Summit County Sheriff Department

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  A hunter discovered the remains of a man who had been missing for nearly a year. 

The hunter called the Summit County Sheriff’s Office after he found human bones along with other items like clothing, a survival pack and a hunting rifle. Investigators and Summit County Search & Rescue team were dispatched to search the area and recover the bones and items. 

The remains were determined to be those of Carl Crumrine. Crumrine went missing Oct. 14, 2019. The 69-year-old from West Virginia was hunting in a group at the Lyman Lake area. 


The Summit County Sheriff’s Office has not had any COVID-19 cases in their jail system. But Sheriff Justin Martinez said the department has been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Martinez said they have a large staff, with over 100 employees, and when someone tests positive for COVID-19, it creates a big strain on the department.

South Summit Fire District

A fire near Mirror Lake Highway had firefighters scrambling and campers and hikers evacuating an area near Norway Flat Saturday afternoon.

The Shingle Creek Fire started near mile marker 11 around 2:30pm on the north side of the highway.

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The Summit County Sheriff’s office has updated the facts for the death of a young Kamas boy this week. 

In a press release  issued Thursday evening, Summit County Sheriff’s Lt. Andrew Wright said the young boy, originally reported to be 10 years old, is actually 11. He’s been identified as Cash Cover of Kamas. Cash died Wednesday evening after an accidental discharge of a firearm in the family home – that officials are calling "a tragic accident.”

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UPDATED Thursday Evening:

An 11-year-old boy from the Kamas Valley died of a gunshot wound to his chest Wednesday evening.

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The Summit County Sheriff’s Department is finding ways to provide community centric policing during a time when many residents are feeling isolated and distant from friends and neighbors.


An accident involving a Summit County Sheriff’s deputy closed all lanes of  State Route 224 during the evening rush hour Wednesday.

The crash happened around 4 p.m. south of the Olympic Parkway.  According to Summit County Councilman Glenn Wright, a Summit County Sheriff's Deputy was driving on 224 when someone ran a stop sign in front of him and hit him.  Wright called it a “significant accident,” but teh deputy's injuries are not life threatening and he is recovering well in the hospital.  Wright said Utah Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.

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.

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A rash of phone scams committed in Summit County has the local sheriff’s department working to educated residents on how to avoid falling victim to these schemes.

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A Wasatch County School District employee was booked into Summit County jail on Wednesday following an investigation by Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

Summit County Sheriff’s office used a drone to rescue a stranded woman Wednesday.

Local law enforcement reports a relatively quiet night on New Years Eve in the Wasatch Back.

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KPCW received reports of a blood-soaked mattress along the north side of Kilby road today. (Friday) Summit County Sheriff’s investigators have determined it was a fake blood substance, often used for Halloween costumes or displays.

Summit County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Andrew Wright thinks it is a prank. But it was a substantial amount of blood like substance on the mattress. He says it was enough to alarm drivers-by who contacted their office.

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The Summit County Sheriff’s Office has issued a missing person alert.

On Monday, around 9:00 pm Summit County Sheriff’s Office received information that Carl Crumrine, 69 years old from West Virginia, had not been seen since 5:30am that morning.

Crumrine was hunting with a group in the Lyman Lake area of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in eastern Summit County.

A member of the hunting group contacted law enforcement after the man had not returned after sunset.