Update: local police investigate report of person impersonating a police officer

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WILTON – The Wilton Police Department is investigating a report of an individual impersonating a law enforcement officer in Wilton, according to a news release from Wilton PD. This is an incident that was originally reported to have occurred in Farmington.

The initial incident was reported on Route 133 in Wilton near the Jay town line on Tuesday, February 6, at approximately 9:25 a.m. According to the report, the suspect activated police-style lights to pull over a young male victim on Route 133. The victim became alarmed by the suspect’s demeanor and exited his vehicle, leading to an altercation. Fortunately, the victim escaped without injuries.

The vehicle is described as a burgundy 1980s Oldsmobile Cutlass with a black vinyl roof and red and blue flashing lights mounted in the windshield, with an unknown license plate. The suspect has been described as a white male in his 20s, approximately 5-foot, 6-inches tell, with a skinny build, who was wearing a black uniform with an external vest. The uniform was new with no patches, badge, firearm, or police gear except for a baton.
The Wilton Police Department has initiated an investigation into this incident but has not received any further information or reports about similar incidents involving individuals impersonating law enforcement in Oldsmobile Cutlass vehicles. If anyone has information regarding this case, they are encouraged to contact the Wilton Police Department.

Updated at 1:37 p.m. on Friday, February 9, 2024.


Previous release from Farmington Police Department on February 8, 2024:

FARMINGTON – On Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at approximately 11:41 a.m. Farmington Police received a report of a person impersonating a police officer on Route 133 in Farmington, Farmington Police Chief Kenneth Charles reported Thursday afternoon. The caller was not directly involved in the incident and shared the information in the interest of public safety. The alleged victim was, at the time, unwilling to be identified or provide a statement. Farmington Police continued to investigate the information, however, without a named victim or the specific circumstances of the incident, no press release could be made at that time.

In an update Thursday, Charles said that the victim in this case has since identified themselves. It has been determined that the incident did not occur in Farmington; the individual involved was referred to the appropriate police agency for further investigation. Farmington Police will continue to assist if and when requested by the investigating agency. If a complaint is filed with the investigating agency it will be the responsibility of that agency to address media and information requests, Charles said.

No further information is available at this time.

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