Sheriff’s Office warns citizens of impersonator |

Sheriff’s Office warns citizens of impersonator

John Gardner

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a criminal impersonation that occurred on Interstate 70 on March 7, and warns drivers to be cautious.

According to a statement from the Sheriff’s Office, a female driver reported that she had been pulled over near New Castle by a male driving a dark-green sedan equipped with red and blue emergency lights.

The incident occurred at approximately 10:56 a.m. Saturday, March 7.

The Sheriff’s Office said the woman reported that a male party got out of the sedan and approached her vehicle, identified himself as a Sheriff’s Deputy, and attempted to gather personal information from her.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the woman said she became suspicious of the situation when his conduct toward her became “unprofessional.” The woman refused to give any personal information out and the male suspect left shortly afterward, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The male subject was described as approximately 5’9″ to 6′ tall, weighing 150 to 160 pounds, and is suspected to be in his 30s. He was wearing dark-green uniform pants and shirt with yellow piping around the pockets and “Sheriff” printed on the back, and a “duty style” belt with a night stick.

The Sheriff’s Office has no other leads at this time and encourages all citizens to call 911 immediately if they are suspicious of any contact with someone claiming to be a member of law enforcement.

Garfield County Crime Stoppers is also seeking information involving this case and anyone with information can remain anonymous. People can earn a $1,000 reward with information that leads to an arrest in the case by calling 945-0101.

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