Niagara Police hunt for woman impersonating a cop in Lincoln


Published December 23, 2022 at 9:50 am

Niagara Police are on the hunt for a woman impersonating an officer in the Lincoln area last weekend.

Police say she first surfaced at the Lincoln retirement community, Heritage Village Vineland, on Victoria Street on December 17 at about 8 pm.

When a resident answered the door, there was a woman who said she was a Niagara police officer, wearing a shirt and jacket, both of which were labelled “Police.” However, she did not produce a badge or further ID.

She told the resident she was part of a police drug initiative and was collecting unwanted “pharmaceutical drugs and/or prescriptions that were no longer wanted or needed,” telling the resident they would be disposed at a pharmacy.

Leaving without any old medicine, she hopped into a newer black Ford SUV, which had the word “Police” on the side in reflective tape. Police say no other markings or decals were visible on the SUV.

The unknown woman is described as white, 40 years, approximately 160 pounds, medium build, 5-foot-8 with short blonde hair.

The identity of the female is still not known but police say she is not believed to be an officer.  Anyone who may have information about this incident, or the identity of the female is asked to contact 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1025400.

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