Watch Log: Friday, May 17, 2019
May 21, 2019
Watch Log: Sunday, May 19, 2019
May 21, 2019

Watch Command Log Reporting Period:

6 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019 – 6 a.m. Sunday, May 19, 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

9:13 a.m.
1817 S. 700 E.

A male entered the store and produced a weapon. The clerk of the store fled to a neighboring business. The suspect helped himself to the cash register and left the store. A witness from the business the clerk ran into, called police and then got into his personal vehicle and followed the suspect giving updates to 911. Officers arrived in the area, and after a brief chase, took James Allen, 57, into custody. Allen was booked into jail for aggravated robbery, false information, and warrants.

12:57 a.m.
Shots fired
1794 W. Shannon Circle

Reports of shots fired came into dispatch and officers in the area heard them as well. Officers checked the area and found shell casings in the alley behind the above address. No signs of damage by the gunfire.

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