Thursday, December 9, 2010

Officers to Give Holiday Safety Tips to Sugar House Shoppers

Public safety outreach event

Salt Lake City Police Department Community Officers will be out in force Thursday afternoon to educate Sugar House shoppers about holiday safety.

“The holidays require just a few simple things to stay safe, from keeping purchases out of sight in the car to keeping gifts out of the front window at home, from keeping candles away from Christmas trees to not overloading electrical outlets with strands of Christmas tree lights,” said Det. Scott Smalley, Community Officer for District 4.

“We just want to talk to folks and remind them about what they can do to have a safe and happy holiday, and answer any public safety questions they may have,” Smalley added.

Community Officers invite the media to join them on this public safety outreach event, one of several the unit has been conducting this month.

Salt Lake City Police Department Community Officers

Talking holiday safety with Sugar House shoppers

Thursday, December 9, 2010
2:30 p.m. briefing at Public Safety Building
3 p.m. arrive at shopping centers

Public Safety Building, 315 E. 200 S.
Commons at Sugar House, 1165 Wilmington Ave.
Sugar House Center, 2290 S. 1300 E.

Monday, December 6, 2010

SLCPD Releases Photos of Broadway Market and Pharmacy Robber

The Salt Lake City Police Department is asking the public to help identify a man suspected of robbing the Broadway Market & Pharmacy, 242 E. 300 S., over the weekend.

At approximately 1 p.m. Saturday, December 4, 2010, the suspect entered the store and handed the cashier a note demanding all of the cash. No weapon was displayed, but the cashier did not risk his safety and gave the suspect the money. The suspect then fled the store on a black mountain bike in an unknown direction.

Suspect description:
• male white adult
• age: 30s to 40s
• bald
• wearing distinctive eyeglasses (see picture)

The Department asks anyone with information about the suspect to call Dispatch at (801) 799-3000. Callers may remain anonymous.

Under the City’s Tips for Cash program, the Police Department offers up to $3,000 for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of armed robbery suspects. To report criminal behavior through this program, call (801) 799-INFO (4636).

Please reference case #10-209624.