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July 25, 2023
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SLCPD Investigate Robberies, Recover Gun From Jordan River
SALT LAKE CITY — Officers with the Salt Lake City Police Department safely arrested a 19-year-old man who is accused of committing an aggravated robbery and then throwing his gun into the Jordan River.
This investigation started at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday July 22, 2023, when SLC911 received a call about a robbery that had just occurred near California Avenue and the Jordan River Trail.
When officers got on scene, they learned the suspect, later identified as Romney Wolfgramm, approached two people with a gun in hand and stole personal belongings from them, including a backpack.
After the robbery, Wolfgramm allegedly ran away.
Officers worked quickly with the two initial victims and generated a suspect description. Officers started searching the area.
An officer found a person matching the description near 1500 South and the Jordan River Trail.
When the officer found Wolfgramm, he was in the course of committing a second robbery.
The officer ordered Wolfgramm to stop but he ran away from the scene. As Wolfgramm ran from the scene, he threw his gun into the Jordan River.
Officers safely recovered the firearm and detained Wolfgramm.
Officers booked Wolfgramm into the Salt Lake County Metro Jail on four counts of Aggravated Robbery, Failure to Stop at Command of Law Enforcement, Obstruction of Justice, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Charges are only allegations, and every arrested person is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
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1 – The Salt Lake City Police Department recovers a gun out of the Jordan River (SLCPD photo | July 22, 2023).