|Sergeant Paul Shavack
UPDATE, ALLEGED POLICE IMPERSONATOR IDENTIFIED
DSP News Release: Alleged Police Impersonator Identified
Wilmington- The Delaware State Police have learned that the subject who made contact with a 56 year old Pennsylvania man at approximately 6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 22 on Foulk Road and Rt. 202 in Wilmington was an off-duty officer from the Delaware River and Bay Authority Police Department.
The investigation into the incident by the Delaware State Police has concluded.
Any requests for further information relating to this incident can be directed to Sergeant Ken Sheeky of the Delaware River and Bay Authority Police Department at 302-571-6432 or Kenneth.firstname.lastname@example.org
Released Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 12:25 p.m.
Original release below
DSP News Release: Troopers Investigate Police Impersonation Incident
Location: Foulk Road at US Rt. 202, Wilmington, DE
Date of Occurrence: Monday, August 22, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.
Suspect: White male, 35-40 years of age, 5’10”-6’00” tall, 180-200 lbs, with an average build and blonde hair. He was last seen wearing dark blue pants, and a light blue shirt with dark lapels, and was operating a 2009 green Kia hatchback with a Delaware registration.
-56 year old Aston, PA man
Wilmington- The Delaware State Police are looking for a male who impersonated a police officer early yesterday evening in Wilmington.
The incident occurred at approximately 6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 22, as a 56 year old Pennsylvania man was operating his vehicle on southbound Foulk Road approaching the intersection of Rt. 202 in Wilmington. The victim advised troopers that as he was driving, his vehicle was almost struck from behind by a subject who was operating a green Kia hatchback. A male subject, who was operating the Kia, then exited his car and approached the victim after they had stopped for a red light at Foulk Road and Rt. 202. The subject, who was dressed in what appeared to be a police uniform, began yelling and cursing at the victim and demanded the victim’s operator’s license. The victim turned over his operator’s license and was then told by the subject to follow him to his police station. The subject then drove off with the victim following him as he was ordered to do. The victim followed the subject to I-95 in the area of the Christiana Mall exit in Newark, where he then lost sight of him. The victim then returned home and contacted 9-1-1.
Troopers are asking anyone who may have any information in reference to this incident to contact Troop 1 at 302-761-6677 ext. 0. Citizens may also provide a tip by texting keyword “DSP” plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Tipsters may also provide information through lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333. Callers can also submit information via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com.
The Delaware State Police would like to remind the public that if you are ever approached by someone claiming to be a police officer but you are unsure, ask for identification. Do not assume that if the subject is dressed in a uniform that they are actually police officers. If you are still unsure, roll up your window, lock your doors, and contact 9-1-1 to confirm the subject’s identity.
Released Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 6:35 p.m.