A string of Thursday morning aggravated assaults and a kidnapping ended after a police chase in Midvale where officers arrested a 25-year-old Arizona man.
Midvale Police Lt. Dan Pearson said a woman flagged down Midvale police officer Victor Quezada at 7:30 a.m. and told him she believed a man with a gun was getting ready to rob Heart's convenience store at 7200 S. 300 West. "Right about that point the lady looked up and pointed to the driver of a pickup truck" she identified as the would-be robber, Pearson said.Officers tried to stop the truck, which fled to a parking lot at 7200 S. State. There, officers arrested a man who was driving a pickup truck owned by a 20-year-old Midvale man. The truck's owner, now a passenger in the truck, told police he had been kidnapped at gunpoint at the convenience store after he stopped for gas.
Pearson said the man arrested was carrying a .32-caliber semi-automatic pistol and the keys to a car stolen at gunpoint from three women in Salt Lake City earlier in the morning.
At about 6 a.m., a man tried to commandeer a delivery truck at gunpoint in Salt Lake City but was unsuccessful, Pearson said. Police believe that assault may be related.
Jack Goudswaard, 25, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of aggravated kidnapping, possession of a firearm by a restricted person, carrying a concealed weapon and driving on a revoked license, Pearson said.