In Memoriam: Officer Blaine L. Baxter (1935)
September 4, 2016
Watch Log: Saturday, September 3, 2016
September 6, 2016

Watch Command Log Reporting Period:

6 a.m. Friday, September 2, 2016 – 6 a.m. Saturday, September 3,  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

12:15 p.m.
Stolen vehicle
385 S. 500 W.

Officers were notified by security of a female sitting in a car in the parking lot. When officers approached they were informed by dispatch the vehicle was stolen. Officers told the driver to turn off the car. The driver attempted to flee and struck an unoccupied parked vehicle. Police booked Olivia Martin, 25, into jail for possession of a stolen vehicle, hit and run, fleeing and possession of drug paraphernalia.

1:24 p.m.
Assault on an officer
504 W. 300 S.

Officers were dispatched to a large fight at this address. Police arrived and observed a male with his shirt off and bleeding from his nose. The male fled from police. When officers attempted to stop him he punched one of the officers in the head and fought with officers. A Taser was used to subdue the man. Police booked David Simmons, 34, into jail for fleeing, public intoxication, possession of spice, and assault on an officer.

4:46 a.m.
235 S. 500 W.

A male reported he was on 500 West when someone cut his upper arm with a knife. The victim was uncooperative and would only say that the suspect was a white male. Officers were unable to locate a scene. The victim was transported to the hospital for his injury.

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