Montgomery County Police Charge Va. Man With Impersonating A Police Officer

Joshua Taber (Photo from Montgomery County Police Dept.)

He’s also charged with weapons offenses.

Gaithersburg, Md. (KM) – An Alexandria, Va.  man is charged in Montgomery County, Md.  with impersonating a police officer. Joshua Taber, 38, was arrested earlier this month.

Montgomery County Police say detectives from the Vice and Intelligence Unit were doing surveillance at the Rockville Hotel at 3 Research Court when they saw a Chevrolet Tahoe which appeared to be an unmarked police vehicle. Not wanting to interfere with another police investigation, the detectives made some inquiries. They were told by the hotel management that the owner of the Tahoe identified himself as an “agent” when checking in, and said his vehicle needed to be parked in front of the hotel.

Authorities say further investigation determined Taber was not police officer. A search of his room and vehicle netted several I.D.’s with the title “special agent,” and multiple firearms including a ghost gun, which is a privately manufactured firearm. Other items included a ballistic vest, multiple holsters, magazines and ammunition.

In addition to impersonating a police officer, Taber is also charged with multiple firearms offenses.

By Kevin McManus