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The Park City Police Department, like many law enforcement agencies around the country, is feeling the impacts of George Floyd’s death which resulted from an interaction with the Minneapolis Police force.

Chief Carpenter says the George Floyd episode is difficult and they and many other police forces are working to reestablish trust with their communities.

On Thursday, Park City Police reported a death in a condominium complex near Park City Mountain. On Wednesday, a Park City man was rescued from a fall while climbing in Big Cottonwood Canyon, but he succumbed to injuries while in route to the hospital.

A 22-year-old male visiting from Austin, Texas was found dead in a unit in the Edelweiss House located at 1482 Empire Avenue Thursday at 11:07 A.M. A friend had gone to the victim’s apartment and found the man deceased. The Police Report says there was no sign the death was related to COVID-19.


A pedestrian was struck by an automobile while using a cross walk on Saddle View Way just off SR 224. The accident happened Friday night at 9:30 PM.

Colorado Man Hit In PCMR Lot While Saving Parking Space

Jan 23, 2020


A Colorado man was hit by a car in the Park City Mountain Resort parking lot on Sunday. On Monday night five vehicles were burglarized overnight on the 2700 block of Upper Iron Horse Drive.

A person was trying to save a parking spot for his friend a little before noon on Sunday. A Heber woman says she tried to get him to move and he wouldn’t and so she proceeded into the parking space. According to Park City Police Captain Phil Kirk the man claimed he had some minor pain, but he refused medical services.


A Park City Police Officer has been discovered, again, doing a kind gesture to help a person who was stranded at the Top Stop on SR 224.

Senior Patrol Officer Mike Carrillo responded to a citizen assist call to help a woman at the Park City Top Stop. Officer Carrillo arrived to find the woman was with her children in the car. She thought she had enough gas to make it from Ogden to Park City and back again. She miscalculated how much heat she would need for the trip and found herself without gas or money. She had come down for services at the Christian Center.


A staff member at Treasure Mountain Junior High School discovered a note early this morning (Thursday morning) which stated there was a bomb in the library. A video from an earlier time period showed a girl with the note in her hand but according to police, it’s unclear if the student knew what the note said or if she is responsible for writing it and placing it in the library.


Vehicle burglaries and several property thefts have been reported in the past week in Summit County. Five vehicles were burglarized in Park Meadows on Saturday and several property thefts occurred in the basin on Wednesday.

Carolyn Murray / PCPD

Earlier this summer, the Park City Police Department and the Summit County Sheriff’s office responded to an emergency call claiming a woman had been murdered in her home. The caller gave a legitimate Prospector neighborhood home address to police—but the report was false.

Animal Trapped Illegally On Park City Trail

Jul 31, 2019
PCPD-trap confiscated / PCPD

The Park City Police Department responded to a call of an animal caught in a trap on a popular biking trail near Park City Mountain. They also received a report of a man found dead in a stairwell in an apartment complex in the Park Meadows neighborhood.

A little after 7 AM on Sunday morning, a hiker reported a small animal trapped by the foot on the popular Silver Strike trail which connects the Spiro trail with the Park City Mountain Resort base area. 

Police Respond In Force To Scam Emergency Call

Jul 31, 2019

Last month, the Park City Police Department responded to a 911 call claiming a person had been shot in a house in a Prospector neighborhood. The caller was anonymous and police say it was a dangerous prank. 

Park City Police Chief, Wade Carpenter says the call came in the early morning hours of June 14th. They later determined it was a call from an unknown number in Texas. When officers arrived at the house on Cooke Drive. Carpenter says there were three Hispanic men sitting in a car outside the home.



A man was struck a week ago Sunday while riding a bicycle on the path adjacent to the Park City Golf Course. The woman driving the vehicle left the scene and was arrested the next day at the Park City Police Station.

Cada Domingo - Franco Libertini & Enrique Sanchez

Jul 28, 2019

  Franco Libertini and Enrique Sanchez Venegas


Four arrests have been made in the jewelry store burglary that occurred in April in Park City. There are outstanding warrants for three other people. They’ve recovered about $30,000 in merchandise and have rewards posted for the remaining stolen property valued at $52,000.

The Park City Jeweler’s video shows a person breaking the Main Street display case and gathering up handfuls of jewelry in the early hours of April 27th. There are seven suspects from the Weber and Davis County areas.

As we’ve reported, Park City parent Robert Ainsworth has filed a lawsuit, alleging that City Police and the Park City School District withheld information that could have saved his son from a fatal opioid overdose, nearly three years ago.

The 44-page suit was filed in U.S. District Court, charging the governmental defendants with civil rights violations.

A Park City parent has filed a lawsuit against the city police department, and the Park City School District, saying they withheld information that could have saved his 13-year-old son from a fatal overdose on the opioid known as Pink in 2016.

The suit was filed by Robert Ainsworth over the death of his son Ryan.

The named defendants include Park City Police Lt. Darwin Little, the Principal of Treasure Mountain Junior High, Emily Sutherland, and a counselor there, Nicholai Jensen.