DANNEMORA — A Plattsburgh man faces a charge for impersonating a police officer.
Dannemora-based State Police said they received a complaint on Saturday saying that a man in dark blue Ford Crown Victoria with a spotlight on the driver's side stopped a vehicle on Route 374 in Dannemora and impersonated a police officer.
An investigation revealed that the man posing as the law was Kyle P. Wyman, 23, police said.
Authorities say he stopped a vehicle using a red light then requested the driver's license and registration from the operator.
He asked routine questions, such as where the motorist was coming from, said Plattsburgh-based State Police, then asked the driver if he knew what he'd done wrong.
Police said Wyman told the person behind the wheel that he had been speeding, going a couple of miles per hour above the speed limit.
Wyman was arrested at 1:04 p.m. Tuesday and charged with first-degree criminal impersonation.
He was arraigned in Dannemora Town Court and committed to Clinton County Jail on $3,000 cash bail or $6,000 bail bond.
He is set to reappear in court at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
According to State Police, Wyman has a history of this type of behavior in New York and Vermont. They are looking for assistance from anyone who has information pertaining to the May 1 incident or others when it is alleged Wyman conducted himself in the same way. Call Plattsburgh-based State Police at 563-3761.
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