Police & Fire

Police Log: Hit-and-run in Whole Foods parking lot escalates quickly

Deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the Whole Foods parking lot but the suspect backed his vehicle into the patrol vehicle before fleeing the scene

Thursday, September 21


A vehicle was observed failing to maintain its lane of travel on Olympic Parkway and S.R. 224. During the course of the stop, deputies observed the driver showing signs of impairments. The driver was subsequently arrested for 1st Offense DUI.

Friday, Sept. 21

Possession of marijuana

Deputies initiated a traffic stop on I-80 west-bound for a vehicle with no visible rear license plate. Upon contact with the driver of the vehicle, deputies detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A subsequent investigation revealed user amounts of marijuana and paraphernalia as well as a suspended license for the driver. The driver was issued a citation and released from the incident location.

Tuesday, Oct. 3


Deputies conducted a traffic stop after observing a traffic violation on S.R. 32 in Rockport. Upon contact with the driver of the vehicle, deputies observed signs of impairment from the driver. After deputies completed a DUI investigation, which the driver performed poorly on, the driver was arrested and transported to the SCSO Jail.

Public intoxication

Deputies made contact with a male showing clear signs of heavy intoxication on Park Lane. After making contact with the individual, deputies made the decision that the male posed a threat to himself and others, and was subsequently arrested and transported to the SCSO Jail.

Wednesday, Oct. 4

Recovered vehicle

Deputies received a report of a stolen vehicle, and the complainant was able to provide real time tracking of the vehicle. The vehicle was observed to be near Bell’s Silver Creek and a high-risk stop was successfully conducted. The driver was taken into custody without incident. Two children in the vehicle were turned over to DCFS while out-of-state family members responded.

Thursday, Oct. 5

High-speed pursuit

A vehicle was stopped on I-80 east-bound for a canceled registration. The vehicle briefly pulled over, but then fled at a high rate of speed and the pursuit was terminated. The vehicle fled into Wyoming, and was eventually located and subsequently continued to flee from local authorities after a traffic stop was attempted. The vehicle eventually rolled over in Kemmer, Wyoming, where one suspect was detained, while another suspect fled on foot and was still outstanding.

Possession of a controlled substance

A vehicle was stopped for a registration violation on I-80 traveling west-bound. While speaking to the driver of the vehicle, deputies observed drug paraphernalia in plain view. A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded user amounts of narcotics and paraphernalia. The driver of the vehicle was also found to have several active warrants for his arrest. The driver was taken into custody and booked on the warrants and associated charges.

Sunday, Oct. 8

Evading law enforcement

Deputies attempted to stop an individual on either an electric or gas-powered motorbike on Olympic Parkway after it was reported the individual was driving recklessly. The rider of the bike then fled the scene at a high rate of speed and evaded deputies by utilizing the trail system west of Olympic Parkway. Utah Highway patrol and the Park City Police Department responded to assist in the search; however the suspect was not located. The rider was last seen to be wearing a red motorcycle helmet, black jacket and camo pants.

Vehicular pursuit, hit and run

Deputies responded to a hit and run report in the Whole Foods parking lot. Upon arrival on the scene, deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the suspect backed his vehicle into the patrol vehicle before fleeing the scene. A pursuit was initiated and the suspect hit another law enforcement vehicle, crashing into a Park City Police Department officer in his vehicle at Meadows Drive and S.R. 224. The suspect was detained and required medical attention. The suspect was transported to the University of Utah Hospital. Charges will be referred to the attorney’s office.

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