Watch Log: Friday, January 26, 2018
January 29, 2018
Watch Log: Sunday, January 28, 2018
January 29, 2018

Watch Command Log Reporting Period:

6 a.m. Saturday, January 27, 2018 – 6 a.m. Sunday, January 28, 2018

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


10:30 a.m.
Stolen vehicle
900 W. 200 S.

A driver fled from a stolen vehicle and was taken into custody.  Officers booked Benton Ryals, 29, into jail for possession of a stolen vehicle, fleeing in a vehicle, fleeing on foot and a robbery warrant.

12:58 p.m.
756 E. 1700 S.

A man stabbed his step-father and the victim died at the scene.  The victim has been identified as Johnny Postlethwait, age 54. Officers booked Charles A. Petrie, age 30, into jail for murder.


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