Two Men Arrested for Impersonating a Police Officer in Turlock

(Photo Courtesy: Turlock Police Department)

(Photo Courtesy: Turlock Police Department)

TURLOCK — Police in Turlock arrested two men Friday for driving around impersonating an officer and trying to pull over another car, officials said.

Turlock Police Department received a call from a driver who reported a red Toyota Prius with red and blue lights attached to the car attempted to pull them over. Officers began searching in the area of Countryside Drive and W. Monte Vista Avenue, but couldn’t find the reported car.

Hours later, an officer on patrol located and arrested Michael Reynolds, 18, and Saul Rodriguez, 20, after police lights were found in their car.

The police department said this incident serves as an example for citizens to be aware of what to do in a similar situation. According to the department, if an unmarked police vehicle pulls you over, pull into a well-lit or well-populated area.

If the person is in street clothes, ask for a supervisor or a fully-marked patrol vehicle to respond. If you believe the person is impersonating an officer, call 911.