Frederick Man Charged With Impersonating A Police Officer

He was seen with a vehicle with flashing red and blue lights.



Frederick, Md (KM) State Police have charged a Frederick man with impersonating a police officer and driving with a visible red and blue lamp on his vehicle. . James Coons, 57, was served with a criminal summons on Monday.

Authorities say an off-duty trooper was driving an unmarked State Police car last Wednesday evening along Route 26 near Dollyhyde Road when he saw another vehicle flash its red and blue lights. The trooper and other vehicles in the road yielded to what they thought was a police car.

Once the lights were turned off, the trooper became suspicious and conducted a traffic stop. Coons was interviewed by the trooper and released.

The charges against Coons were filed after a consultation with the Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office.

State Police believe Coons may have impersonated a police officer on other occasions using a 2014 Ford Focus. Investigators are asking anyone who may have been pulled over by this vehicle to contact State Police.


By Kevin McManus