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Sheriff’s Report


According to the Summit County Sheriff’s Report, two boys were seen riding ATVs off-road and off-trails on state land and private property in South Summit on Sunday, April 7, tearing up natural growth on the hillside. The boys and their parents discussed the incident with deputies, and no further action was taken.

A Basin woman reported a juvenile neighbor shot her juvenile daughter in the ear with an Airsoft gun. When deputies arrived, the neighbor admitted to accidentally shooting the girl in the head.

A woman reported her husband and baby were stuck in their truck in South Summit. She said her husband was suffering from exposure. Deputies responded and the occupants were checked and cleared by Emergency Medical Services and Search and Rescue responders. The family was assisted in getting the truck back on the road.

A man reported his truck was stolen while he was camping overnight in Hennefer. After responding, deputies determined the truck was not stolen, but that he had gotten lost coming off the mountain.

On Saturday, April 6, deputies responded to a report of a rollover accident on East Canyon Road. An SUV was on its roof in the river, but there were no occupants inside the vehicle. A man arrived on scene and said the vehicle was his. He said his daughter had rolled the vehicle late the previous night. Three people had been inside the vehicle and they had all lost consciousness when the vehicle rolled, according to the Sheriff’s Report. The driver was referred to juvenile court.

A Basin man said he found a small wallet containing two forged documents bearing his neighbor’s name. A permanent resident card found in the wallet had the Social Security numbers of another individual.

Deputies received a call about a possible theft of more than $40,000 worth of items from inside a Basin home the caller was watching. When a deputy responded, the complainant fled inside the home and hid in the crawl space. Deputies discovered she had several warrants and were able to obtain consent to enter the home and arrest the caller. An investigation revealed all the items reported missing were still in the house. The suspect admitted to being under the influence of several drugs during the past several days.

On Friday, April 5, a Coalville man said he saw two people go through a gate and into his property. Two Wyoming trucks were reportedly parked at the gate. The man said he had given permission to others to hunt coyotes on the property but said he didn’t recognize the trucks.

A deputy stopped a vehicle on Highland Drive in the Basin for an equipment violation and illegal lane travel. The deputy found two of the vehicle occupants to be under the influence of alcohol and the driver possessed marijuana, according to the Sheriff’s Report. All three individuals were released to guardians with referrals to juvenile court.

A deputy stopped a vehicle on Landmark Drive and smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. During the investigation, the deputy saw drug paraphernalia in the car. The passenger admitted to ownership of the paraphernalia and was released with a criminal citation for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Someone ran over a section of fence in South Summit. The suspect fled the scene but later turned to pick up car parts he had left behind.

An intoxicated man demanded employees from a Kimball Junction store call him a taxi to take him home to his apartment. According to the Sheriff’s Report, he got tired of waiting for the taxi, so he stole a wheelchair and rolled down the hill to his apartment. The chair was recovered but deputies were unable to find the man.

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