Watch Log: Friday, November 2, 2018
November 5, 2018
Watch Log: Sunday, November 4, 2018
November 5, 2018

Watch Command Log Reporting Period:
6 a.m. Saturday, November 3, 2018 – 6 a.m. Sunday, November 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

6:23 a.m.
Aggravated assault
922 E. 2100 S.

The victim was smoking near a business at this location when Lucas Burden (35) requested a cigarette from the victim and the victim told Burden no. Burden got upset with the victim and threw a metal object at the victim. Burden walked away, then walked back toward the victim and stabbed the victim in the face giving him a minor laceration to his lip. The victim was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. Burden was booked into jail for aggravated assault.

2:13 p.m.
Officer Involved Critical Incident
1111 E. 3300 S.

An officer was on a call and came across Robert Ortega (36) which he discovered had a warrant for aggravated sexual assault of a child. When the officer attempted to take Ortega into custody, an altercation ensued, a Taser was used and the officer discharged his firearm. Ortega then fled in a vehicle. The vehicle was later located at a Millcreek residence in the area of 4100 South 800 East. Containment was set up on the home and the Unified Police SWAT responded. The suspect was not located in the home or in the back shed. The suspect was located on the morning of 11/5/18 by UPD and was taken into custody.

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