Delaware County, Ohio – Sheriff’s Office Warns of Possible Police ImpersonatorBy admin • Jan 18th, 2010 • Category: Ohio
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DELAWARE COUNTY, OH January 17, 2010- The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a robbery and assault by a man pretending to be a police officer.
The robbery occurred along the southbound side of I-71 near the 133 mile marker at approximately12:30 p.m. today.“A female motorist, alone in her vehicle, tells us she saw flashing lights behind her and pulled over on the side of I-71. A man, dressed in a dark blue uniform and police style hat approached her vehicle.
The man proceeded to assault the woman by punching her,” stated Delaware County Sheriff Walter L. Davis III. “He stole her identification and credit card. The police impersonator left the scene and the victim called the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office for help.
”The Sheriff’s Office is now searching for a white male with blond hair with a military style cut. The man had no facial hair. He is approximately 6’0” tall and has a muscular build. The subject’s car was white in color and had either red flashing lights or red and blue flashing lights mounted on top.
It is unknown whether or not this subject is armed. Anyone who sees him or has any information should immediately call the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office at740833-2800 or call 911.Sheriff Davis said:
“This case causes us great concern. We are all taught to trust men and women in uniform and to follow instructions from them. This man not only committed a serious crime but his actions may damage other people’s trust in genuine police officers.”Sheriff Davis suggests if a person suspects a police impersonator that they consider these safety tips:
• Immediately slow your speed and assess the situation.
Check to see that the cruiser is clearly marked with the name of a law enforcement agency.
Ask yourself what seems out of place.
• Use your cell phone to call 911.
A dispatcher can verify the legitimacy of the officer and his or her actions.
• Keep your door locked, crack your window and ask the officer to provide identification.
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