Watch Log: Friday, May 3, 2019
May 8, 2019
Watch Log: Sunday, May 5, 2019
May 8, 2019

Watch Command Log Reporting Period:

6 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2019 – 6 a.m. Sunday, May 5, 2019


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

5:46 p.m.
Suspicious device
1177 W. Picture Drive

The owners of this house were cleaning out the garage when they found a suspicious projectile with Japanese writing on it. HDU along with Utah Air National Guard responded to render the device safe and take possession of it. After taking the device to their mobile station, the Air National Guard rendered the device inert.

7:16 p.m.
Aggravated assault
100 N. Chicago St-1564 W Indiana-109 S. 300 E.
19-78965, 19-79015

Marcos Renteria 37, was involved in an altercation at a gas station where he pulled a knife and slashed two tires on another man’s car. The owner of the car then got into a physical altercation with Renteria and the owner was stabbed in the abdomen. Renteria then fled that scene in his vehicle.

Renteria then confronted a group of children in the area of 100 N. Chicago Street. The children were in their front yard when Renteria approached with a knife out and yelling at them. The father of the children intervened and was assaulted by Renteria. The father tried to stop Renteria from leaving that scene and was struck by Renteria with the vehicle. The father suffered minor injuries.

Renteria then proceeded to drive to the area of Indiana Ave where he nearly hit another vehicle. Renteria exited his vehicle and threatened the driver of the other car. The other driver took off in his vehicle and Renteria followed. Renteria followed to the area of 1564 W. Indiana Ave where he struck the other vehicle with his. He then exited the vehicle and again threatened the other driver with a knife. A bystander called police and Renteria fled on foot. Officers located Renteria in a park at 1000 W. South Temple. He was non-compliant. A taser was used unsuccessfully. Officers delivered a physical blow to Renteria and he was knocked to the ground and taken into custody. Renteria was taken to jail and booked on several charges related to all of the above incidents.

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