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Today on the Local News Hour: 

(06:16) - Big Brothers Big Sisters Wasatch and Summit County Manager Lacey Cole-Rae and Park City Police Captain Phil Kirk talked with Carolyn about the BBBS virtual fund raiserevent and the project, 60 Men in 60 Days.

(21:23) - The Weilenmann School of Discovery Executive Director Steve Williams talked about his new position as ED and the preparations they’ve put in place to welcome kids and teachers Back To School.

Today on the Local News Hour:

(07:57) - Summit County Council Chairman Doug Clyde has an update from yesterday's council meeting.

(23:40) - Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter talks about policing policies and issues related to national issues of police brutality and the protests happening locally.

(40:37) - General Manager of Woodward Park City Shaydar Edelmann has details on the reopening of Woodward Park City.


Some cities around the country report increases in auto theft since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Park City has also seen a spike that shows dramatic increases in vehicle  thefts.

Park City has had nine vehicle thefts since the middle of March. Police Lieutenant Darwin Little told KPCW it’s three times more than what is typically reported in an entire year.

“One of the alarming things that I have noticed is that every one of them had the keys inside the car.”

He says the investigations are still underway but most of the stolen cars have been recovered.

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Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter has tested positive for COVID-19.

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Park City Police arrested a driver for a local ski rental company on charges that he fled the scene of a fatal auto-pedestrian accident that took placed in Oldtown Feb 6th.   

Police reported that they arrested 23-year-old Nicholas Thorston Westland, of Salt Lake City, and booked him into the County Jail.

A probable Cause Affidavit said he was driving a van heading northbound at 1482 Empire Avenue, which hit 43-year-old Thomas Chauvel, of Corona Del Mar, California.  Chauvel was walking in the road when he was hit.

Park City Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating an unknown individual who may be connected to a rash of recent burglaries in the area.

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A series of burglaries last week has law enforcement on the lookout for the offender.

Park City Police arrested a Cottonwood Heights man on Wednesday in connection to multiple alleged incidents of indecent exposure at several Park City hotel swimming pools.

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A Park City man has been charged for allegedly assaulting a teenage girl while she was skiing in town last month.    

The Summit County Attorney’s Office last week charged 40-year-old Marcelo Pablo Jose Portomene with one count of Child Abuse, a second-degree felony.

According to a Park City Police report in the charging documents, the incident occurred on November 27th, the day before Thanksgiving.

The report says a 17-year-old girl was skiing down a slope, then stopped to wait for friends.

A video confrontation between a Park City family and Park City Police is gaining traction online.

Since the video was posted online it has more than 22,000 views, and compilations of the incident has more than two million views and accusations are flying. On Sunday, September 29th, two Park City Police officers were called to the area of Spaulding Court and Racquet Club Drive to respond to a complaint of two men having a loud argument on the street.

A man was arrested in Park City after trying to meet with a person he thought was a minor for sex.

26-year-old Noriko Cubian has been charged with enticing a minor by internet or text. Cubian was arrested after a 35-year-old woman posing as a 13-year-old boy alerted police that Cubian was attempting to meet up with the supposed 13-year-old for sex. The woman told police said she was associated with a group known as Creep Catchers.

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This winter, Park City Police watch logs have reflected a number of incidents where police have interacted with people experiencing homelessness at transit centers or outside of businesses. Park City Police Capt. Phil Kirk says that doesn’t mean there are more homeless individuals—they’re probably just more visible.

Kirk says homelessness has become more of a year-round issue in Park City. Police will often see people camping during the summer, but the cold winter has likely brought people into town seeking warmer shelters.

It was a bit like the wild west in Park City Saturday afternoon after two horses escaped from their corral on Monitor Dr. According to Park City Police Captain Phil Kirk, the horses took got out about 1:30 p.m. Saturday and took  police officers on a parade from Monitor to Kearns Blvd. then onto Park Ave. and up to Norfolk before staff from the National Ability Center were albe to bridle the horses. The horses' owner was identified and returned to their pasture about an hour later...

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A Utah Surgeon was arrested on Sunday after he allegedly stole nearly $1,000 worth of gifts at a party over the weekend.

On Friday 64-year-old Utah resident Dr. Kenneth Jee entered a private function at Montage Deer Valley and took multiple gift items worth over $900 according to a probable cause statement.

Park City Police was made aware of the burglary on Saturday and on Sunday the complainant called Park City police saying they had detained Jee for the theft. A Park City officer met Jee at the hotel and asked him for his ID which he said he didn’t have on hand.

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From Park City Police:

Police request assistance in identifying and locating the pictured individuals, who have been hitting parking lots where they break into vehicles by smashing the window.  They have used debit/credit cards immediately after taking them.

The photos above of the suspects and suspect vehicle were recorded by surveillance cameras.

If you have any information, please contact PCPD Detective Johnson at 435-615-5500.