LOCAL NEWS

Warning Issued After Animal Trap Found Near Dimple Dell Trail

Dec 21, 2018, 7:53 PM | Updated: 9:12 pm

SANDY, Utah – Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation officials have warned people to use caution while hiking in Dimple Dell Regional Park after someone found an animal trap near a trail.

Monica Zoltanski, president of the Dimple Dell Preservation Community, said someone emailed her Thursday about the trap. It was concealed under leaves just a few steps away from the Dry Creek Trail, where people and pets walk.

“Of course, it’s really concerning because it’s so close to a busy trail,” Zoltanski said. “It was an obvious public safety hazard. There’s dog-walkers and hikers, and kids down here, not to mention wildlife.”

Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation prohibits hunting, including setting traps, in all its parks.

The trap was removed, and Parks and Recreation workers put up signs warning hikers to be careful, just in case there were more traps.

“It’d be truly sad if a dog or a horse or cat or any other type of animal were trapped in that,” said Wayne Johnson, associate division director at Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation. “If there’s a little kid poking around, that would be the worst. It would snap his hand.”

Officers from Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources said trapping is legal in other areas if the person has a furbearer license, and the trap must be marked with a registration number.

Johnson said the trap found at Dimple Dell was not marked, so it will be difficult to determine who left it there.

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Local News

(Wasatch County Sheriff's Office)...
Madison Swenson

Highland man dies from injuries in snowmobile accident

A 51-year-old man from Highland, Utah, has died following a snowmobile accident near Tower Mountain in Wasatch County.
15 hours ago
Tooele SWAT...
Cary Schwanitz

Man fires more than 20 shots from Tooele home

Multiple law enforcement agencies have responded to a call in Tooele where a man has been firing shots from his home.
15 hours ago
generic emergency lights...
Madison Swenson

7 arrested after stealing packages from Sandy residences

Seven people were arrested Wednesday after several packages were stolen from the porches of Sandy residents.
15 hours ago
Clark Planetarium in Salt Lake City. (KSL TV)...
Brooke Williams

Clark Planetarium is inviting the public to celebrate Apollo 17 Saturday

To celebrate the anniversary of Apollo 17, Clark Planetarium is inviting the public to freely explore the activities in-building from 12-4 p.m. Saturday.
15 hours ago
Orem Mayor David Young was ordered by an Alabama court to pay more than $1 million in a civil judgm...
Cassidy Wixom, KSL.com

Judge calls Orem mayor ‘lynchpin’ in fraud case, orders him and son to pay $1M

Orem Mayor David Young and his son have been ordered by an Alabama judge to pay $1 million in a fraudulent loans case. The judge called the Utah mayor "a lynchpin to this fraud."
15 hours ago
...
Ayanna Likens

Taking the stigma out of weight loss surgery

For some people, diet and lifestyle changes aren't enough to lose weight. On the advice of their doctor, bariatric surgery may be an option.
15 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

notebook with password notes highlighted...
PC Laptops

How to Create Strong Passwords You Can Actually Remember

Learn how you can create strong passwords that are actually easy to remember! In a short time you can create new ones in seconds.
house with for rent sign posted...
Chase Harrington, president and COO of Entrata

Top 5 reasons you may want to consider apartment life over owning a home

There are many benefits of renting that can be overshadowed by the allure of buying a home. Here are five reasons why renting might be right for you.
Festive kitchen in Christmas decorations. Christmas dining room....
Lighting Design

6 Holiday Decor Trends to Try in 2022

We've rounded out the top 6 holiday decor trends for 2022 so you can be ahead of the game before you start shopping. 
Happy diverse college or university students are having fun on their graduation day...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

How to choose what MBA program is right for you: Take this quiz before you apply!

Wondering what MBA program is right for you? Take this quiz before you apply to see if it will help you meet your goals.
Diverse Group of Energetic Professionals Team Meeting in Modern Office: Brainstorming IT Programmer...
Les Olson

Don’t let a ransomware attack get you down | Protect your workplace today with cyber insurance

Business owners and operators should be on guard to protect their workplace. Cyber insurance can protect you from online attacks.
Hand turning a thermostat knob to increase savings by decreasing energy consumption. Composite imag...
Lighting Design

5 Lighting Tips to Save Energy and Money in Your Home

Advances in lighting technology make it easier to use smart features to cut costs. Read for tips to save energy by using different lighting strategies in your home.
Warning Issued After Animal Trap Found Near Dimple Dell Trail