Park City Police

Randy Barton

Homes and busineses in Park City's Old Town were evaculated Easter Sunday, after police received a threat of a bomb and a hostage taking. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher was on the scene and has this to report.

9:50 PM Update

Police contacted KPCW to announce that Main Street and Park Avenue were now open. Swede Alley remains closed as a staging area for the moment.

9:30 PM

A bomb-sniffing dog is now on the scene at Treasure Mountain Inn, as the search continues for a possible bomb, as threatened by an unknown caller to the Park City Police Department earlier this evening. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher gets the latest from Sergeant Jay Randall from the Park City Police Department.

An anonymous phone call came in to the Park City Police Easter Sunday evening, reporting a bomb threat targeting the upper Main Street area. According to Police Chief Wade Carpenter, police the immediate area threatened reached from approximately 350 Main Street to the top of the street. The caller only gave a general location, Carpenter added, and efforts focused on the area around Wasatch Brew Pub and Treasure Mountain Inn.

Park City police are investigating an incident which forced the lock down at three Park City schools and the school district offices.  KPCW”s Leslie Thatcher has more.

The recent events in Ferguson, Missouri have drawn concern from law enforcement professional across the country, including Summit County. A controversial grand jury decision, and the protests and riots that followed, focused on the shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer.

In response to that, and similar incidents in Utah, there have been suggestions that officers wear body cameras. Pack City Police Chief Wade Carpenter said his department is already doing that. Rick Brough has more.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Local organizers are again planning the annual Candle Light Vigil down Main Street on Tuesday night, the 7th. More with Rick Brough.

Local police officers and emergency personnel gathered at a Saturday afternoon barbecue to see the annual First Responder awards presented by Park City's Elks Lodge. Rick Brough has more. 

Working with the Park City Police department today, the Utah Highway Patrol conducted two truck safety stops on State Road 248. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

A former Park City police officer is asking for his job back and nearly half a million dollars in restitution after being what the courts have called unjustly dismissed back in 2009. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Park City Police are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of a juvenile who walked into Park City High School last week, took a track and field javelin store in a case outside a classroom and then threw it into the playground, where 10 preschoolers were playing. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Anyone with information should call Officer Corey Allinson at (435) 615-5500.

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