Watch Log: Friday, December 30, 2016
January 3, 2017
Watch Log: Sunday, January 1, 2017
January 3, 2017

Watch Command Log Reporting Period:
6 a.m. Saturday, December 31, 2016 – 6 a.m. Sunday, January 1, 2017

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

9:26 p.m.
500 S. Denver St.

A female was walking home when she heard a man approach her from behind. The victim was grabbed by the hair and the suspect demanded her phone and money. The victim refused and began fight. The suspect threw the victim to the ground and then fled the scene. The victim was not injured, didn’t see a weapon and didn’t lose any property. The suspect was described as a white male, wearing a black beanie, black hoodie, blue jeans, and gloves.

1:01 a.m.
Aggravated assault
149 W. Pierpont Ave.

A man accidentally stepped on another man’s foot while working at the Sky SLC. The other man became angry and pulled a knife, putting it to the victim’s throat. The suspect eventually put the knife away and was removed by club security. Police responded and booked Semisi Malafu, 21, into jail for aggravated assault.

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