The Associated Press OAK HARBOR — Police in Washington state have arrested a funeral-home worker they say pretended to be a retired officer for two decades and recently intervened in fight. Oak Harbor Police Chief Edgar Green says authorities became aware of Jim Bailey in August after the fight between a couple in a car. Green says the…More
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A man was robbed early Sunday by another man who claimed to be a Seattle cop, according to police. The victim was in a rental car parked at 420 Blanchard St. just after 2 a.m. when a man shined a flashlight through the windshield and said, “Seattle police. Give me your driver’s license and registration.” The “cop”…More
Seattle police have arrested a man suspected of posing as a cop to commit a series of robberies in Seattle parks. Police arrested 46-year-old Ryan James Purdy (pictured at right) yesterday after he told a fellow bus passenger about being wanted for impersonating a cop. Bad move. The passenger got off the bus and called police. When…More
Seattle police say a man wanted for impersonating a cop and robbing unsuspecting people at Volunteer Park is still at it. Police have been searching for Ryan James Purdy, aka Tracy Byers, 46 (pictured at right), since December, after he allegedly flashed a fake badge and robbed several people in Volunteer…More
There appears to be a police impersonator roaming Seattle’s Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill. Seattle police say they have received reports this month of someone trying to pass himself off as an undercover cop. On Wednesday and on Dec. 19, park goers contacted officers to report being confronted by a man around the age of 40, said…More
King County prosecutors today charged a 31-year-old man with rape, extortion and and criminal impersonation for allegedly raping a woman in North Seattle while posing as a plainclothes police officer. Prosecutors allege in charging documents that Michael S. Lewis confronted the 26-year-old victim as she was walking in the 1100 block of North 93rd Street around…More