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Summit County Sheriff's Department

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office has been hearing a variety of reports of residents being scammed or harassed over the phone.    

Summit County Sheriff's Department

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office reports they entered the new year with, among other things—a complaint about an online sex scam; and a significant injury after a brawl at a local bar.  

The Sheriff’s incident report said that on December 30th, a complainant, a 28-year-old resident in Bear Hollow Village, said he had been in contact on a dating app with a person he thought was a woman.   He had provided sexually-explicit videos, exposing his genitals and face.

Summit County Sheriff's Department

The Summit County Sheriff’s Department on Sunday arrested a man after he pointed a handgun at a visitor at the Kimball Junction MacDonald’s, for no apparent reason.

The same day, they had a happier story to report, with the rescue of a snowmobiler lost in the Uintas.   

Sheriff deputies got a call shortly before noon on Sunday, the 29th, and ultimately arrested a suspect identified as 46-year-old  Ricardo Garcia, of Salt Lake City.

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The Summit County Sheriff’s Office last week investigated two separate fraud reports.   

One  of them, involving the passing of bogus checks, has uncovered what looks like a major multi-state criminal operation.   

Sheriff’s Lt. Andrew Wright reported that last Thursday, Dec. 19th, they got a report from the America First Credit Union in Pinebrook, that a woman who had made several fraudulent-check transactions with them was in their offices again, trying to pass another check.     

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The Summit County Sheriff’s Office is indicating that vehicle burglaries and shoplifting certainly aren’t slowing down for the holiday season.   

The Sheriff’s incident report said that five smash and grab burglaries on vehicles occurred on Friday the 20th between the late morning and early afternoon.

They occurred in varied locations including Smiths, the Olympic Park and Summit Park.    Sheriff’s Lt. Andrew Wright said soon afterward they got reports of similar incidents in Wasatch County.

A camera at Smiths captured some images of a female suspect.         

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A Coalville resident was found and arrested by officers, not long after he was allegedly caught in the act trying to steal a catalytic converter off a vehicle.

The Summit County Sheriff’s Department is investigating to see if the suspect can be tied to similar thefts that have occurred in recent weeks.

Sheriff’s Lt. Andrew Wright said that on Wednesday, November the 13th, at about 4:10 a.m., a resident along Coalville’s Main Street heard a noise and went outside to find the suspect under his vehicle, trying to steal the converter.

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Among some of the notable incidents reported from the Summit County Sheriff’s Department, deputies are reporting that some car vandals are aiming at a new target.    

The Sheriff’s office reported that during two separate incidents in recent weeks, catalytic converters have been  stolen off vehicles.

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The Summit County Sheriff’s Department reports an online threat was made against the head of Backcountry.com—amid the social-media controversy that lit up after news reports said the company was suing numerous small business owners that used the word “backcountry” in their brand.

As we have reported, a Coloado paper noted  that more than 12,000 Facebook users  had joined a boycott of “backcountry.com”.

Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez told the County Council that staffing-wise, he’s in good shape compared to the previous year.   Martinez said he’s in an enviable position, compared to most departments in the state.

Sheriff Martinez, in his budget presentation to the Council, said he’s not asking them for a lot last year.   He thanked them for allowing him to hire new staff in the 2019 budget plan.

The Sheriff said he’s just about fully staffed.   He’s only short a couple of dispatchers, and is looking at candidates for those  positions now.       

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An affidavit from a Summit County deputy adds some additional details to the case of a Pinebrook resident who reported he was stabbed, beaten and victimized by a couple later arrested in Salt Lake.   

The Probable Cause affidavit says that the resident responded to an ad on Craigslist for a housekeeper and arranged for the woman to come to his house, reportedly early Monday morning.

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Summit County Sheriff deputies have arrested a Salt Lake couple, after a Pinebrook resident said an encounter with the pair at his home turned violent early Monday morning, and he was stabbed and beaten by a male suspect wearing a ski mask.    The investigation is ongoing.

Sheriff’s Lt. Andrew Wright reported that they got a 911 call from the 63-year-old victim shortly after 4 a.m. Monday.

Officers learned that the victim had responded to a Craigslist advertisement from the female suspect offering housekeeping services.    She came to his residence at around 1 a.m.

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In the latest news from the Summit County Sheriff’s Department, officers arrested a persistent liquor thief, and a reckless driver. But there were no leads, at this time, to a reported extortion via Facebook.

On Tuesday the 25th, officers got a report that a suspect was spotted, at the Utah State liquor store at Kimball Junction, believed to be involved in seven incidents of theft at the store. The report said he was arrested on Misdemeanor charges and identified as 57-year-old George Aaron Lucy of Holladay.

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Among recent incidents in the Summit County Sheriff’s report, a single-car accident occurred at one of the county’s projects on Kilby Road.

And a dispute between motorists could almost be called road rage—except it happened in a parking lot.

On the morning of August 23rd, an employee with the county Public Works Department reported that a vehicle drove straight through the new roundabout in front of Ecker Hill Middle School and hit a cement barrier on the other side.

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According to the Sheriff’s incident report, a woman in Pinebrook last Wednesday reported a case of Criminal Mischief. She said that overnight, the car belonging to her teenage son had been wrapped in plastic. It was also covered with kitty litter and condoms.

The vehicle sustained no physical damage. The report said there were no leads and no suspects.

Later, on Sunday, a woman said she was defrauded after she went on KSL.com and bought a tortoise. She said she made the purchase from an individual in Vernal and sent the suspect $350 to have the animal shipped to her.

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Thursday afternoon just after three o'clock, Park City police responded to a 911 call at Snow Country Condominiums.  According to a press release from the city, a domestic violence suspect had barricaded himself in a room and was making suicidal threats.   Police safely removed the victim from the incident and the suspect was taken into custody just after five o'clock.   

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