Watch Command Log Reporting Period:
6 a.m. Friday, January 18, 2019 – 6 a.m. Saturday, January 19, 2019
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.
878 E. Princeton Ave.
Salt Lake Police were contacted by South Jordan Police to perform a welfare check. We were looking for David Stokoe who is the property owner. He had stated to friends that he was going to be evicting the tenants of the apartment. Upon making entry officers saw signs that a physical altercation had possibly taken place and that there were attempts to clean up the evidence of that altercation. A search warrant was obtained and homicide detectives began working the case. During the processing of the scene the body of David Stokoe was found in a crawl space of the apartment. Homicide detectives tracked down known associates of the tenants. This lead to an address at the South Park apartment complex where SWAT assisted in serving a warrant and several people were taken into custody. After further investigation Jessica Miller, 38, and Diana Hernandez, 31, were arrested for obstruction related to the murder. Manuel Velasquez, 31, was arrested for murder and other charges related to the homicide.
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