Watch Command Log Reporting Period:
6 a.m. Tuesday, February 23, 2016 – 6 a.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2016
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.
595 W. 200 S.
A male and female in their 20’s were walking west along 200 South when they came into contact with a man who accused them of stealing from him. The couple began to flee and the suspect and others began to chase them. The woman was knocked to the ground and groped. She was able to get back on her feet and fled the area. Responding officers apprehended Josue Ariega-Valle 28 and booked him for sexual assault.
Gas station robbery
874 E. 1300 S.
A man walked up to the clerk and demanded money, indicating he had a handgun in his hoodie pocket. The clerk complied and the suspect left. He is described as a white adult, 40’s, 6’0” tall, medium build, wearing light blue jeans, light blue hoodie with unknown white lettering on the front, ball cap, and a light blue ski mask partially covering his face. No vehicle was seen.
1300 S. Redwood Rd.
An officer spotted a stolen vehicle and began to follow. The vehicle pulled into an alleyway and stopped, attempting to hide. As a K9 officer closed in on the stationary vehicle it suddenly accelerated, nearly striking the officer and the dog. After initially pursuing the car, officers terminated the chase in the interest of the safety of everyone.
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