Ore. arrest in police impersonation case
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle police say U.S. marshals in Oregon have arrested a man sought in a Seattle police impersonation case.
Tuesday's arrest of 27-year-old Michael James Beach came in the Portland suburb of Beaverton. Seattle officers say he's expected to be held for investigation of being a fugitive.
Police say that on May 16, a man posed twice in one day as an undercover officer in Seattle, approaching people who had stopped their cars and saying he needed to move the vehicles because he was about to raid a nearby residence. A woman refused to hand over her keys but a man complied less than two hours later after the police impersonator displayed a gun. KING-TV says that man watched the fake cop drive off in his 1992 Mercedes.
Information from: KING-TV, http://www.king5.com/