Police Log: Recent calls for service
From a car theft to a shooting to multiple deaths, the following is a roundup of calls to the Summit County Sheriff’s Dept. or the Park City Police Dept.
Stolen car with meth inside
An unlocked car with the keys inside was stolen overnight. The Sheriff’s department responded to the incident Jan. 18 and got a description of the victim’s car. A deputy later saw the car and carried out a traffic stop, ultimately arresting its the driver. According to the Sheriff’s department shift report, the suspect had meth and drug paraphernalia in the car and made a fraudulent purchase at a Mcdonald’s with the victim’s ‘financial transaction cards.’ He was booked into the Summit County Jail on multiple charges.
Coalville man reportedly shoots himself
The Sheriff’s department responded to an incident Jan. 17 in Coalville in which a caller said his friend, a 26-year-old man, had shot himself. Deputies arrived at the scene, ‘and the victim was transported to the hospital via air ambulance,’ according to the Sheriff’s Dept. shift report. The caller was interviewed by an investigator and the case remains open. TownLift will update this story as more information becomes available.
Main Street bear statue bench toppled over, breaks gas line
Park City Police responded to Main Street near Fletcher’s Jan. 14 after a caller said someone knocked over the bench with the iconic metal bear, breaking the gas line, causing a loud sound and a gas leak. The incident became a property damage case as the natural gas meter on the side of the building was cracked causing estimated damage of around $500 according to PCPD’s Cpt. Phil Kirk.
Man found dead inside a vehicle
A welfare check-up Jan. 15 by Sheriff’s deputies led to the discovery of the body of a 56-year-old man in a parked vehicle in the driveway of a Coalville residence. Investigators responding to the scene found nothing suspicious.
Woman dies in Wanship
On Jan. 14, life-saving measures were performed unsuccessfully by fire department personnel responding to an incident in Wanship in which a 29-year-old woman was not breathing. The official cause of death remains unknown, however, Sheriff’s deputies reported that the death was described as unsuspicious.
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