Niagara Falls driver charged with mischief after false report of a man impersonating a police officer

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Published March 9, 2023 at 12:18 pm

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Niagara Police have stopped their investigation into a man who allegedly was impersonating a police officer after discovering the complainant may have made up the story.

On March 6, a driver told the police he had been pulled over by a man in a black vehicle with white doors who had switched on red and blue emergency lighting behind him on Drummond Rd. near Prospect St.

The police then went to the public, asking residents and businesses to submit footage from that day.

In fact, a number of residents and businesses did come forward with information and camera footage of the area and after reviewing it, the police re-interviewed the complainant yesterday (March 8) “at which time (his) story was determined to have been fabricated.”

Emily Celeste Bojcic, 21, of Niagara Falls has been charged with public mischief. He was released and is scheduled for a court date in St. Catharines on May 10.

Police describe public mischief as a criminal offence that occurs when a person who, with intent to mislead, causes a peace officer to enter on or continue an investigation by reporting that an offence has been committed when it has not been committed.

Anyone with further information related to this investigation is encouraged to contact the lead detective by dialing (905) 688-4111, option 3, extension 1009346.

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