The Middlesex County District Attorney's Office and Massachusetts State Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect wanted for impersonating a police officer.
The suspect is described as 5'3" tall, 130-140 pounds, with a thin face, sunken eyes and short hair. He had stud earrings in each ear, was wearing a black short sleeve shirt and jeans, and had a gold star-shaped badge hanging around his neck and a large, silver watch on his left wrist.
The suspect is wanted in connection with an incident that occurred in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, in December of 2015 or early January of 2016. The incident was not reported to police until this month.
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A woman said she was driving on Interstate 495 north prior to Route 38 when she was stopped by an older model, black Chevy Impala which she believed to be an unmarked police cruiser. The woman said the vehicle had dark, tinted windows, round taillights and a spotlight. She believes it had either a dealer or repair plate.
The stop was initiated by the suspect using the spotlight to pull her over. The suspect then approached the vehicle and requested the victim's license and registration. Upon returning to the vehicle, the suspect then assaulted the woman by inappropriate touching. The woman was able to escape by driving away.
Any drivers who have questions about the identity of an officer should call 911 on their cell phone if they can do so safely to immediately be connected to police. They should be ready to give their location and vehicle descrption. They can also drive to the nearest police or fire station if they know where it is.
Anyone who has experienced similar incidents or has information about the suspect is asked to call state police at 978-475-3800 or 781-897-6621.