Watch Log: Sunday, July 24, 2016
July 26, 2016
Watch Log: Tuesday, July 26, 2016
July 27, 2016

Watch Command Log Reporting Period:
6 a.m. Monday, July 25, 2016 – 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 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

12:44 p.m.
Bank Robbery
2021 S Main St.

The suspect, John Rafal (39) waited until the Wells Fargo at the listed address was clear of customers before robbing it at gun point. Officers were in the area quickly and located the suspect in the road. One officer exited his car drawing his sidearm as Rafal moved his hand to his right hip and gripped the butt of his gun. Rafal quickly put his hands up as a second officer was quick to arrive on scene. Rafal was taken into custody without further incident. Detectives responded to the scene and Rafal was booked into jail for aggravated robbery, possession of a stolen firearm, and possession of a firearm by a restricted person

1:44 p.m.
Occupied stolen vehicle
400 S. 200 W.

Officers spotted a stolen vehicle driving South on 500 west. The van had been reported stolen earlier in the day. A felony stop was initiated at the listed address. The Driver, Joseph Johnson (35) was positively identified by the victim and was booked for auto theft.

8:04 p.m.
Auto train accident
900 S. 600 W.

A vehicle traveling West on 900 South drove around the crossing arms and was struck by a Front Runner train. The train struck the front passenger portion of the vehicle and pushed it approximately 100 feet down the tracks line. A 30 year old female was transported to the hospital where she later died from her injuries. The investigation in on-going.

10:02 p.m.
Shooting / Liberty Park

Towards the end of the fireworks show at Liberty Park, an unidentified male shot a male victim, once in the leg. The victim did not see who shot him but after the shooting several individuals were seen running in different directions inside the park. Officers located several juveniles running from the scene and they were taken to the police station for questioning. Medical cleared the shooting victim and he had a friend transport him to the hospital with minor injuries. Detectives are actively working this investigation.

To share information about this or other criminal activity with the Salt Lake City Police Department, please call (801) 799-3000. To remain anonymous, text us your crime tips to 274637. Start the text with the keyword TIPSLCPD (which routes it to SLCPD), then a space, followed by the relevant information or photos. Reference: crimetip