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January 20, 2017
Watch Log: Friday, January 20, 2017
January 23, 2017

Watch Command Log Reporting Period:
6 a.m. Thursday, January 19, 2017 – 6 a.m. Friday, January 20, 2017

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 slcpd.com/policecallsforservice.

9:00 a.m.
Aggravated assault
916 W. North Temple St.

A man was standing in line at the McDonald’s a man behind him began to argue with him. The suspect followed the man outside, pulled out a knife and cut him on the hand and face. Another individual interceded by knocking the suspect down, causing the suspect to drop the knife. The suspect then fled the area. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, with a shaved head and tattoos on his face, wearing a camouflage jacket. The 58-year-old victim was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

8:25 p.m.
Aggravated assault
331 E. South Temple St.

Officers responded to the listed address on a fight with a knife. When officers moved to take the suspect into custody, he took a fighting stance towards officers and then fled as the officers approached. Due to the suspect being armed, officers deployed a Taser with no effect. Officers chased the suspect a short distance where he was cornered and surrendered. Officers booked Yambu Arias, 39, into jail for aggravated assault, fleeing and obstruction of justice.

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