Watch Command Log Reporting Period:
6 a.m. Thursday, May 3, 2018 – 6 a.m. Friday, May 4, 2018
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.
Assault on a police officer
819 W. North Temple St.
Officers responded on a trespasser at the Gateway Inn. When the officers attempted to take the trespasser into custody she began to resist, kicking one officer and scratching another. Yamine Asaddullah, 34, was booked into jail on 2 counts of assault on a police officer, trespassing, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest.
Assault on a police officer
915 W. 100 S.
Officers responded on a trespasser at this address. Officers located and attempted to make contact with the trespasser with no response. Officers attempted to take the trespasser into custody but he resisted arrest and a short struggle ensued. One of the officers sustained injuries to his wrist. Martin Trujillo, 27, was booked for trespassing, resisting arrest, possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia and assault on a police officer.
Outside agency assist
1950 W. North Temple St.
K-9 Officers responded to assist Utah County Narcotics Task Force on a stop. An SLCPD K-9 did a drug sniff of a suitcase carried by one of the suspects being detained. 6.5 pounds of meth was located. All suspects involved were taken into custody and drugs were seized by Utah County detectives.
Aggravated assault on a police officer
1200 W. Lexington Ave.
Gang Detectives were in the area of 1200 W Lexington Ave when a male standing near a van, began to yell at them. The male then entered the van and, at a very high rate of speed, drove towards the detectives and their vehicle. Detectives activated their red and blue police lights but this did not deter the male. The male attempted to ram the police department vehicle but detectives were barely able to avoid being hit. The male stopped his vehicle in the middle of Lexington Ave and continued to yell and rev his engine. The male continued to drive recklessly as he drove forward toward officers and backward away from them multiple times. As other officers arrived on scene, the suspect rammed his vehicle, head on, into one of the police vehicles. The collision also caused damage to a second police vehicle. The suspect vehicle was no longer operable and officers attempted to extricate the suspect. A taser was used but proved to be ineffective. A police K-9 was then deployed allowing officers to pull the suspect out from the passenger door and take him into custody. Raul Amezcua, 46, was transported to the hospital and later booked into jail on 4 counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, criminal mischief, assault on a police service animal, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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