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Police Arrest Cop Impersonators

November 06, 2002  | 

Law enforcement officers in the Dona Ana County area of New Mexico near the Texas border arrested four men for impersonating federal officers and pulling over pedestrians for speeding and identification checks.

Jaime Andres Ponce De Leon of El Paso, Texas, was charged with six counts of impersonating an officer and two counts of false imprisonment. Douglas W. Dombrowski and Vernon E. Johnson, both of Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Paul Blunt of El Paso, Texas, were charged with two counts each of impersonating an officer.

The men allegedly stopped commuters in the Santa Teresa area near the Texas border and verbally warned them about speeding. Officials have not determined a motive.

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