Prince William Police Search for Police Impersonator

| June 19, 2017 | 0 Comments | News

Police are searching for a man who stole a vehicle and proceed to impersonated a police officer, Sunday, by flashing the vehicle’s lights.

Prince William Police officers responded to investigate a suspicious vehicle which was reported in the area of Prince William Parkway and Reids Prospect Drive in Woodbridge, June 18 at 10:21 p.m.

A citizen reported to police that a white 2016 Chevrolet Silverado activated blue flashing lights that were mounted on the sun visors inside of the vehicle and was attempting to pull over a silver 2005 Mercury Mountaineer in the above area.

The investigation revealed that the driver of the Mountaineer, believing the Silverado to be law enforcement, pulled over. During the encounter, an unknown man exited the Silverado and identified himself as an off-duty police officer.

“As the driver of the Mountaineer was speaking with the suspect, a Prince William County police officer in a marked cruiser pulled in behind the Silverado and activated his emergency lights,” said police spokesperson Officer Nathan Probus. “As the officer walked towards both vehicles, the suspect drove away in the Silverado.”

The officer got back into his cruiser and located the Silverado a short time later unoccupied.

Further investigation revealed that the Silverado was reported stolen out of Fairfax County earlier that day. Officers checked the surrounding area for the suspect who was not located.

Front view of the truck the suspect used to impersonate an officer.

Anyone who may have had contact with this vehicle or suspect is asked to contact police at 703-792-6500. Photographs of the vehicle are attached to this release. The investigation continues.

Suspect Description:

Black male, 5’09”, 175 pounds with a medium complexion

No clothing description is available at this time

This article was part of the June 19, 2017 Prince William Crime Report sent to local media. 

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