Watch Log: Monday, March 30, 2020
April 1, 2020
Watch Log: Wednesday, April 1, 2020
April 2, 2020

Watch Command Log Reporting Period:
6 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2020 – 6 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, 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


 2:01 p.m.
Suspicious Package
205 W. 400 S.

Security observed a backpack leaning against the store and found it suspicious. Officers requested the Hazardous Devices Unit respond to inspect the backpack. After inspection it was determined the backpack posed no threat.


1:57 a.m.
1690 S. 900 W.


A male entered the 7-11 at this address and began selecting items. He concealed a package of batteries in his pocket prior to paying for the other items he selected. The male attempted to leave the store without paying for the batteries and he was confronted by the clerk. The male attempted to give the batteries back but the clerk attempted to detain him at which time the suspect threw canned goods at the clerk and threatened him with a mop. The clerk sprayed the male with mace and successfully detained him. Michael Valdez, 55, was booked into jail for theft, assault and criminal mischief.



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