Routine Forgery Call Turns Into Chase, Sends One Officer To Hospital

Image: UPI
Image: UPI

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Jan. 2, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — A routine forgery call on Saturday turned into a chase and a trip to the hospital for one Salt Lake City police officer.

According to Salt Lake City Police Lt. Martin Kaufman, the incident happened at 3:40 p.m. when a call came into dispatchers about a forgery at the CheckSmart at 1842 South 300 West.

Kauffman said the officer approached the suspect, who was sitting in his car with the door open, when the suspect backed the car up, hitting the SLCPD officer’s unoccupied car and injuring the officer’s forearm and hand.

The suspect then left the area and officers followed until deciding to terminate the pursuit due to dangerous speeds.

The officer involved was taken to the hospital where he was treated and released.

The investigation is ongoing. Police are attempting to track down information regarding the white Subaru Outback the suspect was driving in an attempt to identify him.

Information regarding the description of the suspect will be updated as soon as it becomes available.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Salt Lake City Police at 801-799-3000.


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