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Park City firefighters honored the family of their former Chief Paul Hewitt on Sunday after he passed away last week.

Hewitt was chief of the Park City Fire District of 10 years. He died at age 58 on Friday from injuries suffered in an accident while on vacation in Oregon with family.

His family drove home in an RV over the weekend. Park City firefighters met them at the base of Parley’s Canyon to escort them to their house with fire engines on Sunday.

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New parking restrictions on Guardsman Pass went into effect this week. 

Drivers are no longer allowed to park on either side of the Guardsman Pass road. This is part of an initiative by Park City Municipal and Wasatch and Summit counties to manage overcrowding in the area.

Wasatch County placed signs along Guardsman Pass that say cars parked on either side of the road will be towed. This is a two-lane stretch of State Route 224 that runs from the Bonanza Flats trailhead to Big Cottonwood Road at the entrance of Brighton Resort.

A Summit County Sheriff’s deputy is in the hospital with broken ribs after suffering an accident on horseback in the Uintas on Friday.


Sergeant Andy Crnich was patrolling with a partner on the Weber River Trail east of Oakley when his horse slipped on a rock. The horse slid down a slope next to the trail, and Crnich’s ribs were broken when the horse rolled over him.

He was flown to a Salt Lake City hospital by helicopter, and is recovering. The horse was not injured.

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A call about a suspicious vehicle in Jeremy Ranch developed into a major incident that involved a vehicle chase for 80 miles into Wyoming; a foot pursuit for another suspect in Henefer; and the involvement of several law-enforcement agencies.   

Summit County Sheriff’s Lt. Andrew Wright said that at about 1:45 early Monday morning, they got a call about a loud truck driving up and down Daybreaker Dr. in Jeremy Ranch.          

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Among recent incidents in the Summit County Sheriff’s report, deputies responded to two fights, in different circumstances.

In one, a martial-arts instructor faced off with a rowdy student.

The other case was another conflict over mask regulations.

Sheriff’s Lt. Andrew Wright said officers responded to a ju-jitsu studio in Pinebrook on the night of January 20th.

They were told that a new student in the class, who appeared intoxicated, had been disruptive, loud and was aggressive toward the instructor.

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Utah Governor Spencer Cox has declared a state of emergency ahead of expected protests at the state Capitol Building in Salt Lake with the transfer of power happening in the nation’s capitol. Here locally, law enforcement officials are hoping for a peaceful transition, but preparing for the worst.

A Park City man has been arrested after allegedly aiming his SUV at a woman and pinning her against her own vehicle, during a confrontation in the drive-through lane at the Kimball Junction MacDonald’s.

The suspect is facing more troubles with the law, including charges of ripping off the auto-rental agency where he once worked; and violating a plea agreement with Third District Court, related there to criminal charges going back three years.   

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Summit County Sheriff deputies responded recently to a couple of altercations prompted by Covid protocols.

Officers also were called about a crowded drinking party, mostly made up of underage juveniles.

The Sheriff’s incident report had details of two different Covid-conflict cases, both occurring at the Canyons Resort near the Cabriolet.

On the morning of the 4th, a 57-year-old Canyons employee said he was working near the top of the lift, when he observed a man with a tape measuring the concrete walk area.

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A Salt Lake woman has been charged by the Summit County Attorney’s Office after allegedly ramming her ex-boyfriend with her car.  

The woman has since been arrested for another incident at her ex’s home in South Summit.

A charge of Aggravated Assault, a Third Degree Felony, was filed against 49-year-old Judith Stacy Cluff.

A Sheriff’s report said that Cluff was in a relationship with the victim, a 57-year-old Kamas resident, until he evicted her about six months ago.

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Among other items reported by the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, crime didn’t take any time off during the Thanksgiving weekend.  

The Sheriff’s Office reported there was a rash of burglaries along the Bitner Frontage Road sometime over the holiday weekend, mostly of construction equipment.

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Summit County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a person of interest involved in the Sunday morning shooting in the county. 

The Sheriff’s Office announced Monday that they arrested a 19-year-old from Taylorsville on Tuesday night.

On Sunday morning, deputies responded to a nightly rental where there was a reported party after receiving several calls about multiple gunshots heard in the Kimball Junction area.

The shooting left a Salt Lake Valley woman with non-life threatening injuries.

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Summit County Sheriff officers are still investigating an early-morning shooting north of I-80 that injured a Salt Lake Valley woman.  

A press statement issued Monday by the Sheriff’s Office said that early on Sunday morning the 29th, shortly before 3:30 a.m., Dispatch received several 911 calls about multiple gunshots being heard in the Kimball Junction area.

In a contentious election year, the Summit  County Sheriff’s Department is still getting occasional reports of harassment over campaign signs or flags.

Other recent incidents include vandalism at a Factory Outlet Mall store.

Sheriff’s Lt. Andrew Wright said that last week, a deputy contacted a Jeremy Ranch resident who got an anonymous letter after he displayed a Trump flag on his back deck that can be seen from some of the major roads in the area.

Officers were notified when the resident wrote a post on social media.

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In recent weeks, Summit County Sheriff deputies kept busy with a variety of cases.   Officers talked down a suicidal North Summit man; they responded to the burglary of a Kamas City office; and heard again about campaign signs stolen in Wanship.  

Sheriff’s Lt. Andrew Wright reported that on Tuesday morning, the 22nd, shortly before 8 a.m. they got a call that a 46-year-old  Coalville man, under the influence of drugs, had left his house on foot and armed with a handgun.   According to his family, he had said he wanted to end his life or commit suicide by cop.

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Among the recent incidents reported by the Summit County Sheriff’s Office—a dispute between neighbors over their dogs led to a resident making charges of racism and police discrimination.

In another case, deputies tracked down a toddler who decided to leave her home for an adventure in the middle of the night.  

Sheriff’s Lt. Andrew Wright said deputies got a report of a dispute between neighbors in the Blackhawk Station area off Bitner Road, which began several weeks back.