Watch Log: Friday, November 15, 2019
November 21, 2019
Watch Log: Sunday, November 17, 2019
November 21, 2019

Watch Command Log Reporting Period:
6 a.m. Saturday, November 16, 2019 – 6 a.m. Sunday, November 17, 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


10:48 a.m.
Fatal Auto-Pedestrian Incident
900 W. California Ave.

A woman and her 5-year-old son were walking in the crosswalk at this location. As they crossed and SUV was turning south to east and ran over the mother and her son. The mother was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Her son was pronounced dead on scene. The driver of the SUV, Carl Johnson, 56, was arrested for DUI.


5:57 p.m.
Occupied Stolen Vehicle
760 S. Redwood Rd.

An officer in the area located a stolen vehicle. A traffic stop was conducted and Marisa Jackson, 33, was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle.


6:19 p.m.
Fatal Traffic Incident
1201 S. Redwood Rd.

Venacio Avila, 19, was travelling north on Redwood Rd at a high rate of speed. A van was pulling on to Redwood Road and Avila’s vehicle clipped the front end of the van. Avila’s vehicle veered off the road and struck a tree. Avila was pronounced dead on scene. The occupants of the van were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.


8:01 p.m.
1910 S. State St.

An officer observed a male riding a bicycle with no lights. The officer attempted to stop the male but he fled. The male was eventually located by officers. Richard Philips, 52, was booked for an outstanding felony warrant, possession of drugs and fleeing.


12:24 a.m.
Aggravated Assault
538 S. Redwood Rd.

An argument occurred at this location where a female hit another female in the head with a bottle. Officers arrived and took the female suspect into custody. While taking the suspect to the patrol car, she kicked the officer in the chest. Angelisa Avelar, 32, was booked into jail for aggravated assault and assault on a police officer



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