Impersonating a police officer in Cumberland

Comox Valley

2023-08-10 07:06 PDT

File # 2023-12539

On August 6, 2023 a man was arrested for impersonating a police officer in Cumberland. Comox Valley RCMP are encouraging witnesses to come forward.

At approximately 12:30 a.m. a man allegedly followed the victim from Courtenay to his home in Cumberland. The man approached the victim and identified himself as an off-duty police officer.

Several witnesses, including the victim, were keen enough to realize something was not right and called police, said Cst. Monika Terragni, Media Relations Officer, Comox Valley RCMP. Fortunately, a police officer was in the area, quickly arrived and arrested the suspect.

Comox Valley RCMP would like to reach out to any witnesses who have not yet communicated with investigators. The suspect was driving a black Dodge Ram 1500 with silver decals, a black cargo rack, and stickers that read K9 on Duty on the rear windows. Additionally, he is described as a tall man who weighs approximately 80kg with a shaved head and short cropped beard.

The 40-year old Comox Valley man has been charged with multiple offences including personating a police officer.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Comox Valley RCMP at (250) 338-1321 and refer to file 2023-12539.

Released by:

Cst. Monika Terragni
Media Relations Officer
Comox Valley RCMP
800 Ryan Rd, Courtenay, BC V9N 7T1
Office: 250-338-1321
Fax: 250-338-6781


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