Sheriff’s Report, Dec. 3-5, 2014
Seven seasonal workers from Paraguay were the victims of a housing scam last weekend, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Department.
The victims transferred approximately $3,200 to various addresses in Texas and South Carolina to rent a unit at Redstone in Park City, the sheriff’s report stated. The unit in which the victims were told they would be renting does not exist.
"It’s going to take a lot of detective work and court orders to be able to find out where the money went and who was contacting them," Detective Ron Bridge said. "Usually it’s from an out-of-country IP address."
The seven individuals came to Park City to work at Park City Mountain Resort.
Bridge said the case is being turned over to the detective division.
Deputies responded to numerous other calls between Monday, Nov. 24 and Sunday, Nov. 30, including the following:
Monday, Nov. 24
A woman reported her vehicle as stolen after her adult son failed to return it to her home near Kimball Junction. South Salt Lake deputies located the vehicle and the suspect on Tuesday at a hotel. The suspect was arrested for possession of the stolen vehicle and other non-related charges.
A man parked his truck in Coalville on Saturday night at a bar, with a bag of tools in the bed of the truck. When he went to pick up his truck, he reported the tools missing.
A plow driver in Oakley reported an unoccupied vehicle in the ditch near Weber Canyon Road. The vehicle had damaged a fence at the Maple Ridge Ranch. It was impounded and a police hold was placed on it.
Deputies stopped a vehicle near Kimball Junction for no insurance. The driver did not have any identification and gave false information to deputies. An active warrant was located for the driver and he was arrested.
Tuesday, Nov. 25
A driver was stopped for speeding on State Road 248 and admitted to having paraphernalia in his pocket. A syringe was recovered from the driver and several other items were located. The driver was cited and released.
Dispatch received a report from a woman in Henefer claiming that the spark plug wires to her son’s vehicle had been cut.
Wednesday, Nov. 26
Deputies assisted the Park City Police Department with a search warrant in Jeremy Ranch.
A man in the South Snyderville Basin reported that he had kicked his brother after being attacked. Deputies determined he was the aggressor and arrested him.
Friday, Nov. 28
A woman in North Summit reported that a family member had inappropriately touched her on Thursday. No arrests were made.
A man at a construction site in Quinn’s Junction called dispatch to report that he was possibly having a heart attack. When medical personnel arrived, they determined the man had fallen approximately 25 feet from a ladder due to medical complications. He was transported to Park City Medical Center. Deputies stopped a vehicle traveling east on Interstate 80. The driver had an active warrant and he was arrested.
A woman reported that an unknown suspect threw a rock through the windshield of her car near Kimball Junction.
Deputies responded to an apartment in the South Snyderville Basin after receiving reports from neighbors who heard a couple shouting. A man was arrested for criminal mischief and criminal trespassing.
Saturday, Nov. 29
Following a traffic stop on State Road 248, deputies discovered the driver had two active warrants. She was arrested and booked into the Summit County Jail.
Deputies were dispatched to Jeremy Ranch following reports of a dispute between a woman and her ex-boyfriend. Deputies determined that no physical altercation or crime had taken place.
Deputies conducted a traffic stop on State Road 224. The driver was arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
A vehicle hit a tree in the Kimball Junction area and the driver fled the scene. The vehicle was later stopped in the area and the driver was arrested for the driving under the influence.
A woman in Kamas reported that houses in the area had been toilet papered for the last several days.
Sunday, Nov. 30
A man reported that someone had cut the spark plug wires to his car again. He had previously filed a report on Tuesday, Nov. 25, when the incident first occurred.
An Oakley woman’s house was broken into during the weekend. Among the items taken were two TV’s and three rings.
A driver lost control of his vehicle in Summit Park and struck a tree. He left his vehicle at the scene and returned home. His vehicle was impounded and he was issued a citation for leaving the scene of an accident and speeding too fast for existing conditions.
A Park City man accused in June of hitting two construction workers with his car in a Snyderville Basin work zone was sentenced on Monday.