Park City Police Captain Phil Kirk

The Park City Police Department is trying to put an end to distracted driving. That's why this Thursday to Monday they’re teaming up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to look out for people texting and driving.  



Phil Kirk with the police department said they’re always on the lookout for distracted drivers, but during the four days they’ll have officers specifically designated to make sure drivers aren’t using their phones.

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  In the past month, there have been two moose hit by cars in Park City. 

Despite the recent incidents, it’s not common for cars to hit moose, according to Phil Kirk with the Park City Police Department. But he said these sorts of accidents do happen from time to time. 

“We do see those types of accidents here on 224 or 248,” Kirk said. “It's more likely that they hit deer.” 

He said because moose are so large, they can cause damage and can injure the motorist. 

Park City Police Department

  There were five car break-ins reported in Downtown Park City earlier this week.

The breaks-in all happened on Tuesday night in the same geographic area, on Woodside and Empire Avenues.  

Phil Kirk with the Park City Police Department said all of the cars were left unlocked and there were no signs of forced entry.

Kirk said the sheriff’s office has seen a number of break-ins. And he said it’s possible it’s one or two people responsible for the crimes. He said there’s a chance they’ll continue until they are caught.  

Park City Police Department

  A bicyclist was hit by a truck in Park City earlier this week. The bicyclist was hit on Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Royal Street and Silver Lake Drive.

A truck driver from Coalville tried to turn left onto Silver Lake Drive. Phil Kirk with the Park City police department said the driver said he didn’t see the bicyclist. 

The driver had a suspended license so his truck was put out of service.

Park City Police Department

  A bicyclist was hit by a car in Old Town this weekend. The cyclist went over the hood of a car after the car turned left at the intersection of Park Ave and 7th Street.


The accident happened on Sunday around 4 p.m. 

Phil Kirk with the Park City Police Department said it appears that the cyclist had the right of way. 

The driver of the car is from out of state. He said he didn’t see the cyclist. Kirk said it’s possible the driver was using his GPS and wasn’t focused on the road. 

Renai Bodley Miller

  Park City Police Department reported a car break in at the White Barn on Saturday night. Captain Phil Kirk with the Department said the break in happened on Saturday between 6 and 8:30 p.m. 

The victims were taking photos by the barn, and didn’t realize their car had been broken into. 

They believed that their car was locked. And it wasn’t until the victims got home that they realized they were missing a wallet and cash. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah

If you want to help the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Wasatch and Summit Counties, you don’t have to take on a major project.

   Just Do Something.
Lacy Cole Rae, the manager of the program on the Wasatch Back, told KPCW that their major event is usually a bowling fundraiser in March. But the COVID-19 outbreak cancelled that.Instead, they’re organizing the Do Something For Kids campaign for the Pioneer Day weekend.

Carolyn Murray / PCPD

A couple of vehicle thefts and one mistaken identity of a rental car highlights how important it is to NOT leave keys in car even if for a couple of hours while shopping on Main Street.

The Market At Park City

A local grocery store has reached its breaking point on frequent shoplifting during lunch hours. Since the first of November the police have been called on three separate days to detain students from Park City High School who have been accused of stealing food.

The Market at Park City Store Manager Rush Hotchkiss told KPCW the market has tried for several years to address shoplifting by students during lunch, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Bicycle And Jewelry Thefts Reported In Park City

Apr 29, 2019
PCPD-stolen jewelry items from Park City Jewelers

The Park City Police Department received reports of two separate bicycle thefts over the weekend. They also responded to an unusual alarm call with a Main Street jeweler.

Two mountain bikes were discovered missing from a car port on the 1100 block of Woodside Avenue on Friday morning. Park City Police Department Captain, Phil Kirk says the owner discovered the two bikes missing at 7 am and said they were locked but the cable had been cut. One was a red and black Diamondback Recoil. The second was a gold and black Specialized Crossover.

Park City Municipal

A portion of old town was evacuated Monday after an excavator working on a home in Old Town came across some sticks of dynamite.

The dynamite, which appears to be from the mining era, was found in the foundation area of the house at 911 Empire Avenue just before 10 a.m.  Park City Police Captain Phil Kirk says safety precautions were put into effect immediately - first by calling the bomb squad.  Police evacuated the area from Crescent Street to 12th Avenue, and between Lowell Avenue and Empire Avenue.  

Wade Carpenter

Park City Police are investigating the death of a 29 year old woman found today (on Thursday morning) in bed, in a hotel room in the Prospector area.  KPCW’s Carolyn Murray has this report.

Fatal Bike Accident on Deer Valley Trail

Jul 11, 2017

Last Friday, a mountain biker from Henderson Nevada was found seriously injured on a Deer Valley trail.  Carolyn Murray has more on this accident:

PC Unidos and Latino Community Debrief Following Election

Dec 12, 2016
PC Unidos

PC Unidos reached out to the local Latino community Friday to answer questions and debunk myths that have developed after the November presidential election. KPCW's Melissa Allison has more.

Wednesday afternoon Park City School District Superintendent Ember Conley and Park City Police Captain Phil Kirk held a news conference to update the community on the investigation of the deaths of two Treasure Mountain Junior High School students.  13-year-old Grant Seaver passed away at his home Sunday.  Tuesday, his friend Ryan Ainsworth, also 13, was found deceased at his home.