Crime, Emergency Response

State trooper arrests police impersonator attempting to make traffic stop on I-695

UPDATE: Maryland State Police urge anyone who may have been pulled over by this impersonator to contact police at 410-780-2700.

Original story below…

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BALTIMORE, MD – Maryland State Police arrested a police impersonator attempting to conduct a traffic stop on I-695 on Saturday night.

The suspect has been identified as Timothy Ervin Trivett, 54, of Yorktown, Virginia. Trivett was arrested on scene without incident and charged with impersonating a police officer and multiple handgun charges. He was the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle involved in the incident.

At just before 8:30 p.m. on Saturday night, a Maryland state trooper witnessed a 2012 black and white Chevy Impala with blue and white flashing lights attempting to make a traffic stop outer loop of I-695 at Greenspring Avenue.

The trooper pulled behind the Impala and immediately made contact with the impersonating police officer, later identified as Trivett.

Trivett was wearing what appeared to be police equipment, body armor, and a uniform.

State police have consulted with the Baltimore County State’s Attorney. Trivett was processed and taken to the Baltimore County Detention Center where he was later released on an unsecured bond.

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