A 33-year-old Snyderville Basin resident reported nearly $50,000 worth of items were stolen when his backpack was taken from the end of his driveway, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.
At around 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, the man was standing at the end of his driveway in a gated community in the Basin waiting for his Uber driver. The report states he left the backpack on the ground to run back inside his house and when he returned less than 10 minutes later the bag was missing.
The victim reported two Rolex watches worth approximately $47,000 were among the items that were taken. Other items included a MacBook Pro, $2,500 headphones, an iPhone and his passport.
Sgt. Ron Bridge said the case has been turned over to detectives and an investigation is ongoing.
"They are working on it through follow-up and are trying to keep an eye out," Bridge said. "A Rolex, in particular, is very distinctive and they have identifying numbers and etchings within them so they can actually be tracked pretty easily."
The theft would be considered a felony because of the value of the property, Bridge said.
"That was a substantial amount of personal property that was taken from another person," Bridge said.
According to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to numerous other calls between Monday, Jan. 11, and Monday, Jan. 18, including several incidents involving juveniles:
Deputies located a distressed man in a Basin-area neighborhood and transported him to Intermountain Medical Center.
Dispatch received a report from a woman that an Xbox One was stolen from her South Summit home sometime in November. An investigation is ongoing.
A North Summit man reported the tires and wheels from a vehicle were stolen.
Two unlocked vehicles were burglarized in a Basin-area neighborhood. An iPod and a CD case were reported as missing.
No significant incidents were reported.
Deputies responded to a domestic violence situation at a South Summit home and arrested a woman for criminal mischief and intoxication.
Deputies found a car that had driven off of Mirror Lake Highway and arrested the driver for driving under the influence, improper lane travel and driving too fast for conditions.
Deputies responded to a domestic violence situation at a home in a Basin-area neighborhood and had to separate the man and woman. No citations were issued and the county attorney’s office will screen the case for charges.
Deputies took a man into custody in Salt Lake City for an active warrant out of Summit County.
Deputies responded to an argument between two men over a shared parking lot in a Basin-area neighborhood. No citations were issued.
Dispatch received a report from a woman claiming to have had received several text messages from an unknown man who allegedly works at a Kimball Junction-area business. Deputies were unable to locate a suspect.
A woman reported her purse was stolen from her Basin-area home or car.
Deputies trespassed a man from a Kimball Junction-area business after he had a confrontation with the management.
Dispatch received a report of a 79-year-old man found deceased at a South Summit home.
A 67-year-old woman was injured when another driver hit the passenger side of the vehicle she was getting into in the parking lot of a Basin-area restaurant. She was transported to the Park City Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. No citations have been issued, but an investigation is ongoing.
Deputies responded to a South Summit home after receiving a report that a juvenile with an active warrant was in the area. Deputies were unable to locate the suspect.
The owners of two unlocked vehicles that were parked in a Basin-area parking garage reported several missing items, including a garage door opener.
Dispatch received a report of an intoxicated man lying in a snow bank at the end of a South Summit driveway with his car several hundred feet away in a driveway. The man was transported to Park City Medical Center and received a citation for intoxication.
Deputies responded to an incident at a Basin-area home involving a juvenile. After the parties were separated and deputies left, dispatch received another call from the home. The case will be forwarded to the Department of Child and Family Services.
Deputies arrested a man and a woman at the Summit County Justice Center for outstanding warrants.
Deputies responded to a South Summit home after dispatch received a report of a runaway juvenile. The juvenile returned home later in the evening.
Dispatch received a report from a man that a woman was allegedly attempting to extort him on social media for money. An investigation is ongoing.
Deputies responded to a domestic violence situation between a man and a woman at a Basin-area hotel. Deputies located the man in Salt Lake City and arrested him for aggravated assault, unlawful detention and interference with a communication devise.
Deputies responded to a North Summit home where a 34-year-old man was found deceased.
A woman’s wallet was stolen while she was pumping fuel at a gas station on State Road 224. An investigation is ongoing.
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