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The Park Record,

Several items were stolen from multiple vehicles parked at Kimball Junction over the weekend.

According to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office call logs, five cars were burglarized on Saturday night. Most of the cars were parked in hotel parking lots, except one that was parked near Ecker Hill Middle School.

  • The following cases were reported to dispatch:
  • A woman’s purse was stolen from the front seat of her car as it was parked in a parking lot in the south Snyderville Basin. A window was broken out.
  • A man reported his camera was stolen from his car through a smashed window while it was parked at a hotel in Kimball Junction.
  • The rear glass on the passenger side of a white Cadillac SUV was broken out while it was parked at a hotel in Kimball Junction and several items were reported missing.
  • The windows of a U-Haul truck and red passenger car parked at Kimball Junction were broken out. Multiple items were reported missing from both the truck and the car.

Summit County Sgt. Ron Bridge referred to the incidents as "smash and grabs." All of the cars had broken windows.

"This is a great opportunity to educate the public and remind them not to leave valuables in the vehicles," Bridge said.

The burglaries on Saturday are not believed to be related to a string of incidents that occurred last week in the Snyderville Basin and Park City, Bridge said, where windows were smashed out of several cars.

"The ones before were criminal mischief and these were actually burglaries," he said.

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Deputies also responded to numerous other calls between Monday, June 1 and Sunday, June 7, including the following:

Sunday, June 7

Deputies and troopers with the Utah Highway Patrol assisted Morgan County officials as they served warrants at two different homes. Multiple items were confiscated during the search, including drug paraphernalia, items assumed to be used for packaging and distributing drugs, and a small amount of a drug assumed to be methamphetamine.

Saturday, June 6

A Tanger Outlets store manager reported to dispatch that video footage showed two unidentified teenage girls possibly stealing items from the store.

Dispatch received reports of a loud party in the Kimball Junction area. Deputies did not enter the home and no citations were issued.

A North Summit man claimed a bald, white man with facial hair was acting suspiciously in his neighborhood.

A teenage driver was cited and released to a parent after he rolled the Jeep Laredo he was driving. Neither he nor his passenger were injured.

A South Summit male claimed he was threatened on social media, but deputies discovered the statements did not violate any laws.

A north Snyderville Basin woman’s house and car were toilet papered and egged.

Friday, June 5

Deputies responded to a south Snyderville Basin residence after dispatch received reports of a verbal argument. The parties agreed to separate for the night.

A Garmin GPS and a charger were stolen from an unlocked car parked in the south Snyderville Basin.

A man visiting an inmate at the Summit County Jail was arrested when staff discovered he had outstanding warrants totaling approximately $6,500.

Thursday, June 4

Deputies accompanied a North Summit man to his property so he could remove and replace padlocks his sister had installed without permission.

More than $800 in cash was stolen from a woman’s north Snyderville Basin home.

A woman was arrested for theft after she was caught stealing from a Kimball Junction business.

Wednesday, June 3

A South Summit business employee reported a teenage girl was acting suspiciously. Deputies cited and released her and another teenager for possession of drug paraphernalia.

An unknown suspect used what appeared to be a BB gun or Pellet gun to shoot a hole through the front window of a South Summit restaurant.

A man reported his wife’s purse was stolen from a gym at Kimball Junction. While investigating the incident, deputies found another purse that was reported stolen on Monday from a different gym in the area.

Monday, June 1

A South Summit business employee found a suspicious bag on the floor, which deputies determined contained methamphetamine. The business turned over camera footage for evidence.

Friends and family attempted to have an intervention with a man at a south Snyderville Basin hotel. The man disappeared and has been listed as an endangered person.

A man turned his 18-year-old daughter into the Sheriff’s Office because of her drug use. Deputies questioned and released the woman.

Deputies were dispatched to a shoplifting incident at the Tanger Outlets involving two women with children. The women were arrested and booked into the Summit County Jail. One woman was charged with a third-degree felony and the other was charged with a class A misdemeanor. The children were released to a family member.