Sheriff’s Report: Family investigated for child neglect
A Snyderville Basin family is being investigated by the Utah Department of Child and Family Services after a 16-year-old boy diagnosed with autism was found wandering outside of his home unsupervised, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.
The Public Safety Communications Center received a report on Sunday, Nov. 26, that a person was allegedly looking into and entering vehicles parked on a Basin road.
Deputies located the boy and returned him to his home where they found two more children – ages 13 and 15 – unsupervised, a report states. The family has previously been investigated for a similar report of child neglect, according to the Sheriff’s Office. An investigation was ongoing.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement responded to several other calls between Sunday, Nov. 19, and Sunday, Nov. 26, including three reports of domestic violence.
Sunday, Nov. 26
Employees at a North Summit business contacted dispatch to report a man acting suspiciously. Deputies located the suspect and he was arrested under suspicion of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.
Saturday, Nov. 25
Deputies stopped a vehicle on a road in the Snyderville Basin after the driver nearly struck a parked patrol vehicle. The driver was arrested under suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. He was transported to the Summit County Jail.
Dispatch received a report about an intoxicated driver on a Basin road. Deputies found the vehicle parked and arrested the driver under suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
An abandoned bike was found in the Basin. It had been there for nearly a week. An owner could not be immediately located.
A North Summit man contacted dispatch after discovering a fuel cap was missing from an old ATV parked in his front yard. He also noticed that a package containing prescription medicine was missing from his porch.
Friday, Nov. 24
Deputies stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on a North summit road. The passenger was arrested for an outstanding warrant.
Thursday, Nov. 23
A bag containing merchandise purchased on Black Friday at a store in the Kimball Junction area was taken. The owner later returned for the bag, but was unable to find it.
Deputies responded to a potential domestic violence incident at a Basin home, but when they arrived they found that no crime had occurred. However, one of the men was uncooperative and refused to talk with deputies. He was arrested under suspicion of intoxication.
Wednesday, Nov. 22
Deputies stopped a vehicle for speeding on a Basin road and arrested the driver for two outstanding warrants.
A woman contacted dispatch claiming she was assaulted by another woman at her South Summit home, but refused to press charges. Deputies did not observe any marks on either woman. No citations were issued.
Tuesday, Nov. 21
No significant incidents were reported.
Monday, Nov. 20
Employees at a business in the Kimball Junction area claimed a woman took three pairs of shoes without paying for them. Deputies were unable to locate a suspect and the case was closed due to a lack of information.
Deputies responded to a potential domestic violence incident between a man and a woman at a home in the Basin. No arrests were made. The case will be screened for charges through the county attorney’s office.
Sunday, Nov. 19
Dispatch received a report about a domestic violence incident between two men involving a knife at a South Summit home. One of the men allegedly held the knife against the other’s neck, causing a small cut. He was arrested under suspicion of aggravated assault and intoxication. The other man was cited for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
When deputies stopped a vehicle for speeding on a South Summit road, they discovered the driver had an outstanding warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia. The driver was arrested for the warrant and under suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding.
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