Mesa Police Seek Assistance In Identifying Police
July 30, 2008
Police are requesting the public's assistance in identifying a
male who has been seen wearing a police uniform and equipment in
On Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at approximately 8:30 a.m., a
38-year-old male was inside his apartment located at 1800 E.
Covina when he heard a knock at the front door. When he answered
the door, he was met by a white male wearing a police uniform.
Investigation revealed the person was not a police officer, but
an imposter. The imposter asked the occupant to identify
himself. The occupant then provided his name. Additionally, the
police imposter asked the occupant to verify his wife's name and
continued to tell the occupant that his wife was involved in a
car accident. The imposter police officer then walked away. The
occupant called his wife shortly after the subject left the area
and his wife told him she was not involved in an accident.
The following description of the male suspect and vehicle has
been provided to police: A white male appearing to be in his
mid-20s to early 30s, approximately 5' 10" tall, 180 pounds,
brown eyes with short black hair.
He was wearing a short-sleeved navy blue police uniform with a
leather gun belt containing a radio, handgun, ammunition pouches
and a can of pepper spray. The police badge was silver in color.
The male was seen getting into a white Ford Crown Victoria with
a spotlight on the driver's side door, a red dome light on the
dashboard and tinted windows. The vehicle is possibly a 2001
model or later.
Mesa Police have passed out flyers informing the surrounding
community about the incident. An updated flyer containing the
composite will be re-distributed to citizens in the surrounding