Two vehicles reported stolen in Park City
October 7, 2016
A vehicle that was reportedly stolen from a parking lot in Prospector on Wednesday was involved in a hit-and-run accident in West Valley City and remains missing, according to the Park City Police Department.
Phil Kirk, a Park City Police Department captain, said the vehicle involved in the accident, a brown 2012 Chevrolet Suburban, was reported missing at around 8:50 a.m. Two hours earlier, Park City dispatchers received a call that a green 2000 Honda CRV was also missing from the same parking lot on Sidewinder Drive. Both vehicles were last seen on Tuesday night. Golf clubs, a skateboard and tools disappeared along with the vehicles.
Kirk said he is unsure how the vehicles were taken and referred to the incidents as "extremely rare." He said burglary cases are more common in Park City than automobile thefts.
"Stealing cars, in general, in Park City is rare," Kirk said. "We have a few cars that are broken into. But outright stolen? That is unusual, especially to have two."
Kirk said the Police Department is investigating whether the cases are connected.
"We usually have a pretty good success rate at recovering the vehicles," Kirk said. "But determining who actually stole them is a lot more difficult."
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Kirk said the victim involved in the hit-and-run accident wrote down the license plate number of the Suburban, which helped law enforcement officials determine it was reported stolen in Park City.
"Oftentimes, what happens here on these cases is they dump the vehicles at another location after they use them for criminal activity," Kirk said. "But in the West Valley case, the vehicle is still missing."
If anyone has information about the stolen vehicles, they are encouraged to contact the Park City Police Department at 435-615-5500.