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Man Reports Pain at the Pump to Summit County Sheriff's Office

Summit County Sheriff's Office

Among the recent incidents reported by the Summit County Sheriff’s Office: tempers flared between two motorists at the pump, an accusation etched on a car and more.


Officers responded to a report of an assault at the Smith’s Fuel Center in Kimball Junction on Thursday, June 10. Sheriff’s Lt. Andrew Wright said that the complainant, identified as a 45-year-old resident from the Highland Drive area, reported a black SUV passing through a tight space at the pumps that came so close to him that it ran over his toes.


The complainant said he smacked the vehicle with his hand in frustration. The driver allegedly got out, shoved him, and later drove off. The complainant didn’t sustain any injuries to his foot.


Officers found the other driver, identified as a 65-year-old Silver Creek resident who said he had been slowly exiting the gas station when the complainant struck his vehicle. When he got out, he said he shoved the complainant, who was cursing at him.


The incident has been referred to the Summit County Attorney’s Office for screening.


Also on June 10, a caller from a senior-living facility on Highland Drive said that a younger person kept trying to get into the building.


The suspect, a 21-year-old male, said he had been kicked out of his parents’ home in Highland Estates. 


The staff at the facility said he had been loitering for several days. Initially, he had been allowed inside to get some food and water, but they had a hard time getting him to leave. The male was notified he had to leave and was released.


Finally, on the night of Sunday, June 13, an unknown suspect at the Utah Olympic Park slashed a tire on a parked vehicle and wrote “rapist” in large letters on the driver side.


The complainant, a 19-year-old Silver Creek resident, said he didn’t know who would vandalize his vehicle. He said he had been accused of rape over a year ago, but after an investigation, he was not charged.


The report said there are security cameras in the parking lot, but that they were not aimed at the vehicle that was vandalized.

Known for getting all the facts right, as well as his distinctive sign-off, Rick covered Summit County meetings and issues for 35 years on KPCW. He now heads the Friday Film Review team.
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