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Police Impersonation Charges Laid Following North Simcoe Area OPP Investigation

Source: OPP
Date: Sat Mar 16 02:54:42 MST 2019

(MIDLAND, ON) - The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a Midland resident in connection with a series of police impersonation incidents throughout the North Simcoe area.



The investigation was initiated after the OPP received numerous complaints of a male operating several vehicles which appeared to resemble marked and unmarked police vehicles. The male driver would resemble a police officer and interact with the complainants' in a manner suggesting that he was a police officer.



Charged is Brandon (Don) WAITES, 27 years of Midland with the following offences-
- Personating Peace Officer
- Personating Peace Officer (badge, using uniform, or equipment) Contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada and further
- Breach of Probation order Contrary to the Provincial Offences Act



The accused was released from custody on a recognizance at a bail hearing held before the Ontario Court of Justice in Barrie on March 12, 2019 and will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Midland on April 4, 2019.

Police believe that there could be other victims of similar circumstance and would like to speak to those persons.

Anyone having knowledge of this crime or similar incident is asked to please contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also submit your information anonymously online at www.p3tips.com . Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display, you will not have to testify in court and you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000. Follow Crime Stoppers of Simcoe Dufferin Muskoka on Twitter or Facebook.

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