Sheriff’s Report: Mini Cooper outruns deputies
March 8-10, 2017
Summit County deputies were led on a high-speed chase on Interstate 80 over the weekend after attempting to stop a vehicle in the Kimball Junction area.
On Saturday, March 3, deputies attempted to pull over a blue Mini Cooper for making an improper U-turn on Ute Boulevard, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle stopped briefly before running a red light on State Road 224 to access the eastbound ramp to the Interstate.
The Sheriff’s Office reported that the vehicle made erratic lane changes and almost collided with several vehicles before deputies decided to terminate the pursuit. Deputies reportedly lost sight of the vehicle in the Silver Creek Canyon. Officials were unable to get the license plate number of the vehicle or a description of the driver.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to numerous calls between Monday, Feb. 27, and Saturday, March 5, including an attempted robbery and carjacking.
Saturday, March 4
Three women reported their cell phones were stolen from the South Summit Recreation Center locker room. A debit card and an undisclosed amount of money were also taken. An investigation is ongoing.
Deputies stopped a man acting suspiciously at a convenience store in the Basin. He was arrested for a $10,000 outstanding warrant.
Friday, March 3
Dispatch received three noise complaints about a party at a home in the Basin. Deputies gave the homeowner a warning, but later returned to break up the party after they failed to reduce the noise.
The owner of a vehicle parked on a Basin road found a man sitting in the front seat going through the glove box. The suspect reportedly placed three bags of luggage in the vehicle and admitted he planned on stealing it. He was arrested for two outstanding warrants and preliminary charged with attempted vehicle theft, vehicle burglary and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Deputies stopped a vehicle on a Park City road after discovering the registered owner had two outstanding warrants. She was arrested and transported to the Summit County Jail.
Deputies stopped a vehicle on a Basin road after the driver made an improper turn. He was arrested for outstanding warrants and driving on a suspended license.
Deputies stopped a vehicle traveling westbound on Interstate 80 for a lane-travel violation and discovered the driver had a suspended license. The driver was arrested on preliminary charges of driving on an alcohol-related suspension, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Thursday, March 2
A Basin man contacted dispatch after he reportedly wired money to someone claiming to be his nephew. An investigation is ongoing.
Deputies helped Wasatch County officers take a suspect into custody after he fled from a traffic stop in Wasatch County. The suspect was found hiding in a hot tub in someone’s backyard.
After a man called to report his vehicle stolen, deputies discovered the Utah Highway Patrol impounded it following a crash where the driver fled the scene. An investigation is ongoing.
Someone stole two small tables from a restaurant in the Kimball Junction area.
Wednesday, March 1
Dispatch received two reports that a man had made threatening phone calls to people in North Summit.
Tuesday, Feb. 28
A woman contacted dispatch after reportedly receiving several threatening and derogatory phone calls.
Dispatch received a report from a truck driver that a speeding vehicle had crashed after it veered off an embankment, reportedly breaking the front two tires of the vehicle. The driver was arrested and preliminarily charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
A man filed a report at the Sheriff’s Office claiming his name was fraudulently used to apply for two credit cards. An investigation is ongoing.
Monday, Feb. 27
Deputies responded to a potential fight between two men at an apartment complex in the Kimball Junction area. Both were arrested and preliminarily charged with intoxication and disorderly conduct.
Dispatch received a harassment report regarding a text message that was sent to a resident. No citations were issued, but the county attorney’s office will screen the case for potential witness tampering charges.
An employee at a business in the Basin contacted dispatch after someone walked in and demanded money from the cash register. The employee said the suspect never brandished a weapon and fled after he threatened to call law enforcement. The suspect was reportedly wearing a hoodie and bandana to cover his face. An investigation is ongoing.
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