Watch Log: Saturday, March 21, 2020
March 24, 2020
Watch Log: Monday, March 23, 2020
March 24, 2020

Watch Command Log Reporting Period:

6 a.m. Sunday, March 22, 2020 – 6 a.m. Monday, March 23, 2020


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

3:13 p.m.
Follow-up to Aggravated Assault
601 E. 1300 S.
 and 20-53304 

While in the area officers recognized a suspect from yesterday’s aggravated robbery/shots fired call. Officers detained the male and an interview was conducted. Keshab Bhattarai, 18, was booked in jail for aggravated robbery, aggravated assault and warrants. 

8:06 p.m.
Recovered Stolen Vehicle
1300 N. Redwood Rd.

Officers noted a suspicious motorcycle in the area and ran the plate, It came back as being stolen. Officers stopped the motorcycle and arrested Alejandro Vargus, 24. Vargus was booked into jail for the possession of the stolen motorcycle, license plate, no driver license, possession of methamphetamine. 

8:49 p.m.
Aggravated Robbery
1611 S. 5600 W.

WVCPD received a call of a reckless driver at 3500 S. 5600 W.  A short time later dispatch received a call of a single vehicle wreck at 1611 S. 5600 W., and that the occupants of the wrecked vehicle had approached the victim and tried to take his semi-truck and threatened him with a handgun. Officers arrived and located a male hiding in the area, however the other two suspects fled into a nearby field. A large containment was set up, with WVCPD K9 and UHP helicopter units assisting, however the other suspects were not located. George Kongaika, 33, was transported to jail and booked on several charges.     

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