Sheriff’s Report, May 18-20, 2016
A Snyderville Basin couple is potentially out $1,775 after they were deceived by someone identifying themselves as a Park City police officer, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.
Last week, a man contacted dispatch after his wife gave the suspect the information to access four iTunes gift cards worth approximately $1,775. The suspect claimed there was a problem with the couple’s taxes and that they owed $2,000. An investigation is ongoing.
Detective Kacey Bates encouraged residents to contact the Sheriff’s Office or Park City Police Department if they have any questions about whether a call is authentic.
"We want to remind people that these callers are diligent and can be rude and pushy. They are asking them to go out and buy items that are not traceable. They are scaring people who are vulnerable and threatening to arrest them," Bates said. "But neither the Sheriff’s Office nor police department would make phone calls to collect money. No government entity or legitimate business would do that or take a gift card as payment.
"Just make sure you believe who someone is before sending them money and know you can always contact us," she said.
According to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to numerous other calls between Monday, May 9, and Sunday, May 15, including an incident where a woman threatened her family with an axe.
Sunday, May 15
Deputies stopped a vehicle as it was leaving an apartment complex in Kimball Junction and cited the driver for driving on a suspended license and possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.
Dispatch received a report from a North Summit woman who claimed to have heard several shots fired in the direction of her home. She suspected a white pickup truck that was in the area potentially hunting coyotes.
Saturday, May 14
A complaint about juveniles trespassing in an abandoned shack in the Basin led to a traffic stop on a vehicle.
Deputies conducted a welfare check at a campsite along Mirror Lake Highway (State Road 150). However, they were unable to locate anyone in the area.
Deputies transported a man from the Salt Lake City area and booked him into the Summit County Jail for violating a protective custody order after he contacted the South Summit victim over the phone.
Deputies responded to a North Summit campsite after dispatch received a report that several men were involved in an argument. No citations were issued and no arrests were made.
Friday, May 13
A man contacted dispatch after his sister-in-law began threatening their family at a North Summit campsite with an axe. Deputies located the woman after she had left the area and involuntarily committed her to the Park City Medical Center. The case will be forwarded to the county attorney’s office.
A Kimball Junction-area homeowner’s association contacted dispatch to complain about a group of juveniles potentially trespassing on a nearby property. The suspects had left before deputies arrived.
An 83-year-old South Summit woman was pronounced deceased at her home. Foul play is not suspected.
Deputies responded to a potential domestic violence incident between a man and a woman in the parking lot of a Kimball Junction-area business. The suspect had allegedly fled on foot and was not located.
Thursday, May 12
A man reported that his girlfriend allegedly struck him in the head as they were driving along State Road 32. The woman was later arrested at a friend’s home on preliminary charges of assault, domestic violence in the presence of a child and threat of violence.
Deputies responded to an assault between two employees at a restaurant in Kimball Junction and arrested a man for intoxication.
Deputies responded to an accident on Mirror Lake Highway (State Road 150) after dispatch received a report of a potentially suicidal man. He was transported to Park City Medical Center.
Dispatch received a report of a man, asleep in a vehicle parked in the parking lot of a Basin-area apartment complex. He was arrested for driving under the influence and possession of a drug, suspected to be spice, and paraphernalia.
A man contacted dispatch after his iPad and charger were stolen from his North Summit motel room. An investigation is ongoing.
Wednesday, May 11
Dispatch received a report about a camper that was parked in a ravine in the Basin. The man claimed he was staying in the area while working for a construction company.
A woman contacted dispatch after locating her stolen vehicle in the parking lot of a Kimball Junction-area apartment complex. Deputies arrested a suspect and the woman for an outstanding warrant.
A woman contacted dispatch after she left her purse at the baseball field at Ecker Hill Middle School. The purse was described as a dark grey leather purse with a Coach wallet inside.
Employees of a Kimball Junction area business contacted dispatch after a man’s service dog became aggressive toward staff and customers. The suspect was located outside of the business and was given a ride back to his vehicle. He was not cited or trespassed from the business.
Tuesday, May 10
An employee at a store in the Tanger Outlets contacted dispatch after noticing a woman take several articles of clothing out of her pants and place them in a car that was parked in the parking lot. The employee, however, did not witness the woman taking the items. An investigation is ongoing.
A man was trespassed from a business in the Basin for openly carrying a firearm after an employee became alarmed.
Monday, May 9
Deputies responded to a two-vehicle accident near Kimball Junction after a vehicle rear-ended another causing minor injuries to a passenger in the impacted vehicle.
In another case of suspected extortion, a woman contacted dispatch after she received a phone call from a man claiming to be an officer with the Internal Revenue Service informing her that she owed $9,000 in taxes. The man claimed if she didn’t pay a portion of the debt she would be arrested.
Deputies stopped a car traveling along State Road 224 for a taillight violation and arrested the driver for an outstanding warrant.
A Park City man accused in June of hitting two construction workers with his car in a Snyderville Basin work zone was sentenced on Monday.