Watch Log: Tuesday, August 29, 2017
August 30, 2017
In Memoriam: Officer Blaine L. Baxter (1935)
September 4, 2017

Watch Command Log Reporting Period:
6 a.m. Wednesday, August 30, 2017 – 6 a.m. Thursday, August 31, 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

6:06 a.m.
521 E. Gallacher Pl.

A citizen reported a burglary. The suspects were located nearby and were taken into custody. Officers booked Jose Valdez, 26, into jail for burglary and theft by receiving stolen property. Officers also booked Sandra Olivares, 32, into jail for burglary, theft by receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

6:21 a.m.
Fatal auto-pedestrian traffic accident
600 S. 500 W.

A 28 year old female attempted to walk southbound across 600 South in heavy traffic. She was struck by a vehicle coming off the 600 South exit from I-15. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim has been identified as Cassandra Squires, age 28.

10:14 p.m.
Aggravated assault
1100 S. 800 W.

A man was inside his house when a male entered the home and struck the victim in the head with a hatchet. The plastic safety cover was still on the hatchet at the time of the assault, but the victim still sustained a laceration to his head. The suspect left through the backyard of the house and was not located. The victim was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. The suspect is described as a white male adult, approximately 50 years old, 6 feet tall, 200 lbs., and is bald with tattoos.

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