CRIME, POLICE + COURTS

SLCPD responds to domestic violence call, ends in safe surrender

Dec 26, 2022, 6:42 PM | Updated: Dec 29, 2022, 12:23 pm
The officer-involved incident occurred when officers attempted to contact two suspects with felony ...
The officer-involved incident occurred when officers attempted to contact two suspects with felony warrants.(Photo credit: Salt Lake City Police Department)
(Photo credit: Salt Lake City Police Department)

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department captain and his son who is a full-time officer responded to a domestic violence call near 800 South West Temple.

The investigation started at 9:10 a.m. on December 26 after SLCPD Officer Jeremy Dimond and Captain Derek Dimond were dispatched to investigate an aggravated assault.

After the assault, the victim left the apartment with minor injuries and refused medical treatment, said SLCPD in a release. 

The suspect, 36-year-old Louis Christensen, remained inside and would not comply with the officer or captain. Therefore, additional patrol officers responded. 

Once on the scene, officers formed a tactical plan to get Christensen to surrender. 

Officer Dimond attempted to call the suspect to get him to come outside. However, the suspect hung up the phone and refused other calls made to him. 
 
After the failed attempt to get compliance over the phone, the captain tried to engage in conversation. 
 
Captain Dimond, a former police negotiator, talked with the man in the apartment complex hallway for about ten minutes. Then, Christensen exited the apartment with his hands up and surrendered.

A search warrant was obtained for the home and a knife was recovered.

“This case is being investigated as a domestic violence incident as the victim and suspect are known to each other and live together,” said the release. 

If you or someone you know are experiencing trouble linked to domestic violence, the following resources are available to you.

Utah Domestic Violence LINKLine
1-800-897-LINK (5465)

If LINKLine advocates are experiencing an increased call volume, calls will be forwarded to the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

StrongHearts Native Helpline
1-844-762-8483

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SLCPD responds to domestic violence call, ends in safe surrender