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Sheriff Deputies Are Busy With Trespassers, A Squatter, A False Alarm

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Among recent reports from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a fatality found in a hotel room; a squatter; and a false alarm.   

On Friday the 24th, dispatch heard from a citizen who said his contractor arrived to carry out some maintenance at a residence in the Thaynes area and found a man living in the house without permission.    The caller said the house is set to be demolished and should be vacant.    He didn’t want the trespasser charged, just escorted off the property.

On Sunday the 26th, several trespassers were reported hiking around property in the Bitner Ranch Road area and taking pictures of elk.   Deputies contacted the group and advised them they were on private land.    They were advised to take wildlife photos in a publicly accessible place.

On Friday the 24th, officers responded to a hotel room at the Canyons Resort area, where a mother reported that she found her 40-year-old son unresponsive in their room.   Lifesaving measures were attempted, but were unsuccessful.

The man, from Sandy, was in apparent good health and didn’t have a known medical condition.     The death doesn’t appear suspicious, but the case remains active and will be investigated by the state Medical Examiner’s office.

Finally, on the 26th, deputies were asked to find a person near Kilby Road who reportedly brandished a gun during a road rage incident.     Officers tracked down the suspect, interviewed him and searched his vehicle.   They determined that no gun was involved.  The suspect had a phone in his hand.

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