UPLAND, Calif. – A Fontana man impersonating a police officer made a big mistake when he attempted to pull over a detective in an unmarked Sheriff’s vehicle Wednesday night.
At around 9:00 p.m., a detective from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Station was driving an unmarked Sheriff’s detective vehicle east on the 210 freeway near Baseline Street in Upland. He looked in his rearview mirror and noticed a black 2018 Jeep Wrangler following behind. He activated red and blue flashing strobe lights. The detective thought that maybe it was an unmarked CHP unit and began to pull over.
The suspect turned off his lights and continued driving behind the detective and again turned his lights on. He then noticed the suspect was not a law enforcement officer and began following the suspect. The suspect continued driving east on the 210, only now, at a high rate of speed attempting to flee from the detective. The detective activated his emergency lights and sirens. The suspect exited on Mountain Avenue in the City of Upland and yielded.
The suspect, identified as 23-year-old Imroj Singh. No other law enforcement items were inside his vehicle. “Through investigation, it was determined that Singh had purchased the blue and red strobe lights on the internet and had them installed in his vehicle’s front grill to make it look like he was an undercover law enforcement vehicle,” Rancho Cucamonga Police said.
Singh was arrested for impersonating a peace officer and was booked at the West Valley Detention Center. He was later released from custody and is scheduled to be arraigned at the Rancho Cucamonga Superior Court on August 5, 2019.
Detectives believe that Singh may have previously used these lights and vehicle to stop other citizens. Detectives are releasing the photos of Singh’s vehicle and his booking photo. If you recognize Singh pretending to be a law enforcement officer, or were stopped by Singh, you are urged to contact the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department.
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