Sheriff’s Report, March 23-25, 2016
Deputies with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office helped a Utah Highway Patrol trooper stop a man involved in a high-speed pursuit near the Jordanelle Reservoir last week.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, the trooper attempted to stop a vehicle for an equipment violation in Wasatch County on Thursday, initiating the pursuit. Officers with the Heber City Police Department located the vehicle and attempted to stop it along U.S. 40 before requesting assistance from Summit County.
The suspect’s vehicle was spiked near mile marker 10 on U.S. 40 and crashed at mile marker 8 near the Jordanelle Reservoir. The male suspect fled on foot and was tracked by a K9 officer.
He was located by Summit County deputies and an officer with the Park City Police Department. The suspect was transported to Heber City where he will face criminal charges.
According to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to numerous other calls between Tuesday, March 15, and Monday, March 21, including five suspected cases of driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol:
Monday, March 21
Deputies stopped a vehicle traveling eastbound on Interstate 80 for failure to wear a seatbelt and an equipment violation and detected the smell of marijuana. The driver and passenger were cited and released for possession of marijuana.
A South Summit man claimed a woman threatened him about an alleged assault incident that had occurred several years before. The woman denied the claims. An investigation is ongoing.
Sunday, March 20
Deputies responded to a domestic violence situation at a home in the Basin, but later determined no crime was committed after the parties volunteered to separate.
Dispatch received a report of a potentially suicidal man at a North Summit home. He was transported involuntarily to Park City Medical Center.
A woman who had punched a man in the face was voluntarily transported to the Park City Medical Center.
Saturday, March 19
After stopping a vehicle for improper lane travel, deputies detected the smell of alcohol. The driver admitted to drinking and after failing the field sobriety tests she was arrested for driving under the influence, possession of a controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia and driving on a suspended license.
Deputies stopped a vehicle on State Road 224 after receiving an alert about a vehicle traveling eastbound on Interstate 80 that was driving erratically and had hit a concrete barrier. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene of an accident and having an open container.
A complainant made a report about two men who appeared to be intoxicated while walking in the Kimball Junction area. One of the men was arrested for outstanding warrants. The other was found sleeping near a large rock. He admitted to drinking alcohol was preliminarily charged with unlawful for minor to consume alcohol.
An employee of a Kimball Junction-area business claimed a tall woman wearing a brown beanie, black jacket and brown pants, had appeared to conceal items under her coat. Deputies were unable to locate the suspect.
Deputies responded to a domestic violence situation between two men at a North Summit home. No injuries were reported from the fight and the victim did not wish to pursue charges.
Friday, March 18
Deputies stopped a vehicle on State Road 224 for two moving violations and noticed an open bottle of vodka located near the driver. The driver was arrested on preliminary charges of driving under the influence. The two passengers were taken to a nearby hotel.
A woman contacted dispatch after he phone call with her daughter was abruptly disconnected. Deputies responded to the woman’s apartment in the Kimball Junction area and determined nothing physical had happened between the woman and another male.
Deputies stopped a vehicle on State Road 224 for speeding and detected an odor of alcohol. The driver was arrested on preliminary charges of driving under the influence.
Employees of a Kimball Junction-area business reported a man for acting suspiciously and watching women. The employees were advised to call dispatch if he returns.
A woman requested assistance with recovering her stolen iPhone after using the locator application. The phone was recovered from a home in the Basin and a suspect was cited for theft.
Thursday, March 17
A Utah Highway Patrol trooper attempted to stop a motorcycle for speeding while traveling eastbound on Interstate 80. The suspect exited the Interstate into a neighborhood in the Basin before being stopped by the trooper and a deputy. He was arrested.
A woman reported that someone had moved several items around in her car while it was left unlocked in front of her home in a Basin-area neighborhood. Nothing was reported missing.
A man reported that someone had smashed the back window of his car while it was parked in the parking lot of a South Summit business. Nothing was missing from the vehicle and there are currently no suspects.
Wednesday, March 16
A man reported that his white 2002 Volvo Dump Truck had been stolen while parked in the yard of North Summit home.
Dispatch received a report about a vehicle parked in the intersection of a Basin-area neighborhood. The complainant said that the driver of the vehicle was crying and appeared impaired. The driver initially submitted to field sobriety tests, but then refused. She was arrested on preliminary charges of driving under the influence.
Tuesday, March 15
Dispatch received a report from a woman about a vehicle that had been hit while parked in front of her home in a Basin-area neighborhood.
Employees of a Kimball Junction-area business reportedly observed a man in tight pants steal Ray-Ban and Clubmaster sunglasses. Deputies located the suspect’s vehicle near milepost 138 on Interstate 80 and he was arrested on preliminary charges of retail theft.
During a traffic stop on U.S. 40, deputies discovered the vehicle’s owner had an outstanding warrant for retain theft. He was arrested and transported to the Summit County Jail.
Deputies stopped a car traveling westbound on Interstate 80 and arrested the driver and passenger for outstanding warrants. The driver was arrested for the warrant and on preliminary charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance and driving on a suspended driver’s license. The passenger was arrested for the warrant and possession of methamphetamine.
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