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Watch Log: Friday, October 18, 2013

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 significant events over 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.

6:00 a.m.
Vandalism
Sugarhouse Area
13-166997

During the night 30 to 40 cars were vandalized in the Sugarhouse area. Detectives are actively working the case and request information from the public who may have been in the area overnight and witnessed suspicious activity. Any car owner who has yet to report a damaged vehicle — especially if lacking suspect information — is encouraged to do so using SLCPD’s online reporting system: http://slcpd.com/contact-us/online-report/

10:33 p.m.
Multiple Robberies
320 S. West Temple
13-167430, 13-167438. 13-167451, 13-167459, 13-167510

The suspect approached various cab drivers throughout the night and pointed a handgun at the driver. Suspect would demand money and flee the area after the robbery. Suspect was described as a male, dark clothing, with a black bandana on his face. The suspect committed a total of six robberies with the first starting at 10:33 p.m. Friday and the last one at 1:23 a.m. Saturday.

1:52 a.m.
Robbery Arrest
500 S. 700 E.
13-167520

Officers investigating the multiple robberies were watching taxi cabs and noticed a white Mercedes with some fender damage following a cab. The Mercedes had a tail light out, so officers initiated a traffic stop. The driver, Travis Patt (11/17/87) had an arrest warrant and a suspended driver license. During an inventory of the car, a handgun with a laser and a bundle of cash were located in the car’s glove compartment. Patt was booked on six counts of aggravated robbery the arrest warrant and traffic charges.

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