Watch Log: Sunday, May 4, 2014
May 5, 2014
Watch Log: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
May 7, 2014

Watch Command Log Reporting Period:
6 a.m. Monday, May 5, 2014 – 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2014 

SALT LAKE CITY— Each day Salt Lake City Police Department receives hundreds of calls for service, not all of which result in a report or arrest. Compiled by Watch Commanders in the field, the Watch Log is a summary of events they felt stood out in the last 24-hour period. Items contained herein 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. To see a list of completed calls for service in the last 48 hours, please visit

5:52 p.m.
832 W. North Temple

Officers were dispatched to the Check Smart on a possible forgery.  As an officer arrived, the suspect was exiting the business and immediately fled through the block.  Containment was quickly set up and a UHP K9 responded to assist in searching for the suspect. He was located hiding nearby along Jackson  Avenue. Leonardo Garza (2/5/78) was booked on forgery and fleeing charges.  

12:56 a.m.
Traffic Accident/Power Outage
746 W. 900 S.

A motorist drove off the roadway and hit a power pole. The damage resulted in some blocks of the City being blacked out, as well as some small fires ignited from electrical sparking. The 33-year-old male driver was transported to a local hospital in serious condition, charges pending. 

4:18 a.m.
UPDATE: Shooting
1856 S. 1200 E.

Officers responded to shots fired and a woman screaming outside of an apartment.  A man in his early-30s and a woman in her mid-20s were taken to a local hospital with gunshot wounds.  Both remain in serious condition.  Detectives responded to the scene and secured it, pursuant to writing and executing a search warrant.  The involved female is an escort that was called to the residence.  During the meeting of the two parties a handgun was produced and a scuffle ensued.  Both parties sustained gunshot wounds. The male half has been identified as Steven Skinner (4/23/82) he is the resident of 1856 South 1200 East.  The investigation is continuing. 

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