Watch Log: Thursday, November 15, 2018
November 16, 2018
Watch Log: Friday, November 16, 2018
November 19, 2018

Watch Command Log Reporting Period:
6 a.m. Sunday, November 18, 2018 – 6 a.m. Monday, November 19, 2018

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

2:26 a.m.
1060 N. Valentine St.

A witness reported that a male was breaking into their neighbor’s garage and that the suspect fled the scene on foot. A K-9 officer and his partner arrived and located the suspect hiding in some bushes. They confronted the suspect and were able to take him into custody. Several items belonging to the victims were located with the suspect. During the investigation, officers were able to link the property to the garage and two vehicles. Officers booked Robert Messer, 51 into jail for burglary, two counts of vehicle burglary, three counts of theft, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

2:38 a.m.
535 E. 1700 S.

A man stated a suspect came into his store and had the hood of his sweatshirt pulled over his head. The suspect approached the counter and directed the victim to give him all the cash from the register. No weapon was seen. The suspect also demanded cigarettes. Once the suspect had the cigarettes and cash, he left the store on foot. The suspect is described as a large, dark-skinned male, possibly Polynesian, wearing a dark hoodie and camouflage pants.

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