Police & Fire

Calls for service: Car burglaries, credit card fraud and 16 calls from drunken Florida man

Calls for service to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) for the week of March 14 — March 20.

Monday (3/14):

SCSO: Deputies were dispatched to a theft call at the Adidas store that occurred on March 13. During the investigation deputies were able to locate video surveillance of the suspect and the employees were able to get the suspects phone and the plate of the vehicle he left in. The suspect was identified, and the case was forwarded to investigation for suspect contact.


SCSO: A deputy stopped a vehicle for failure to operate in a single lane. Contact was made with the driver who displayed signs of impairment. The 30-year-old Deer Mountain, UT man submitted to and performed poorly on SFST’s. The driver was placed under arrest for DUI. The driver refused a chemical test at the jail. The arresting deputy applied for and was granted a blood draw warrant. A blood sample was collected without incident.


SCSO: Deputy arrived at complainant’s residence after being dispatched to a fraud report. Complainant reported that person(s) unknown had made fraudulent charges at Vail Resorts on his AMEX card.  Complainant was still in possession of the same card.  The day following the fraudulent charges, the complainant received 5 reloadable ski passes from Vail Resorts. One pass had the complainant’s name on it while the other 4 had names that complainant did not recognize. Complainant stated that he believed the passes were bought fraudulently with his credit card. This case will remain open for follow-up.

Tuesday (3/15):

SCSO: A complainant stated that after he posted his vehicle on the KSL Classifieds, he received a text from what seemed like an interested customer. The unknown individual asked to see the car facts.  The complaint received a similar text the next day asking to see the car facts and suggested a car facts company called Cars Vin Check. The complainant stated that he did pay money to both companies before he realized he had been scammed. In total, the complainant lost $56.94.

Wednesday (3/16):

SCSO: A traffic stop was initiated for a speeding violation at the given location. Upon contact with the driver, there was an odor of marijuana emitting from the cabin of the vehicle. A probable cause search then yielded a user amount of cocaine and drug paraphernalia. The 31-year-old Salt Lake City man was subsequently taken into custody for the drug offenses and transported to the Summit County Jail without incident.


SCSO: A complainant advised his wallet was stolen and his Wells Fargo card was used at Rally Sport Direct in Salt Lake for $583.31 on March 15. Contact was made with the business, and they provided suspect information. The suspect was identified as a 23-year-old Heber City man. Contact was made with the suspect, and he was taken into custody and booked on fraud.


SCSO: Deputies were dispatched to a vehicle burglary. The complainant stated that between 4:00 – 4:15 pm, the back window on his vehicle was broken out. There was nothing removed from the vehicle. A neighbor’s ring camera may have recorded the incident.


SCSO: West Valley man with $45,000 warrant arrested in Park City.

Thursday (3/17):

SCSO: Silver Creek package theft under investigation.


SCSO: Summit County Dispatch received a total of 16 calls in a short period from the same individual; 9 calls were placed to 911, 7 to the non-emergency number. No emergency was reported. The caller was uncooperative with dispatchers and refused to provide his unit number or name. Deputies located the 22-year-old Fleming Island, Florida man on a patio while circulating on foot in the area. The male was heavily intoxicated and a call from dispatch in the presence of deputies confirmed the male was the source of the calls. No emergency was found. The male was arrested and booked on charges of emergency reporting abuse and intoxication.

Friday (3/18):

SCSO: Police pursuit of Idaho man with 14 arrest warrants captured after breaking into Jeremy Ranch home.


SCSO: String of car burglaries rampant through Summit County on Friday as 14 vehicles broken into.

Saturday (3/19):

SCSO: A vehicle burglary occurred at Kimball Junction in the parking lot in front of a nail salon. The complaint stated she parked her vehicle at approximately 10:45 and went into the nail salon. The complainant stated that she came out at approximately 12:20 and noticed her front passenger side window had been broken. The unknown suspect(s) took her purse and a couple other bags containing personal belongings. No surveillance is available.


SCSO: Deputies located a pickup at the Jeremy Store in the early morning hours. The registered owner and sole occupant of the truck was found to have two (2) active warrants for his arrest. The 24-year-old Park City man was taken into custody and booked into Summit County Jail.

Sunday (3/20):

SCSO: A deputy was made aware that a past break-in and theft had occurred at the Silver Creek mail building on March 13 while investigating a possibly related fraud incident. On March 16, USPS region three facilities personnel contacted the deputy and confirmed that a break-in and theft occurred March 13 sometime around 2 am. Surveillance video and still photos of suspects were provided to SCSO. In the surveillance, suspects appear to be an adult male and female working together to enter the secured mail building through a package door and then leave the building with numerous parcels and mail. Suspects drove to and from the building in a mid-90’s Chevrolet 1500 pickup, gray and blue in color with ID license plates. This case is active and forwarded to investigations for follow up.

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