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July 28, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Man accused of impersonating cop, signaling traffic stop

A 21-year-old Poulsbo man was arrested this morning for investigation of criminal impersonation after he allegedly attempting a traffic stop using emergency lights, the Washington State Patrol said. The State Patrol received a call early this morning from a motorist traveling on the Hood Canal Bridge who said the driver of a Ford F250 truck had attempted to pull the caller’s car over by activating…

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July 9, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Retired police officer charged with impersonating a cop

A retired Seattle police officer was charged today with criminal impersonation, accused of working in uniform at a Capitol Hill construction site even though his authority to act as a police officer had expired, according to the Seattle City Attorney’s Office. Michael F. Deacy, 69, retired from the Seattle Police Department in 2006 after a 30-year…

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December 21, 2011 at 1:58 PM

Seattle man impersonated cop to rape, extort victims

A 26-year-old felon pleaded guilty today to 10 felonies and five misdemeanors, admitting he impersonated a police officer and extorted sex from a woman and two 15-year-old girls after responding to the victims’ online ads for prostitution and escort services. Julian Tarver, who had previously served nearly five years in prison for a number of crimes, including first-degree…

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