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Impersonating a Police Officer Incident in Lamoille County

Composite Sketch -Officer Impersonation Suspect
Composite Sketch -Officer Impersonation Suspect

posted at 5:15 pm Thu Jun 9th, 2011 by (WherezIt_Staff)

On the evening of June 8 at approximately 6:40PM, a female driver was pulled over by what appeared to be an unmarked police cruiser on Route 15 in Morrisville, headed towards Wolcott.

She stopped in a pull-off on the right side of Route 15 when she saw the blue lights. A male exited his vehicle, approached the female's vehicle, and ordered the female out of the car. While out of the car the suspect groped the female, at which time she was able to get away from him.

The male was described as approximately 6 feet tall, dark hair with a receding hairline and graying on the sides, and a moustache. He was wearing a button up, short sleeve shirt with an embroidered police star with a person's name around the star. He was wearing a handgun and a yellow taser. The male may have injuries to his face from where the victim fought him off.

The vehicle was described as an older model white sedan that had a light bar and spotlight. The victim described the vehicle as a "recycled" police cruiser.

"We believe the suspect did have a weapon in his possession during the incident," advised Lieutenant Brian H. Miller, of the Vermont State Police. "Please use caution if you come into contact with similar suspect and call the state police immediately."

Detectives are continuing to investigate this incident and are requesting help from the public in identifying the suspect. The Vermont State Police encourage the community to please come forward with any information about this incident or the suspect involved. If you have information regarding this case please contact the Vermont State Police - Williston Barracks at 802-878-7111 or call Champlain Valley Crime Stoppers at 800-427-8477.

The victim's name is being withheld due to the nature of the incident. No further information is available, at this time. When more information becomes available, the state police will issue an update.

Lieutenant Detective Brian Miller, Vermont State Police, Williston Barracks - 802-878-7111

Relevant Address(es):
Waterbury, VT 05676 (Set as Local)
Stowe, VT 05672 (Set as Local)
Morrisville, VT 05661 (Set as Local)
Johnson, VT 05656 (Set as Local)
Wolcott, VT 05680 (Set as Local)

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