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Suspect arrested in Kamloops for attempting to impersonate a police officer

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Kamloops RCMP arrested a suspect while investigating a case of police officer impersonation.

On Dec. 6, the Kamloops RCMP Detachment’s General Investigations Support Team with the support of the Serious Crimes and Targeted Enforcement Units went to an address on Versatile Drive in the context of an attempt to impersonate a police officer investigation, according to a release from the RCMP issued today, Dec. 11.

While officers got ready to approach the suspect, the individual fled into a commercial location where he was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit.

“It’s still early, but at this stage in the investigation, no local reports have been received to suggest someone in Kamloops has been actively impersonating a police officer,” Staff Sgt. Todd Wiebe said in the release. “If anyone has information that may indicate otherwise, please contact the detachment as soon as possible.”

Kamloops officers got involved in the investigation in late November after they were contacted by the RCMP’s Federal Serious and Organized Crime Cybercrime Investigative Team.

“The investigation is active and ongoing therefore we can’t get into specific details about it, but the arrest and subsequent search warrant executions are a great illustration of the teamwork that occurred to identify a suspect and ascertain evidence to support anticipated charge recommendations, as part of the assessment and approval process,” Supt. Jeff Pelley, Kamloops RCMP Detachment’s officer in charge, said in the release.

Anyone with relevant information to this investigation should contact the Kamloops RCMP Detachment at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2023-42267.

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