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Woman arrested for urinating on overturned SLCPD car

Posted at 10:00 PM, Jun 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 00:21:30-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City Police say they have identified and arrested a woman who urinated on an overturned police car during last weekend's protests downtown — the fifth person arrested in connection to the vandalism and destruction of the vehicle.

Tamara Lynn Dixon, 35, was arrested on felony riot and lewdness charges, as well as drug possession after police say she had marijuana and spice when arrested Saturday. She was held on $7,720 bail. Photos and videos showed her standing and squatting on top of the overturned car and urinating while exposing her breasts.

Four others were also arrested on suspicion of flipping, burning and otherwise vandalizing the squad car.

Connor Peebles, 21, turned himself into police the day after the protest against police brutality that turned violent. He admitted to helping flip the car and smashing two of its windows. He faces felony charges of riot and criminal mischief, and a misdemeanor charge of assault or threat of violence on a police officer.

Jackson Stuart Tamowski Patton, 26, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of helping set the car on fire.

Latroi Devon Newbins, 28, reportedly turned himself in. Police say he was seen throwing a combustible item into the already burning vehicle.

On Thursday, 27-year-old Julie Mariam Yasima also turned herself in, admitting to helping overturn the police car.

Police are still searching for more suspects involved in the incident.

Dozens of others were arrested on Saturday and Monday night on lesser charges, most being "failure to disperse" and breaking the city-ordered curfew.