Sheriff’s Report, Dec. 9-11, 2015
An unknown suspect stole more than $5,000 worth of copper wire from a Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile cell phone tower in Tollgate Canyon last week, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.
The theft allegedly occurred sometime between June and December, a report states. Some of the cut wires were buried underneath the snow.
The cell phone tower is located near Forest Meadows Drive in Tollgate Canyon. The report lists Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile and Crown Castle as the victims.
There are no suspects and an investigation is ongoing.
"These aren’t common occurrences," said Detective Kacey Bates. "One did happen a few months ago, but, at this time, there is no connection that we know of between the two incidents."
Suspects could be facing elevated theft charges because of the value of copper, in addition to several additional charges related to trespassing, Bates said.
"It could be elevated to a felony charge because of the amount of copper wire that was taken," Bates said.
According to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to numerous other calls between Monday, Nov. 30, and Sunday, Dec.6, including the following:
Sunday, Dec. 6
A 13-year-old juvenile was reported missing from his Basin-area home after an argument with his parents. Search and Rescue, along with several deputies, were dispatched and located him near his home several hours later.
Deputies performed a welfare check on a North Summit man.
A woman reported a past-occurred burglary at her Kimball Junction-area home. Several items, including $3,500, a passport and driver’s license, were reported missing. An investigation is ongoing.
Saturday, Dec 5
Dispatch received a report of a domestic violence incident at a Kimball Junction-area business. Deputies arrested a man and preliminarily charged him with assault, intoxication and interfering with arrest. The suspect had to be restrained, placed in a patrol car and subsequently carried to a cell. While investigating the incident, another man reportedly interfered with officers. He was arrested for intoxication and interfering with an arresting officer.
Dispatch received a report that a knife, an ATM cover and several parts, including broken plastic pieces, were found near a Basin-area trailhead.
Dispatch received a report from a woman claiming another woman had been harassing her at her South Summit home.
A Kimball Junction-area woman reported the hinges of the driver side window of her truck had been cut. Nothing was reported missing from the vehicle.
Friday, Dec. 4
Deputies were dispatched to a South Summit home for the death of a 45-year-old Summit County woman. An investigation is ongoing pending results from the medical examiner’s office, but the death is not considered suspicious.
Thursday, Dec. 3
Deputies responded to a North Summit home for a protective order violation. The case will be forwarded to the county attorney’s office.
Deputies responded to a North Summit home because of a domestic violence incident. No arrests were made.
An unknown suspect stole a Goal Zero solar panel from a vehicle while it was parked on a Basin-area road. An investigation is ongoing.
Wednesday, Dec. 2
A man reported two packages that were delivered to his Basin-area home missing.
Deputies stopped a Subaru Outback for revoked registration and detected the smell of marijuana. The driver was arrested for revoked registration, possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.
Deputies responded to a fight in a Basin-area parking lot. No arrests were made and the case will be forwarded to the county attorney’s office.
Deputies successfully delivered a temporary protective order to a Park City-area resort.
Deputies assisted Wasatch Back Narcotics with an arrest. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to the Summit County Jail.
Tuesday, Dec. 1
Sheriff Martinez and Chief Deputy Frank Smith approached a vehicle parked on a frontage road near U.S. 40 and discovered the driver smoking marijuana. He was arrested for drug possession and several traffic-related offenses.
Monday, Nov. 30
No significant incidents were reported.
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