December 10, 2023

A person who authorities say advised them he’s uninterested in individuals breaking the regulation was arrested for pretending to be an officer when he confirmed up at a West Covina home fireplace carrying a dark-blue uniform and driving a bike with pink and blue emergency lights.

He had a loaded gun and a non-working Taser, sheriff’s Lt. Julie Geary mentioned.

Now, sheriff’s officers are searching for anybody who was pulled over by the pretend motor officer within the East Valinda space close to Nogales Excessive College at 401 Nogales St., authorities mentioned.

They believe he has been doing that however thus far haven’t discovered a sufferer.

The suspect, whose title was not launched, is in his 30s and lives on the border of Valinda and West Covina, sheriff’s Sgt. Ken Fitch mentioned.

“In his thoughts, he was maintaining his neighborhood secure,” Fitch mentioned.

On Oct. 4, the suspect turned up on the West Covina fireplace. Authorities say they consider the person could have confirmed as much as direct site visitors, Geary mentioned.

However he didn’t stick round.

The person left when he noticed deputies, she mentioned. However deputies pulled him over and arrested him on suspicion of impersonating an officer, possession of a loaded firearm in public and loitering at a fireplace or emergency, Geary added.

The suspect was cited and launched.

The sheriff’s Business station launched photographs displaying the suspect sitting within the again seat of a patrol automobile in a blue uniform with a patch studying “motor officer site visitors” on his sleeve. He additionally had a black vest with a badge.

Authorities confiscated the uniform, the motorbike, the Taser and different objects as proof.

They requested that anybody who was pulled over by the pretend officer to name sheriff’s Detective Allen Walker at 626-934-3313.