LaPorte Police looking for man who told resident he was an officer  

Press release from LPPD:

“The LaPorte Police Department would like to make the public aware of an incident in which a man falsely identified himself as an undercover police officer from our agency.

“On Friday, May 4, 2018, at approximately 10:11 p.m. a man knocked on the door of a home in the 700 block of Ridge Street in LaPorte. When the door was answered, the man told the 19-year-old female victim that he was an undercover police officer for the LaPorte Police Department. She then asked to see his identification and he told her he had to go get it from his vehicle. The suspect then walked south on Ridge Street out of view and did not return.

“The suspect was described as a white male, unknown age, with “shaggy” blonde hair. He was wearing dark-colored pants and a dark-colored T-shirt.

“If anyone comes to your door purporting to be a police officer, we encourage you to do what this young woman smartly did — request to see identification before allowing entry. If you are still unsure, please call 911. Dispatchers will be able to verify whether an actual police officer is at your home legitimately.

“This incident is under investigation. Anyone who may have information on this case is encouraged to contact LaPorte Police Det. Sgt. Jim Ferguson at (219) 362-9446, ext. 208, or at jferguson@lpcitypd.com. You may also private message us on Facebook.”

One Response to “LaPorte Police looking for man who told resident he was an officer  ”

  1. SuzQuz

    May 08. 2018

    Or better yet ~ don’t open your door to someone you don’t recognize.
    Times, they are achangin’,

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