Indiana State Police

Indiana Authorities Look for Man Accused of Impersonating Cop, Conducting Traffic Stops

The man is accused in two separate incidents in the month of July

Indiana State Police are searching for a man they say has allegedly impersonated a police officer in two separate incidents in the past two weeks.

According to a report issued by the department on Wednesday, the unidentified man stopped a woman on southbound Interstate 65 at mile marker 249 on July 8 at approximately 9:50 p.m. The woman said that the man was driving a late model black or dark blue Ford Crown Victoria with red and blue lights inside the windshield.

The man was described as an older individual, with short gray hair and a mustache. He approached the woman’s car and was aggressive in his demeanor, and demanded the woman’s license and registration.

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Five minutes later, the man returned the items and said the woman would receive a ticket in the mail, and that if she didn’t pay it a warrant would be issued for her arrest.

A witness saw the incident, and ISP troopers were dispatched to the area, but were unable to locate the suspect.

Two weeks later, the Portage Police Department was contacted on July 22 about a traffic stop that had occurred on July 17 involving a similar vehicle and suspect.

Police have created a composite sketch of the suspect based on the reports of the two women who were stopped.

Anyone with information on the phony stops or on the suspect in the case is encouraged to call ISP Detective Brian McCall at 219-690-0083.

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