Police Searching For Police Impersonator

The search is on for a police impersonator in the Denver area.  It

Denver Police Department

The search is on for a police impersonator in the Denver area. It's not clear if this is the same man who has been impersonating an officer in Aurora and Jefferson County.

Police say the suspect was driving an unmarked white Crown Victoria with red and blue lights on top when he stopped a woman. According to investigators, he identified himself as a Denver police officer, then requested the woman's license and registration. After asking her if she knew why she was being stopped--he jumped back into his car and drove off.

The suspect has been described as a Hispanic male in his early 40s, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-7, wearing his black hair in a spiky style. He reportedly was wearing jeans and a light blue uniform shirt with a tear in the breast pocket, and had a noticeable potbelly.

Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP or text to 274637, titling the message DMCS. Information leading to an arrest can lead to a $2,000 reward.

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  • by South Central on Aug 8, 2011 at 03:18 PM
    Oh Johnny, he's LAPD or County Sheriff they are the most crooked law enforcement in the country.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 8, 2011 at 01:26 PM
    Johnny, I like your comment that using unmarket units for infractions is like using a gun to stop a jaywalker. Actually its pretty transparent as well. A marked unit will cause people to pay more attention to the laws. An unmarked unit will not, but it will bring in more revenue.
  • by No Name on Aug 8, 2011 at 11:43 AM
    two things unmarked police cars must have according to state law: Spotlight and GVT (Government) license Plate, if they do not have those, then its probably a impersonator. Also, if at night the police officer WILL use his spot light due to his safety and the others safety...if he does not have the spot light on....call 911 and lock your door.
  • by Sad but true on Aug 8, 2011 at 11:26 AM
    We have right here in colorado springs the very same problem. Cops, impersonating cops. Litigate law enforcement officers perpetrating a fraud by there substandard performance, corruption in the ranks, hush hush cover up stories, good ol boy system.
  • by Robbie Location: Eastern CO on Aug 8, 2011 at 10:39 AM
    Johnny- that is stupid telling your wife not to pull over for an unmarked car. If she feels uncomfortable, she can always ask for another Officer to come, or she can call the local PD and verify with them. Steve- Please look up the definition of Entrapment. Using an unmarked for traffic is not entrapment.
  • by Bert Location: West Side on Aug 8, 2011 at 09:56 AM
    Its a Pot Bellied Pig. Good luck finding this guy with that description.
  • by Johnny Location: the springs on Aug 8, 2011 at 09:18 AM
    As a former police officer from California I have told my wife and family that they are NOT to stop for any unmarked car. Period. If someone tries to stop you proceed DIRECTLY to the most visible (read: lots of people)spot around. I.E. Wal-Mart. Call 911 and ask for assistance and request Code 3 response. Man with red lights attempting a stop. Using unmarked units for infractions is like using a gun to stop a jaywalker. You law dogs have become what we used to call...tax collectors. Paint your units. They will encourage people to drive according to the rules just as well.
  • by Steve Location: Colorado Springs on Aug 8, 2011 at 07:27 AM
    Don't you all think its time that we outlaw unmarked traffic enforcement vehicles in Colorado? It might make money for the jurisdictions to entrap speeders with unmarked cars, but it encourages this behavior...
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