Oklahoma City police seize dozens of items from man accused of impersonating an officer

David Ray Roberts, 31, was arrested Tuesday on a complaint of impersonating an officer after he pulled over a driver near Interstate 44 and SW 15. Oklahoma City police discovered numerous police type items in his vehicle, along with methamphetamine and possible stolen credit cards and IDs.
by Jonathan Sutton Modified: March 19, 2014 at 8:27 pm •  Published: March 19, 2014

Oklahoma City police seized dozens of items from a man accused of impersonating an officer, including methamphetamine and possibly stolen credit cards, driver’s licenses, Social Security cards and checks.

David Ray Roberts, 31, was arrested Tuesday on complaints of impersonating a police officer and possession of methamphetamine.

According to police reports, Oklahoma City officers responded to a call about 6 p.m. about a man driving a pickup, flashing his lights and attempting to pull a car over on Interstate 44 near SW 15.

The man who called 911 told police Roberts followed him from Interstate 240 and Pennsylvania Avenue onto I-44, flashing his headlights and high beams, and showing a badge. The caller said the man never identified himself as a police officer.

Police said when they approached Roberts, he was dressed in a law enforcement-style uniform, wearing a utility belt with handcuffs, a flashlight and a radio.

He told officers he was a security guard but could not remember the name of the company he worked for.

Police said they ran his information and discovered he had a felony warrant in an embezzlement case in Oklahoma County, and they took him into custody.

When asked why he had tried to stop the vehicle, Roberts told police he saw the vehicle run another car off the road and wanted to stop them. Records show Roberts called 911 shortly before pulling the car over to report the car running someone off the road, but police did not find any evidence to support his claim.

When police searched Roberts’ car, they discovered a little more than a gram of methamphetamine in four separate bags, according to police reports.

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by Jonathan Sutton
Breaking News Reporter
Jonathan Sutton is a reporter covering breaking news and crime for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. He grew up in Ada and has a degree in journalism from Oklahoma State University. He was the Editor-in-Chief of The Daily O'Collegian, OSU's student...
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