NRPS Investigating Woman Impersonating a Police Officer in Lincoln

On December 22, 2022, 8 District – Grimsby uniform officers from the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) began a suspicious person investigation in Lincoln (Vineland).

The initial investigation determined that on Saturday December 17, 2022, at approximately 8:00pm a resident of Heritage Village Vineland (a retirement community) on Victoria Avenue was alerted to a knock at their door. They were met by an unknown female who stated that she was a member of the Niagara Regional Police. The female was wearing a shirt and jacket labelled “Police” on the front and back. The female did not produce a badge or any other identification.

The female told the resident that she was on a drug initiative and was collecting unwanted pharmaceutical drugs and/or prescriptions that were no longer wanted or needed. The female advised that she would take the drugs and deliver them to a pharmacy for disposal.  A short time later the female left the area in a newer black Ford SUV.  The Ford SUV had reflective tape with the word “Police”.  No other markings or decals were visible on the SUV. The unknown female did not receive any drugs from the resident.

The unknown female is described as:

White female, 40 years Approximately 160 lbs., medium build 5’8” feet tall Short blonde hair

The identity of the female is unknown.  She is not believed to be a police officer.  Anyone who may have information about this incident, or the identity of the female is asked to contact the 8 District – Grimsby office of the NRPS by calling 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1025400.

Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477.  Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information which leads to an arrest.

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