Sheriff’s Report, June 3, 2015
June 2, 2015
The windows were smashed out of several cars on Sunday night in the Snyderville Basin as part of what law enforcement officials say was likely a series of related incidents in Park City.
The windows of several cars on Bear Hollow Drive and on Canyons Resort Drive were broken on the same night the Park City Police Department received reports of extensive damage to cars.
Summit County Sergeant Ron Bridge said "we believe this to be a situation of going from one jurisdiction to another."
"They either started in the county and went into the city or started in the city and went in to the county," Bridge said. "All of the same damage was done and all of the details are essentially the same to Park City’s."
However, Bridge said "nothing noticeable" was stolen from the cars on Bear Hollow Drive or two of the three cars on Canyons Resort Drive where reports were filed. The damage was limited to the windows, unlike the Park City incidents.
According to the Sheriff’s Office daily logs, a purse containing a driver’s license, $320 cash, a social security card and numerous other cards were stolen from an unlocked Nissan Pathfinder on Canyons Resort Drive. The report did not indicate if the windows were broken out of the Pathfinder.
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Deputies discovered black spray painted graffiti on a speed limit sign on Bear Hollow Drive. A partial fingerprint was observed in the paint on the sign, which was removed and booked into evidence. Bridge said he doesn’t believe the graffiti to be gang-related and described it as "black scribbling."
Bridge said detectives in the Sheriff’s Office will be working with the Park City Police Department as the investigation continues.
He cautioned the public to stay "vigilant in protecting their own property" be it via car alarms, locked doors or security systems.
"If you hear or more importantly see something suspicious, report it," Bridge said.
Deputies also responded to a Kimball Junction business Friday after dispatch received reports of a man threatening juveniles with a gun. The report states deputies located a man matching the suspect’s description and found an open bottle of vodka, but no gun. The suspect reportedly admitted to drinking in front of the business.
The man became agitated, refused to cooperate with deputies and laid down on the ground demanding to be arrested. He was arrested for intoxication, disorderly conduct and child abuse. The child abuse charge stemmed from punching one of the juveniles in the arm.
Deputies also responded to numerous other calls between Tuesday, May 26 and Sunday May 31, including the following:
Sunday, May 31
Dispatch received a report that a FedEx package was missing from an apartment near the Tanger Outlets. The report states FedEx said the package was delivered and left at the door. The package contained a backpack, a hammock, two sleeping pads, and a multi-use tool.
Deputies responded to a south Snyderville Basin residence after dispatch received reports of a domestic violence incident. No one was charged at the scene and the case will be forwarded to the county attorney for screening.
A man reported his tan Specialized Enduro Pro mountain bike was stolen off the back of his car while it was parked at a hotel in the Kimball Junction.
A South Summit fence was spray painted with black and orange paint.
Saturday, May 30
Deputies stopped a car traveling westbound on Interstate 80 with no lights on. The driver was wanted on a third-degree felony warrant and was taken to the Summit County Jail. When he got out of the deputy’s car, he left what was suspected to be a bag of marijuana on the seat. He was booked on the warrant and for possession of marijuana.
Friday, May 29
When deputies pulled over a vehicle on State Road 224 for no insurance, they discovered the driver had an active warrant for assault out of Salt Lake City Justice Court. He was arrested and taken to the Summit County Jail.
A man was arrested at his South Summit home after using a baseball bat to break the windshield of his vehicle. He was arrested and booked on criminal mischief and domestic violence in the presence of a child. A woman was also cited and released for criminal mischief and domestic violence in the presence of a child.
Thursday, May 28
A north Snyderville Basin resident reported that his fence was badly damaged, allowing his cows to escape. Deputies discovered approximately 86 feet of fence had been torn down. Deputies were unable to determine the cause of the fence’s damage and there was no evidence found at the scene.
A Newpark business reported that a woman came into the store and stole approximately 10 to 15 purses. The suspect then ran out of the store and got into a silver or gold colored Subaru and left the area. The woman was described as a heavy-set white woman wearing sunglasses, a white T-shirt and dark colored bottoms, with curly black hair. No other suspect or suspect vehicle information was gathered.
A Tanger Outlet business reported that two women had taken several items without paying for them. Deputies searched the area, but never located the suspects. While investigating the incident, deputies discovered that another business had reported several items were taken. A large, tan bag was found in the parking lot by a citizen. In the bag were several clothing items from one of the stores. Those items were returned.
Wednesday, May 27
Dispatch received reports of a vehicle burglary after an employee of a Kimball Junction theater noticed a car with a broken, front driver-side window. The victim was also an employee in the area and listed a CD case and a pack of chewing gum among the items taken. There were no suspects, no evidence was found, and no traceable items were stolen. The report states the case will be considered closed.
Deputies responded to a past-occurred vehicle burglary in the Trailside Park area. The owner of the car found his rear, driver-side window smashed out and a subwoofer speaker missing. Deputies found two fingerprints from the driver’s side of the car.
Tuesday, May 26
A North Summit business employee was threatened by another man with a pipe wrench. After the incident, the suspect reportedly headed toward Morgan County. He was located by Morgan County deputies and admitted to threatening the victim. The case will be screened by the county attorney’s office.
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