On Sunday September 12, 2021, at approximately 2:45 a.m., a female driver was pulled over in the area of Greenspring’s Drive and Highway 66, by male suspect impersonating a police officer. The male stated that the female driver had a headlight out.
The subject was driving a black Dodge Charger which did not have a front license plate, and the emergency lighting was stated to have come from the front visor areas of the interior of the vehicle.
The male was stated to be approximately 6′ to 6’2″ tall and about 1501bs, with short brown hair, reddish groomed beard, green eyes, and a chipped front tooth. The suspect was stated to be wearing a black, short sleeved shirt with no markings and an external ballistic vest ( the same commonly worn by police officers) bearing an unreadable cloth badge and unreadable name tag. The male identified himself as working for the Klamath Falls Police Department.
Upon termination of the “stop”, the male told the female he would follow her home. This
sparked her interest as not being something a police officer would normally do for a headlight, so she did not drive immediately home and telephoned a relative, who in turn called 911.
If you question whether a person is a police officer, attempt to pull over in a populated and well-lighted area. Officers will be able to provide you with their name, agency, and badge number. They should also be able to have a supervisor, or another officer respond in a marked patrol vehicle. If an “officer” has an issue with providing the requested information, tell them you are calling 911.
If you have information regarding this case, please contact the Klamath Falls Police Department at 541-883-5336 or 9-1-1
Media Release Prepared by:
Ryan G. Brosterhous, Captain