According to the Sheriff’s Report, a man was found deceased in his vehicle at the North Fork Trailhead on Friday, Feb. 8. The death was an apparent suicide by carbon monoxide asphyxiation. The man was from the Salt Lake Valley and left behind a note.
On Monday, Feb. 11, a suspect reportedly stole a wallet from an unlocked locker at the Basin Recreation Center. A credit card taken from the wallet was used at two Salt Lake Valley locations, according to the Sheriff’s Report.
While patrolling in the Basin, a deputy noticed three garage doors open. One of the residents said he did not leave his garage door open, but nothing appeared to be missing from the garage. The other two garages were secured.
On Sunday, Feb. 10, a North Summit man found two wrapped packages containing almost three pounds of cocaine hidden inside his chair cushion. He purchased the chair new at a store a year ago. On Sunday, he noticed the bottom half of the chair was coming apart. When he examined the chair, he found the packages.
Deputies responded to domestic violence occurring in a diesel cab in the Basin. When they responded, they discovered both subjects had multiple warrants, and it was determined that no domestic violence had occurred. Both individuals were arrested.
Two people were caught on camera stealing a snow blower at the Park City Community Church. They brought shovels so they looked like they were shoveling the sidewalks.
On Saturday, Feb. 9, a vehicle was hit by a diesel while it was trying to pass it on the right in the Basin. A juvenile passenger suffered minor injuries.
A vehicle was reportedly stolen from the Tanger Outlet Mall.
On Friday, Feb. 8, deputies pulled a vehicle over on State Road 224 for an equipment violation. When one of the deputies approached the vehicle, he smelled marijuana. Deputies searched the car and found the driver and two passengers were in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. All three were arrested and booked into jail.
A man reported seeing someone outside his residence, smashing his vehicle with an ax. The suspect left the scene and was found on S.R. 248. The suspect was arrested and booked into the Summit County Jail.
On Thursday, Feb. 7, deputies made a traffic stop on Interstate 80 due to an equipment violation on the vehicle. During the stop, the driver admitted to having marijuana in the vehicle. The vehicle was searched and the marijuana found. The driver was arrested and booked into the Summit County Jail.
After leaving his backpack at a Kimball Junction restaurant, a man discovered his camera was missing from the backpack when he retrieved it from the store manager the next day. Nothing else was missing.
On Wednesday, Feb. 6, a driver was pulled over on Hoytsville Road and was found to have an active warrant. The driver was arrested and booked into the Summit County Jail.
On Tuesday, Feb. 5, deputies pulled a driver over on Kilby Road for speeding. The driver had never obtained a driver’s license and had had several previous arrests for the same offense. Drug paraphernalia was also found during a vehicle search.
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A Summit County Councilor said recently that it will become necessary to require people to hold permits to use trails in the Snyderville Basin. There is concern that people from the Salt Lake Valley are contributing to overcrowding issues on the trails.