According to a statement from the Rolla Police Department, Mar. 21 at 4:40 pm, Officers responded to a residence in the 600 block of Woodland Drive in reference to a report of someone impersonating a police officer.
Police say the female victim returned home to find an unidentified white man in the back of her residence. When the victim made contact with the man, he told her he was a Rolla Police Officer and demanded access into her residence.
When the victim questioned the suspect and asked to see his credentials, the man fled the scene.
Upon further investigation into the incident the Springfield-Rolla area was identified as the person who demanded access.
At approximately 7:30 pm Officers determined that the suspect was inside a house in the 900 block of Forest Drive.
A perimeter was established around the home and after several failed attempts to get the suspect to voluntarily exit the house, the Rolla Police Department’s SWAT Team was activated.
At 10:50 pm Officers from the Rolla Police Department and the K-9 team entered the residence and took the suspect into custody without incident.
The Rolla man was arrested on the charges of Burglary in the 1st Degree, Assault in the 2nd Degree, and False Impersonation of a Police Officer.
The man has been incarcerated in the Phelps County Jail pending the issuance of warrants.
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