Sheriff’s Report: road-rage incident results in arrest
March 22-25, 2017
Troopers with the Utah Highway Patrol arrested a man in Wasatch County after he allegedly brandished a weapon at another driver in the Kimball Junction area, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.
On Friday, March 17, dispatch received a report about a road rage incident that occurred after a white Subaru allegedly cut off another vehicle at the roundabout in front of the Whole Foods store on Newpark Boulevard, causing the driver to honk at the Subaru.
The driver of the Subaru reportedly had a handgun in his hand, but never pointed it at the other driver. Troopers stopped the suspect’s vehicle near mile marker 15 on U.S. 40 and found him in possession of a gun, but he denied producing the weapon during the altercation, a report states.
The suspect was arrested on preliminary charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and was booked into the Wasatch County Jail. The Summit County Attorney’s Office will also be screening the case for potential charges.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to numerous calls between Tuesday, March 14, and Saturday, March 18, including a hit-and-run case.
Monday, March 20
Someone stole two five-gallon tanks of diesel and two portable heaters from a construction site in the Basin.
Deputies arrested a man for outstanding warrants after noticing his vehicle parked in front of a business in a Basin neighborhood.
Sunday, March 19
A purse was taken from the backseat of a woman’s vehicle while it was parked in the Basin.
Someone allegedly drove their vehicle around the infield of a North Summit baseball diamond. An investigation is ongoing.
Saturday, March 18
Deputies stopped a vehicle on State Road 248 for not having proof of insurance and arrested the driver on preliminary charges of driving under the influence of alcohol.
A man allegedly stole a wallet from inside a locker at a business in the Kimball Junction area. Two transactions were immediately made using the victim’s card. An investigation is ongoing.
A man contacted dispatch after his wife reportedly found an unknown man sitting inside their car. The suspect fled and a 9mm Beretta pistol was reported missing. An investigation is ongoing.
Deputies stopped a vehicle on a Basin road after discovering he had a revoked driver’s license and was required to have an interlock device. He was arrested and transported to the Summit County Jail.
Deputies took a person into custody who had an outstanding out-of-state felony warrant.
Friday, March 17
A purse and several credit cards were reportedly stolen from a woman’s car while it was parked near a Basin trailhead. An investigation is ongoing.
A woman claimed that while she was picking up her children from school another vehicle backed into her car. An investigation is ongoing.
Deputies reportedly found gang-related graffiti near businesses in the Kimball Junction area.
Thursday, March 16
Deputies arrested a 23-year-old woman on preliminary charges of theft after she admitted taking items from a business in the Kimball Junction area.
Wednesday, March 15
A window was broken on a Volvo SUV while it was parked near a Basin park. A purse, along with several credit cards was reported missing.
Someone allegedly caused more than $14,000 worth of a damage to a building in the Basin after driving into the rear of the building.
Tuesday, March 14
A woman who lives in an apartment complex in Kimball Junction contacted dispatch after discovering a rock had been thrown through her window. However, the suspect never entered the residence and nothing was reported missing.
A rental vehicle was reportedly left on a Basin man’s property after becoming stuck in the snow.
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