Officer-Involved Shooting Updates and Statement from SLCPD
February 1, 2016
Watch Log: Saturday, January 30, 2016
February 1, 2016

Watch Command Log Reporting Period:
6 a.m. Friday, January 29, 2016 – 6 a.m. Saturday, January 30, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department receives hundreds of calls for service each day. Not all calls result in a report or arrest. Compiled by Watch Commanders in the field, the Watch Log is a summary of events that stand out to them in a given 24-hour period. Call times listed are approximate and typically reflect the first call received by SLC911 (Dispatch) for a given case. Items contained herein are based on information available at the time of its release and should not be interpreted as an admission or finding of guilt. Arrest information may differ from formal charges filed by the prosecuting agency. To see a list of completed calls for service in the last 48 hours, visit

6:14 p.m.
Auto-pedestrian fatality
830 S. 500 E.

A man attempted to cross the road while traffic was traveling north and south. A male driver traveling north in an SUV failed to see the pedestrian and struck the man. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. No charges are pending in this case. The pedestrian was identified as John David Wenzlaff, 56, of Salt Lake City.

11:23 p.m.
Impersonating an officer
1216 S. Wasatch Dr.

Officers were called to reports of a man impersonating an officer. It was reported that the suspect had a shirt with “POLICE” written on it, a radio and was using a vehicle that had police lights. The suspect reportedly confronted a group of teens and identified himself as an officer. While talking with witnesses an officer was made aware of a vehicle driving by that could be the suspect vehicle. The officer attempted to stop the suspect but he fled on foot. Officers and K-9s responded to search for the suspect. The suspect was located inside a hot tub full of cold water in only his shirt and underwear. Officers booked William Calhoun, 25, into jail on 2 counts of impersonating an officer and fleeing.

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