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Detectives Investigate Police Impersonator Incident

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, March 4, 2020


Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police - Vice and Intelligence Unit are further investigating an incident involving a person representing himself as a police officer and conducting a traffic stop.

On February 22, 2020, officers from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Police observed an orange-colored Scion with flashing red and blue lights on the shoulder of the Inter-County Connector (ICC) during what appeared to be a traffic stop of another vehicle.  Further investigation by the DNR officers revealed that the driver of the Scion had conducted a traffic stop by using flashing red and blue lights to pull over another vehicle.  The driver of the Scion was subsequently arrested for impersonating a Police Officer and other related charges.

Arrested was Yerko Pallominy-Arce, age 30, of Upper Rock Circle in Rockville.  Pallominy-Arce was processed by the DNR Police and turned over to the Central Processing Unit.  He has a court date set for March 21, 2020.

Detectives are now investigating whether other traffic stops were conducted by Pallominy-Arce.  Detectives ask to speak with anyone who was contacted or pulled over by Pallominy-Arce posing as a police officer.  Anyone with additional information regarding Pallominy-Arce or similar incidents is asked to contact the Vice and Intelligence Unit at 240-773-5958.

Photos of Yerko Pallominy-Arce and his vehicle are included in the release.

Pic of Scion driven by Pallominy-ArcePic of Scion driven by Pallominy-Arce (Original Image)
Pic of ScionPic of Scion (Original Image)


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Release ID: 20-101
Media Contact: mcpnews 
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