Watch Log: Sunday, December 8, 2019
December 10, 2019
Press Release: SLCPD Detectives Solve 37-Year-Old Cold Case Homicide
December 11, 2019

Watch Command Log Reporting Period:

6 a.m. Monday, December 9, 2019 – 6 a.m. Tuesday, December 10, 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


8:54 a.m.
128 N. 900 W.

Officers responded on report of a robbery at the Fresh Market Express gas station located at 128 N. 900 W. The victim was working as a clerk at the gas station when Marty Groves, 37, walked in and grabbed a tire repair kit off the shelf. AP opened the kit and took the tire punch in hand ordering the victim to give him cigarettes while holding the punch in a threatening manner out towards the victim. Groves took a pack of cigarettes and left the store. Officers located Groves at 300 N. 900 West and attempted to take him into custody, Groves began resisting and was taken to the ground. Groves was taken to jail for Robbery.

10:37 a.m.
Bank Robbery
310 S. Main St.

An unknown subject wearing a fluffy gray winter coat, gray scarf, gray gloves, and a fake mustache approached the Zions Bank teller and produced a handwritten note indicating they had a weapon and to give them money. No weapon was observed. The teller complied and the unknown subject was last seen leaving northbound on Main street. Officers canvassed the area but were unable to locate the suspect.

2:07 p.m.
Aggravated Assault
210 East 400 South

The victim walked to the Public Safety Building lobby with lacerations to his face from a fight that occurred in the Library Square block. The victim stated that a male he knows accused him of owing him money. The victim stated that he did not, and the suspect punched him in the face several times with a pair of silver brass knuckles. The victim was taken to a local hospital in stable condition.


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