SLCPD Signs Agreement for Initiative to Improve Police Response to Sexual Assault
October 10, 2014
Watch Log: Saturday, October 11, 2014
October 13, 2014

Watch Command Log Reporting Period:
6 a.m. Friday, October 10, 2014 – 6 a.m. Saturday, October 11, 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

7:55 p.m.
Water Main Break
1700 S. Foothill

A water main broke in the intersection of 1700 S.Foothill Drive. PD handled traffic control, Fire handled residential evacuations and flooded houses, Public Utilities handled the main break and media.

11:34 p.m.
Missing Juvenile
1800 W. North Star Drive

Ashley Torstenson called because her 10 year old son, Michael A Torstenson was supposed to be home at 5 pm and had not returned when she called at 11:30 pm. Officers contacted a friend, whose house Michael was supposed to be at earlier, and he verified that Michael had left at 5 pm and said he was going to the library at 1000 N Riverside Dr. Officers contacted other friends and checked the area around the library but were unable to find him. Michael had no history of running away or staying at other friend’s homes, so Special Victims detectives were called out and the search is on-going. ACIM was contacted and will be activated at 07:00. UPDATE: Michael was located in the morning at a friend’s house.

11:48 p.m.
2366 S. Oneida St

Officers were on a call in the area when they heard a loud explosion. They located debris burning in the street at 2366 S. Oneida and extinguished it with water. The bomb squad was contacted and determined it was likely a lit flare placed against an aerosol can in a bag which caused the explosion. There was no damage caused by the explosion and no suspect information.


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