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The following cases were responded to by the Summit County Sheriff’s Department from Wednesday, June 19, to Sunday, June 23.

A man was reportedly intoxicated and fell off of a wave runner in Echo Reservoir on Wednesday, June 19. The man floated in the water for roughly a half hour, yelling in the dark. An individual on the beach who heard him yell called the Sheriff’s Office. The man’s friend arrived on another wave runner and found him. He was hypothermic and had suffered a head injury when pulled from the water. He was transported to Park City Medical Center and cited for intoxication. The wave runner remained out on the reservoir.

On the night of Wednesday, June 19, an individual reportedly entered a business on Main St. in Park City and stole $262.75 and 15 bottles of alcohol. The suspect did not force their way into the bar, even though the complainant said the he locked the bar up the night before.

On Thursday, June 20, deputies stopped a vehicle for a registration violation after spotting the car in the Walmart parking lot. Information was received from the driver’s friend, who works in Walmart, that her co-worker who had been stabbed in an altercation earlier in the month had recognized a Hispanic male who was possibly involved in the crime. The victim claimed that the suspect who came into the store that night was with the suspect that stabbed the victim. A deputy made a vehicle stop of the suspects in the Best Western parking lot, and the driver was found to have multiple warrants out for him. The two passengers were detained and interviewed, but it was determined that they had no involvement to the prior case.

A vehicle was reported stolen from the parking lot of a hotel on Landmark Dr. in Park City on Friday, June 21. The vehicle was located in the Walmart parking lot and video footage showed it had been stolen by the same group of people from the above case.

A female individual reported rifles stolen from her and her husband’s cabin in Beaver Springs Ranch. She was at the cabin on June 8 and noticed some of the rifles were missing. There was no damage or signs of forced entry and no other items were reported missing.

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An individual broke into a restaurant at Kimball Junction on the night of Saturday, June 22. The back door was pried open and two interior doors were broken open. Management believes nothing was stolen but the file cabinet where money is kept during daytime hours was broken open. All money was secured in a safe the night before and had not been tampered with.

On the night of Friday, June 21, an individual in Coalville reported that she was punched in the right side of her face and knocked unconscious while standing on her deck. She had heard her dog barking before and also heard someone running in the grass alongside her deck. The victim appeared to have swelling around her right eye and did not get a description of the suspect.

Deputies arrived to an assault scene at a residence near Newpark on Saturday, June 22. After deputies knocked on the door, it sounded like a female individual was trying to open the door as a male individual was holding her back. When the female opened the door, the male fled out the back door and the suspect led the officers on a foot pursuit. The female victim showed the cut she had received on her lip from the male suspect punching her. It was later found that the suspect was in the United States illegally. He had previous warrants out for assault, obstruction, criminal mischief, domestic violence in the presence of a child and possession of a controlled substance, totaling $25,000.

A male individual was pulled over for speeding on S.R. 32 in Wanship on Sunday, June 23. There was a strong odor of alcohol on the individual’s breath and he admitted to drinking four beers. A field sobriety test showed that he was impaired and was arrested for driving under the influence. At jail the man took a test showing that he had a blood-alcohol content of .199. He was also charged with driving on a denied license and speeding.

After officers stopped a vehicle for a headlight violation on Sunday, June 23, the driver was found to be driving on a suspended license and in possession of marijuana. The passenger was found to have an outstanding warrant. Both were booked into jail.