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Watch Log: Friday, April 4, 2014

Watch Command Log Reporting Period:
6 a.m. Friday, April 4, 2014 – 6 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY — Each day Salt Lake City Police Department receives hundreds of calls for service, not all of which result in a report or arrest. Compiled by Watch Commanders in the field, the Watch Log is a summary of events they felt stood out in the last 24-hour period. 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, please visit slcpd.com/policecallsforservice.

2:02 p.m.
Threats/Gang issue
220 W. 300 N.
14-54181

A parent called West High School Resource Officers (SROs) to report Facebook comments by two male juveniles who were threatening to shoot her son. The SROs located the suspect vehicle with the juveniles inside. A firearm and loaded magazine were located in the car along with cash, marijuana and a large bong. The juveniles were taken to juvenile detention on various charges.

11:33 p.m.
Aggravated Assault/Hate Crime
370 S. Main St.
14-54481
Two male victims were involved in a verbal dispute with a group of Middle Eastern or Indian males who took offense to the perceived sexual preference of the victims. As the victims were standing outside on the sidewalk, one of the suspects approached one of the victims and punched him in the face, knocking him unconscious. The suspect then ran off. The victim’s friend attempted to catch the suspect but was unsuccessful. The victims described the suspect as a Middle Eastern or Indian male with an olive complexion and wearing a hoodie.

2:58 a.m.
Robbery
515 N. 300 W.
14-54597

Three male Polynesian juveniles entered the 7-Eleven in an attempt to take beer. The clerk watched the three males walk to the beer area near the back of the store, where they grabbed three cases of beer. The clerk told them to put it back as he walked over to them. One of the juveniles punched the clerk in the face before dropping the beer and leaving the store. A second juvenile also ran out of the store. The clerk started to chase after the two juveniles but realized he still had a third male in the store. The clerk was able to detain the third juvenile until police arrived. The other two juveniles were located just west on Pugsley Street and 500 North. The victim sustained only minor abrasions to the face. All three juveniles were booked into juvenile detention on second-degree felony robbery charges.

The Police Department asks anyone with information about this or other crimes to call (801) 799-3000. Anonymous tips may be sent by texting the keyword TIPSLCPD plus any relevant information to 274637. Reference: Watch Command Log item.

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