Watch Command Log Reporting Period:
6 a.m. Friday, June 4, 2021 – 6 a.m. Saturday, June 5, 2021
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.
2100 S. 500 E.
The female victim was sitting at a bus stop when the suspect approached her and began calling her names and then kicked her in the stomach. A witness contacted UTA police who responded and took Eldean Johnson 41, into custody. The investigation was turned over to SLCPD and Johnson was taken to jail for aggravated assault.
Fleeing, Possession with Intent
800 S. State St.
Officers attempted to stop a vehicle; the vehicle fled but officers didn’t pursue. A short time later the vehicle was involved in a hit and run. The victim from the hit and run followed the suspects as they left the vehicle. Officers arrived on scene and were able to track down the suspects and take them into custody. Drugs and a .22 caliber rifle were found in the vehicle. The suspects were taken back to the scene. Brian Fernandez, 19, was taken to jail for possession of a firearm by a restricted person, fleeing, and possession with intent to distribute. Macey Wilkerson, 38, was taken to jail for false information, and felony warrants.
1290 W. California Ave
Officers were in the area on another call when they observed a male they recognized as a burglary suspect. When officers tried to stop the suspect, he fled on foot. After a short foot pursuit, the suspect was taken into custody. Riziq Abdalla, 36, was taken to jail for his fugitive from justice warrant. Other charges will be screened.
1040 E. Sugarmont Dr.
The victim was sitting in his car in the park when three people approached the car. One opened the driver door and pointed a gun at him. Another opened the front passenger door and pointed a gun at him while the third suspect watched while armed with a rifle. The suspects took the victims phone and wallet then fled in a white vehicle. The suspects were described as Black males wearing face masks.
20 W. Layton Ave
The victim stated a male broke into his house through the back door. The victim produced his pistol and confronted the intruder, the intruder ignored commands and advanced on the victim. The victim fired a warning shot which got the intruders attention, causing the intruder fled. Officers arrived in the area and found the suspect Jordan Griffiths, 34, who was taken to jail for burglary.
11th Ave Terrace Hill Dr
The three victims were walking in the neighborhood when three or four males pulled up in a white vehicle. The males produced guns and demanded the victim’s phones, air pods, and money. The suspects fled the scene. They were described as Black males 17-19 years of age wearing masks.
13th Ave Terrace Hills Dr.
The victims were sitting in their car when a white vehicle pulled up and boxed them in. Four or five black males exited the white vehicle and pointed guns at the victims. They opened the rear door of the victim’s vehicle and took a purse that contained keys to the vehicle. The suspects then drove off. They were described as Black males in their early 20’s wearing bandanas.
100 S. 300 E.
The victim stated he and an acquaintance he met that day got into an argument. During the argument the suspect pulled a knife and stabbed the victim in the buttocks. The suspect fled the scene before police arrived. The victim went to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
800 S. McClelland St.
Two victims were walking in the neighborhood when a white vehicle pulled up and four Black males jumped out and produced guns. The males demanded money and phones. The suspects fled the area in the vehicle. They were described as Black males wearing masks.
1248 S Concord St,
Officers responded on a shots fired. The victim stated that she had been shot at and her vehicle had been shot at the night before. This time she saw the shooter and identified him as Paul Cruz, 24. Officers tracked Cruz down outside the city and took him into custody. A warrant was written for the vehicle and the residence. A gun was recovered as well as drug paraphernalia. Cruz was taken to jail for aggravated assault, discharge of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a restricted person, and drug paraphernalia.
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