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Raritan Township Man Charged with Impersonating a Cop

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RARITAN TWP., NJ – Police here arrested a township resident on a charge of impersonating a police officer.

On Sept. 7, police received a report of a vehicle, which did not appear to be a police or emergency services vehicle, using red and blue strobe lights. Police said they were also told that the driver of that vehicle had displayed some type of badge.

Michael F. Lakat, 65, was arrested by Patrol Officer Eli Walters around 6:41 p.m. Sept. 28 after an initial investigation by Cpl. William Cialone.

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In a separate incident, police arrested Dexter H. Williams, 35 of Philadelphia, and charged him with possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after a motor vehicle stop on Old York Road around 12:30 p.m. Monday.

Williams was initially stopped by Sgt. Robert Landolina for window tint and exhaust violations as well as delaying traffic, police said.

During the stop, police found Williams was wanted on an arrest warrant issued by Haddon Township Municipal Court.

Landolina also charged Williams with having a suspended driver’s license and possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle. Haddon Township elected to release Williams on his own recognizance with a new court date.

 

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