In Memoriam: Officer David H. Crowther (1923)
October 12, 2016
Watch Log: Thursday, October 13, 2016
October 14, 2016

Watch Command Log Reporting Period:
6 a.m. Wednesday, October 12, 2016 – 6 a.m. Thursday, October 13, 2016

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, visit

10:27 p.m.
1690 S. 900 W.

Three male suspects stole items from the 7-11 and fled the store. When the clerk attempted to stop the suspects one turned and assaulted him. The clerk stated he had a gun and the suspects fled again with the victim giving chase. During the chase one of the suspects circled behind and attacked the clerk. All three then assaulted the clerk and took his handgun away from him. Responding officers located the three males at 1520 West Van Buren Avenue. All three were taken into custody and the stolen handgun was located. Police booked Fusi Kaufusi, 19, Duane Finau, 19, and Sositine Pututau, 18 into jail for robbery and theft of a firearm.

3:40 a.m.
2265 S. Wyoming St.

A man and woman were asleep when they heard their garage alarm go off. They went out to check and found a man inside their car in the garage. A fight ensued with the suspect and the two victims when the driver of the suspect car came to aid the first suspect. The driver said he had a gun and the victims backed away. The suspects fled in their mid-90’s Honda Accord 4 door, gold or silver in color. Both males were described as white male adults. One was heavily tattooed.

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