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Prosecutors: LI man posed as cop, made bogus arrests

There are 31 comments on the Newsday story from Feb 7, 2007, titled Prosecutors: LI man posed as cop, made bogus arrests. In it, Newsday reports that:

He had the trappings of a police officer _ a badge, a uniform, handcuffs, even a car outfitted with lights and a siren.

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Nut Job

Hempstead, NY

#32 Feb 7, 2007
Manny wrote:
This is the worse piece of reporting I've ever seen. You think maybe you can do a little more investigating into this matter and find out what happened with this bogus arrests? This is half ass reporting you should be ashamed of yourself.
AGREED!
Nut Job

Hempstead, NY

#33 Feb 7, 2007
Ryan wrote:
so let me get this straight. This guy wasn't getting paid but he was still doing police work, while suffolk county pays their cops like $60K a year to do nothing.
What decade do you live in? They make more like an average of $120k.
Lt Retired

Bridgeport, CT

#34 Feb 7, 2007
Arrest made, brings them into the precient and files an arrest log, this is signed by the duty officer. They are then transported..... and all this being done and the precient commander has no clue who is under his command.
Who appears into Court?
Who brings them to lock-up?
This sounds like charges are being fabracated to the extent of being less humiliated for the true error the department needs to focuse on.
Sharon

Trenton, NJ

#36 Feb 7, 2007
Stories like this are crazy. If you ever are unsure if it really is a cop pulling you over, pull into a busy destination and dial *77. This is a number that will help you in a situation like this.
Keith

Patchogue, NY

#37 Feb 7, 2007
If he made these arrests, where did he take the people he arrested? Wouldn't the real cops in the precincts know that he was a fraud?
Not your business

Brooklyn, NY

#40 Feb 7, 2007
Curious wrote:
To Newsday reporter: The suspense is unbearable - WTF did this guy do after he arrested these people??? Please follow up.
Why is it so important to you to know that? Are you some type of pervert trying to get cheap thrills? Perhaps the victims don't want anyone to know.
I am curious too

Amityville, NY

#42 Feb 8, 2007
Curious wrote:
To Newsday reporter: The suspense is unbearable - WTF did this guy do after he arrested these people??? Please follow up.
then Not your Business wrote:
Why is it so important to you to know that? Are you some type of pervert trying to get cheap thrills? Perhaps the victims don't want anyone to know.
Seems you have the dirty mind, "Not my business".
Curious, and others are not trolling for tales of sexual assault rather basic facts.
This guy supposedly stopped people and arrested them.
Then what?
Did he take people to the local CVS for mugshots? Did he take fingerprints with a child's art stamp pad? Does he have a jail cell in his garage?
All of that seems unlikely.
If the news article is stating that he arrested people, are they suggesting he tendered them to the local precint to be booked? If so, how the hell did that go unnoticed?
What happened after he stopped these people and allegedly arrested them?
Did he just stop them, and question them, before telling them they are just getting a warning?
If so that doesn't suggest "Arrest" to me, nor most others. The article should have stated he stopped and questioned, or cuffed and held them before allowing them to continue on their way.
PETE F

AOL

#43 Feb 9, 2007
There are a lot of fake cops already in the SCPD. Most of them work out of the Suffolk County DA office. Prior to that they worked on campaigns for DA Spota. Sometimes they have private security/investigation businesses. Maybe Sgt.Terry worked for one of those security companies. Hey, he may have even worked for the Head Private Investigator Dicke Dormer.

If you can't laugh at this you will never be able to laugh.

I got out of the NYPD and did some private investigation work. You soon find out who your friends were, or thought you knew who they were. I do a case and get accused of pretending to be a cop. By the time they tried to start up some bullshVt on me they found out I was 100% legitimate. They just didn't bother to call me and tell me they made a mistake in their eagerness to screw me. The joke abuot it all is I didn't like to tell people I was a cop when I really was a cop. Now I am being accused of saying I was a cop when I wasn't a cop, and knowing what I did would come to their attention.

For Jeepers sake, I wound up making the case for them when I violated my oath and not tell the lawyer of some pretty interesting exculpatory evidence I gathered from one of the eyewitnesses.

The clients were real dirtbags and did the deed, no doubt of that at all. they ripped off some seniors with a scam.

One victim tells me he ID's the guy in a lineup and it looked exactly like him but how can I be sure it was him. Maybe he has someone that looks just like him! He is clearly bothered he may put an innocent man in jail. I tell him Mr.... you can rest your head on the pillow tonight knowing you identified the right guy. I was still fresh from the PD and had allegiances to the PD yet. I have learned otherwise since then.

Never forget calling the SCDA office as I had a private number for a former Investigator. I left 3 messages that I may know a guy who scammed a priest out of a lot of money. After I read a detective saying they probably would never identify the thief, I felt compelled to give them information I shouldn't have tried to give them as it had a very slight chance of compromising a client. Only a VERY slight chance as the guy I thought did the crime wasn't my client.

After leaving three messages I never received a call back. So much for the righteous and vigorous investigators in Spota's office.

I leave messages I may have the guy you are looking for that ripped off a parish priest and they don't call me back?

I mean if it turned out not to be the guy they could have always FRAMED him for it as his M.O. would have been enough to convict him. And when you think that FRAMING people is what they do best it makes one wonder what were they thinking when they didn't call me back. Maybe they already had this guy under wraps framing other innocent people?
Louis Garcia

Chicago, IL

#44 Jun 27, 2007
Miriam McEnroe wrote:
I'm curious, regarding the story of the 24 year old male who posed as a cop and arrested people; When you say he arrested them what do you mean? He put handcuffs on them and then what?
Miram McEnroe, ADA?
I have followed some of your trials feel free to contact me.
Elgin, IL
Miriam

Troy, NY

#45 Mar 3, 2008
Louis Garcia wrote:
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Miram McEnroe, ADA?
I have followed some of your trials feel free to contact me.
Elgin, IL
Are you the Louis Garcia that I know?
Louis Garcia

United States

#46 May 11, 2010
Miriam wrote:
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Are you the Louis Garcia that I know?
[email protected]
Miriam, I believe I am the same one you know, can't imagine you know more than one!

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