Police impersonator strikes again
Sep 5, 2013 / 4:49 pm
Update 4:50 p.m.: The saga continues.
RCMP are confirming another incident of a police impersonator in the North Shuswap area on Aug. 30.
Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says Chase RCMP received a call from a couple who reported being followed by a small black car with flashing red and blue lights in the windshield while driving eastbound on Squilax-Anglemont Road near Roderick Haig Brown Provincial Park on the North Shuswap, between 3 and 4 p.m.
The couple did not stop for this vehicle and continued towards home.
"At one point the couple turned off the main road and noted that the small black car continued eastbound. The vehicle speeds remained normal for the road, and there was no pursuit nor high speeds involved," says Moskaluk.
The couple did not get a description of the driver, but believe the driver was alone in the vehicle. The RCMP confirmed once again that there were no police officers working in that area at the time of the incident.
Chase RCMP is continuing their investigation into these incidents and is requesting assistance from the public, asking that should anyone have any information regarding these incidents to contact the Chase RCMP or for those wishing to remain anonymous to report their information via Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Mounties are warning drivers in the BC interior community of Pritchard about a man who is pretending to be a police officer.
Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says two people have reported being pulled over on Highway 1 by a man who drove a car with a flashing red and blue strobe light and identified himself as a police officer conducting traffic stops.
Moskaluk says that in the first instance last week, the man stopped a car, shone a flashlight into the motorist's face and swore and yelled as he asked for a driver's licence.
Several hours later, he pulled over another driver, saying the car matched a vehicle involved in some situation and asked for the driver's licence and insurance documents.
Both drivers got their licences returned to them and reported similar descriptions of the man's car to the RCMP.
The suspect is described as being in his mid-20s, unshaven and wearing a nose ring, wearing plain clothes, a toque and black cotton gloves.
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