Watch Log: Friday, July 15, 2016
July 19, 2016
Watch Log: Sunday, July 17, 2016
July 19, 2016

Watch Command Log Reporting Period:
6 a.m. Saturday, July 16, 2016 – 6 a.m. Sunday, July 17, 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

12:34 p.m.
1640 W. 500 N.

Officers responded to the area of 500 N. Redwood Road on a report of a woman throwing rocks at houses and cars. They arrived and on-viewed the suspect, Nyamach Biel 26, throwing a rock through a $2000 picture window at 1630 W 500 N. They also found that she had broken 4 windows at 1633 W. 500 N. in addition to breaking out the windshield of a car at the same address causing approximately $5000 total in damage. Biel was transported to jail for vandalism.

4:09 p.m.
Possible Hate Crime/Incident
1905 S. 300 W.

Officers responded on a threats with a gun at the Sam’s Club. When they arrived, the victim, a black woman told the officer that a white woman had threatened to go to her vehicle and get her gun and shoot the victim. The victim said the suspect threatened this after telling the victim that black lives don’t matter along with some other racial slurs. The suspect female was not on scene when officers arrived. Officers were able to track down and speak with the suspect. The suspect said that she and the victim got into a verbal argument and that the victim wanted to go outside and fight the suspect. That is when the white female indicated she would get her gun. This case is still under investigation.

6:10 p.m.
Taser deployment
930 W. South Temple St.

Officers on viewed what appeared to be an active fight, with a woman screaming for the males to stop fighting. The officers attempted to contact the suspect, Juan Cervantes 38, who backed away when officers attempted to arrest him.  Juan became combative and fought with the officers. Officers used a Taser and was able to take Juan into custody. Juan was booked for public intoxication along with a warrant.


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