UPDATE – Arrest Made in Police Impersonation Case

Police have charged Tyler Scott Polkinghorne, 19, of 5066 Dequincey Drive in Fairfax, with one count of Impersonating a Law Enforcement Officer. Polkinghorne turned himself in at the Adult Detention Center on the evening of Monday, March 2. This investigation remains ongoing. Further charges are possible.

Although this arrest was not the result of a tip through Crime Solvers, the Fairfax County Crime Solvers Board of Directors would like to remind the public of the ability to report criminal information anonymously through their non-profit organization.

To learn more visit our website at http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org

Photo of Tyler Scott Polkinghorne

Photo of Tyler Scott Polkinghorne

To view the link for the original release, click here.


Fairfax County Crime Solvers is seeking the public’s assistance in a series of police impersonation incidents that officers believe began in October 2014. In each of the three incidents, a person operating a vehicle on a public highway encountered a vehicle behind them that activated emergency lights, similar to what you would see on an unmarked police car. In each of these three incidents, the drivers did not believe the vehicle was an actual police car and therefore, did not pull over. The suspect vehicle drove away without further contact.

The suspect vehicle in each of these three incidents has been described as a black Volkswagen sedan, bearing Virginia license plates. The vehicle looks similar to the vehicle posted here.

volkswagen Passat

Officers believe there may be additional incidents involving this vehicle and driver and would like to hear from anyone else who believes they may have encountered this vehicle utilizing emergency lights on the public roads.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers. Tipsters may submit a tip electronically by visiting www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES(274637)** or by calling 1-866-411-TIPS(8477).

A $100 to $1,000 cash reward will be paid for information that leads to an arrest and indictment. As always, callers never have to give their names or appear in court. Find us on Facebook!

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