Watch Command Log Reporting Period:
6 a.m. Friday, September 27, 2019 – 6 a.m. Saturday, September 28, 2019
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.
1310 S. 300 W.
Kevin Duffy, 31, was at the Wal-Mart at the listed address. Kevin stole some items and then fled from officers who were working part time at this location. Officers were able to apprehend Kevin and he was transported to jail for theft and fleeing on foot.
400 E. Edith Ave.
Officers responded on a package theft complaint. A passer-by saw a man steal and open a package that was sitting on the porch of a residence in the area. An individual was later located in the area sitting on the porch of a different residence. The subject was detained and after an investigation was placed under arrest for a warrant. During a search after the arrest the contents of the stolen package were found which included a new iPhone. Michael Luesse, 40, was booked into jail for felony theft and fleeing on foot.
Auto-Pedestrian Traffic Accident
1310 S. State St.
Officers responded on an auto-pedestrian traffic accident. Multiple witnesses stated that the pedestrian crossed the street but not in the crosswalk. He was struck by a white Jeep Cherokee that was traveling southbound on State Street. The driver was cooperative and remained on scene. Witnesses stated the driver would have been unable to see the pedestrian in the road due to other vehicles blocking his view. The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital in serious condition; but was upgraded to stable condition. The pedestrian was issued a citation for jaywalking at the hospital.
1400 W. 400 S.
Officers responded to shots fired at Sherwood Park. When they arrived, they detained 8 individuals, 5 of them were running north of the park. Before the shooting, there was a fight between 2 groups. One of subjects told the people fighting that he was going to shoot if they didn’t stop fighting. The fight continued and the suspect proceeded to shoot at the victim with his handgun. All parties took off running. The suspect left the scene in a dark blue BMW. There are no injured victims at this time. 3 spent casings were recovered in the south end of the park.
1601 W. 400 S.
Detectives went to check the address of the suspect. The detective observed the dark blue colored BMW leave the apartments and attempted to stop the vehicle. The BMW fled from officers and a vehicle pursuit ensued. During the pursuit another vehicle began to interfere with the pursuit. The pursuit terminated and the diver of the BMW was arrested, he was identified as a juvenile. The driver of the car that was interfering and the passenger of that car were also arrested, they have been identified as Anthony Baca, 33, and Maria Gurule, 22, and they face obstruction charges.
1601 W. 400 S.
Officers conducted a knock and talk at an apartment where an involved party lived. Officers took Leonardo Avila, 18, into custody. They also recovered the gun that was possibly used in the shooting. Leonardo Avila was booked into jail aggravated assault.
487 S. Redwood Rd.
Suspect wearing a blue hoodie, and a Halloween mask, went into the 7-11 and approached the clerk. The suspect produced a weapon and demanded money. When the clerk pulled out the till, the suspect grabbed the money, put it in his pocket and left the scene.
538 S. Redwood Rd.
Three patrons were asked to leave the bar and refused. Bouncers became involved and the argument moved outside into the parking lot. A fight broke out and a bouncer was stabbed in the torso and another was stabbed in the leg. Two of the patrons were restrained at the scene but the one who did the stabbing fled. The two patrons were cited for simple assault. The stabbing suspect is still outstanding.
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