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Man arrested for impersonating undercover police officer in Port St. Lucie

Man arrested for impersonating undercover police officer in Port St. Lucie

On November 14, 2016, Port St. Lucie Police arrested Douglas Paul Andrews  for impersonating law enforcement officer, trespassing, and resisting an officer without violence after he followed a resident into a gated community in St. Lucie West.

On November 14, 2016 at around 8:40 pm, Port St. Lucie Police went to the 900 block of SW Munjack Circle to investigate a suspicious incident.  Police learned the victim noticed Andrews following him as he drove with his passenger from the area of NW Concord and NW Floresta Drive.  Andrews continued following the victim across the City to the gated community of Lake Charles, located in St. Lucie West, where the victim lives.  After the victim passed through the secured gates at the community, Andrews told the gate guard that he was an undercover officer and he was following the victim who entered the community. Andrews told that gate guard that she did not want to prevent him from conducting his investigation. The gate guard let Andrews through the gate and he continued to follow the victim to his house located in the 900 block of SW Munjack Circle.

Once on scene police observed Andrews car, which is a blue 2016 Toyota Camry.  Andrew’s car has white lights that line the top and bottom of the front windshield.  There are also lights in the grill of his car.  Police noted that there is a dash cam in the front windshield, a Motorola hand held radio on the passenger floor board, and a cell phone that was scanning the 9-1-1 dispatch radio transmission.

Andrews refused to cooperate with officers when they asked him why he was following the victim and why he had led lights in his car.  Andrews was ultimately arrested and taken to the St. Lucie County jail for booking.

Police are asking if you have been confronted by Andrews in a similar situation to contact the Port St. Lucie Police Department at (772) 871-5001.

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