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Watch Command Log Reporting Period:

6 a.m. Tuesday, August 12, 2014 – 6 a.m. Wednesday, August 13, 2014


SALT LAKE CITY— The Salt Lake City Police Department receives hundreds of calls for service each day. Not all calls result in a report or arrest. Compiled by Watch Commanders in the field, the Watch Log is a summary of events that stand out to them in a given 24-hour period. Call times listed are approximate and typically reflect the first call received by SLC911 (Dispatch) for a given case. 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

12:52 p.m.
Man with a Gun
710 W. 800 S.

Officers were flagged over by a citizen who reported a man riding a bicycle with a gun in his waist band.  Officers observed the A/P, Juan Pena Florez, (7/24/89), in the area and did a high hazard stop at this location.  Florez’s behavior and evasive answers led to him being taken into custody.  A 9mm Beretta was in Florez’s waistband and a loaded magazine was in his pocket.  Florez was booked for restricted person in possession of a weapon.  Additionally, ICE reports Mr. Florez has been deported 6 previous times.

3:19 a.m.
Car Prowls
174 N. L St

While in the area of 3rd Ave and L Street, Officers noticed the dome light on in a parked vehicle and several people around it.  The officers circled the block and when they returned to the area, two people fled on foot into the block.  Containment was set up and officers, with the assistance of K-9, tracked through the block and located them “sleeping” in a yard.  Samantha Cowdell, (7/3/93) and Braxton Sainsbury, (5/3/94) were detained.  Officers returned to the area the suspects fled from and located several vehicles that had been prowled.  Both were booked into jail for vehicle burglary and fleeing on foot.

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