Police & Fire

Calls for service: Coalville Best Western bear spray incident sends several to hospital

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah. — Calls for service to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO), Park City Fire District (PCFD), and North Summit Fire District (NSFD) for the week of June 6 — June 12.


Monday (6/6):

SCSO: Three suspects entered Storm Cycles Bike Shop on June 5 around 2:30 p.m. While one suspect distracted the Storm Cycle employees, the other two suspects dismounted a $1200 bicycle from the rack and walked out with it. The Bicycle was listed NCIC. There is no suspect information at this time.

SCSO: A complainant from Promontory reported that her husband received a call saying that he had an active arrest warrant for missing jury duty. The suspect told the victim that they needed to pay several fines to take care of the warrant. The victim then sent $3,000 to the suspect by Venmo and another electronic money transfer app. There is currently no suspect information available; however, there may be some follow up to conduct with Venmo regarding the suspects account information. The case was forwarded to investigations.

SCSO: A complainant reported that a fraudulent bank account was opened in his name and $968.25 was transferred into the same account from one of the complainant’s legitimate bank accounts. Chase Bank was able to identify the activity as fraudulent and freeze the account and notify the complainant after the suspect remotely removed $.01 from the fraudulent account. All other funds were recovered by the complainant. There is no suspect information.


Tuesday (6/7):

SCSO: A citizen approached deputies at the Summit County Sheriff Office and informed them that he had located a wallet on the roadside near 145 I-80 exit. The citizen stated that he looked in the wallet to find an ID and located a plastic bag with drugs in it. After testing the wallet and white powder substance that was inside of it, the substance tested positive for cocaine. Narcotics and property were booked into evidence at the Sheriff Office.


Wednesday (6/8):

SCSO: A deputy responded to Bed Bath & Beyond for a reported assault. A woman and multiple witnesses stated that a male hit her with a metal shelf after an argument between them escalated over working areas. The woman had a fresh bruise on her right arm but refused medical personnel. The 28-year-old male was cited for assault and released.

PCFD: Truck fire on I-80 near Ecker Hill extinguished quickly by Park City Fire District.


Thursday (6/9):

SCSO: Deputies responded to a domestic violence incident near Summit Park where they determined that a DV-Assault, DV-Criminal Mischief and Criminal Trespass had transpired. The suspect was located at his residence and was taken into custody without incident. The 29-year-old Park City man was then booked into Summit County Jail on the aforementioned charges.


Friday (6/10):

No incidents were reported.


Saturday (6/11):

SCSO: A citizen reported that his property at the top of Canyon Rim Road had been vandalized at some point over the winter. Damage to the property included graffiti on vehicles and outbuildings, as well as broken windows on several vehicles and trailers.

NSFD: A bear spray incident at the Coalville Best Western forced the evacuation of the hotel and sent several people to the hospital. No serious injuries or cases were reported.


Sunday (6/12):

SCSO: A complaint stated that her Hilton Honors American Express (AMEX) card had been used in Texas to purchase a hotel room. Money from the AMEX card had been used, as well as earned travel points. The credit card company had been contacted and turned off the account. A case deputy will follow up with Texas agency.



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