Watch Log: Friday, February 20, 2015
February 21, 2015
Watch Log: Sunday, February 22, 2015
February 23, 2015

Watch Command Log Reporting Period:

6 a.m. Saturday, February 21, 2015 – 6 a.m. Sunday, February 22, 2015


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

2:34 p.m.
2332 E. 2100 S.

The suspect approached the pharmacy in the Rite-Aid and handed them a note demanding narcotics.  After getting the narcotics the suspect left the store westbound.  The suspect was described as a male Caucasian, 35-45 years, 6’2″, thin build wearing a dark hoodie, sunglasses, a baseball cap, tan pants and boots.

5:46 p.m.
174 W. 300 S.

The victim was a patron of the restaurant at this address.  While in the bathroom, Aaron J. Thomson, 19, threatened the victim and told him turn over his money.  Thomson then exited the restroom and started to leave the restaurant.  The victim exited directly after Thomson and announced that he had been robbed by Thomson.  An employee tried to stop Thomson and was pushed out of the way as he exited the restaurant.  A cab driver was out front of the restaurant and was also told that Thomson just robbed a patron.  The cab driver followed Thomson and found a SLCPD officer in the area, advised him of the situation and directed the officer to Thomson who was now hiding behind a dumpster on the west side of the street at 224 S. 200 W. Thomson was taken into custody and booked into jail for robbery and possession of a schedule IV narcotic.

6:04 p.m.
Robbery (serial robber arrested)
350 W. Hope Ave.

A male approached the pharmacy inside Walmart and used a note to demand narcotics.  The suspect then exited the store.  The security officer for Walmart kept an eye on the suspect and was able to direct officers to his location at 1300 S. 300 W.  Officers took Jordan Pahl, 40, into custody. Evidence from the earlier robbery at the Rite Aid and the robbery just occurred at the Walmart was recovered.  After further investigation and interviews by the robbery detectives, it is believed that Pahl is responsible for two other pharmacy robberies including the Walgreens at 909 E. 2100 S. on 2/18/15, and the Smith’s Grocery at 922 E. 2100 S. on 2/20/15.

2:41 a.m.
Robbery with a knife
1680 S. Redwood Road

The victim/store clerk was behind the counter when three 16-17 year old Hispanic males with buzz cut type haircuts entered the store.  Two of the suspects went directly for the beer cooler, while the third approached the counter with a kitchen type knife and told the victim to put his hands up. The two males grabbed several cases of beer and fled out the door with the third male suspect following them.  The suspect with the knife was wearing a large black t-shirt and grey sweat pants, he had several moles on his cheeks.  The 2nd male had two diamond stud earrings in his left ear, green Boston Celtics jacket and grey, black and gold gym shorts.  The third suspect was wearing a blue denim jacket, jeans and a grey baseball cap with a blue brim. Multiple officers and K9 searched the area with negative results.

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