In Memoriam: Officer Gustave ‘Gus’ Lund
August 25, 2013
Watch Log: Saturday, August 24, 2013
August 26, 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:

Attempted Theft of a Police Car
Major St. / Main St.

Officers were speaking with a pedestrian at this location when Timothy Markham (9/16/82) approached on foot, acting suspiciously. Markham suddenly ran up to the unoccupied police car and attempted to open the locked driver-side door. Officers quickly took him into custody. After a short investigation, it was discovered that Markham was trying to steal the police car. He was booked into jail for attempt theft of a police vehicle.

Assault on an Officer
1465 S. State Street

Police were called about a man refusing to leave the business at this address. Officers arrested Thewodros Birhanu (02/12/1982). During and after the arrest, Birhanu spat in the face of an officer and upon another officer’s uniform. Birhanu was booked on trespass and assault by prisoner charges.


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