Watch Log: Wednesday, July 4, 2012
July 5, 2012
In Memoriam: Sergeant John H. Johnston
July 8, 2012

The Watch Command Log is a daily summary of events of significance compiled by Watch Commanders. There are three watches in a 24-hour period: days, afternoons and graveyards. Items contained in the Watch Command Log are based on information available at the time of its release and should not be interpreted as an admission or finding of guilt. Arrest information may differ from formal charges filed by the prosecuting agency.


Aggravated Burglary/Attempted Homicide
1212 E. 200 S.

A 63-year-old victim was confronted a male, later identified as Matthew Wall (4/9/84), who had entered his home unlawfully. An altercation took place and Matthew stabbed the victim multiple times in the chest. The victim was able to escape and go to a neighbor’s house for help. Matthew left the home and was taken into custody by responding officers. The victim was transported to a local hospital in critical condition but was later upgraded to stable. Matthew was booked for attempted homicide and burglary charges.

Bomb Threat
5425 W. Amelia Earhart Dr.

Construction workers for a new building found that someone had written a bomb threat on the inside of a portable bathroom. Nothing was located.


Search Warrant
1770 W. Sir Jeffery Way

The Narcotics Unit served a warrant. Heroin, methamphetamine and paraphernalia were seized. A 15 month old child was sheltered to the Christmas Box House by Child Protective Services. Mary Smeding (1/7/72) and Chris Smeding (1/21/70) were booked on drug and child endangerment charges. Rachel Rollins (4/17/75) and Richard Sewell (10/7/64) were booked on drug charges.


No significant events.

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