Watch Log: Sunday, May 18, 2014
May 19, 2014
Chief Burbank's Presentation to SLC City Council on Metro Support Bureau
May 20, 2014

Watch Command Log Reporting Period:
6 a.m. Monday, May 19, 2014 – 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 20, 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

7:13 p.m.
900 S. Jefferson St.

A 37-year-old female was on foot in the area of 900 S. Jefferson.  A man approached and grabbed her purse. As they struggled the female victim was pushed to the ground. The suspect fled with the woman’s property. He is described as 5 feet 9 inches tall, wearing a blue hoodie pulled up over the face, and black and white running shoes. The victim was slightly injured.

9:31 p.m.
Burglary/Assault on Officer/Resisting
1138 E. Sherman Ave.

A drunken man entered the home of someone unknown to him, began arguing with occupants and punched one of them. Police arrived and dealt with the man, who was combative, resisted arrest and injured an officer. Several involved persons received minor injuries. Matthew Hartung (6/10/94) was booked for burglary, trespass of a dwelling, assault, assault on an officer, resisting, and public intoxication.

To share information about this or other criminal activity with the Salt Lake City Police Department, please call (801) 799-3000. To remain anonymous, text the keyword TIPSLCPD plus any relevant information to 274637. Reference: crimetip.

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