Summit County Sheriff’s Report: older adults fight over results of presidential election |

Summit County Sheriff’s Report: older adults fight over results of presidential election


The Summit County Sheriff's Office responded last week to two separate incidents related to the results of the presidential election.

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, dispatch received a report that two men attending a political watch party at a business in the Kimball Junction area allegedly got into a fight over the results of the election. When deputies arrived, the suspects, ages 44 and 74, had already left and were unwilling to cooperate. No arrests were made, but the charges were forwarded to the County Attorney's Office.

The day after the election, dispatch received a report from a man that his American flag had been stolen from in front of his Basin home, according to a report. The man claimed he was upset with the results of the election and wanted to voice his opinion by placing the American flag in his garbage can.

According to the report, the man claimed he would purchase another flag and continue to display it in the same manner. No suspects have been identified and the case is considered closed.

According to the Sheriff's Office, deputies also responded to numerous other calls between Tuesday, Nov. 8, and Sunday, Nov. 13, including four vehicle burglaries.

Sunday, Nov. 13

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No significant incidents were reported.

Saturday, Nov. 12

Dispatch received a report that someone had entered a vehicle while it was parked on a Basin road. The vehicle's owner reported that nothing appeared missing.

Dispatch received a report that someone stole about $400 out of vehicle, along with a Scott Spark mountain bike reportedly worth $4,500. An investigation is ongoing.

Someone allegedly unlocked three vehicles while they were parked on a Basin road. The vehicle owners did not immediately report anything missing.

Friday, Nov. 11

Dispatch received a report of two people who were selling products door-to-door in a Basin neighborhood. Deputies located the suspects and arrested one man for an outstanding warrant. The other man was released.

Thursday, Nov. 10

A woman contacted dispatch after her cellphone was reportedly stolen while she was shopping at a store in the Basin. The cellphone has not yet been located.

A woman contacted dispatch to request a protective order against her roommate and the roommate's boyfriend, who had allegedly assaulted her at their home in a Basin neighborhood.

Wednesday, Nov. 9

A man contacted dispatch to report his wife's wedding ring as missing. He reportedly thinks it was stolen from their Basin home. An investigation is ongoing.

A man contacted dispatch after he noticed two knives and a CD were taken from his vehicle while it was parked on a Basin road. An investigation is ongoing.

An employee of a Basin business contacted dispatch after three stolen checks were fraudulently cashed. However, the employee was unable to identify a suspect. An investigation is ongoing.

A Cannondale bicycle was found in the bushes near a Basin trail. The owner has not been located.

An employee at a North Summit convenience store contacted dispatch after a man who had been asked to not return to the store entered the business. Deputies were unable to locate the man, but contacted him and told him not to return.

Deputies responded to a protective order violation at a home in the Basin after the suspect contacted the victim through social media. The case remains open.

Tuesday, Nov. 8

Deputies responded to a potential domestic violence incident at a home in the Basin and determined nothing physical took place. The parties agreed to separate for the day.

An employee of a Basin business reported a tool valued at more than $25,000 as missing and suspected two former employees. An investigation is ongoing.

The owner of a Basin storage unit contacted dispatch after noticing the lock on a storage unit had been cut. The owner of the storage unit did not report anything missing.

Dispatch received a report of a vehicle stolen from a South Summit home. Deputies located the vehicle on Interstate 80 near Kimball Junction and arrested the driver.

Deputies responded to a two-vehicle accident on State Road 224. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued at the time.

A Basin man contacted dispatch after constructions crews left equipment on his property.