved in Tollgate Canyon. The blue 2008 Toyota Tacoma registered to an address in West Jordan was left abandoned in the middle of the road and was blocking a driveway. According to the sheriff’s dispatch report, the VIN number was run by dispatch but the registered owner said he had recently sold the vehicle to a dealership. This vehicle was towed per the request of the Tollgate Canyon HOA and according to the sheriff’s department no one had called looking for the vehicle.

On Saturday, May 31, a caller reported a reckless driving incident on Parkview Drive. When officers arrived they were told a woman had been struck by a vehicle that passed too close. The occupants of the vehicle then fled into a house and would not come out to talk with deputies. The vehicle was towed.

Also on that day, officers were called to Francis where a resident reported his mailbox had been smashed and a damaged garbage can that did not belong to him had been left in front of his property. He said a similar incident had occurred several times in the past. Officers learned there had been a party in the area at which juveniles were reportedly reportedly knocking over garbage cans and mailboxes and toilet-papering homes. However, when deputies circulated through the area they did not find any damage.

Also on Saturday dispatchers received a report of a theft at a Kimball Junction business and another from a car parked at a ski area lodge.

On Friday, May 30, employees at a business on Landmark Drive reported a case of shoplifting which was captured on surveillance video. Officers were able to track down the suspect, who admitted to the crime. He was released with a citation.

Also last Friday, deputies apprehended a man who was driving on State Road 224 near the Olympic Park. The driver was wanted on four previous warrants and was taken into custody.

Thursday, May 29, an irate citizen requested assistance dealing with the county’s animal control personnel. The citizen wanted to pick up his animal but said he was having trouble controlling his temper. He had allegedly threatened Animal Control officers in the past. Officers suggested that he have someone else pick up his animal for him. The dog was released to the citizen without further incident.