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Watch Log: Friday, January 23, 2015
January 26, 2015

Watch Command Log Reporting Period:
6 a.m. Thursday, January 22, 2015 – 6 a.m. Friday, January 23, 2015 

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.
Bank Robbery
910 W. 2100 S.

A man entered the Zion’s Bank demanding money, stating he had a bomb and a gun. He was wearing a motorcycle helmet with a hoodie pulled up. The employee complied and the suspect fled the bank on foot. Responding officers found the suspect near 1000 W. 1900 S. The officers were able to handcuff him, at the same time seeing what appeared to be an explosive device attached to his body. The officers backed away as other arriving officers secured the area. A bomb squad was deployed, with a robot removing the device and rendering it safe. The bomb was determined to be a hoax device. Joshua A. Silva (4/9/90) was booked for aggravated robbery and attempted use of a hoax weapon of mass destruction.

3:11 p.m.
1230 W. 600 N.

A man entered a fast food restaurant and went directly into the back office where he confronted two employees. The suspect threatened the victims with a weapon and demanded money. The employees complied and the suspect fled the store. He is described as a white male in his 20’s, wearing a black jacket, black cap and black bandana. 

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