Watch Log: Sunday, February 19, 2017
February 20, 2017
Watch Log: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
February 22, 2017

Watch Command Log Reporting Period:

6 a.m. Monday, February 20, 2017 – 6 a.m. Tuesday, February 21, 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

9:23 a.m.
Wanted person/Resisting
511 W. 200 S.

Officers working in the area came into contact with Michael Ortega 36, Ortega had outstanding felony warrants. As officers tried to take him into custody he began to fight. A crowd gathered and more officers were brought in to maintain safety and assist with the arrest. Ortega has a health condition that officers were exposed to. Several officers were treated at a local hospital for significant exposure. Ortega was taken to jail for his warrants.

5:11 p.m.
Aggravated assault
400 W. American Ave.

The victim was sitting by himself at this location when acquaintances allegedly pulled up next to him and shot at him as he ran away. The motive for the shooting is unclear. Detectives were called out and will continue the investigation.


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