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Man arrested for impersonating police officer in Anne Arundel

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Posted at 12:37 PM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 12:38:11-04

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. — A man has been arrested for impersonating a police officer in Anne Arundel County.

On Tuesday at about 8:10 p.m., officers responded for a report of an assault in the area of Log Mill Place in Crofton.

A caller stated he was trying to serve court papers when he was assaulted.

When officers arrived, they found a man who claimed he was trying to serve civil court papers to an individual.

Police say the man was wearing tactical gear labeled “Court Process Agent”, body armor, an empty holster, pistol magazines, three pairs of handcuffs, and pepper spray.

The suspect fled from the officers while being questioned but was quickly apprehended. Further investigation resulted in the recovery of an unloaded Sig Sauer 9mm handgun with the serial number obliterated from the suspects vehicle, a black 2014 Chevrolet Malibu.

Officers learned the suspect had confronted a woman and tried to serve her a subpoena for a divorce case, then pursued her through the neighborhood with flashing blue lights in his vehicle.

She reportedly attempted to drive around him, prompting his original call to police for assistance.

He's facing the following charges:

  • Impersonate Police Officer
  • Impersonation: Uniform
  • False Imprisonment
  • Handgun On Person
  • Handgun In Vehicle
  • Reg Firearm:Illegal Possession
  • Know Alter Firearm Id Number
  • Reg Firearm:Stolen/Sell Etc
  • Att-burglary-third Degree
  • Att-burglary- 4th Deg-dwell
  • Resist/Interfere With Arrest

Western District detectives are investigating and asking anyone with information to contact 410-222-6155.