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Police Impersonator Pulls Over Real Sergeant in New Jersey

December 29, 2015  | 

Richard Goldrick was charged with impersonating an officer after pullng over a real police sergeant on the Garden State Parkway. (Photo: WABC TV screen shot)
Richard Goldrick was charged with impersonating an officer after pullng over a real police sergeant on the Garden State Parkway. (Photo: WABC TV screen shot)

A New Jersey man was arrested on charges of impersonating a police officer after authorities say he pulled over an off-duty officer on the Garden State Parkway.

The suspect, 68-year old Richard Goldrick of Nutley, is accused of trying to stop Woodbridge Police Department Sergeant Charles Stab as he was driving northbound on the parkway on Dec. 21.

Police say Stab was driving in his personal vehicle at milepost 116 in Holmdel Township when Goldrick, driving a 2013 black Chevrolet Suburban, pulled behind him, and activated emergency lights.

Once both vehicles were stopped, police say Goldrick shut off his emergency lights and quickly drove away.

Stab was able obtain a description of the suspect and a license plate number, which he later provided to State Police detectives, WABC TV reports.

Goldrick was taken into custody and charged with impersonating a police officer, possession of a weapon, and possession of false government documents. He was held at Monmouth County Jail in lieu of $52,000 full cash bail.

Comments (3)

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Leonard Mather @ 12/29/2015 1:46 PM


kevCopAz @ 12/30/2015 7:50 PM

sad if he is just a cop want to be and scary if he was a criminal trying to do something to some innocent victim.

Leonard @ 1/2/2016 8:36 AM

Police impersonation seems to be a recurring problem. Any officers out there that can make some recommendations as to how citizens can protect themselves against this? Anyone can buy a badge and claim themselves an officer. Also how does the public deal with plain clothes officers. The Blake incident sticks out in my mind. If I was jumped like that, I would've fought back, as I would have had a legitimate fear that I was being attacked. A situation that could have ended very badly.

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