Authorities put out a call Thursday seeking any San Diego-area victims of a man arrested in Los Angeles County on suspicion of impersonating a police officer.
Jayson Paul Carter, 42, was taken into custody Tuesday morning after detectives with the Long Beach Police Department Drug Investigations Section, with assistance from the FBI, served a warrant at a Rolling Hills Estates home.
“Detectives recovered evidence consisting of false identifications representing state and federal law enforcement agencies,” according to a police statement.
Carter was booked into the Long Beach Jail on suspicion of impersonating a police officer and carrying a concealed loaded firearm. He posted $35,000 bail later that day.
Authorities believe that Carter may have misrepresented himself as a peace officer in Northern California, as well as in Los Angeles and San Diego counties.
Investigators released images of vehicles similar to those driven by the suspect but did not circulate his booking photo, saying that doing so could taint the investigation.
Anyone who believes they were detained by Carter while he allegedly represented himself as a police officer or federal agent was urged to call Long Beach police Detective Dylan Lobascio at (562) 570-7221.
–City News Service