Watch Log: Monday, May 18, 2015
May 19, 2015
Chill with a Cop
May 20, 2015

Watch Command Log Reporting Period:
6 a.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2015 – 6 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, 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

6:30 p.m.
Kidnap, robbery
380 N. 1000 W.

Officers were notified of a person possibly being held against his will. Officers arrived at the apartment and found uncooperative residents until eventually a 21-year-old man with injuries to his face came to the door. He confirmed he was being held by the residents and that his car had been stolen. Upon investigation three persons were arrested. Nathaly Russell, 26, Blas Garcia, 39, and Daniel Bautista-Gallardo, 23, were all booked for aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping.The stolen vehicle was recovered.

10:40 p.m.
DUI traffic accident
60 W. North Temple

An officer was waved over by witnesses who reported a crash. Driver Juan Carlos Batalla, 19, was driving westbound on North Temple when he lost control of his vehicle. He struck several traffic posts before crashing into the front of City Creek Mall. Batalla was processed for driving under the influence. Hazmat and The Health Department were called to the scene as a precaution. The Fire department responded for a minor fluid leak from the vehicle. Batalla was booked into jail for DUI, negligent collision. He was uninjured. 

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