Police & Fire

Calls for service: reports indicate parking problems at Woodward, intoxicated man conceals kitchen knife

Calls for service to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) for the week of March 7 — March 13.

Monday (3/7):

  • SCSO: An avalanche occurred near Whitney Reservoir with one individual on a snowmobile reportedly buried. SAR was paged out. LifeFlight also responded. The subject was able to be dug out from the avalanche and was conscious, breathing, and alert. Subject refused LifeFlight services. The involved male was a 44-year-old from Morgan, Utah.

Tuesday (3/8):

  • SCSO: Deputies were dispatched to a property damage call. The complainant stated that her property gate had been rammed by a vehicle and subsequently broken. Deputies arrived and found chrome pieces and a V8 badge believed to be from a vehicle. The damage took place on Monday around 8:00 p.m. The suspect’s vehicle is believed to be a black SUV. In a surveillance video, two individuals appear to get out of the vehicle and then return to the vehicle.
  • SCSO:  A vehicle was stopped for speeding in the Pinebrook area. The 45-year-old Salt Lake City man was found to have a revoked license, be interlock restricted, and have an outstanding warrant for interlock violations and driving on revoked (that he had been previously warned on). The driver did not have an interlock installed in his vehicle. The driver was arrested for the interlock violation. His vehicle was state tax impounded.

Wednesday (3/9):

  • SCSO: A 28-year-old Summit Park man reported a suspicious circumstance at his neighbor’s residence. The incident at his neighbors was unfounded. The 28-year-old was very intoxicated and agitated with the alleged situation involving his neighbors. Behavior was observed that indicated that the man was a danger to himself and others. During the arrest, a large kitchen knife was found to be concealed on his person. The man indicated the knife was to take care of the problem at his neighbors’ residence. He was booked in Summit County Jail.

Thursday (3/10):

  • No incidents reported.

Friday (3/11):

  • SCSO: A Driver was traveling at a high rate of speed in the 25 MPH zone on Kilby Rd. The deputy flashed his lights at the vehicle and began to turn around to make a traffic stop. The vehicle then accelerated at a high rate of speed and drove to the CrestView apartments. When the deputy caught back up with the vehicle the driver was exiting the vehicle. A strong odor of alcohol was coming from the driver’s breath. The driver submitted to SFST’s which he performed poorly on. The driver was also under 21. The driver was identified as a 20-year-old Park City man.
  • SCSO: Sometime during the late evening/early morning hours on Thursday, an individual’s vehicle was broken into. The victim stated that his vehicle was locked, and there was no damage to the vehicle. The suspect took several items from the vehicle which includes an electronic keyboard, laptop computer, and a passport. The value of the items totaled $5,100. There is no suspect information, and no surveillance video.

Saturday (3/12):

  • SCSO: Deputies were dispatched to a previously occurred theft call. The residence is owned by several individuals. The owners only come to the residence twice a year. Throughout the rest of the year the property is rented out for individuals to come and stay for vacations. The owners stated that some time from December 2021 to the present that they have had several individuals come and stay on the property. When they arrived at the residence, they discovered that many items had been stolen from around the home.
  • SCSO: Three parking complaints, from the same individual, were taken regarding vehicles parking on the road on Kilby Road near Woodward. Approximately 74 vehicles were observed parked parallel on the eastbound shoulder. The vehicles were not blocking traffic. The parking lot of Woodward was full, and their shuttle was running full time. Significant time was spent in the Woodward area and contact was made with multiple individuals and multiple warnings were issued. The complainant was highly upset and demanded that all 74 vehicles be towed immediately.
  • SCSO: A landscaping company reported that sometime between March 11 and March 12, one of their trailers was stolen from Summit Self Storage that contained approximately $10,000 worth of equipment. Contact was attempted for surveillance but was unsuccessful. The trailer was listed as stolen on NCIC. Follow up will be conducted by the responding deputy.

Sunday (3/13):

  • SCSO: Contact was made with Mountain Operation’s Director at Woodward. He advised they are aware of the parking issues. The Director stated he will be making contact with the Marketing Director, Director of Operations, and General Manager to get better information to their patron’s regarding parking and Woodward’s free shuttle. He stated that there are big events that will draw large crowds, scheduled for the next four weekends. Sergeant Sotelo encouraged Woodward to reach out to the Sheriff’s Office prior to these events so we can work together to mitigate the parking issues. Public Works has also been contacted to see what resources are available for further parking mitigation.
  • SCSO: A vehicle was traveling northbound on Painted Valley Pass when it hit an un-plowed patch of snow and ice. The vehicle slid off the road to the right colliding with a boulder and rock wall. The vehicle went over the boulder and slid down the embankment. All involved were not injured. A tow truck was called to assist with getting the vehicle off the embankment.

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