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Police Log: Vehicle pursuit leads to short standoff in Coalville barn

Monday, August 14

Warrant arrest

Deputies initiated a traffic stop on Landmark Drive near Walmart for a traffic violation. Contact was made with the driver and the sole occupant of the vehicle, and after identifying the driver they discovered that they had several warrants for arrest out of Summit County. The driver was placed under arrest and transported to the Summit County Jail.

DUI

Deputies made contact with a vehicle parked by the Jeremy Store dumpsters after business hours on Monday night. During the encounter, the driver and sole occupant showed signs of impairment. The driver was unable to complete field sobriety testing in a satisfactory manner and was subsequently arrested for first offense DUI.

Friday, August 18

Hit and run

Deputies were dispatched to a hit and run report at the Home Depot in Park City. The complainant had parked his vehicle and went in to purchase some items. He exited the store 10 to 15 minutes later and returned to his place of business. Once there, he discovered the damage on the driver’s side of his truck. There are no leads, evidence, or suspects to follow up with.

Possession of a controlled substance, trespassing

Three juvenile males were discovered sleeping in the South Summit High school announcer’s box at the football stadium. The three juveniles were also in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. All three males were released to legal guardians, and contraband was booked into evidence to be destroyed.

Saturday, August 19

DUI

A complaint was received about a pickup truck driving recklessly on I-80, leaving the road completely and traveling in the gore. Deputies responded to I-80 and located the vehicle still traveling recklessly, and attempted a traffic stop on the truck. The vehicle accelerated away from the responding deputies, and after a short-lived two mile chase the subject pulled over. The driver was put through field sobriety to which he performed poorly. The driver was arrested for DUI and had a breath alcohol content of .185. The three passengers in his vehicle were given rides by deputies to the Best Western in Coalville.

Sunday, August 20

Theft

Deputies were dispatched to the Coach store at Outlets Park City for a report of theft. The caller said two hispanic males and one hispanic female entered the store. The female and one of the males distracted store associates while the other male placed multiple Coach branded wallets into a bag. The three then left the store and separated. The caller said each wallet ranged in price from $200-$300 and they were unsure how many were taken pending an inventory. Deputies searched the area for some time without locating the suspects. Follow up will be conducted by the initial deputy.

Vehicle pursuit

Deputies were called to assist Utah Highway Patrol with a vehicle pursuit on I-80 headed east. The suspect vehicle became disabled in Coalville due to spike stripes that had been deployed by UHP.  After the suspect’s vehicle rolled to a stop in a gravel parking lot near West 50 South and South 50 West in Coalville, the suspect fled by foot and hid in a nearby barn. A security perimeter was established around the barn by deputies and troopers. The suspect exited the barn voluntarily after a short standoff and was detained by troopers without incident.

Vehicle burglary

A vehicle burglary occurred sometime in the night at Trailside Park. The complainant’s window was broken and a gray bag containing a Fujifilm camera with two lenses and two wallets with an estimated $200 in cash was stolen.

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