Watch Log: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
December 29, 2016
Watch Log: Friday, December 30, 2016
January 3, 2017

Watch Command Log Reporting Period:
6 a.m. Thursday, December 29, 2016 – 6 a.m. Friday, December 30, 2016

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, visit

10:26 a.m.
Suspicious package
48 S. 400 E.

Employees at the LDS Church Mail Service Center reported a suspicious package in their receiving area. The package was addressed to the LDS Church Presidency with no return address. The package was X-rayed and police were called. The Hazardous Device Squad responded and disrupted the box. The Postal Inspector responded and took custody of the package.

4:14 p.m.
Distribution arrest
200 S. 500 W.

Salt Lake Police Bike officers observed Denis Danyelo Gutierrez-Cruz, 23, distributing narcotics at the shelter. Approximately 100 twists of cocaine and heroin and cash were seized. Gutierrez-Cruz was booked into jail for distribution of cocaine, and possession of cocaine and heroin with the intent to distribute.

8:12 p.m.
1264 W. 500 N.

Two males entered a restaurant wearing all black with grey scarves over their faces. The suspects displayed a weapon and demanded money. Both suspects left on foot in an unknown direction. Suspects were described as a black male, 25-30 years old, 6 feet 2 inches tall, skinny, and a heavyset male Hispanic.

8:44 p.m.
916 N. 900 W.

Two males entered the smoke shop and produced a weapon demanding money. The suspects received the money and left in an unknown direction. Suspect #1 is described as a black male adult, skinny, medium height wearing blue jeans, tennis shoes with white bottoms and a black puffy coat. Suspect #2 is described as a black or Hispanic male that was heavy set, medium height. Both males spoke with accents.

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