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The Suburbanite
  • Man charged with impersonating a police officer

  • A 48-year-old Springfield Township man was arrested by Summit County Sheriff officers on March 25 and charged with impersonating a police officer, a misdemeanor according to court records.

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  • A 48-year-old Springfield Township man was arrested by Summit County Sheriff officers on March 25 and charged with impersonating a police officer, a misdemeanor according to court records.
    Authorities said the man went to a local auto repair shop March 11 and asked a mechanic if he could install police lights on his vehicle, a white Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor with “K9” stickers on it.
    The mechanic told reported seeing handcuffs and a police baton inside the man’s car. He also said the man was wearing a police vest and had a badge on his belt. The man reportedly told the mechanic he was a police officer.
    Authorities said the suspected vehicle was spotted in a supermarket parking lot in Green days later. The license plates on the car were expired. Deputies said there were emergency flashing lights inside the car, along with a siren, dash camera and police radios.
    Deputies arrested the man following a traffic stop in Springfield. He was allegedly found in possession of numerous items used by law enforcement personnel. An investigation revealed he had no formal police training and was never employed as a law enforcement officer in state of Ohio.

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