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Watch Command Log Reporting Period:
6 a.m. Friday, November 21, 2014 – 6 a.m. Saturday, November 22, 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.

12:54 a.m.
Drug Possession/Warrants
900 W. North Temple St.

After observing two pedestrians nearly struck by a car as they crossed the street against the light, officers stopped them for jaywalking. During the stop, they discovered Thomas Pennington (1/25/66) had warrants and was in possession of cocaine. They booked him for warrants, possession of cocaine, and failure to register as a sex offender.

3:13 a.m.
Burglary, Felony Criminal Mischief, Stolen Vehicle, DUI
1530 S. 500 W.

A man broke into an auto repair shop at this address and stole a vehicle. He rammed two large doors and then drove through a fence, causing thousands of dollars in damage. A witness observed the vehicle crash through the fence and called police. Officers located and stopped the vehicle at 1430 S. 900 W.  They booked Jonah Antosch (6/27/93) into jail for burglary, auto theft, felony criminal mischief, and DUI.

3:41 a.m.
1270 S. Main St.

A man entered the convenience store at this location and demanded money from the clerk. The clerk refused, at which point the suspect went behind the counter and tried to grab cigarettes. The clerk used an ax handle to defend himself. However, the suspect took control of the ax handle and chased the clerk out of the store. At this point, the suspect fled the scene. A short time later, SLC911 received a medical call of a man with a head wound. The man’s description matched that of the would-be robber. Officers responded and took Siaosi Tuifua (11/21/90) into custody. They booked him for robbery and aggravated assault—after he received medical attention at a local hospital.

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 us your crime tips to 274637. Start the text with the keyword TIPSLCPD (which routes it to SLCPD), then a space, followed by the relevant information or photos. Reference: crimetip