Police & Fire

Calls for service: Car crime and fraud reported widely through Summit County

SUMMITY COUNTY, Utah. — Calls for service to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office for the week of May 2 — May 8.

Monday (5/2):

SCSO: String of car thefts reported throughout Summit County.


Tuesday (5/3):

SCSO: Women found dead in hot tub at Coalville Best Western.

SCSO: Thief escapes with $24K of surveying equipment.

SCSO: Man shoots his own leg at White Pine Canyon construction site.

SCSO:  A woman from Kimball Junction reported that she received a phishing email that she thought was from Norton Security. She contacted the phone number on the email and was scammed into sending $6,030 to the suspect via gift cards and electronic money wire transfer. Based on the banking information that the money was wired to it is believed that the suspect lives out of the country.

SCSO: Deputies received a call for a vehicle burglary at the UDOT Echo Shed. Upon making contact, an employee of UDOT stated that an unknown suspect removed the catalytic converter off a UDOT Ram 1500. The thief remains at large.

SCSO: A 58-year-old Evanston, Wyoming man was found passed out in his vehicle in front of the Coalville Courthouse. Deputies responded and made contact with the male. A methamphetamine pipe was in plain view and a consent search yielded a user amount of methamphetamine. The male was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia.


Wednesday (5/4):

SCSO: Deputies responded to a theft incident via phone call. The complainant stated that her landlord had shown her home as an open house on May 2 and May 3. Shortly thereafter, she stated that she had observed a prescription bottle containing 87 pills had gone missing. She was unable to provide any suspect information and said that there were no cameras in the area of the incident.


Thursday (5/5):

SCSO: Deputies responded to a report of a delayed burglary with forced entry near S Forest Meadow Rd. The complainant reported that she believed her ex-boyfriend had broken into the residence sometime in December of 2021. She reported several TV’s, wall mounts, laptops and jewelry were missing. The case was forwarded to investigations for further follow-up.

SCSO: Deputies were dispatched to the Hana Roman Bar on a theft call. After an investigation was completed, it was determined that an unknown suspect had entered the bar and removed $120 out of the register. The thief remains at large.


Friday (5/6):

SCSO: A deputy responded to a delayed vehicle burglary report that occurred on May 4 near Lariat Rd. A Park City High School soccer bag and the victim’s wallet and banking cards were stolen from an unlocked vehicle. The victim’s cards were then used throughout Salt Lake County. A single transaction was made at the Smith’s in the Newpark area. The thief remains at large.


Saturday (5/7):

SCSO: Deputies responded to the Basin Area after receiving a report that a female was outside screaming. Upon arrival, it was determined that the female had been screaming at her boyfriend however, both involved parties stated that no physical altercation occurred. There was no evidence observed to suggest that a physical fight had taken place, and no property was damaged during the incident. Both parties will be staying at separate residences for the night and a safety plan has been put in place with the female’s therapist.

SCSO: A man reported several fraudulent charges on his bank statements after providing personal information and credit card numbers to an unknown number that had contacted him in regards to a USPS package. The complainant was then advised to cancel all of his credit cards. There is no current suspect information.


Sunday (5/8):

SCSO: During a traffic stop in Kamas, a female driver was found to have an active warrant. The driver was placed under arrest for her warrant. During a search of the vehicle, multiple grams of methamphetamine and paraphernalia were discovered. The woman was additionally charged with possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia.

SCSO: Deputies responded to a report of a burglary in progress. Officers were advised that the complainant had seen a male individual walking throughout his house. The suspect male was identified as wearing dark pants, gray sweater and had some facial hair. Deputies made entry into the residence and searched for the male suspect. It was determined that there had been an approximate 20-minute delay from the incident to dispatch. No signs of forced entry were observed, and it was undetermined where the suspect exited. The complainant will be returning in the upcoming days to determine if anything was stolen.

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