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Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 07/19/2012

Arundel man charged with impersonating police officer

A 33-year-old Anne Arundel County man was charged with impersonating a police officer after pretending to be a sheriff's deputy trying to serve a warrant at a woman’s home, police said.

Joshua T. Jones of the 7900 block of Solley Road in Pasadena was released on $7,500 bail after his arrest July 14, according to Maryland court records.

Anne Arundel police said a man pulled up to a woman’s house on Pescara Court in Pasadena about 9:15 p.m. on July 13 and identified himself as a member of the sheriff’s office.

Police said in a statement that the man told the woman he was there to serve a warrant, but the woman got suspicious when he asked for her address. “The victim felt that if he was there serving a warrant, he should have her address,” said Justin Mulcahy, a police spokesman.

The man drove off and the woman called police, giving officers the vehicle’s license plate number.

Police said they arrested Jones a short time later.

Mulcahy said Jones was not dressed in a police uniform, was not armed and did not show a badge. He was driving a white Ford Crown Victoria, similar to a model used by many police departments. It had no flashing lights or hubcaps but did have large fog lights.

Mulcahy said the woman does not know Jones.

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