Watch Log: Thursday, March 19, 2015
March 20, 2015
In Memoriam: Detective David Olson (1980)
March 22, 2015

6 a.m. Friday, March 20,2015 – 6 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 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

7:33 a.m.
Possession of Firearms by Restricted Person
950 W. 300 S.

Officers observed John Fisher, 29 who they knew had an outstanding warrant in the alleyway near the listed address.  Fisher fled from officers but was quickly taken into custody.  Fisher was in possession of a handgun, concealed knives, drug paraphernalia and stolen items from an earlier theft (SLCPD case 15-26633). The stolen items were returned to the owner and Fisher was booked into jail on weapons violations, warrants, possession of stolen property and evidence tampering.

2:53 p.m.
1382 S. 600 E.
Captured bank robber

SLCPD sent out a news release asking for help from the public in locating Tracy Velarde, 49, for the robbery at the University of Utah Credit Union on November 26, 2013 (13-187527). After seeing the coverage by the media, a viewer called SLCPD with Velardo’s whereabouts. Officers responded to the area of 1300 S. 600 E. and took Velarde into custody. Velarde was booked into jail on the robbery warrant, several other outstanding warrants and charges of assault on a police officer for spitting on one of the officers while he was being detained. A big thank you to the media and public for helping us locate Mr. Velardo.

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