Sheriff’s Report |

Sheriff’s Report


The Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls from Friday, July 26, to Monday, July 29.

An unknown suspect entered an open garage in the Snyderville Basin on Friday, July 26, going through two unlocked cars and stealing numerous gift cards. The suspect also entered an unlocked house and took several credit cards and a phone. A multi-tool was left behind at the scene and was used as evidence.

A man in the Snyderville Basin noticed a truck parked across from his house on the morning of July 26, and when he returned he noticed that the truck was gone and a box filled with shoes was in its place. The man asked his step-son about the box and it was discovered that an Xbox console was missing from it.

Two co-workers of a man at a Kimball Junction business saw him walking through the parking lot with a woman’s purse on July 26. The purse belonged to a female employee and when she went to find him he was found burglarizing her vehicle and fled the scene. A Wasatch County Deputy attempted contact with him at his home, at which point the man took off in his car. He threw the purse out of the window and stopped a half block later. The stolen purse was returned and the man was detained and booked into jail.

Deputies and Summit County Search and Rescue members responded to a report of a person who was missing from a family hike in the Uintas on July 26. The individual was located in good condition.

Employees of a Kimball Junction business observed a juvenile female select and conceal merchandise in the store. She was stopped and detained outside the store and was referred for retail theft and released to an adult.

A deputy was dispatched to a school in South Summit where an individual stated that a student had jumped a fence with a backpack. It was found that the student tried to run away and was likely to run away again in the future.

Following a traffic stop for a lane violation on Interstate 80 on July 26, a records check was run on a male passenger of the vehicle, who was found to have several warrants for his arrest. As he was exiting the vehicle, a syringe was dropped and the man admitted it was his and was used for morphine. Tests found the syringe positive for morphine and the man was booked into the Summit County Jail.

After a verbal argument between campers at Whitney Reservoir on July 26, a man said he thought he saw another male pull a gun out. Another said that the man pulled his shotgun out of his truck and exited while others piled on top of him to try to get the shotgun away. During the struggle, the shotgun accidentally fired but no one was injured.

A driver was stopped on I-80 on July 26 for multiple traffic offenses and upon making contact a strong odor of alcohol could be detected from inside the vehicle. The driver failed all field sobriety tests and a search of the car yielded a pipe and marijuana. The driver was booked into the Summit County Jail.

A man in North Summit said on Saturday, July 27, that he went to work for an hour in the late afternoon and returned to find that his suitcase had been stolen from his unlocked residence. There are no suspects at this time.

An unknown suspect in the Snyderville Basin threw a rock at a garage window on July 27, breaking it.

Deputies responded to a domestic violence incident on July 27 where a woman later admitted to throwing a pitchfork at a man to try to get him out of a barn. The woman was charged with domestic violence assault and booked into the Summit County Jail.

A man in Summit Park called deputies on July 27 claiming that he saw a vehicle drive up to the only home on a road and turn off their lights. He says it seemed as if they were going through the home with flashlights. A deputy made contact with the suspects, two males and a female, who stated they were "just checking stuff out." There was not enough evidence to book them for burglary but they were booked on paraphernalia charges and outstanding warrants.

A man in the Snyderville Basin complained to his wife of chest pain on July 27 and as he walked down the stairs he collapsed. Park City Fire arrived on the scene and tried life-saving efforts without success. The man was from Florida and on vacation in the area.

A deputy stopped a man on I-80 on Sunday, July 28, for lane travel violations and during contact found the man to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The man was released on criminal citation.

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