Watch Command Log Reporting Period: 6 a.m. Wednesday, August 10, 2016 – 6 a.m. Thursday, August 11, 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.
4:19 p.m. Suicidal male
147 W. 300 S.
Officers responded to a suspicious circumstance involving a gas can, bottles with rags as wicks and a male smoking near the Squatters Brew Pub. When officers contacted the subject in the parking lot he made suicidal statement. Officers maintained distance and attempted to talk with the man. The man eventually ignited a bottle, which exploded and caught his shirt on fire. He rolled on the ground, shed his flaming shirt and attempted to flee. Officers subdued the man and had him admitted to a local hospital with minimal injuries.
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