Watch Log: Thursday, January 7, 2021
January 8, 2021
Watch Log: Saturday, January 9, 2021
January 13, 2021

Watch Command Log Reporting Period:

6 a.m. Friday, January 8, 2021 – 6 a.m. Saturday, January 9, 2021


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

5:00 a.m.
Shots Fired
1583 W. Dokos View Ct.

An unknown number of suspects fired rounds from a handgun at the above address. The bullets penetrated several rooms of the residence. No injuries were reported.

6:35 p.m.
1090 S. 300 W.

A male suspect told a cashier who worked at Wendy’s, located at the above address, that he was there to rob them. He told the cashier he had a gun but the cashier did not see one. The suspect fled after getting cash from the register. Investigation ongoing.

6:51 p.m.
950 W. 1700 S.

A report came in of a robbery at the restaurant. A male suspect stated he had a gun and demanded money from the register. No gun was observed. The store manager was punched in the face by the suspect as he took money from the register. The suspect fled the store to a nearby parked vehicle. The store manager sustained minor injuries due to the encounter. Investigation ongoing.

1:55 a.m.
1172 W. California Ave.

A male suspect fired shots outside the victim’s home, striking one male, Emilio Salazar, 28, who was transported to a local hospital and succumbed to his injuries. The suspect, Alex Mendoza, 19, was later arrested and booked into jail for homicide.

3:59 a.m.
Officer Involved Traffic Accident
600 S. 200 W.

An officer was driving east on 600 S. when he was struck by another vehicle at the intersection of 200 W. The vehicle had caught on fire and the officer was knocked unconscious Employees of the Motel 6, nearby, assisted the officer pulling him from the vehicle and putting out the fire.

To share information about this or other criminal activity with the Salt Lake City Police Department, please call (801) 799-3000. To remain anonymous, text us your crime tips to 274637. Start the text with the keyword TIPSLCPD (which routes it to SLCPD), then a space, followed by the relevant information or photos. Reference: crimetip