September 6, 2013
The Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls between Sunday, Sept. 1, and Thursday, Sept. 5.
Deputies assisted the Draper City Police Department in locating the wife of fallen Sgt. Derek Johnson of the DCPD. Mrs. Johnson was on vacation with family in the Kimball Junction area when her husband was shot. She was taken with officers to Sgt. Johnson’s body. Officers with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office assisted with a lights and sirens escort of Sgt. Johnson’s body.
An officer observed a man walking on the side of State Road 32 in North Summit, and after speaking with him observed the smell of alcohol on his breath. He stated he had had an argument and was going to walk home. The man refused a ride and later assaulted an officer. He was then arrested and taken to Park City Medical Center for his injuries.
A vehicle that was left in the parking lot of a business in the Snyderville Basin over the weekend was found to be damaged when the owner returned to it.
An individual at a business in North Summit found a loaded Taurus 9 mm pistol in a men’s bathroom. The door was locked until a deputy arrived, at which point the gun was taken as evidence.
While making a traffic stop on Interstate 80 for expired license plates, a deputy saw fireworks in the back seat of the vehicle in plain view. The vehicle was impounded for expired registration. The individual was cited with expired registration and possession of fireworks.
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During a stop for a traffic violation on I-80 a detective received consent to search the vehicle. The search yielded two one-pound packages of methamphetamine, for which the driver was arrested on felony distribution charges.
The manager of a Park City business said that two females and three males went into the bathroom and left in a hurry. Upon checking the bathroom, the sink had been ripped from the wall and there was urine in it. A deputy made contact with the individuals, who claimed the sink had been pulled from the wall but were unaware of how it happened.
While six individuals were floating down a river in South Summit, their two vehicles were burglarized. The suspects stole several iPhones, wallets and purses. The credit cards were used in South Summit and an officer was able to track the phone to a location on I-80.
An individual in the Basin reported that personal items were stolen from their house while they were gone for the weekend. The individual’s daughter had hosted a party during the weekend with unknown guests.
A leopard print purse was found on the side of the road north of an apartment complex near Kimball Junction. The purse was empty and no signs of criminal activity were seen.
A deputy ran a license plate check on the rear of a truck parked at a gas station in Kimball Junction. The front plate was different than the rear plate and contact was then made with the driver. A records check showed the man had several outstanding statewide warrants for his arrest. The man admitted to driving and being in possession of stolen license plates and was arrested and booked into the Summit County Jail. The vehicle was impounded.