Pennsylvania Man Was Detained After He Allegedly Stole Police Gear While Posing As A Police Officer

A suspect who reportedly impersonated a law enforcement official during a fictitious traffic encounter in December was taken into custody by Pennsylvania police.

Pennsylvania Man Was Detained After He Allegedly Stole Police Gear While Posing As A Police Officer

The Lehmen Township Police Department announced that Paul Dolan had been charged with driving without a license, receiving stolen items, and impersonating a public servant. He was also accused of stealing, using firearms, and using drugs.

On December 13, Dolan pulled over a driver and reported the incident to the police department.

“This individual reported getting a flat tire on Old 115 just before Church Road and was approached by a white male who stated he was a police officer,” a Facebook post from the Lehmen Township Police Department read. “This male demanded the complainant move the car off Old 115 onto the dirt section of Church Road.”

According to the department, Dolan “made several statements about being a police officer” and that he was stationed at a military barrack nearby. In addition, the suspect stated that he had been sent abroad for duty.

After Dolan was taken into custody on December 23, authorities searched his car on December 24. Along with firearms and drugs, officers also discovered police gear they believed to be stolen.

“An investigation led officers to determine he was never in the military and is not a police officer,” police said. “During this investigation, several criminal facts were discovered and subsequently led to this man’s arrest.”

Residents who recognize Dolan and his car are urged to report any interactions they may have had with him by the Lehmen Township Police Department.

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