Carbondale police looking for impersonator

By: Nick Rothschild Email
By: Nick Rothschild Email

CARBONDALE, Colo. (KKCO) - Garfield County residents are being asked to keep their eyes peeled for someone impersonating a police officer.

The Carbondale police department is looking for information regarding a male suspect possibly impersonating local police.

The suspect is described as a white male, heavy set, bald, no facial hair, blue eyes, middle-aged, and approximately 6' to 6' 2".

The vehicle is described as being similar to a police vehicle with very dark tinted windows, 'POLICE' written on the sides covering the front and rear doors, and '911' on the rear fender.

If you see the vehicle authorities request that you safely try and obtain the license plate number and contact your local law enforcement agency immediately.

Authorities say the man approached a boy on Tuesday in Carbondale and told the boy he shouldn't be riding his bike on the street while playing music and demanded $20, which the boy gave him.

Authorities also say they don't believe the incident is related to two other reports of police impersonation in Aspen this week, in which a man identifying himself as an officer called two people and demanded they provide their credit card numbers to pay court costs. It's not clear if the intended victims complied.

Also, remember that police agencies in Colorado do not request immediate payment for a fine or citation. If you are contacted by a police and you become concerned please call 911.

To contact the Carbondale police department with any information pertaining to this case, please call: (970)-963-2662

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