In Memoriam: Officer Blaine L. Baxter (1935)
September 4, 2018
Watch Log: Wednesday, September 5, 2018
September 6, 2018

Watch Command Log Reporting Period:
6 a.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2018 – 6 a.m. Wednesday, September 5, 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 

1:00 p.m.
150 S. 300 W.

A man caught a male taking items from his car. When he confronted the suspect, the victim got punched in the mouth. The suspect is described as a white male adult, late 30’S, red & white hat, blue T-shirt, black basketball shorts, carrying 2 dark backpacks and a large duffle bag.

12:22 a.m.
1100 N. Redwood Rd.

A woman exited her car and noticed a male she knows walking in the area. The suspect appeared to be looking into cars so she called out to him and asked if he was ok. The suspect pulled his hood up over his head, pulled out a handgun, grabbed the victim’s purse, keys and got into her car. The victim demanded he get out of her car, but fled due to the suspect having a firearm. She heard a gunshot. Another witness saw the suspect flee over a fence. The victim recovered some of her property at the scene. The suspect has been identified but not located. Investigation ongoing.

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