Police Log: juveniles damage vehicles in Newpark; two suspicious individuals in ski masks knock on doors
Criminal Mischief / Juvenile Problem
SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — Sheriff deputies were dispatched to the Newpark area on Sunday, May 8, in response to a report of multiple juveniles attempting to open car doors in a parking structure. A Subaru Legacy in the garage was observed by deputies to have a smashed window.
The involved juveniles were located in the area, and all were released to their parents. The vehicle’s registered owner could not be located and remained parked in the Best Buy parking garage with a smashed-out window.
Suspicious Behavior / Police Pursuit / Stolen Vehicle
The Summit County Sheriff’s Department received multiple calls from residents on the Trailside Loop on Friday, April 5, with reference to two suspicious masked males wearing ski masks that knocked on their doors sometime in the early morning hours. Video footage of the suspects was given to deputies as they began patrolling the area.
Park City Police Department initiated a pursuit of a vehicle that was driving without a license plate that started on the eastbound side of Kearns Blvd. The suspect fled once becoming aware of the officer, leading to three officers becoming involved. The pursuit concluded at 400 East 100 South in the Kamas area. The vehicle was determined to be stolen and impounded as a result, while efforts were made to return it to the original owner. The suspect, a man from Toole, was arrested without incident.
Officers found drugs, paraphernalia, and burglary tools while inventorying the contents located in the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was also found to be wearing the same jacket as one of the males in the video but was wearing different pants. While unable to directly link the driver to the suspicious incidents, SCSD believes he is involved. The suspect is facing charges of possession of a stol n vehicle, an expired driver’s license, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, open container, reckless driving, possession of burglary tools, and no license plate.
The second male from the video has yet to be located. That individual was last seen wearing blue pants, a dark hoodie, and a light-colored ski mask.