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The Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls between Friday, Aug. 16, and Monday, Aug. 19.

Deputies responded to a report of an assault in the Snyderville Basin on Friday, Aug. 16. Two male juveniles said that an individual was harassing them and shoved one of the boys, grabbing an iPad out of one of their arms and throwing it into a pool. The individual was not at home and was unable to be located, but statements were collected from the juveniles.

An individual reported on Aug. 16 that he got separated from his father and brother while hiking in the Notch Lake area. Summit County Search and Rescue was dispatched to search for the father and brother when it was reported by some individuals who were camping that the two were found. The two individuals, both in good condition, were given a ride into South Summit and a deputy made contact with them to later be picked up by a family member.

A customer at a business dropped his concealed revolver from a holster while using the restroom, causing it to accidentally discharge, sending a round through a waste basket, through a wall and into an adjacent shopping area, lodging in the ceiling.

Deputies responded to a subdivision near Summit Park on Saturday, Aug. 17, to a complaint of individuals camping in the area and trespassing. Three male juveniles were located in various tents in the area with alcohol in plain view. One of the juveniles was referred to juvenile court while the other two were not referred for trespassing.

A customer at a Kimball Junction business witnessed a full-size van strike a vehicle in the parking lot and made contact with the driver, a female. She claimed she was going to wait for the owner to come out of the business and while the witness was parking his car the female left the scene. She was later located by deputies on State Road 40 and was followed back to the scene and cited for leaving the scene of an accident.

Dispatch received a report on Aug. 17 of an individual sitting on the side of the road with his head between his legs in the Snyderville Basin. When deputies made contact, he was found to be a 28-year-old male. He stated that he was suicidal and refused water when it was offered to him. The Park City Fire District was summoned and the man was involuntarily committed for treatment.

Deputies responded to a missing-person case in the Uintas on Aug. 17. The man had been missing from his campsite since Friday and was reported to have a bleeding disorder. Search and Rescue was called out but upon the arrival of the responding deputy the man had arrived back at his campsite uninjured. He reported that he felt exhausted and spent the night on the trail.

A male was observed stumbling in a road in Kimball Junction on Aug. 17. He claimed he was walking to his friend’s house but did not know the address or how to get there. A deputy gave him a ride to the house but upon arrival the man said it was not the right place. He attempted to contact his friend but could not reach him. The man was arrested for public intoxication as he was a danger to himself.

Deputies responded to a report of a suicidal individual in the Snyderville Basin on Aug. 17. He was taken to the University of Utah Hospital.

While camping at Moose Horn Lake, a man reportedly was disturbing the peace and when confronted chased the complainant with a stick. The man was extremely intoxicated and possessed a large knife, and was later found to have marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was arrested and booked into the Summit County Jail.

A camp host at the Mirror Lake Campground reported on Sunday, Aug. 18, that a camper had paid fees with several counterfeit $20 bills. The man was found to have an outstanding warrant for obstructing a court order. He fled the scene on U.S. 40 but was later found by a trooper. His car was found to have various other counterfeit bills.

A man was found asleep in a car across from a business in the Snyderville Basin on Aug. 19. Further investigation found the man was not the registered owner and he had a revoked driver’s license. The owner thought the car was being repaired and requested charges be filed against the man, who was arrested and booked into the Summit County Jail.

An individual reported a "hut-like structure" built out of sticks just off of a trail in the Snyderville Basin on Aug. 19, describing it as littered with beer cans, drug paraphernalia, trash and a beer pong table. Deputies could not find the hut based on the individual’s directions.

An individual reported that a group of juveniles were throwing rocks at a pickup truck in North Summit on Aug. 19. The truck was a 1933 Chevy that was donated as a historic piece for a park. Further investigation revealed that one juvenile acted alone in throwing the rocks.

Deputies responded to an intoxicated female driver in South Summit on Aug. 19. The woman was driving on the left side shoulder of the road toward oncoming traffic. A traffic stop was initiated; the woman performed poorly on field sobriety tests and blew a .332 blood-alcohol content. She was arrested for driving under the influence.

A man in North Summit reported his dog may have been shot with a BB gun on Aug. 19. He discovered two wounds on the dog but there are no suspects at this time.

A deputy responded to a home in the Snyderville Basin on Aug. 19 in reference to a past occurred burglary. The homeowner stated that between a span of several days an estimated $13,300 in jewelry and cash was stolen.


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