WHITE LAKE, MI – MSP is reaching out to the public to answer a question if a man who they arrested this morning may have committed other crimes by impersonating a police officer based on evidence that was located in the suspects home.
On Thursday April 12th, 2018, at approximately 7:30 AM, detectives assigned to the Michigan State Police (MSP) Second District Special Investigation Section executed a search warrant at 9115 Maplewood Drive in White Lake and arrested a 42-year-old man on outstanding civil warrant.
A further investigation revealed that during a search of the suspects’ home, detectives located Michigan State Police Badges, ammunition and other illegal items. Detectives are reaching out to members of the public to determine if anyone has ever been stopped/involved in a traffic stop by the person in the photographs. It is also possible this person may have attempted to gain favors or tried to gain influence by presenting himself as a state trooper.
MSP reminds motorists that they use only marked vehicles for traffic enforcement and during any contact members of the State Police will have an official id card with their photo or will be accompanied by unformed members. If a driver has any doubt if they are being stopped by a real police officer they should keep driving, turn on their emergency flashers and contact 911 to verify if that is a real police officer.
The MSP is continuing their investigation into police impersonation and weapons charges. Anyone with any information on this person is asked to call the MSP Metro South Post at 734-287- 5000.