Watch Command Log Reporting Period:
6 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2015 – 6 a.m. Thursday, July 30, 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, visit slcpd.com/policecallsforservice.
800 S. Emery St.
A 27-year-old man was out jogging when a stranger rode up on a bike, asked a question, rode away for a minute and then returned. He demanded the jogger give him money and his wristwatch and then punched him. The victim complied and the suspect rode away eastbound along Arapahoe Avenue. He is described as a white adult male, average height and build, dark hair, full beard, green shirt, baggy dark colored shorts and dark colored bike. The victim sustained minor injury.
2110 S. 1300 E.
Three people had just finished gassing up their vehicle when a man approached the driver’s side of the car and began to ask a question. Then he pulled out and brandished a large hunting knife. The driver pushed on the gas pedal and accelerated. As the car pulled away the suspect slashed the side of the car, damaging it. Responding officers located a vehicle nearby that matched the description provided by the victims. The driver was positively identified. Michael Martinez, 26, was booked for aggravated assault and criminal mischief.
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