Arrest - Impersonate Peace Officer - 600 Block Spadina Crescent East / 70 Block Campus Drive

One man has been arrested following two separate occurrences in which he falsely identified himself as law enforcement.

On July 29, 2023 at around 8:50 a.m., police were called to a hotel in the 600 block of Spadina Crescent East following a report of a disturbance involving a man impersonating a peace officer. Upon arriving, officers learned that a man had approached a woman and her child, identified himself as police, and accused her of abduction. The woman entered the hotel with her child to seek assistance while the man followed her inside causing a disturbance; bystanders quickly intervened and the man fled the area on foot.

Then, on August 1, 2023, police became aware of a similar incident that occurred on July 31, 2023 at around 2:00 p.m. in the 70 block of Campus Drive. It was learned that a man had approached a woman, identified himself as a peace officer, and offered to escort her through the area; the woman declined and the man left.

Video evidence and continued investigation identified the suspect and confirmed him be responsible for both occurrences. In the afternoon hours of August 2, 2023, officers attended to an address in the 200 block of 5th Avenue North where they effected the arrest of the suspect male without incident.

As a result, the 32-year-old Redvers, Saskatchewan man has been charged with impersonating a peace officer (x2), criminal harassment, and failing to comply with court-imposed conditions (x2).

(Occurrence Numbers: 23-99141, 23-99331)