St. Martin

Oct 22, 2010 4:14 PM by Letitia Walker

Update: "Fake" Law Enforcement Officers Making Stops in St. Martin

Press Release: On October 22, 2010, Deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 19 year old Dillon Alex Mier, of St. Martinville, for False Impersonation of a Police Officer in connection with this morning's incident in Catahoula. Mier was driving a 2005 Grey Scion TC with North Carolina license plates that was equipped with red and blue flashing lights. He was booked into St. Martin Parish Correctional Center without bond. A juvenile subject who was a passenger in the vehicle, was not charged in connection with this incident. It appears that there was no criminal intent on behalf of the suspect and apparently he was attempting to carry out a prank. However, we would like to remind the public that this is a serious situation and if anyone comes into contact with a person who they fear is not a law enforcement official, to call 911 to immediately report it.

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According to the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office, two men were posing as police officers in the Catahoula area near Leblanc Street. It happened around 6:10 a.m. this morning. The suspects are described as white males, early twenties, driving a dark colored
Honda Accord or similar type vehicle, with blue and red emergency lights on the dash board.

The men stopped two separate vehicles in fake traffic stops. In both instances, the driver of the fake officer exited the vehicle while the passenger stayed inside. No firearms were produced and no police insignias were on their clothing or vehicle.

if you are pulled over by a vehicle that you are uncertain is a law enforcement vehicle, pull into a well lighted and well populated area, keep your doors and windows locked and call 911 to verify the stop. The dispatcher will be able to confirm whether or not it is a legitimate stop.

If anyone has information relating to the events this morning, please contact the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office at (337) 394-3071.

 

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