Police Impersonator Suspect Stopped Motorist In U. Saucon, Police Say

A man suspected in several recent police impersonation incidents in Lower Saucon Township and South Whitehall Township has reportedly struck again, after last being spotted in Lower Saucon in February.

Credit: Pennsylvania State Police

Lower Saucon Township Police, South Whitehall Township Police and now Upper Saucon Township Police are searching for the man pictured in this sketch, who they say has pulled motorists over by impersonating a police officer.

Upper Saucon Township Police reported in a post on their Facebook page Wednesday that the unidentified man reportedly stopped a motorist on Landis Mill Road at around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Police said the man he stopped reported that the impersonator was driving an older model black Ford Crown Victoria equipped with red and blue overhead lights.

“The person was described as a white, middle-aged, bearded male approximately 6 feet tall, weighing between 200 to 215 pounds,” police said. “He was wearing a black shirt with ‘Police’ in small white letters on the left chest area (and) ‘Police’ in large white letters on the back of the shirt.”

When asked for his name and badge number, he reportedly “ran back to his vehicle and fled,” according to the post.

Upper Saucon Township and many other local police officers are required to contact, via radio, a local communications center when stopping any vehicle.

If you are driving in Upper Saucon Township or elsewhere in Lehigh County and are pulled over you can call the county communications center at 610-437-5252 to confirm the identity of an officer.

In Northampton County, dial 911 or 610-759-2200.

This is the first reported incident in which a man was stopped by the suspect.

In the Lower Saucon Township case from February, a female motorist was pulled over.

If you recognize the man in the sketch, please call Lower Saucon police at 610-317-6110.

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