Police warn of possible officer impersonator in Carroll Twp.


If someone with only flashing blue lights and no police uniform tries to pull you over, be wary — there may be a police impersonator around northern York County, according to Carroll Township Police.

The police department said in a news release Saturday that it had received reports of someone who wasn't actually an officer pulling someone over on Route 15 in the area of the township.

The suspect was described as a white male who was driving a small black Ford station wagon with police-type flashing blue lights, according to police. He was described as tall, with sunglasses and a dark hooded sweatshirt.

Officers in Pennsylvania do sometimes use unmarked cars, but emergency lights are always a mix of blue and red, and only officers in uniform or with clear identification pull motorists over, the release states.

If you're concerned the person pulling you over might not really be a police officer, call 911, which will be able to confirm if it's a real officer, according to police. Do not speed up or drive erratically, the release says — follow the officers' and dispatchers' instructions.

Anyone with information about this incident to call 911 or contact Carroll Township Police at (717) 432-3317.

— Reach Sean Cotter at scotter@yorkdispatch.com.