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Woodburn police release sketch of officer impersonator

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WOODBURN, OR (KPTV) -

Woodburn police have released a sketch they hope will help track down a man impersonating an officer.

A woman had her purse stolen during what she thought was a traffic stop at 11:19 p.m. Aug. 17. The woman said a car with red and blue lights flashing stopped her in the southbound lanes of North Pacific Highway at Industrial Avenue.

The fake officer asked the woman for her driver's license and registration. She said as she reached toward her glove box, the man grabbed her purse sitting on the steering wheel.

The man then rapidly walked back to his car and took off southbound on North Pacific Highway.

The suspect is described as a white man, 6' to 6'2" and 185 to 190 pounds with a stocky build. He had light blond hair that was short, but stuck out from the sides of his hat. He is in his mid-to-late 30s and was wearing makeup.

The victim said the cover-up makeup was used to darken his skin tone, but it was also stuck in his scruffy beard. The man had dark brown eyebrows that may have been enhanced with makeup, as well.

His uniform included a short-sleeved shirt with the name "Jaime" embroidered above the left pocket. It also had a round badge that hung below the same left pocket. There was a patch on the right shoulder described as being round with a shiny silver background that the victim said looked like it could be a sticker.

The pants were described as being dark in color with a lighter stripe along the sides. The suspect had on what appeared to be a regular dark-colored belt that had a black pistol and several pouches on it. It did not appear to be the type of belt worn by police officers.

The vehicle that the suspect was driving is similar in style to an earlier model Ford Crown Victoria sedan, dark in color. The vehicle did not have its headlights on at the time of the contact with the victim. It did have a red and blue light, which were described as being near the top of the windshield or roof area.

The red light was on the passenger side and the blue light on the driver's side. At the time of the stop the victim said that she heard several quick beeps and saw the red and blue lights.

If you recognize the man in the sketch or know anything about this case, call Officer Linda Hedricks at 503-982-2345, ext. 355.

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