Police & Fire

Friday Accident and Crime Recap

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah. — The first week of the new year is closing out busier than it started for the Summit County Sheriff’s Department. It had its hands full yesterday with calls ranging from a report of sexual assault to an avalanche.

Avalanche Death
Around 10:30 a.m., an avalanche in the backcountry terrain area called High Dutch killed a 31-year-old man from Clifton, Utah who had been snowboarding in the area and whose girlfriend witnessed the accident. The area is just outside the boundary gates for the Canyons side of Park City Mountain at the top of the 9990 lift and had a forecast warning of high avalanche danger for the day. Emergency personnel including Summit County Search and Rescue, Canyons Ski Patrol, an AirMed helicopter, and a Public Safety helicopter responded but could not begin search efforts immediately due to terrain instability. The man’s body was recovered later that afternoon. His name has not yet been released.

Sexual Assault
Deputies and a victim advocate responded to the emergency room at the Park City Medical Center for a reported sexual assault case. A “Code R” kit, also called a rape kit, was administered and evidence was collected. This case is under investigation.

Car Theft
A woman’s Toyota Sienna minivan was stolen in the Kimball Junction parking lot while she was in TJ Maxx. The keys were inside the van with doors unlocked, and the case is under investigation.

Retail Theft
A white man with brown hair and a grey sweatshirt reportedly stole a Bluetooth speaker from the AT&T store on Uinta Way valued at $349 and left the area in a white Ram pickup.

Fake Money
PC Roasters in Kimball Junction received a $50 bill that was determined to be counterfeit. There are currently no suspects and deputies are pursuing video surveillance evidence.


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