Wareham Police seek man who allegedly impersonated an officer

On Saturday, January 5, 2012, at approximately 9:00 pm, a female was signaled to pull over on Main St. in West Wareham by a male purporting himself to be a police officer. The 29-year-old Wareham woman reported that she had been signaled to stop by the use of a blue light in the windshield of what was described as a dark colored, mid-size SUV or pickup truck style vehicle.

When the female pulled to the side of the road, a male came to the driver side of the vehicle and informed the female that she had a defective tail light and requested that she produce her driver’s license and step out from the vehicle. The female reported that she then felt that the male was not a police officer and began to drive away, at which time the male struck her face with a flashlight, causing a minor injury. The woman left the scene and notified the Wareham Police Department of the incident immediately upon arriving home.

The suspect was described as a white male, appearing to be approximately 40 years of age, approximately 5’8” tall, with dark hair and a very distinctive Adam’s apple. The suspect was stated to be wearing a dark colored buttoned shirt under a fluorescent yellow colored jacket.

This incident is currently being investigated by the Wareham Police Department Detective Division. Any information pertaining to similar incident, the suspect description, or the vehicle description should be forwarded to the attention of Detective Michael Smith of the Wareham Police Department. Information can also be furnished to the Wareham Police Department by using the anonymous tip line at 508-291-2300, or the Text-Tip program available through the internet and mobile phones.