Police impersonator pulls woman over in Lower Paxton

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LOWER PAXTON TWP., Dauphin County, Pa. –A woman was  pulled over by a man posing as a police officer in Lower Paxton Township. It happened Wednesday, March 16th around 8:15pm. The victim was driving in the area of Dartmouth St and Berkley St when she was pulled over by a black male who was operating a dark colored sedan with red and blue lights on his dash board and a yellow reflector stripe on his front bumper.

She said that the suspect, described only as a black male,  was wearing some type of dark blue uniform, but it did not appear to be a police uniform.  The suspect approached her driver’s window and asked for her license and registration.  The woman, believing that he was not a police officer, asked to see his badge.  He did not provide one, so she drove away.  She was not injured in this incident.

Lower Paxton Township residents and travelers should be aware that Lower Paxton Twp Police officers always have a badge visible on their outermost garment and under most circumstances will be wearing a uniform hat when they are conducting traffic stops.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lower Paxton Township Police.