ROCKFORD (WIFR) – Two Rockford men have been arrested for allegedly impersonating a police officer.
Police say that around 10 p.m. on April 30th a woman reported that she was in the area of Harrison Avenue and Mulford Rd when a dark colored Pontiac tried to stop her vehicle. Police say she told them the vehicle had flashing red and blue lights on the inside of the front windshield.
According to police, the vehicle was occupied by two men and the woman did not believe they were actually police officers. She continued to drive and pulled into a gas station and the vehicle fled the area.
Police say they spotted the car later and the car fled from officers on two occasions. After an investigation by the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Detectives, the vehicle was identified and impounded.
The two men taken into custody are 22-year-old Lawrence Jackson Jr. and 28-year-old Earl Jones.
Both Jackson and Jones were each charged with Attempt False Personation of a Peace Officer, False Personation of a Peace Officer, and Violation of the Cannabis Control Act. Jackson was also charged with fleeing to elude.