Watch Log: Tuesday, April 14, 2020
April 21, 2020
Watch Log: Friday, April 17, 2020
April 21, 2020

Watch Command Log Reporting Period:

6 a.m. Thursday, April 16, 2020 – 6 a.m. Friday, April 17, 2020


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


3:20 p.m.
Aggravated Assault/Assault on A Police Officer
700 S. 400 E.


The victim was at an apartment with a friend when the apartment owner asked him to leave. When the victim requested his friend come with him a fight broke out between the victim and the apartment owner. The victim was struck with a stick and golf club and sustained minor injuries before leaving the building. When officers attempted to enter the building to speak with the third party the apartment owner refused to allow officers inside. Officers attempted to place the male in handcuffs, but the male began to fight with officers, scratching one in the face. Officers deployed pepper spray and were able to take the male into custody. James Birdsley, 37, was booked into jail for Aggravated Assault, Assault on A Police Officer and Interference with an Arresting Officer.


10:37 p.m.
754 W. North Temple St.

The victim was at a motel with an acquaintance when he went to use the restroom. When he exited there were several unknown males in the room. The victim was held against his will and assaulted. The suspects took the victims cash and clothing. The victim was able to free himself and eventually contact law enforcement. The victim was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. There is no suspect information at this time.


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