Watch Log: Saturday, April 19, 2014
April 21, 2014
SLC Police, Fire, Mayor’s Office to Join with Partners for World Book Night
April 21, 2014

Watch Command Log Reporting Period:

6 a.m. Sunday, April 20, 2014 – 6 a.m. Monday, April 21, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY— 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 events they felt stood out in 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

8:32 a.m.
2310 S. Highland Drive
The victim called to report that he and a co-worker were threatened this morning by a male armed with a knife.  The suspect, Jay Gibson 4-10-71 was sitting on their property when they asked him to leave. Gibson refused and pulled out a knife and threatened both of them with it. Gibson started banging on a glass window with his knife yelling at both of them. Officers responded quickly to the scene and took Gibson into custody.   The victims used their phones to take pictures of the suspect holding the knife and banging on the windows. Gibson was taken to jail and booked for 2 counts of Aggravated Assault.

11:15 a.m.
Graffiti In Progress
Watershed Towers
Police received several calls about two people possibly tagging the towers. Officers hiked up the trail and located both suspects.  Roark Perry 8-26-79 and Cory Harris 3-16-88 had tagged an 8′ by 30′ section of the tower with their own display of Art work-non gang related.  Both were cited and released.

5:14 p.m.
485 N. Canyon Rd.
The complainant was walking his dog in Memory Grove and noticed that a male on a blanket was not moving.  He could not arouse the male and called Police/Medical.  Fire responded and confirmed that subject Rick Morrision 9-5-69 was deceased.  The ME responded to take custody of the body.  The subject was west of the road and could not be readily seen from the road or sidewalk and may have been deceased for several hours.

6:59 p.m.
900 N. 900 W.
The victim was at the Quality Quick Stop and had sat his bicycle outside the store.  When he came back out, he saw a male black adult taking the bicycle.  The victim confronted the suspect and the suspect produced a large butcher knife and told the victim he was taking the bike.  The suspect fled south on 900 West.  The suspect is described as a male black adult, 5’7”, 160 lbs and 26-30 years old.  He was wearing dark pants, brown shirt and had short hair.

10:27 p.m.
Occupied Stolen Vehicle
 210 S. Rio Grande
A Detective with the Auto Theft Unit located an occupied stolen vehicle on the west side of the shelter. He followed it to 210 S Rio Grande where it pulled to the curb.  The detective detained the driver at gun point until responding Patrol Officers arrived and were able to take the driver into custody. The driver, Greg Houston 04-11-1977 was booked into jail for possession of stolen vehicle and possession of narcotics paraphernalia as well as warrants.

9:45 p.m.
Strong-arm Robbery
Liberty Park

At 9:45 p.m. the juvenile victims were speaking to three individuals following the drum circle at Liberty Park. Suspect #1, male Hispanic Juvenile, thin build, wearing a light grey hooded sweatshirt, carrying a small black handgun, demanded the victims empty their pockets. Suspect #2, male Hispanic Juvenile, thin build, wearing a black, white and red Michael Jordan Jersey and a Chicago Bulls hat. Suspect #3, male Hispanic Juvenile, thin build, white shirt and dark pants. The three suspects took the victims wallets and cell phones and fled eastbound.

The Police Department asks anyone with information about this or other criminal activity to call (801) 799-3000. Anonymous tips may be sent by texting the keyword TIPSLCPD plus any relevant information to 274637. Reference: crimetip.