The Park City Police Blotter for Dec. 21, 2005
The Park City Police Department responded to a call from a Deer Valley ski rental shop on Royal Street, Saturday, Dec. 17. A customer assaulted the shop’s general manager, who suffered a cut on his chin that later required stitches, according to Lt. Phil Kirk. "The suspect came into the store upset over some skis and bindings," Kirk said. "The suspect was asked to leave several times, and the second time he re-entered the store, he hit the manager in the face." Police arrested the customer after responding to a call from the shop at 6 p.m. and charged the customer with a class B misdemeanor, a charge that may carry a $1,000 fine and up to six months in jail. Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included: On Sunday, Dec. 18 at 11:57 p.m., police issued a citation to a person for having an expired drivers license on Main Street. A restaurant owner called to report that someone was vandalizing an establishment on Park Avenue at 9:30 p.m. Police made one arrest following the report.
On Daly Avenue at 7:24 p.m. police warned a dog owner about leash laws on Daly Ave.
Someone reported vandalism at a Three Kings Drive construction site at 5:58 p.m.
According to a police report, there was a power outage on Woodland View Drive at 5:43 p.m. Upon arrival, however, an officer could not locate any problems.
An officer spoke to a man sleeping in the Old Town Transit Center at 2:59 p.m. The man said he was waiting for a bus.
A mountain bike was stolen from a home on Three Kings Drive at 2:17 p.m., according to a police report.
Someone at business on Main Street reported a boy at the front counter who could not locate his mother at 1:52 p.m. The mother was reunited with her son moments later.
Officers had a car towed on Main Street and Swede Alley at 3:11 a.m. for a parking violation.
Someone reported a man in a building he didn’t live in on Main Street. The complaint, however, was determined to be unfounded according to police. The man was walking his girlfriend home.
At 1:22 a.m., officers responded to a fight on Main Street, but those allegedly involved in the altercation had left by the time police arrived.
Park City officers helped Salt Lake City police on Interstate 15 and 600 North to make a traffic stop on a driver who was, reportedly driving under the influence of alcohol at 2:21 a.m.
At mile marker 8 on State Road 224, police issued a citation to a driver for having an expired registration at 12:38 a.m.
Police issued a citation for a red-light violation at Bonanza Drive and Kearns Boulevard at 12:59 a.m.
On mile marker four on the Mine Road, police issued a citation for driving with a pervious car owner’s registration. The driver had no proof of insurance or registration, police said.
On Saturday, Dec. 17, officers gave a verbal warning to several minors throwing snowballs at pedestrians.
Police issued a citation for a stop-sign violation on Lucky John Drive at 6:37 p.m.
At 6:14 p.m., a man went to police headquarters at City Hall to fill out a report for the theft of his skis.
A mother called to ask for assistance in unlocking her car with her 15-month-old son locked inside on Empire Avenue at 5:24 p.m. An officer who responded said later the locksmith was successful. Though the infant was very upset, he was in good condition.
At 3:03 p.m., an officer assisted a child with locating his parent. The parent and child were reunited moments later.
Someone called police at 8:13 a.m. to tell them there was a faulty traffic light at the intersection of Kearns Boulevard and Monitor Drive. The officer who responded said the light was turned and secured to the pole. Police responded to four individuals screaming at Deer Valley Drive’s roundabout at 1:45 a.m. The group told police that they were celebrating a birthday. On Friday, Dec. 16, on Sidewinder Drive, an officer assisted the fire department after several "very drunk" men had burned food in their room at 11:45 p.m. No one was injured, according to the police report. Police gave a warning for a loud noise disturbance after someone reported an outdoor speaker on Main Street at 11:16 p.m. At 11:13 p.m. Officers requested police respond to the Meadows Drive-Little Kate Road intersection and to watch for numerous vehicles that are not stopping at a stop sign. At 11:08 p.m., police arrested a man for driving under the influence of alcohol on Park Avenue. On Main Street, police issued a citation for a car parking in a fire lane at 9:36 p.m. Someone reported a neighbor’s barking dog on Holiday Ranch Loop Road at 6:21 p.m. The neighbor arrived and let the dog into the house. The problem will be referred to Animal Control, according to the police report. Police cited a driver for speeding on Deer Valley Drive and Park Avenue at 8:20 p.m. Police arrested a woman on a retail-theft charge on Snow Creek Drive. The woman was booked into Summit County Jail at 5:05 p.m. Police found a 55-gallon drum on Empire Avenue at 4:56 p.m. A woman who reported she was in a clinic on Bonanza Drive for one hour called the police to report someone had run into her vehicle, resulting in damage to the driver’s door at 4:47 p.m. An officer filled out a report and verified the incident as a hit-and-run traffic accident. At Deer Valley Drive and Main Street, police requested a Spanish-speaking officer to help give a verbal warning for erratic driving at 4:28 p.m. According to a police report, there was a three-vehicle accident without injuries in a parking lot on Iron Horse Drive at 4:24 p.m. On Daly Avenue, someone reported items taken from a towed vehicle at 3:59 p.m. According to a police report, a female student threatened another female student with a bat on Kearns Boulevard at 12:21 p.m. Someone called to report a student in possession of marijuana on Kearns Boulevard at 12:13 p.m.
Someone called to report a parking problem on Cooke Drive at 9:39 a.m. Police issued six vehicles parking citations.
Police issued a citation for speeding to a driver on Kearns Boulevard at 7:48 a.m.
At 12:30 a.m., police issued a citation for an open container of alcohol on Iron Horse Loop and Bonanza Drive.
On Thursday, Dec. 15, police assisted a stranded motorist get his car started on Lower Iron Horse Loop Road at 3:15 p.m.
On Woodside Avenue, someone reported a computer stolen at 1:11 p.m.
At 11:14 a.m., police issued a citation for a stop sign violation on American Saddler Drive.
According to a police report, there was a vehicle burglary on Samuel Colt Court at 9:05 a.m.
Another vehicle burglary was reported at 9:29 a.m. on Buffalo Bill Drive.
Someone reported a running car with all doors open on Samuel Colt Court at 9:14 a.m. Police returned the car to owners and recorded the case as a "recovered stolen vehicle" incident.
Police issued a citation for a stop-sign violation on American Saddler Drive at 8:41 a.m.
An officer issued four citations to illegally parked cars on Main Street at 3:32 a.m.
On Wednesday, Dec. 14, an officer helped shuttle someone home to Kearns Boulevard at 8:43 p.m.
Police helped reunite a 10-year-old girl with her band teacher at Ecker Hill Middle School at 7:37 p.m.
A resident of Daly Avenue reported finding a man sleeping in an unoccupied house at 7:05 p.m. Police recorded the case as criminal mischief and theft of services.
A man called the police to report he had backed into an unattended parked car on Larkspur Drive at 3:04 p.m.
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