Press Release: DNA Technology Identifies Bank Robbery Suspect.
March 19, 2015
Watch Log: Friday, March 20, 2015
March 21, 2015

Watch Command Log Reporting Period:
6 a.m. Thursday, March 19,2015 – 6 a.m. Friday, March 20, 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 

4:05 p.m.
280 S. 500 W.

A man was observed near the shelter area brandishing a knife. When an officer attempted to question him he fled. When the officer caught up to the man he refused commands and became combative. The officer deployed a taser and took him into custody. Nathan Schaumkel, 23, was booked on several misdemeanor charges and a felony warrant of arrest.  

11:10 p.m.
Suspicious Vehicle
811 W. 800 S.

An officer observed a car in a dark alleyway with the occupants talking to a man standing outside the car. As the officer approached the man fled. The car occupants were found to have drugs and a stolen handgun. Kevin Martinez Ruelas, 20, was booked on drug and weapons charges. A male juvenile, also in the car, was released to parents. The person who fled was not located.    

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