Friday, March 30, 2012

SLCPD Reminds Public of Conference Weekend Parking, Traffic Congestion


Plan ahead, park where legal
The Salt Lake City Police Department is preparing to handle traffic congestion and parking issues downtown as more than 100,000 people attend the 182nd Annual General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints this Saturday and Sunday, March 31 – April 1, 2012.

The Police Department’s Motorcycle Squad will provide traffic control, while parking enforcement officers will ensure access is maintained in residential neighborhoods adjacent to the LDS Church’s Conference Center and Temple Square. Cars improperly parked on neighborhood streets may be ticketed or towed at the owner’s expense.

North Temple between Main Street and West Temple will be closed for 30 minutes at the end of each conference session in order to facilitate egress.

Contact: Reporters seeking comment should contact the Public Information Officer at 801.799.NEWS (6397).

SLCPD Traffic Plan, LDS Church General Conference, March 31-April 1, 2012.

Watch Log Thursday, March 29, 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.

DAY SHIFT
No significant events.

AFTERNOON SHIFT

1923 Explosive Threat (Hilton Hotel)
 255 S. West Temple
 12-52077

A male called from a hallway phone in an upper floor lobby stating that everyone should get out due to a bomb in the hotel. Officers coordinated with hotel management and security who conducted a search of the entire property. Nothing suspicious located.

GRAVEYARD SHIFT

No significant events.

Contact: Reporters seeking comment should contact the Public Information Officer at 801.799.NEWS (6397).



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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Watch Log: Wednesday, March 28, 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.

DAY SHIFT

No significant events.

AFTERNOON SHIFT

2256
Aggravated Assault
1300 S. Main Street
12-51565

Mark Cowans (3/30/70) was involved in a verbal altercation with his wife. She left the house and Mark found her walking with two males. Mark got out of his vehicle and grabbed onto his wife. He attempted to push her into his vehicle but she refused to go with him. He then pulled out a .22 caliber revolver and pointed it at the two males and his wife. He threatened to shoot the males. The males then left the area and called police. Mark was found at his residence and was taken into custody safely. The gun was also located. Mark was booked into jail for two counts of aggravated assault and one count of domestic violence aggravated assault.

GRAVEYARD SHIFT

No significant events.

Contact: Reporters seeking comment should contact the Public Information Officer at 801.799.NEWS (6397).

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In Memoriam: Detective James W. Cawley


Det. James Cawley, Fallen Officer

Killed in the Line of Duty
9 years ago today


The Salt Lake City Police Department remembers the loss of one of its own today: Detective James W. Cawley, killed in the line of duty March 29, 2003.

Detective Cawley was killed in Iraq on Saturday, March 29, 2003, defending the freedom he so cherished. He was serving as a Marine Reservist and Staff Sergeant of the 1st Platoon, Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment.

After 12 years of active duty with the Marines, Cawley joined the Salt Lake City Police Department on April 10, 1997. He served honorably as an officer, a detective in the gang suppression unit, and a member of the SWAT team.

Whether serving as a police officer on the home front or a Marine in a faraway land, Detective Cawley was willing to sacrifice his life in the name of peace, safety and justice. His life revolved around serving others, and that service can best be summed up by the words inscribed at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial: “It is not how these officers died that made them heroes, it is how they lived.”

Detective Cawley is survived by his wife and two young children.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Watch Command Log: Tuesday March 27, 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.


DAY SHIFT

No significant events.

AFTERNOON SHIFT

No significant events.

GRAVEYARD SHIFT

No significant events.

Contact: Reporters seeking comment should contact the Public Information Officer at 801.799.NEWS (6397).



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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Watch Log: Monday, March 26, 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.

DAY SHIFT

No significant events.

AFTERNOON SHIFT

1600
Child Abuse
1352 S. 1300 W.
12-50218

Officers responded to Pioneer Valley Hospital to investigate an allegation of child abuse. A three-year-old victim was found to have a significant injury to his ear. The victim’s father, Lee Otukolo (12/19/85) was booked into jail for felony child abuse.

1620
Aggravated Assault on Police Officer
600 E. Warnock Avenue
12-50235

Officers were conducting a traffic stop at the above location. As officers were standing at the open driver’s door, they noticed the driver had illegal narcotics in his possession. The driver sped away dragging the officer approximately 50 feet. The driver crashed into another vehicle and fled on foot. The suspect was apprehended by officers and safely taken into custody. The driver of the victim vehicle and the officer were treated for minor injuries at a local hospital. Alejandro Murillo-Escobar (2-14-88) was booked into jail for possession of controlled substance, fleeing, aggravated assault, and other miscellaneous charges.

GRAVEYARD SHIFT

No significant events.

Contact: Reporters seeking comment should contact the Public Information Officer at 801.799.NEWS (6397).
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Another Photo of Person of Interest in Shooting Investigation

Here's another photo of Joseph Medina, person of interest in the shooting investigation. If you see him please call SLCPD at 801.799.3000


Monday, March 26, 2012

SLCPD, FBI request public's help in shooting investigation


March 26, 2012 - The FBI and the Salt Lake City Police Department are requesting the public’s help in locating Joseph H. Medina.  Medina is a person of interest in a drive by shooting that occurred in Salt Lake City, Utah on Friday night, March 23, 2012.  The FBI Safe Streets Task Force, which is a collaboration of multiple law enforcement agencies, has been investigating the incident since it occurred and is asking for the public’s help in locating Medina.  Anyone with information on Medina’s whereabouts is asked to call the FBI Salt Lake City Division at (801) 579-1400 or the Salt Lake City Police Department at (801) 799-3000.  The public can also text a tip to Salt Lake City PD at CRIMES (274637). Start the text with the keyword “TIPSLCPD”. The public is reminded not to approach Medina, and instead contact law enforcement. Joseph Medina is described as a Hispanic male, 5'9", 195 pounds, 25 years old, with tattoos on his face, neck, chest and arms.  As a reminder, tipsters can remain anonymous.

  

Watch Log: Sunday, March 25, 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.

DAY SHIFT

No significant events.

AFTERNOON SHIFT

1421     Motorcycle Traffic Accident       925 N. Chandler Drive                12-49590

Trent Demille, 25, was operating a motorcycle westbound on Chandler Drive. The motorcycle left the roadway and crashed at 925 North Chandler Drive. Demille was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

GRAVEYARD SHIFT

No significant events.

Contact: Reporters seeking comment should contact the Public Information Officer at 801.799.NEWS (6397).

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Watch Log: Saturday, March 24, 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.

DAY SHIFT

No significant events.

AFTERNOON SHIFT

1345     Aggravated Assault       500 W. 200 S.                                       12-48947

A 35-year-old man was walking his dog and saw Marcus A. Washington (8/24/83) standing on the corner.  The man believed Washington was drug dealing and he asked Washington to stop selling drugs.  Washington pulled a knife on the man and threatened him before leaving the area on foot.  Officers located Washington nearby and he was booked into jail on charge of aggravated assault. 

GRAVEYARD SHIFT

0213     Fight                             650 W. South Temple                            12-49398

Officers responded to the area on a fight in progress involving multiple individuals.  As the officers arrived, several suspects ran. A 21-year-old male ran onto the roadway from behind parked cars and was struck by a police car that was coming to a stop.  With the help of two K-9 Carl Naccarato (12/3/87) and Lusiate Leota (8/27/86) were taken into custody nearby. Bird was medically evaluated on scene and released.  Naccarato and Leota Bird were booked into jail on a charge of fleeing from a peace officer. 

Contact: Reporters seeking comment should contact the Public Information Officer at 801.799.NEWS (6397).

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Watch Log: Friday, March 23, 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.

DAY SHIFT

No significant events.

AFTERNOON SHIFT

1852     Shots Fired                   1300 W. Ouray Ave.                               12-48460

Multiple gun shots were fired, striking two different homes and a vehicle.  Witnesses related that an 80s-model burgundy Cadillac with a tan rag top approached a green minivan.  Three armed suspects exited the Cadillac and yelled at the occupants of the minivan before firing multiple gunshots at them.  The suspects fled in the Cadillac.  No one was injured during the shooting.  The suspects are all described as white or Hispanic adult males in their 20s and approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall.  This investigation is ongoing. 

GRAVEYARD SHIFT

0012     Residential Burglary       1433 E. 2700 S.                                     12-48646

A 44-year-old man, who was asleep on his couch, awoke to find a man inside his home.  The homeowner chased the suspect out of the home and called police.  The suspect was described as being 6 feet tall and wearing all black.  A K-9 unit searched the area but did not locate the suspect.  Police received a second call from another person who reported seeing a man wearing a black ski mask in the area.

0348     Aggravated Assault       140 E. 900 S.                                        12-48739

A 40-year-old man saw a male spray painting graffiti on the side of a building.  The suspect had arrived with several other males in a white sedan.  The man approached the vandalism suspect and tried to take a picture of him with his cell phone.  At that time the suspects in the sedan accelerated toward the victim.  The victim attempted to jump out of the way but the sedan swerved and intentionally hit the victim on the leg.  The suspects in the white sedan then left the area westbound.  The victim was transported to a local hospital in stable condition with leg pain.  The vandalism suspect ran on foot southbound through an alley.  The vandalism suspect is described as a young Hispanic male adult, 5 feet 6 inches tall.  He wore a red shirt and a white jacket tied around his waist.

Contact: Reporters seeking comment should contact the Public Information Officer at 801.799.NEWS (6397).

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In Memoriam: Sergeant Nephi Pierce

Sgt. Nephi Pierce, Fallen Officer

Killed in the Line of Duty 
89 Years Ago Today

The Salt Lake City Police Department remembers the loss of one its own: Sergeant Nephi Pierce, killed in the line of duty March 26, 1923.

Sergeant Pierce died from the effects of a gunshot wound inflicted four months earlier by an armed-robbery suspect.

Shortly after midnight on November 27, 1922, Sergeant Pierce and Officer George Watson were on foot patrol near 525 S. Main Street. As they attempted to question two men matching the descriptions of a pair of robbery suspects, one of the suspects drew a gun. As Sergeant Pierce sought cover behind a tree, a suspect shot him once in the abdomen. Officer Watson was then pistol-whipped and left for dead.

The two suspects were captured the following morning. Officer Watson recovered, but Sergeant Pierce’s spine was severed. Their assailants were convicted of assault and sent to prison.

When Sergeant Pierce died four months later, the shooter was convicted of murder and executed by firing squad February 20, 1925. The second suspect was paroled in 1926.

Three months after the death of her husband, Marie Pierce committed suicide in the couple’s home. The Pierces had no children. They are buried beside each other in Mount Olivet Cemetery.

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Updated GRAMA Request Form for Media

Here's the latest GRAMA request form for Media. We've updated the fax number, which is (801) 799-3827. You may also submit via email: pdgramamedia@slcgov.com. Both fax and email go straight to the GRAMA Coordinator, Candee Allred.



Grama Media Form_MAR2012

Watch Log: Thursday, March 22, 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.

DAY SHIFT

No significant events.

AFTERNOON SHIFT

No significant events.

GRAVEYARD SHIFT

0014 Strong-arm Robbery 200 S. 500 W. 12-47965

Two men in the shelter area got into a fistfight over the sale of folding knife. A nearby security guard intervened to break up the fight. At the same time a female adult ran up to the scuffle, pulling the knife from the male’s hand and ran off with it. Police arrived and found the female nearby, confronting and commanding her to drop the knife. She threw down the knife but refused to identify herself and resisted as the officer attempted to take her into custody. Ultimately she was handcuffed and then began to calm down. Racehorse Rainee (7/4/81) was booked for Robbery, Fleeing, and Resisting. No one was injured during the incident.

Contact: Reporters seeking comment should contact the Public Information Officer at 801.799.NEWS (6397).

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Watch Command Log: Sunday, March 18, 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.

DAY SHIFT

No significant events.

AFTERNOON SHIFT

1438     Foot Pursuit                  1700 S. Richards Street                         12-45241

Officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic infraction.  As the vehicle came to a stop the driver, Ronald Smith (10/19/79) ran from the vehicle.  After a brief foot pursuit Richards was taken into custody.   As Smith ran he threw two small packages, which officers recovered.  The packages contained small amounts of methamphetamine.  Smith was booked into jail on charges of fleeing from a peace officer and possession of a controlled substance.

GRAVEYARD SHIFT

0030     Homicide Arrest                        7200 South I-15                                     12-42855

SLCPD SWAT and Safe Streets Task Force Officers took Yelfris Sosa-Hurtado (8/13/86) and Vladimir Suarez-Campos (8/2/74) into custody without incident for their involvement in the shooting death of Steven Chavez at the CJ Smoke shop located at 876 W. 800 S. The Homicide occurred on March 14, 2012. The traffic stop was made at 7200 South I-15 as the suspects exited the freeway.  

Contact: Reporters seeking comment should contact the Public Information Officer at 801.799.NEWS (6397).

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Watch Command Log: Saturday, March 17, 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.

DAY SHIFT

No significant events.

AFTERNOON SHIFT

1413     Drug Arrest                   55 N. 400 W.                                        12-44558

Employees at the Hyatt Gateway Hotel reported seeing Marijuana in a guest room.  Officers responded to the hotel room and seized Marijuana. Ryan Wilks (11/19/91) and Kacie Wilks (4/25/90) were booked into jail for Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

1906     Accidental Shooting      1054 W. Euclid Ave.                              12-44762

A 49-year-old man was cleaning his M4 style rifle (.223) when the gun discharged.  The bullet exited his house through a front window and struck the house across the street.  The bullet broke the glass in the storm door and lodged in the front door. The victim house was not occupied at the time. 

GRAVEYARD SHIFT

2202     Search Warrant              227 S. 1500 W.                                                 12-44854

Detectives served a search warrant and seized methamphetamine and heroin along with scales and packaging materials from a residence. William Green (10/6/53), and Kelly Rhees (6/19/66), were booked into jail for possession of heroin with intent to distribute and possession of paraphernalia. 


Contact: Reporters seeking comment should contact the Public Information Officer at 801.799.NEWS (6397).

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Watch Command Log: Friday, March 16, 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.

DAY SHIFT 

No significant events.

AFTERNOON SHIFT 

1424     Traffic Accident             1870 S. 1300 E.                                     12-43878

A 36-year-old man drove a Chevrolet Tahoe northbound on 1300 East.  The man suddenly veered to the left, drove over the curb, and struck a power pole.  The power pole was sheared off and fell onto the roadway.  The driver was the only occupant of the vehicle and he was not injured, but 1300 East was closed for several hours as Rocky Mountain Power replaced the damaged pole. 

GRAVEYARD SHIFT

2309     Drug Distribution           840 S. 1300 E.                                      12-44232

A Westminster security officer smelled the odor of marijuana coming from a dorm room and investigated the incident. The security officer asked Lukas Fischer (3/25/93) and his two 19-year-old roommates to surrender their unlawful items. The roommates surrendered drug pipes and a small amount of hashish and Fischer surrendered alcohol. A safe owned by Fischer, contained marijuana, psilocybin (mushrooms), packaging material and cash.  The roommates were cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  Fischer was booked into jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute and possession of a controlled substance.

Contact: Reporters seeking comment should contact the Public Information Officer at 801.799.NEWS (6397).

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Arrest in CJ Smoke Shop Homicide


The Salt Lake City Police Department has made two arrests in Wednesday’s homicide at the CJ Smoke Shop, 876 W. 800 S., Salt Lake City, Utah.

On March 14, 2012, at approximately 7:34 pm, a male got into a physical fight with victim Steven Chavez.  After the fight the male fled the scene in a red passenger car.  Approximately 20 minutes later two males arrived at the CJ Smoke Shop in a dark colored passenger car.  The passenger exited the vehicle and opened fire on Chavez, killing him.  As the suspect fled he fired additional rounds towards by-standers, but no one was struck.

On March 19, 2012, at approximately 12:30 am, Yelfris Sosa-Hurtado (8/13/1986) and Vladimir Suarez-Campos (8/02/1974) were taken into custody without incident by Salt Lake City Police SWAT Officers and The Safe Streets Task Force Officers during a traffic stop at the 7200 South exit of I15. 

Hurtado was identified as the person who shot Chavez and Suarez was identified as the driver of the getaway vehicle.  Both men were charged with aggravated murder.

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Operation ‘Friendly Reminder’ Succeeds in Raising Public Safety Issues in CBD


More than 500 contacts made by officers 

The Salt Lake City Police Department’s Downtown Bike Squads have made contact with more than 500 people during this week’s Operation “Friendly Reminder,” which sought to raise public safety awareness in the Central Business District.

While such encounters usually result in an expensive citation, police officers have been issuing warnings to pedestrians and motorists for infractions such as jaywalking, violating the crosswalk ordinance, smoking in violation of the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act, riding a bike or skateboard on the sidewalk, or littering.

“This proved to be a great opportunity for our officers to positively interact with people downtown,” said Chief Chris Burbank. “The rules and laws are there to keep everyone safe — from those of us walking on Main Street for a lunch appointment to motorists looking for a parking spot, from bike messengers to Trax riders.”

Approximately 25 officers were involved in the week-long operation. While they issued more than 500 warnings during outreach, they also made 20 felony drug arrests in the area earlier this week.

Contact: Reporters seeking comment should contact the Public Information Officer at 801.799.NEWS (6397).

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Watch Log: Thursday, March 15, 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.

DAY SHIFT

No Significant Events

AFTERNOON SHIFT

No Significant Events

GRAVEYARD SHIFT

2100
Search Warrant
149 S Hawkes Ct
12-37617

The Salt Lake City Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at the above address. The search yielded small amounts of marijuana, ketamine, hashish, psilocybin mushrooms, liquid LSD and LSD blotters. Cash, scales, packaging and paraphernalia were also seized during the warrant. Gary Challender (12/7/71) was booked into jail for multiple enhanced felony narcotics charges and felony child endangerment. Two juveniles at the home were released to their parents. Charges will be screened against the juveniles as well as three other adults on scene.

Contact: Reporters seeking comment should contact the Public Information Officer at 801.799.NEWS (6397).

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Watch Log: Wednesday, March 14, 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.

DAY SHIFT

No Significant Events

AFTERNOON SHIFT

1559
Auto Pedestrian Accident
State Street / Kensington Ave.
12-42719

Officers were in the area of Kensington Ave and State Street when they observed a 28-year-old female and her 6-year-old daughter get struck by a vehicle. The victims were in the crosswalk when they were struck by a vehicle traveling northbound on State Street. Both victims were transported to local hospitals in critical condition.

1705
Shots Fired
2600 S. Highland Dr.
12-42761

Witnesses reported seeing a male firing a handgun at an unidentified person near 1190 E. Parkway Ave. A few minutes later police received a similar report from the area of 2290 S. 1300 E. where witnesses reported more shots fired. In both incidents all of the involved parties left the area without contacting police. Witnesses described the involved vehicles as a silver Mercedes Benz and a red sedan. No suspects or victims were located.

1934
Homicide
876 W. 800 S.
12-42855

At approximately 1930 hours a suspect approached a group of in front of CJ’s Smoke Shop. A confrontation ensued, but the suspect left in a maroon vehicle believed to be his own vehicle. He returned approximately 20-30 minutes later in another vehicle and confronted the group again. He then produced a firearm and fired, pursuing the victim into the store. Upon leaving the store, the suspect fired again, and then fled the scene in a dark Honda. He was last seen northbound on 900 West. The suspect is described as: a Hispanic male, approximately 27-30 years old, light skinned, 5’8” tall and weighing approximately 140-150 lbs. The male had a thin mustache and black slicked back hair that was shaved short on the sides. He was last seen wearing a light colored (possibly tan) collared shirt, dark jacket and light brown or medium brown colored pants.

GRAVEYARD SHIFT

No Significant Events

Contact: Reporters seeking comment should contact the Public Information Officer at 801.799.NEWS (6397).

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SLCPD Releases Video, Photos of Homicide Suspect

Call (801) 799-3000 with information


The Salt Lake City Police Department releases the following surveillance video and images of a suspect wanted in last night’s homicide.

At approximately 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2012, a suspect approached a group in front of CJ's Smoke Shop, 876 W. 800 S. A confrontation ensued, but the suspect left in a maroon vehicle (photo 1 and video below ) believed to be his own. He returned approximately 20-30 minutes later in another vehicle (photos 2 and 3) and confronted the group again. He then produced a firearm and fired, pursuing a victim into the store. Upon leaving the store, the suspect fired again, then fled the scene in the Honda (photos 2 and 3). He was last seen northbound on 900 West.


Updated suspect description:
  • light skinned
  • male Hispanic adult
  • 27-30 years old
  • 5’8”
  • 140-150 lbs.
  • thin mustache
  • black hair that is slicked back on top and shaved short on sides
  • wearing a light colored (possibly tan) collared shirt, dark jacket, light brown or medium brown pants. 

The Police Department asks anyone with information about this case to call (801) 799-3000. Callers may remain anonymous. Anonymous tips may be sent by text message to CRIMES (274637). Please start the message with the keyword TIPSLCPD. Reference: Case #12-42855.


Photo 1

Photo 1: Investigators believe this to be the suspect’s own vehicle. Possibly a maroon Oldsmobile Alero or Nissan Sentra, 4-door.

video

Video: Surveillance of suspect leaving the scene in his car (same as Photo 1) approximately 20-30 minutes prior to the shooting.

Photo 2
Photo 2: Investigators believe this to be the vehicle in which the suspect returned to the scene and in which he was seen leaving the scene. Investigators believe the suspect was the front passenger in this car, which is possibly a dark blue Honda, 2001-2003. This vehicle most likely belongs to the driver, not the shooter. 

Photo 3
Photo 3: Suspect standing just outside the Honda (same car as photo 2).

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