More Stolen Hunting Goods Found At Park City Couple's Cabin
Following the arrest of Park City Assistant Attorney Polly Samuels McLean and her husband extreme skier and author Andrew McLean Thursday for theft and criminal mischief, police executed a search warrant on the couple’s second home. That search turned up more stolen goods. Melissa Allison reports:
Both Polly Samuels McLean and her husband Andrew were arrested on September 6 – each facing two counts of felony theft and vandalism according to UPD Sergeant Melody Gray.
Because the county prison is so full, the couple were released pretrial. Because they are considered a low-risk for not returning to court, the couple was released under supervision.
After finding some hunting equipment at the couple’s Summit Park home, Police secured a second warrant for their cabin in Lamb’s Canyon where they found additional hunting equipment.
Gray wouldn’t comment on the details of what was found and says formal charges have yet to be made. Since the couple isn’t currently in jail, the county isn’t in a rush.
“So, if someone is actually physically in jail, we have a certain amount of time to get that taken care of," Gray said. "So, because there is not a clock ticking, once the charges - and they’ve already been sent over to the district attorney’s office. So, we put all the case together, we send it over to the district attorney’s office and it goes through their screening team and then the attorneys decide on what charges they’re gonna go ahead and formerly charge them with.”
Gray said the charges could be filed tomorrow or a week from now. It just depends on when the county gets to it.
She says its not likely the charges will change, but it is possible.
“And the normally are the same," Gray said. "Every once in awhile you’ll see something maybe a little bit different or something will get added so those types of things will happen. But, they generally stay the same.”
Police have since returned Sheldon “Skip” Roberts two hunting chairs and a camera the McLean’s are accused of taking.
His 9-year-old daughter was looking forward to bow hunting with her dad but Roberts said it may be another year or two before that happens.
“It might be next year if I draw a tag," Roberts said. "That’s the whole gamble in Utah, you have to put in an application to hunt and its based on a lottery system, and sometimes you draw out and sometimes you do not. So, I was not able to draw out last year so, and I did this year and so, it had been two years and my daughter really wanted to hunt last year but we didn’t get any tags so this year we did and she’s really excited to be able to get out there and learn and, but unfortunately, we kind of got robbed of that. Pun intended I guess, I don’t know.”
KPCW reached out to Park City officials regarding the policies and procedures in regard to an employee’s arrest. KPCW did receive a portion of the city’s policy and will report more once questions have been answered.
I’m Melissa Allison, KPCW News.