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Wanted fugitive safely arrested by Salt Lake City Police SWAT

Dec 17, 2022, 7:35 PM | Updated: Dec 29, 2022, 12:23 pm

A man was arrested by SLCPD SWAT Team in conjunction with SLCPD patrol officers after threatening t...

A man was arrested by SLCPD SWAT Team in conjunction with SLCPD patrol officers after threatening to kill a convenience store worker. (Photo courtesy of SLCPD)

(Photo courtesy of SLCPD)

KEARNS, Utah — On December 16, Salt Lake City Police Department’s SWAT Team arrested a man with an outstanding warrant at the 4400 block of West Sun Drive in Kearns, Utah. 

According to a press release from SLCPD, 34-year-old Donald Zephry Woehler had an outstanding warrant for a 2019 aggravated assault case. 

Therefore, the Salt Lake City Police Department’s Robbery and Violent Crimes Squad requested help locating him. SLCPD detectives stepped in to help. 

Detectives went to Woehler’s last known address and began to watch the home. While watching, Woehler left the home on a motorcycle in a reckless manner. SLCPD said in the release it appeared the reckless driving was a way for him to spot anyone following him.

Once Woehler returned to the residence, SLCPD’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team attempted to communicate with him.

Due to the circumstances, SLCPD SWAT and Crisis Negotiators were called to the scene. 

Detectives learned Woehler barricaded himself inside the home. However, he ultimately came out without further incident and was arrested. 

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