Accused police impersonator said she was ‘learning how to park cars’

Posted at 11:53 AM, Apr 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-23 14:30:08-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Unified Police arrested a woman who allegedly said she was working undercover for the West Valley City Police Department.

Police received several complaints from people who said a woman claiming to be an undercover officer was going through cars near 3400 S 900 E.

When confronted, the woman said she was “learning how to park cars,” according to a probable cause statement.

An officer with the Unified Police Department spoke to the woman, who said she was a training deputy with the West Valley City Police Department and provided her Sergeant’s name.

Unified Police contacted the West Valley City Police Department, who told them they didn’t know of a Sergeant by that name and weren’t aware of any undercover officers in the area.

Sierra Delrae Johnson, 21, was arrested and taken to the Salt Lake County Metro Jail without incident.

She faces two misdemeanor counts of impersonating a police officer.