Watch Command Log Reporting Period:
6 a.m. Saturday, July 4, 2020 – 6 a.m. Sunday, July 5, 2020
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.
900 South 400 West
The victim was dropped off at UMED, by an unknown person. The victim stated that a male had stabbed him during a confrontation. The stab wound was not life threatening. The victim was able to give a good description of the suspect, but a scene was not located.
21 S. Main St.
A suspect committed a theft from Macy’s and was followed by a loss prevention officer. The loss prevention officer pointed out the suspect to officers, at which point a foot pursuit ensued when the suspect chose to not comply with commands from officers to stop. Officers used a taser to gain compliance and he was taken into custody. Brett Goodman, 33, was transported to jail and booked on related.
Aggravated Assault-Shot Fired
1265 N. Redwood Road
The victim stated a female juvenile came to her apartment and threatened her son with a handgun. The victim came out of the apartment to confront the female when the suspect pointed the gun at her. The suspect fired a round into the grass and then left the scene.
100 S Main St.
The victim was approached by four males. One of the males asked the victim if he wanted to purchase marijuana or spice. The victim replied yes and retrieve money from his pocket. The four males then physically assaulted the victim and stole his money. The males were described as two male blacks and two male whites.
1690 S. 900 W.
The victims were approached outside the 7-11 by the suspect Julian Orantes, 49. A confrontation took place and Orantes produced a knife. Orantes then fled the scene in his vehicle. He was stopped a short time later by officers. He was safely taken into custody and booked into jail for aggravated assault, possession of narcotics drug paraphernalia, as well as several warrants.
800 S. 300 W.
Dispatch received calls that several individuals were at the memorial murals with baseball bats, burning flags and breaking windows. As officers arrived in the area, they observed and individual in the road, identified as Mercedes McKinley, 32. McKinley had a baseball bat and was hostile towards officers, and initially refused to identify himself. McKinley did make several spontaneous statements to officers that he was responsible for the damage. It was discovered that multiple windows had been broken out on the property, causing thousands of dollars of damage. McKinley was transported to jail and booked for charges, including criminal mischief.
There was a protest at Sugarhouse Park (Freedom Fest) that had DJ’s, fireworks, and food trucks. The group stayed within the park with about 250 people in attendance the event concluded at 11:30 without any issues.
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