Man Impersonates Police in Shady Side, Pulls Over Driver
A Shady Side man was arrested on Tuesday evening for impersonating a police officer, according to Anne Arundel County Police Department spokesman Justin Mulcahy. The man, Jonathan Conner, 31, allegedly pulled over a car and accused the driver of speeding in the area of Shady Side Road near Dent Road — this area is just east of the intersection at Deale-Churchton Road.
Police said that Conner was driving a tan Chevrolet Caprice with emergency lights mounted inside the vehicle. The victim said that Conner pulled him over after turning on the emergency lights. The victim said that Conner got out of the Chevrolet and approached, saying he was pulling him over for speeding.
The victim said that Conner was not wearing a uniform. The driver asked Conner for credentials, Mulcahy said. Conner was unable to display the appropriate credentials and the victim drove away and contacted police.
Mulcahy said that officers checked the area for the Chevrolet Caprice and found it in a driveway in the 1200 block of Steamboat Road in Shady Side. Mulcahy said police described the interior emergency lights and said there were antennas mounted on the car making it resemble a police car.
The owner of the car matched the description the victim had given police, according to the report. Conner was positively identified as the suspect in the earlier incident, Mulcahy said.
Conner was arrested and charged with several traffic violations and criminal charges for impersonating a police officer and false imprisonment.
Police are asking other (potential) victims to contact detectives in Southern District, 410-222-1965.