Friday, February 10, 2012

Watch Log: Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Watch Command Log is a daily summary of events of significance compiled by Watch Commanders. There are three watches in a 24-hour period: days, afternoons and graveyards. Items contained in the Watch Command Log 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.


Drug Arrests                       
230 W. 500 S. (Crystal Inn)                                 

The motel manager requested police stand by while some tenants were being evicted. As the room door opened officers could smell marijuana. Upon investigation over an ounce of methamphetamine and a small amount of marijuana was seized. Angela Gallegos (2/2/75) was booked on warrants. Christopher Barros (11/11/87) and Carmelita Worthen (2-28-83) were booked on drug charges.

973 W. North Temple                                          

A male adult entered the Payless Shoes Store, browsed the shoes, and picked up a pair. He approached the cashier, brandished a handgun and demanded cash. Upon receiving some cash the suspect fled the store on foot. Officers converged immediately and found the suspect at 600 W. 200 S. He was in possession of the cash, shoes and handgun used in the robbery and was positively identified. Robbery detectives determined that he was also the outstanding suspect in the robbery of an ophthalmology clinic at 250 E. Broadway on February 6th. The handgun was determined to be stolen. Mario Flores (12/27/75) was booked on two counts of Aggravated Robbery, possession of a stolen firearm and other charges.

DUI-K9 Apprehension
400 S., I-15

An officer observed a single-car traffic accident at the I-15 on-ramp and saw a female passenger flee the scene on foot. A K-9 unit was deployed and “Junior” quickly found the female hiding behind a construction trailer in the area. The 17-year old was arrested and booked into Juvenile Detention for consumption of alcohol by a minor and fleeing. The driver of the car was turned over to the Highway Patrol and processed for DUI.

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