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Watch Log: Thursday, April 24, 2014

Watch Command Log Reporting Period:
6 a.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014 – 6 a.m. Friday, April 25, 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.

Narcotics Enforcement
Depot District
Multiple cases

Based upon numerous complaints and crime trends in the downtown area, Narcotics Officers continued an enforcement operation Thursday. Their efforts resulted in the following three felony and two misdemeanor arrests:

  • Stephen Acosta (2/1/93), distribution of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Nathan Cheever (9/22/87), outstanding arrest warrants
  • Ramon Banuelos (6/18/93), distribution of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Jose Acosta-Medina (7/8/79), possession of stolen property, interfering
  • Dain Wells (11/02/90), distribution of a controlled substance 

6:01 p.m.
Traffic accident involving SLCPD Motor Officers
210 E. 500 S.
14-66259

Motor officers were westbound on 500 South when the operator of a small car made a sudden lane change into the officers’ lane. Two of the three officers were not able to avoid colliding with the vehicle. Both were transported in stable condition to a local hospital. The injured officers remain in the hospital today. Investigation ongoing.

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

Contact: Reporters seeking comment should contact thePublic Information Officer at 801.799.NEWS (6397). 

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