Media Advisory: Operation Safe Crossing
August 22, 2013
In Memoriam: Marshal Andrew H. Burt
August 25, 2013

Each day Salt Lake City Police Department receives hundreds of calls for service, not all of which result in a report or arrest. Compiled by Watch Commanders in the field, the Watch Log is a summary of significant events over the last 24-hour period. 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, please visit:

Battery, Disturbing the Peace
601 E. 1300 S. (Liberty Park)

A man approached a 9-year-old girl and forcibly grabbed her by the arm. The child began screaming and attempted to pull away, breaking free as the suspect began to run away. Park employees intervened and detained the suspect as officers arrived. Douglas Groeger (1/21/77) was booked for Battery and Disturbing the Peace. Investigation is ongoing.

Hit & Run
600 E. 2100 S.

A vehicle collided into another vehicle, causing a rollover. The driver who caused the accident continued driving a short distance then exited the vehicle and fled on foot. With the help of a K9 unit, officers captured the subject a short time later and booked Stephen Johnson (2/8/82) for DUI and numerous other charges related to the incident. The driver of the other vehicle was transported to a local hospital in serious condition. Investigators are trying to determine if Johnson was involved in other traffic incidents in the area.

Contact: Reporters seeking comment should contact the Public Information Officer at 801.799.NEWS (6397).