Watch Log: Friday, November 28, 2014
December 1, 2014
Watch Log: Sunday, November 30, 2014
December 1, 2014

Watch Command Log Reporting Period:

6 a.m. Saturday, November 29, 2014 – 6 a.m. Sunday, November 30, 2014


SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department receives hundreds of calls for service each day. Not all calls result in a report or arrest. Compiled by Watch Commanders in the field, the Watch Log is a summary of events that stand out to them in a given 24-hour period. Call times listed are approximate and typically reflect the first call received by SLC911 (Dispatch) for a given case. 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

10:08 a.m.
Burglary in Progress, Recovered Stolen
292 N. Taurus

A stolen vehicle had been reported several minutes earlier before this call came into dispatch. A neighbor observed someone removing items from a vehicle, but she did not recognize the person as belonging to the neighborhood. Officers responded and they were able to take Jeremy Poulsen (9/7/78) into custody. In addition to being wanted in Tooele for possession of stolen property, Poulsen also had several shaved keys on his person. Officers booked Poulsen for possession of stolen vehicle and the warrant.

2:00 p.m.
Protest, Vandalism
121 S. State Street

Approximately 300 individuals participated in a protect that began at the Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building.  The protestors remained civil and calm, and motor officers who handled traffic control encountered very few problems. However, officers observed one man—Christjen Smith (7/14/95)—vandalize numerous locations during the otherwise peaceful protest, which made stops at the Matheson Court House and the Public Safety Building before returning to the Federal Building. Officers saw Smith—who attempted to conceal himself by placing a white shirt over his head while committing the crimes—write in black ink on all the properties listed above. Officers followed Smith until the protest was completed and Smith took off his mask and started walking south on State Street. They stopped Smith at 329 S. State Street and placed him under arrest. Officers booked him into jail on numerous counts of vandalism, minor in possession of alcohol, and possession of marijuana.

3:48 p.m.
1650 S. State

The suspect entered the fast-food restaurant at 1650 S. State and approached the victim- employee. The suspect indicated he had a gun and demanded money. The victim complied and the suspect exited the store on foot, last seen headed eastbound toward the neighboring college campus. Officers quickly set up containment on the block. A UHP trooper was in the area and spotted the suspect on Wilson Ave and 200 East, but lost him as the suspect ran into the block. Suspect is described as a male Hispanic adult, 5 foot 3 inches tall, wearing a black beanie and turquoise hoodie, with stubble on his chin and a sore on his lip. The suspect was wearing sunglasses, but they were recovered at 157 E. Wilson Ave. Suspect still outstanding.

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