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14-year-old boy arrested for impersonating California officer

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VICTORVILLE, Calif. -

Police in Victorville, California, say a 14-year-old boy has been arrested for impersonating an officer after he was caught on camera pulling into the driveway of a home with lights flashing. 

Investigators say the teen pulled into the driveway in a white Ford Explorer with red and blue emergency lights flashing on Monday evening. The Explorer had no other law enforcement identifying markers and no license plates.

Police say the suspect got out of the car wearing a San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department uniform with a gun in the belt holster. He went to the front door and told the homeowner he was there to investigate a reported domestic disturbance. The homeowner said there was no problem and that no one had called police. The suspect tried to open the door but the homeowner had locked it. The teen returned to the Explorer and left the area, and the homeowner reported the suspicious encounter to police.

Two days later, a Victorville Sergeant spotted what looked like the same Explorer and conducted a traffic stop, confirming the car was a match. The 14-year-old great-grandson of the registered owner was identified as the suspect. During a search of the teen's home, detectives found the uniform worn during Monday's incident as well as a large amount of counterfeit cash, simulation firearms, ballistic vests and other law enforcement related items.

Over the course of the investigation, detectives learned the 14-year-old had impersonated an officer two other times Monday night. Once, he pulled over a woman and got her information before letting her go with a warning. Another time, he went to a home, saying he was there to investigate a domestic disturbance. When a 16-year-old came out of his house and told him there was no problem, the suspect left.

Police say the teen is on probation and was arrested and booked into the High Desert Juvenile Detention Center.

Detectives are still investigating the case and looking for other potential victims.

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