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Watch Command Log Reporting Period:
6 a.m. Wednesday, October 15, 2014 – 6 a.m. Thursday, October 16, 2014

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, please visit slcpd.com/policecallsforservice.

12:02 p.m.
Child abuse arrest
300 E. 300 S.

A witness reported that a man was hitting a 5-year-old boy with a rope. Officers located the suspect and he was taken into custody. After investigating the allegations, officers arrested Jason Newton (8/1/75) and booked him into jail for child abuse, sex offender in the presence of a child, and criminal trespass. The child was returned to his mother, who said she was unaware of the man’s status as a sex offender.

3:18 p.m.
UPDATED: Attempted bank robbery
2243 E. 2100 S.

The suspect entered the bank through the east doors. Employees became suspicious of his looks and started asking him many questions. This spooked him and he left before getting any money. Witnesses reported seeing a gun in a manila envelope, which matches the suspect’s actions in the University Federal CU robbery of 10/14/14. Surveillance pictures in both cases show the suspect wearing the same clothing and disguise:

  • Glasses
  • Gloves
  • Fake goatee/chin hair and wig
  • Black ski hat
  • Blue zip-up hoodie
  • Blue jeans

4:23 p.m.
463 S. 400 W.

The male victim was sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle with his arm out the window when he observed a man walking past and talking to himself. The victim made a comment to the man who then turned and stabbed the victim in the arm. The man then fled the area but was quickly apprehended by responding officers. Matthew Belloff (12/19/84) was booked into jail for aggravated assault. The victim was taken to a local hospital in stable condition.

To share information about this or other criminal activity with the Salt Lake City Police Department, please call (801) 799-3000. To remain anonymous, text the keyword TIPSLCPD plus any relevant information to 274637. Reference: crimetip