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HPD Receives Report of Men Impersonating Police Officers

April 5, 2018, 10:41 AM HST
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Hawai’i Island police received a report at approximately 11:10 p.m., on Sunday, April 1, about two men impersonating police officers on Highway 19 near the 21-mile marker near Maulua Gulch.

A driver had pulled over to the shoulder of the highway after becoming drowsy and had fallen asleep when he was awakened with a flashlight being shined in his face.

A voice told him “This is a police officer; let me see your ID.”

He then realized the man was not a police officer and saw a second person open his passenger door and remove items from within the vehicle.

They moved to the rear of the victim’s vehicle and left in a large SUV headed in the Hilo direction.

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During the investigation, police determined that the two suspects were not uniform, presented no police identification, and no blue lights or sirens were used.

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The two men were described as local, in their mid-20s to early 30s, about 5-feet-7 inches to 5-feet-9- inches tall, medium to stocky build.

Police are asking anyone with information related to the incident to call Officer Amacias Valdez at (808) 962-2120 or the police department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311.

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