PARK CITY, Utah. — From multiple wildlife problems to reports of people sleeping in public places, the following is a roundup of calls to the Summit County Sheriff’s Dept. and the Park City Police Dept. (PCPD).
In the early morning on Thursday, PCPD received a report regarding a tent set up in the tunnel on Deer Valley Dr. near the Christian Center. Once the PCPD’s day shift began, officers found the tent in the tunnel and, acc0rding to the report, informed the parks department to “help clean the area.” On Friday, a man named Francisco Lucero was warned by the Summit County Sheriff’s Department not to loiter in the Kimball Junction Transit Center. Later that day, deputies found Lucero in the Transit Center again, but this time with a “half-full container of vodka in his pocket.” After checking Lucero’s records, they discovered that Lucero had an active warrant out for “criminal trespass,” so they arrested and transported him to the Summit County Jail for public intoxication and trespassing.
During the overnight shift on Feb. 15, police responded to a car accident involving a pedestrian in the alley behind CrossFit Miner’s Town and Sergio’s. According to the report, the pedestrian was intoxicated and was struck by the car as it backed up in the alley. The pedestrian was transported to the Park City Hospital with minor injuries.
Last night a roll-over crash took place on Marsac Ave. and Guardsman Connection Rd. According to the police report, an investigation was conducted, and “officers noted signs of alcohol consumption/impairment and driver was subsequently arrested for DUI and traffic-related charges.”
Cougars, mountain lions, and bobcats are frequently spotted throughout Park City’s neighborhoods. On Saturday, a resident called to report a mountain lion sighting at Payday Dr. and Thaynes Canyon, explaining they saw the cat heading up the hillside. Earlier in the week, a woman was walking near Lucky John Dr. near PC Hill around 8:45 a.m when she spotted a cougar crossing the street onto the Park Meadows golf course. TownLift recently reported on neighborhood bobcat sightings: “Sharing your yard with Bobcats: What to Know.”
Yesterday, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a Nevada license plate that had been stolen from off the complainant’s car while it was parked in the Canyons Village Parking lot for more than 12 hours.