Friday, January 8, 2021

Man arrested for impersonating a police officer in Savannah and Chatham County

The Savannah Police Department arrested 34-year-old man on Jan. 5

Posted By on Fri, Jan 8, 2021 at 9:42 AM

click to enlarge Savannah Police Department headquarters. - NICK ROBERTSON/CONNECT SAVANNAH
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Savannah Police Department headquarters.
The Savannah Police Department and the Chatham County Police Department have filed charges against a man accused of impersonating a police officer.

The Savannah Police Department arrested 34-year-old Donald Williams, Jr. on January 5, 2021, and charged him with Impersonating a Police Officer or Employee and Blue Light Restrictions on Vehicles. Both crimes are felonies. On January 6, 2021, the Chatham County Police Department took out warrants on Williams for an additional felony count each of Impersonating a Police Officer or Employee and Blue Light Restrictions on Vehicles.

In recent weeks, both the Savannah and Chatham County Police Departments became aware of activity suggesting that a man in the area was pretending to be a law enforcement officer. The suspect was spotted driving a vehicle with flashing blue lights mounted on the windshield, and was seen wearing a badge and reflective vest with the word “Police” on it. The investigation led detectives to Williams, and police confirmed that he is not a law enforcement officer.

Donald Williams, Jr. - COURTESY OF CHATHAM COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
Courtesy of Chatham County Police Department
Donald Williams, Jr.
Both Savannah Police and Chatham County Police are urging anyone who thinks they may have had contact with Williams while he was impersonating an officer to contact CrimeStoppers at 912-234-2020. Tipsters are anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

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