A Bay Point man was arrested on suspicion of impersonating an officer after a police uniform and other items were found in his car during a traffic stop early this morning, a Contra Costa County sheriff’s spokesman said. John Glaves, 36, was arrested at around 5 a.m. today on westbound state Highway 4 near Willow Pass road in Bay Point after a sheriff’s deputy stopped him for speeding.
Upon learning that the man had an outstanding warrant for burglary, the deputy began searching the car and found a police uniform, a fake plastic police badge and a homemade red light for the top of his vehicle, sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Lee said. Lee said investigators believe Glaves was wearing a police shirt that he removed before being stopped this morning.
Glaves was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on suspicion of impersonating a peace officer, drug possession and receiving stolen property. He is being held without bail. The sheriff’s office is investigating where Glaves obtained the police uniform and how he has used it.
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