Watch Log: November 22, 2019
November 26, 2019
Watch Log: Sunday, November 24, 2019
November 26, 2019

Watch Command Log Reporting Period:

6 a.m. Saturday, November 23, 2019 – 6 a.m. Sunday, November 24, 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

6:55 p.m.
Shots Fired
100 S. 900 W.

Dispatch received calls of shots fired at a traffic accident. Details were that a blue truck with a snow plow had rammed another vehicle and then fled the scene. As officers were arriving the driver of the vehicle which had been rammed called dispatch stating that he had shot at the other vehicle. The blue truck was located abandoned nearby, but the driver was not located. According to the driver/shooter, Jon Michael Clara, 55, the truck began to ram the back of his vehicle while he was driving north on 900 West causing his vehicle to spinout. The truck then fled north on 900 West and at this point Clara exited his vehicle and shot multiple rounds at the fleeing truck. According to a witness the truck was a substantial distance away as Michael was firing his gun. One of the rounds fired stuck the back window of a vehicle that was not involved, that was also driving north on 900 West. The round went through the vehicle nearly striking the driver and juvenile passenger. Clara was booked into jail for felony discharge of a firearm.

12:20 a.m.
Warrant Arrest
235 W. Paxton

Officers stopped a vehicle at the above for a traffic violation. When the vehicle stopped, the passenger fled on foot. Officers chased the suspect and apprehended him a short distance away. The arrestee, Shane Cox, 28, initially provided a false name. Officers determined his identity and found that he had a felony two board of pardon’s warrant for his arrest.  Shane also had Methamphetamine on him. He was arrested for fleeing, providing false information, possession of drugs and his warrant. The driver of the vehicle, David Howarth, 33, was found to be a non-compliant sex offender with an NCIC hit out of Michigan for failure to register as a sex offender. David was arrested for failure to register as a sex offender.

2:54 a.m.
Shots Fired
1201 S. 1000 W.

Dispatch received several calls of shots fired in the area at the above address. Arriving officers observed a vehicle leaving the area at a high rate of speed. Officers initiated their emergency equipment to stop the vehicle, however the vehicle continued to flee the area. Officers shut down the pursuit after losing sight of the vehicle.  Several shell casings were found at 1000 W. Modesto, there was no reports of damage or injuries.


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