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A-4 The Park Record GORGEOUS CUSTOM HOME 2515 Aspen Springs Dr. Wed/Thurs/Fri, September 19-21, 2018 City Beat CITY EDITOR: JAY HAMBURGER 649–9014 EXT. 15711 | email@example.com Speeding drivers stopped OP HOUESN E SEPT TH 19 11AM & 22 ND -2PM Custom design home on 1.38 lush acres in coveted Aspen Springs, Master bedroom featuring his and her bathrooms, sitting area with private deck. Large open main floor great for gatherings and entertaining, opening out to a large private deck. 4 Bed • 5 Bath • 5628 sq ft $2,800,000 TANZI PROPST/PARK RECORD Park City residents have long been concerned with speeding drivers, including along the S.R. 224 entryway, shown. The Park City Police Department last week stopped drivers in a variety of locations. Some of the drivers were traveling at speeds well above the posted limit. Some cases were well in excess of limits, police say JAY HAMBURGER The Park Record Brad Lambert 801-450-6403 HallmarkRealEstateCompany.com HELP KEEP PARK CITY GREEN & CLEAN Look for Green Tips every Wednesday in The Park Record for ways to be eco-friendly in your daily lives. Call 435.649.9014 to subscribe today! The Park City Police Department last week pulled over drivers traveling at well above the posted speed limit, a series of cases that illustrated the department’s long-running efforts to combat speeding in a place where traffic violations remain a top concern of the community. The Police Department’s public logs note each traffic stop made by the officers, but the logs do not always show the speed. In some of the cases last week, though, the logs identified speeds that were 20 mph or faster than the posted speed limit. In one unconfirmed case, reported to the police by another driver rather than by an officer who pulled someone over, the vehicle may have been approaching 100 mph. The report was logged at 11:28 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, on S.R. 248. The police were told a red car was traveling “over 90 mph,” an especially high speed for a report to the police. The red car nearly hit the bumper of the vehicle of the person who contacted the department, police logs showed. The public logs did not provide details. Some of the other speeding cases or other sorts of traffic violations reported to the Police Department last week included: • on Sunday, Sept. 16, at a little bit before 9 a.m., an officer stopped a driver at or close to the intersection of Deer Valley Drive and Bonanza Drive after watching the vehicle travel at 55 mph in a location where the posted speed limit is 35 mph. • on Friday, Sept. 14 at 6:15 p.m., an officer pulled over a driver who the police say was traveling 65 mph in a location at or close to the intersection of Deer Valley Drive and Park Avenue, where the posted speed limit is 40 mph. • on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 8:35 p.m., a driver was stopped at or close to the intersection of Park Avenue and Iron Horse Drive after the vehicle was clocked at 52 mph in a location where the posted speed limit is 40 mph. It was not clear how many of the drivers were warned rather than cited. The Police Department typically warns drivers on a first offense, but repeat violators often receive tickets, and a driver seen traveling at an excessively high rate may receive a ticket on a first offense. Phil Kirk, a Police Department captain, said the cases last week stemmed from regular patrols rather than special enforcement. Speeds as high as some of those reported create a “very dangerous situation,” he said. The Police Department last week also dealt with other reports of traffic issues unrelated to speeding. A vehicle reportedly traveled through a blinking red light at a crosswalk on Kearns Boulevard on Sept. 16 at 7:30 a.m., drawing a verbal warning. A vehicle on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 10:38 p.m. was seen “swerving all over the road” and making “erratic lane changes,” the police were told. Traffic patrols have long been a priority for the Police Department. The agency has officers dedicated to traffic patrols while other officers oftentimes conduct traffic patrols when they are not responding to a case. The department in 2017 logged 5,605 traffic offenses, an average of 15 per day. The 5,605 were the most since the 6,525 offenses reported in 2014. Two people were reported to be sleeping in a car on Golden Way at 8:31 a.m. The Police Department indicated the circumstances were suspicious. A suspected drunken driver was reported at 12:20 a.m. at the Old Town roundabout. On Saturday, Sept. 15 at 11:41 p.m., a case logged as suspected disorderly conduct was reported on Main Street. One person was detained, but it was not clear from public police logs whether the police or others detained the person. The logs did not provide information about the actions that led to the case being classified as possible disorderly conduct. A moose described as large was seen in a residential area along Deer Valley Drive at 11:16 a.m. The Police Department was called to a Main Street business after a customer was reported to be “obnoxious” inside the store. Public police logs did not provide details. The police at 10:48 a.m. received a complaint from someone on Venus Court, where a house had been vandalized with eggs several times. It was vandalized again “all over the house” the night before the report, the Police Department was told. The person who contacted the police was unsure who was responsible. The Police Department logged the case as suspected criminal mischief. A worker at the front desk of a lodging property on Empire Avenue at 3:57 a.m. told the police the front desk had received complaints about a party in a unit. The Police Department classified the case as suspected disturbing the peace. On Friday, Sept. 14 at 11:31 p.m., the police were told of loud music emanating from the direction of Park City High School. A little bit earlier, at 10:13 p.m., a loud party was reported on Lucky John Drive. A section of Lucky John Drive is close to the high school, but it was not clear from public police logs whether the two cases were related. On Thursday, Sept. 13 at 6:32 p.m., two dogs were reported to be attacking other ones on Park Avenue, The owner was not present, the police were told. The person who contacted the police said the pets might belong to a person who lives close to City Park. A vehicle was reportedly hit in a parking lot on Bonanza Drive at 4:28 p.m. The Police Department said the case was a hit-and-run accident. The Police Department at 11:01 a.m. received a complaint that a man damaged several bicycles at a store, apparently on Park Avenue. The information the man left was false, the police were told. The Police Department classified the case as suspected criminal mischief. The police at 8:52 a.m. investigated a report of a person sleeping at City Park. The person was found to be enjoying the weather and taking a nap, the police said. On Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 2:37 p.m., a large construction sign was reported to be in the road at or close to the intersection of Kearns Boulevard and Sidewinder Drive. The sign presented a traffic hazard, the police said. On Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 6:19 p.m., someone went to the Park Avenue police station to turn in ammunition. On Monday, Sept. 10 at 6:29 p.m., a car reportedly was seen headed in the wrong direction in the Prospector Avenue construction zone. The person who contacted the police apparently photographed the vehicle. PoliCe Blotter Man seen hiding in bushes close to Main Street The Park City Police Department in the early morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 16, received a complaint about someone chasing another person in the Main Street core. The Police Department received the report at 12:52 a.m., when someone said their son was leaving the back door of a Main Street building headed toward a parking area. A man was “hiding in the bushes” at the bottom of stairs, the police were told. The man “popped out and chased” the person, according to department logs. Public police logs did not provide details. The Police Department indicated the circumstances were suspicious. Other incidents reported to the Police Department last week included: On Sunday, Sept. 16 at 1:20 p.m., water was reportedly seen exiting a garage on Ontario Avenue. The police were told it appeared nobody was home and the garage door was closed. The Police Department indicated the case involved a utility issue. A driver reportedly hit a vehicle at or close to the intersection of Main Street and Heber Avenue and then parked in a location where parking is prohibited, the Police Department was told. The call was logged at 11:48 a.m. The Police Department at 10:15 a.m. received a complaint about a driver coming within eight inches of two bicyclists on Marsac Avenue. The bicyclists were riding downhill when the Audi drove close to them, the police were told.