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Posted on: November 24, 2010

[ARCHIVED] Police looking for car, man after report of fraudulent traffic stop

Castle Rock police are searching for a tan Crown Victoria with “public works” written on the side in dark brown after a woman reported being sexually assaulted by a police impersonator in Castle Rock Wednesday.

The incident happened about 10:30 a.m. on Allen Street, near Home Depot.

A 37-year-old Castle Rock woman was driving in the area when a man in the Crown Victoria, which had red and blue lights on the top, pulled her over.

The man told the woman she was stopped for going 3 to 4 mph over the speed limit and asked to see her driver’s license and registration.

She told him they were in the trunk and got out of the car to retrieve them.

At the back of the car, the man told the woman he had to frisk her. He then fondled her, she told police.

The woman asked the man if he was going to write her a ticket, she told police, and he told her he would let her go with a warning.

The woman went home, from where after thinking about the incident for several hours, she reported it to police about 1:30 p.m.

She described the man as white, in his 30s or 40s, standing about 6-foot-1, weighing 160 to 175 pounds, with short brown hair. He was wearing a tan shirt and tan pants with black stripes down the sides.

Anyone who saw the incident or who sees a vehicle or man matching these descriptions should immediately call Castle Rock Police, 303-663-6100.

This is the first such incident Castle Rock has had in a while, and police do not know of any other incidents at this point that might be connected.

Drivers who care concerned about whether a traffic stop is legitimate are advised to only roll their window down partway and to ask the officer to see his or her badge, and to closely examine it. Drivers also may call police to verify with dispatchers that it is a patrol car that is stopping them.

Castle Rock Police have put the descriptions out throughout the entire Front Range in hopes of finding the car and man.

The Town has no public works vehicles matching the description.

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