Sheriff’s Report, Feb. 17-19, 2016
Several juveniles were given referrals after Summit County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an underage party where alcohol was being served in the Jeremy Ranch neighborhood on Valentine’s Day.
While responding to a welfare check in the area, deputies received a tip about an underage party, according to Detective Kacey Bates. Deputies responded to the home and found several juveniles who had been drinking.
The parents were contacted and the juveniles were released to their custody, the report states. The referrals were made subsequent to the filing of the report, Bates said.
Bates said the Sheriff’s Office hasn’t received any reports of underage parties in "quite some time." The bust of an underage party in 2013 sparked outrage from parents who questioned the tactics of the Sheriff’s Office.
"It has been a long time since we had a report of juvenile party that has resulted in referrals and parents being contacted," Bates said.
According to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to numerous other calls between Monday, Feb. 8, and Sunday, Feb. 14, including four cases of fraud:
Sunday, Feb, 14
Deputies performed a welfare check at a Basin-area home.
Employees of a Kimball Junction-area business reported an intoxicated man was in the store. He was arrested for intoxication.
A 24-year-old South Summit man was found deceased at his home. An investigation is ongoing
Saturday, Feb. 13
Deputies responded to a Basin-area neighborhood after dispatch received a report of a potentially suicidal woman.
Deputies unsuccessfully attempted to perform a welfare check on a South Summit man.
Deputies responded to the North Summit area after dispatch received a report of two missing snowmobilers. The men were found before deputies arrived.
Deputies responded to a fight at a Basin-area home and arrested a man for criminal mischief and intoxication.
Friday, Feb. 12
A Basin-area man reported that his debit card information had been stolen while he was abroad.
Thursday, Feb. 11
Deputies responded to a trespassing report at a South Summit home. No citations were issued and the case will be forwarded to the county attorney’s office.
Deputies responded to a report from a Basin-area woman that a fraudulent company had stolen money from her account. An investigation is ongoing.
Wednesday, Feb. 10
The owner of a Basin-area business reported unauthorized purchases had been made on the company credit. An investigation is ongoing.
A Kimball Junction-area woman reported receiving phone calls from someone claiming to be the IRS and threatening to arrest her if she did not pay several thousand dollars in penalties. An investigation is ongoing.
A Kimball-Junction-area bank employee reported a customer for attempting to use a counterfeit bill. Deputies determined the bill was not fake.
Tuesday, Feb. 9
An employee at a Kimball Junction-area business reported finding windows broken out and approximately $150 missing. An investigation is ongoing.
After stopping a vehicle on State Road 248, deputies arrested the driver for an active warrant.
Dispatch received a report of a snowmobile accident in North Summit. Search and Rescue, South Summit Ambulance and Life Flight responded. The injuries were not considered life-threatening.
Monday, Feb. 8
A man from out-of-state reported his watch missing after staying at a Basin-area condominium. An investigation is ongoing.
Deputies responded to a Kimball Junction-area apartment complex after dispatch received a report of two women acting suspiciously, but only one was located. No citations were issued.
Employees from two Kimball Junction-area businesses reported three women for acting suspiciously. The women were not located and the stores did not report any items as missing.
The Salt Lake City Police Department recovered a vehicle that had been reported stolen from a Kimball Junction-area parking lot.
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