WCSO Officials Warn Public Of Police Impersonator Targeting Women
Deputies from both the Weld County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) and the Boulder County Sheriff's Office are investigating the reports of a police impersonator who is involved in multiple instances of targeting and pulling over female drivers.
The incidents have reportedly occurred near the town of Erie on both the Weld and Boulder sides of the county line.
According to a news release posted to the official Weld County Sheriff's Office Facebook page on Saturday (Aug. 14), the suspect is described as a clean-shaven white man, about 6 feet tall, with average-length brown hair. He’s been described as wearing a black, button-down, short-sleeve shirt, black pants and a utility belt with a baton on his hip.
As per the news release, the most recent incident occurred last Friday (Aug. 13) shortly after midnight, when deputies responded to northbound Interstate 25 and Erie Parkway on a report of a suspicious person.
The victim, a woman, told deputies she had been pulled over by a man driving a black sedan outfitted with red and blue lights mounted either inside near the top windshield or on the roof of the car.
The suspect reportedly asked the woman why she thought he had pulled her over, then asked for her license and registration. At one point, the woman noticed the "policeman" wasn’t wearing a badge and asked why he didn’t have it.
The suspect told the woman the badge was in his vehicle, and invited the woman to exit her car and walk back to his vehicle to verify that the badge was, in fact, there.
Once the victim stated that she was going to call 911 to get his badge number, the suspect returned to his car and drove away.
The most recent instance regarding the police impersonator matches closely to two other incidents that were reported on July 26 and July 27 in the Erie Police Department’s jurisdiction. The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office is also investigating a similar incident that occurred in about the last week, as per the news release.
Should you have any information regarding the suspect or the vehicle pertaining to these incidents, contact Deputy Chris Dalzell at (970) 400-4508.
In addition, the Weld County Sheriff’s Office encourages residents to call 911 if they think they are being pulled over by a suspicious vehicle, in order to confirm it’s a legitimate officer.
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