Sheriff’s report: Ogden man arrested for filing false report on friends |

Sheriff’s report: Ogden man arrested for filing false report on friends

Summit County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man from Ogden last week after he filed a false report claiming one of his friends had a gun inside Walmart.

Dispatch received an anonymous 911 call on Jan. 29 from a man reporting a heavily intoxicated man with a gun wearing all black inside Walmart, a Sheriff’s Office report states. When deputies arrived, they located two men matching the description the caller gave. They identified the caller as their friend.

Deputies did not find any weapons after searching the men, the report states. They told deputies the three of them had been at a concert in Park City together and one of them was supposed to be the designated driver.

Deputies discovered that the caller had a lot to drink at the concert and he filed the report after his keys were thrown into a parking lot to prevent him from driving drunk, the report states. Deputies were able to confirm the call came from the man’s phone and a review of the audio matched his voice.

“It was clear that his intent was to get law enforcement to respond to Walmart for an imminent threat of serious bodily injury or death and to make one of the other males the target of that response,” the report states.

The man identified as the caller, 26, was arrested under suspicion of intoxication, disorderly conduct, assault and filing a false report.

According to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement responded to several other calls between Friday, Jan. 25, and Sunday, Feb. 3, including four assaults.

Sunday, Feb. 3

Summit County Search and Rescue responded to a report of a missing skier at Canyons Village at Park City Mountain Resort. The skier was quickly located after search and rescue responded.

Saturday, Feb. 2

Deputies responded to a report of an assault in Newpark after a man and a woman said five men attacked them. Deputies circulated the area and located one of the suspects in the attack. He was extremely intoxicated and had facial lacerations. An investigation was underway to identify the other suspects.

Friday, Feb. 1

Deputies performed 20 traffic stops. No other significant incidents were reported.

Thursday, Jan. 31

An employee at a business in Kimball Junction got into an argument with the manager over wages. The argument became physical and a citation was issued to one of the parties for assault.

Spare change was taken from a vehicle when it was parked at an apartment complex in Kimball Junction.

A man contacted dispatch because he loaned his white Ford F-250 to his friend several months ago, but the friend refuses to give the vehicle back and has stopped responding to his phone calls. An investigation was underway. The vehicle was later located in Salt Lake City.

Two men walked into a store in Kimball Junction and stole 16 pairs of sunglasses. Deputies were unable to locate the suspects. An investigation was underway.

Wednesday, Jan. 30

A woman walked into a store in Kimball Junction, grabbed five handbags and walked out without paying for them. An investigation was underway.

Two men working at a construction site in Kimball Junction got into an argument over the use of a power outlet, prompting one of the workers to punch the other and swing a piece of wood at him. The man was issued a citation for assault and released.

Tuesday, Jan. 29

Two men were arrested under suspicion of intoxication, with one of them also being cited for possession of marijuana, after they harassed members of a youth camp at a hotel in Kimball Junction.

The manager of an apartment complex in Kimball Junction contacted dispatch after watching a dark colored SUV hit a carport, causing part of it to collapse. Two vehicles were damaged in the incident. An investigation was underway.

A Summit County man contacted dispatch after he received a call from a bank in Ohio offering loans. He purchased $2,000 worth of iTunes gift cards and provided the information to the person who called him. His bank told him that he was scammed and that he would not be getting his money back.

Monday, Jan. 28

Someone took a Jeep Wrangler from a tow yard in Park City without paying. The vehicle belongs to a rental company, but they were unable to provide information about who rented the car. An investigation was underway.

Deputies responded to a report of an assault at a home in Pinebrook and arrested a man under suspicion of assault for choking his girlfriend.

Sunday, Jan. 27

Deputies performed nine traffic stops and responded to one wildlife problem.

Saturday, Jan. 26

Deputies performed seven traffic stops and responded to eight reports of suspicious behavior.

Friday, Jan. 25

A South Summit woman contacted dispatch when she noticed her husband was having difficulty breathing and complaining of chest pain. He died in an ambulance on the way to the hospital. An investigation was underway to determine his cause of death.

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