Watch Log: Wednesday, March 1, 2017
March 2, 2017
Watch Log: Friday, March 3, 2017
March 6, 2017

Watch Command Log Reporting Period:
6 a.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2017 – 6 a.m. Thursday, March 2, 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

9:41 a.m.
Stolen Vehicle – Burglary Arrest
1025 N 900 W

Officers spotted a stolen vehicle parked at the Salt City Inn. They were able to determine the driver of the vehicle was inside room 215. A large amount of property stolen in a recent burglary was located. Detectives responded to the motel and interviewed the suspect. The suspect, Harley Welsh, (38yrs old) was booked into jail for burglary, theft by receiving stolen property and felony theft.

4:24 p.m.
Aggravated arson, assault on a P/O and fire personnel
934 S 500 E

Fire requested police assistance with 35 year old arson suspect. The suspect was on the roof refusing to come down. Negotiators were called out to talk the suspect down. The suspect became more agitated and started throwing bricks at police and fire personnel. Negotiators spent 3 hours trying to talk the suspect off the roof. The suspect removed his shirt and hung himself with it. He was transported to the hospital in serious condition.

9:17 p.m.
Attempt Homicide/Domestic Violence
1375 S 1000 W

Officers responded to the hospital to interview a 44 year old female victim of domestic violence. Officers discovered the suspect, Richard Gates (46) had assaulted the victim by punching and kicking her in the face. Gates also put his hand over her mouth and nose, cutting off her air to the point of near (and possible) unconsciousness. During the prolonged assault, he also stood with his foot on her neck, also cutting off her airway. Eventually, she escaped and was able to get help. Officers located Gates and he was booked into jail for attempted homicide/domestic violence. The victim and Gates had lived on and off together for several years.

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, seek help now. Below is a list of resources.


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