May 14, 2013

CPD warns about fraudulent fuzz

The Express-Star

CHICKASHA — Chickasha Police have asked the public to be on the look out for a person they believe is attempting to pass him or herself off as a law enforcement official.

A suspect has been identified, but no warrant has officially been issued.

Police were told by a resident about an incident Saturday morning during which the reporting party was pulled over by a green compact car with flashing blue and red emergency lights. The man slowed his vehicle down and began to pull off of to the side of the road in the 700 block of South 15th Street when the suspect then sped around him. No contact was made between the reporting party and the suspect.

The reporting party was able to obtain a license plate number and gave the information to Chickasha Police. Officers were able to locate a suspect vehicle that had emergency lights on the inside. No arrests have been made.

Anyone who believes they may have come in contact with a fake police officer is asked to notify Chickasha Police. While displaying a badge is the usual way of identifying law enforcement, all officers also have an identification card that shows their name and department, Records Clerk Charli Nye said.

All Chickasha Police vehicles are marked, Nye said. Chickasha Police can be contacted at 405-222-6050. Grady County Crimestoppers is also taking tips at 405-222-TIPS (8477).