34th Annual Police Honors List
May 16, 2014
Watch Log: Saturday, May 17, 2014
May 19, 2014

6 a.m. Friday, May 16, 2014 – 6 a.m. Saturday, May 17, 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 slcpd.com/policecallsforservice.

6:18 a.m.
Traffic Accident, Death
630 Komas Dr.

A witness called to report that there was a vehicle on the grass, and the female driver was non-responsive. Officers arrived and found the vehicle still running, with its headlights on. The driver, Gena Lovato-Perez, 38, was deceased at the wheel. Tire tracks indicated the vehicle left the roadway at about 600 South Foothill, proceeded east up a hill, and came to a rest after hitting a bike rack. Officers checked security cameras at a nearby building and found the vehicle accident occurred at 12:23 a.m. Preliminarily, the accident is believed to have been caused by medical problems.

2:23 a.m.
North Temple & Redwood Road

Robert Valdovinos (5/18/94) was driving west on North Temple and made a right turn on Redwood Road. He hit the median and rolled his car. Valdovinos was arrested for DUI. No injuries.

2:39 a.m.
Auto Pedestrian
100 S. 300 W.

A pedestrian was walking westbound in the crosswalk against the light. A Gold Cross Ambulance was traveling southbound on the green light and attempted to avoid the pedestrian by swerving.  The passenger side mirror of the Ambulance hit the pedestrian, causing minor injuries.


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