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CountyPolice Warn of Possible Police Impersonator

August 27, 2014

The Marshall County Police Department recently received a report of a possible Police Impersonator.

Officer Jeff Snyder said, “There has been only one incident reported which occurred on Saturday, August 16th, 2014, around 5:30pm on Plymouth-Goshen trail south of US30 just outside of Plymouth.”

The victim reported being pulled over for erratic driving after he swerved to avoid a dog in the roadway. They described the vehicle as a tan possibly metallic newer model Ford Taurus with an older style full light bar on top which displayed flashing red and blue lights. There were no grill lights, spotlight, or decals noticed on the vehicle.

The person driving the vehicle was described as a male white, 5’11”-6’ tall, stocky, muscular build, with short blonde hair, brown eyes and not wearing glasses. He was wearing what appeared to be some type of uniform, brown pants with a dark stripe down the side, dark brown shirt with no patches, badge, or embroidery noticed on the uniform. He was believed to be wearing a black nylon type gun belt with a gun on his right hip.

The Marshall County Police Department wants to remind the public that a police officer initiating a traffic stop will be either in a fully marked vehicle with Local, County, or State Police emblems on the vehicles or in the instance of unmarked police vehicles, the officer will be wearing a fully marked uniform with Local, County, or State Police emblems and badges on the uniform.

There has been only 1 reported incident in the area. If anyone has had any similar encounters, or possible suspect information, please notify the Marshall County Police Department at 574-936-3187.