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Fake Cop On Loose Warn OPP

(MIDDLESEX, ON) – On February 28, 2021 at 12:06 p.m., members of the Middlesex County Ontario Provincial Police responded to the report of an individual impersonating a police officer.

Middlesex OPP received a complaint from a plow operator who had been stopped at the intersection of Highway 7 and Clarke Road in Middlesex Centre.

The snow plow operator was approached by an individual with the following descriptors:

  • A white male with a thin build.
  • Late 20’s or early 30’s in age.
  • With blonde hair and goatee.
  • Sleeve tattoos to the wrists in dark ink.
  • Wearing a dark t-shirt with “POLICE” in yellow lettering on the chest and three chevrons on each shoulder.

The suspect also had a radio with a microphone on his upper chest and a police-style duty belt.

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a dark-coloured SUV with red and blue flashing lights on the front grill and windshield. The vehicle did not have a front push bar, nor did it have any police service markings.

The investigation is ongoing.

The OPP wish to remind the public that citizens may ask a police officer to provide the name of their service, detachment, badge number, rank officer’s badge and warrant card. The officer should be able to provide this information without delay.

 If you have been stopped by a male matching this description, please contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or your nearest police authority immediately.

If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) where you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.   

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