The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a report of a person impersonating an officer.
The incident occurred on Tuesday evening in Rockbridge Township on St Hwy 80. A male in a black passenger car with a spot light and red and blue emergency lights, pulled over a vehicle and approached it. The male was wearing a brown uniform. The uniform did not have a name or a badge on it. The male asked the citizen if they had a permit to be out driving. When the answer was no the male got back into his car and left.
As part of the investigation, authorities have obtained information that a male in a black Chevrolet Impala with a spot light on it and red and blue warning lights matching the same description did the same thing in southern Grant County and also in Iowa County as recent as yesterday.
The male is described to be in his mid 30’s with short brown hair. He does not have facial hair.
Sheriff Bindl reminds residents that local Law Enforcement wear a name tag and a badge as part of their uniform every day. If something doesn’t feel right, call 911 and try to give as much information as you can for law enforcement.
If anyone has more information, please contact the Sheriff’s Department at 608-647-2106.