Sheriff’s Report, May 11-13, 2016
May 10, 2016
A 27-year-old Ogden man was arrested over the weekend after Summit County Sheriff’s deputies caught him driving in the wrong direction along Interstate 80 with a blood alcohol level more than three times the legal limit.
At around 3:05 a.m., another driver contacted dispatch to report a vehicle traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of the Interstate near mile marker 144. According to a report, deputies witnessed the driver nearly swerve head-on into another motorist before they were able to stop the vehicle near mile marker 145.
The man was reportedly covered in vomit and thought he was in West Valley. An initial test conducted by deputies revealed he had a blood-alcohol concentration of .245 grams per deciliter of blood. The legal limit is .08.
He was arrested and preliminarily charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
"This could have been terrible," Sgt. Ron Bridge said. "He was obviously extremely intoxicated and thankfully a passerby noticed he was driving in the wrong direction enabling deputies to intercept and take the corrective action."
According to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to numerous other calls between Monday, May 2, and Sunday, May 8, including a report of a vehicle stolen from an apartment complex parking lot near Kimball Junction.
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Sunday, May 8
Two men were arrested when deputies found a Ford pick-up truck blocking a Basin-area road and discovered it had been stolen from Sandy. One of the men was preliminarily charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, three counts of possession of a controlled substance, and possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. The other suspect was preliminarily charged with possession of a stolen vehicle.
Saturday, May 7
A man contacted dispatch after noticing one of his windows had been shattered by what he suspected to be a pellet gun. He also found and several spots on his house where pellets had hit.
Deputies stopped a vehicle on a Basin-area road near an Interstate 80 on-ramp for an equipment violation. The driver was arrested and preliminarily charged with possession of paraphernalia and a drug suspected to be methamphetamine.
Deputies responded to a domestic violence situation between a man and a woman at a Basin-area home. The woman was arrested and preliminarily charged with two counts of domestic violence in the presence of a child and assault.
Employees at a business in Tanger Outlet claimed two men and a woman grabbed several pairs of jeans and ran out of the store without paying. The suspects have not yet been located.
Deputies responded to a report of a potentially suicidal man and located him in a parking long along Mirror Lake Highway (State Road 150). They found a bottle of vodka and several pill containers inside his vehicle. He was involuntarily transported to Park City Medical Center.
Friday, May 6
Several electronic items were reported stolen from a location in the Basin. An investigation is ongoing.
Deputies responded to a potential domestic violence situation between a man and a woman at a North Summit campground. The man was arrested and preliminarily charged with intoxication.
Three people were suspected of stealing a pair of sunglasses from a business in Tanger Outlet. However, deputies were unable to locate the suspects.
A 1996 Honda Accord was stolen from the parking lot of an apartment complex near Kimball Junction.
Thursday, May 5
Deputies responded to a domestic violence situation at a South Summit home to assist the Kamas City Police. No arrests were made or citations issued.
A man was cited for criminal mischief and trespass after attempting to gain access to a South Summit boarding facility to retrieve his dog when the owner was not there. The man was released with his dog.
Deputies responded to a business in the Basin after an employee reported several items were stolen from their mailbox, including mail and a package. An investigation is ongoing.
A woman received minor injuries when her vehicle was rear-ended near Kimball Junction. She was released at the scene. The other driver was not cited.
Wednesday, May 4
Employees at a school in the Basin contacted dispatch about a man who was acting suspiciously and approaching children during recess. Deputies stopped the suspect’s vehicle and arrested him on preliminary charges of driving under the influence and possession of an open container.
Tuesday, May 3
More than $300 worth of damage was done at the Peoa Rodeo Grounds sometime during the last two months. There are no suspects.
Deputies responded to a potential domestic violence situation between a man and a woman at a home in a Basin-area neighborhood. The man agreed to leave the residence and the case will be forwarded to the county attorney’s office.
Dispatch received a report from a woman who claimed a man and a woman stole a basketball from her children at a North Summit park. Deputies located the suspects, but no arrests were made.
A Basin-area man claimed he received several pieces of mail from businesses alleging that he had applied for several credit cards.
Monday, May 2
A woman contacted dispatch after she noticed several charges were made on her credit card at a business in Tanger Outlet. The woman, who lives in Sandy, still has the card.
Deputies responded to an assault involving juveniles in the Basin.
Deputies stopped a vehicle on a Basin-area road after discovering the passenger had outstanding warrants. However, the driver was arrested on preliminary charges of possession of heroin, driving on a denied driver’s license and obstruction of justice.
Deputies stopped a vehicle for speeding in North Summit and arrested the driver for not having a license and multiple outstanding warrants. He was also preliminarily charged with possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia after a drug suspected to be methamphetamine was discovered.
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