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Watch Command Log Reporting Period:
6 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2018 – 6 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, 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 slcpd.com/policecallsforservice.

5:41 p.m.
Retail theft
1100 E. Ashton Ave.

A man ran from officers after he shoplifted from Smiths. The suspect did not stop at officer’s commands and squared off to them. A Taser was deployed and the suspect was taken into custody. Officers booked Marcus Richards, 34, into jail for retail theft, failure to stop, disorderly conduct and interference.

6:32 p.m.
300 W. 600 S.

A woman was a passenger in her own vehicle while being driven by a friend she had just met. The two began arguing and the female requested that the male exit the vehicle. The man refused and then he put the victim in a headlock to keep her from turning the vehicle off. The suspect then grabbed the victim’s purse and car key and left on foot. Officers arrived, identified the suspect and took him into custody. Officers booked Ernest Bryant, 45, into jail for robbery, possession of a controlled substance, paraphernalia and a warrant.

8:08 p.m.
Aggravated assault
1000 N. Victoria Way

A man was driving when his car was rammed by another vehicle. The suspect vehicle continued to ram his car and chase him. At one point the suspect got in front of him and blocked him. The victim began to exit his vehicle to speak with the other driver and the suspect brandished a knife. He again tried to get away from the suspect and the suspect continued to ram his car and chase him. Officers arrived in the area and the suspect fled in his vehicle. Officers pursued the vehicle and terminated shortly before the suspect vehicle became disabled and came to a stop. The suspect fled from the vehicle on foot and containment was set up. K-9 officers located the suspect hiding and took him into custody. Officers booked Issac Samora, 21, into jail for aggravated assault, fleeing in a vehicle and fleeing on foot. Investigation ongoing, however this appears to be a case of mistaken identity.

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