Lansing man charged with impersonating police officer

SHARE Lansing man charged with impersonating police officer

Charles J. Garcia | Will County sheriff’s office

Asouth suburban man has been charged with impersonating a police officer Monday morning in Bolingbrook.

Charles J. Garcia, 57, faces one felony count of impersonating a police officer, according to Bolingbrook police.

At 9:49 a.m. Monday, officers responded to the 1600 block of Manhattan Street to mediate a dispute over property during a domestic argument, police said.

While at the scene, the officers were approached by Garcia, who was not involved in the initial dispute, police said. He quickly flashed a badge and identified himself as a police officer and a relative of one of the people involved.

Officers contacted the police department Garcia claimed to be a member of, and learned that hehad never been an officer, but was a police commissioner more than 20 years ago, police said. The badge was a commissioner badge.

Garcia, a Lockport resident, was stripped of his credentials and arrested, police said. He was ordered held at the Will County jail on a $15,000 bond, according to the sheriff’s office.

The Latest
Candace Parker reached another career milestone, becoming the fifth player in WNBA history with 600 career blocks.
The nearly 500 protesters also put tape over their mouths as a silent protest against social media’s “sensitive content” tag they say is being used to block news stories of Russian acts of terror.
A new report lays bare how far our state has to go since the disruption caused by COVID-19.
The boy was arrested moments after allegedly trying to take a vehicle from a man Saturday in the 3800 block of West Arthington Street.
“Let me put it this way,” Krishnamoorthi said Sunday. “I think that the Prime Minister of Japan said he gets a lot of advice from Rahm Emanuel directly.”