On Saturday, 19-October 2013, a law enforcement officer in Saint Charles County had his vehicle broken into while inside a Culpepper's Bar & Grill. Stolen from the vehicle was the officer's badge and off-duty handgun (semi-automatic), along with his business cards, I-Pad, and other personal belongings. However, the local news stations were made aware of this incidents on 29-October 2013. Unbeknownst to the public there has been a person loose on the streets posing as a fake police officer for over a week now. Reportedly, the badge is not a deputy with Saint Charles but rather works for another law enforcement agency operating in Saint Charles. The Sheriff's department is urging potential victims to look closely at the badge and ask to see their credentials with their law enforcement picture ID to verify they are who they claim to be. But, I urge them to use caution because the suspect is armed. The Sheriff's department report that they do have a suspect and plan to make an arrest but caution is still advised.
October 31, 2013