CRIME & SAFETY
Summit County deputies investigating rollover crash in snowy conditions
SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah, Dec. 2, 2023 (Gephardt Daily) — Deputies are investigating a single-vehicle rollover crash in snowy conditions in Summit County. The Summit County Sheriff’s Office posted on social media about the crash in the area of Parkview Drive and Matterhorn Drive about 10 p.m., asking motorists to avoid the area while crews remove debris and work to reopen the road.
Update: Truck rolls over in Summit County, comes to rest against house
SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah, Dec. 3, 2023 (Gephardt Daily) — One person was transported to an area hospital after a Summit County rollover that resulted in a truck coming to a rest on or near a residence. Emergency responders were notified at about 6 p.m. Saturday, and responded to the...
Driver sustains minor injuries after slick roads cause rollover crash in Park City
PARK CITY, Utah (KUTV) — A driver was transported to the hospital with minor injuries after a rollover crash in Park City. Officials responded at approximately 6 p.m. on Saturday to the crash on Park View Drive. They said the incident was due to slick roads. A winter storm...
Former Park City man pleads guilty to distributing fentanyl
A Nevada resident – who grew up in Park City - pleaded guilty Friday to distributing fentanyl via the U.S. mail, which seriously injured and nearly killed a Park City resident last year. According to the U.S Department of Justice, 22-year-old Colin Andrew Shapard, now living in Las Vegas,...
Weekly Safety Report: Driver Arrested, Poaching Incident, Parking Complaints, Fatal Collision in Summit County, Utah
This week in Summit County, Utah, several incidents occurred that require attention in the weekly safety report. These incidents include a driver arrested for allegedly ramming a pickup truck and a Utah Highway Patrol vehicle, a possible poaching incident in Round Valley, parking complaints in Park City, a fatal collision on U.S. 40 near Strawberry Reservoir, and various police activities in Park City.
Confession of Nevada Citizen for Sending Fentanyl through the Postal System
Salt Lake City, UT- A Nevada resident admitted guilt in a federal court in Salt Lake City, Utah for distributing fentanyl through the United States Postal Service, which caused serious physical harm to a resident of Park City, Utah and very nearly resulted in death.
Utah Law Enforcement Officers Face Danger in the Line of Duty
In Duchesne County, a Roosevelt police officer was engaged in a harrowing ordeal that resulted in a head-on collision with a wrong-way driver. The officer sustained minor injuries while attempting to halt the oncoming vehicle by placing his patrol car in its path. Despite his efforts, the driver navigated around the blockade, leading to the crash.
Roosevelt Police Officer Injured in Collision While Attempting to Stop Wrong-Way Driver
• A Roosevelt police officer sustained minor injuries in a head-on collision with a wrong-way driver in Duchesne County. • The officer attempted to stop the wrong-way driver by positioning his car in the lane, but the driver veered around and collided with the officer's patrol vehicle.
State officials are unsure what killed 13 cows near the Rail Trail
A Silver Creek rancher who’s been tending a property near the Rail Trail for decades made an unexpected discovery about two weeks ago: 13 of his cattle that had been otherwise healthy were dead. He immediately called the Utah Department of Agriculture, which has been investigating since. Bailee Woolstenhulme,...
The mysterious disappearance of Fern Baird in Utah October 2020 remains an unsolved puzzle
The mysterious disappearance of Fern Baird in October 2020 remains an unsolved puzzle that has baffled both her family and authorities. Fern, a 62-year-old experienced hiker and outdoor enthusiast from Park City, Utah, ventured on a hike in the Prairie Creek Trail area of the Sawtooth National Forest near Ketchum, Idaho, and has not been seen since.
Weekly Safety Report: Vehicle Crash, Slow Driver, Erratic Driving, and Ask an Officer in Park City, Utah
This week in Park City, Utah, there were several incidents that occurred, including a vehicle crashing into Deer Creek Reservoir, a driver being pulled over for going just 7 mph, complaints of erratic drivers cutting people off and swerving, and an informative series called "Ask an Officer" where the Park City Police Department answers questions from the community.
Heber father and son facing felony charges after stabbing
According to a probable cause affidavit, Heber City police arrived at the home around 9:30 p.m. to find a man had been stabbed in the neck during an altercation. John Jennings told officers his 24-year-old son, Jason, pointed a gun at him. The police report notes both of the men appeared intoxicated. Officers said Jason did not want to discuss the stabbing to avoid implicating his father.
The last gunners of Alta; artillery protected skiers for decades from deadly avalanches
The silent hours of deep, snowy mornings at Alta Ski Area are ruptured by the reverberation of heavy artillery echoing off the surrounding granite crags. Since 1949, weapons of World War II have been an invaluable tool in combating the ever-looming threat of deadly avalanches that descend upon the town and around the ski area’s steep slopes.
Police Log: possession of methamphetamine, DUI
User amounts of methamphetamine and paraphernalia were located in the vehicle after a K9 alert for narcotic odo
Police stop numerous drivers for excessive speeding on state Route 224
According to Park City Police logs, four people were cited for driving at least 70 mph on state Route 224 in the past week. The speed limit on 224 is 45 mph, and decreases to 40 mph in Park City limits. Officers also stopped eight other drivers for speeding on...
Park City police told of dump trucks failing to check brakes on steep road
The Park City Police Department logged at least three recent cases involving issues with trucks, including two reports of drivers who did not stop at a brake-check area between upper Deer Valley and Old Town. The cases did not appear to have been generated through a special operation targeting trucks...