AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Aurora are investigating a possible police impersonation incident.
According to police, at approximately 2:45 p.m. last Friday a woman was driving westbound on East Quincy Avenue near South Reservoir Road when a black sedan pulled up behind her with flashing red, white and blue emergency style lights.
The woman believed she was being stopped by a police officer and pulled over into an Advance Auto Parts store parking lot.
“When the suspect contacted her he advised her that he had stopped her for having a tail light out. During her contact with the suspect the victim asked him for a business card or his badge number,” police said in a statement. “He refused to provide her with any information identifying who he was. The suspect eventually told the victim that she was free to leave and then left the area.”
The victim told police the suspect was a white man in his 20s with a “baby face.” He had a medium build and broad shoulders. He had a shaved or bald head, blond eyebrows and green eyes.
“The suspect was wearing a dark blue uniform with a shield style badge. He had a uniform belt on which had a holster and gun on the right hip. There was also radio with a lapel microphone attached to the belt. The uniform did not have any shoulder patches,” police said.
He was possibly driving a black Dodge Charger with very dark, tinted windows and a spotlight on the driver’s side.
Additional Information From Aurora Police
Unmarked police vehicles are used by the Aurora Police Department and other law enforcement agencies throughout the State of Colorado. If you find yourself in a situation where you are being stopped by one and are not certain whether it is an actual police officer we recommend that you slow down, move to the right, turn on your turn signal, and pull into a heavily populated and well lit (if at night) parking lot. You can always call 911 to determine whether or not an actual law enforcement officer has stopped you. All Aurora Police Officers are required to carry their badge and identification card while on-duty.
Anyone who might have witnessed this incident or has information about this case is asked to contact Agent Belleau with the District 3 Detective Unit at (303) 627-3156. You can also call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-STOP (7867). You may text your tip to 274637 (CRIMES) then use the title DMCS and enter your message. You may remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to two thousand dollars ($2,000).