Photo: Imroj Singh
UPLAND – A detective from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department was driving eastbound down the 210 freeway in an unmarked police vehicle at 9:00 PM on the evening of June 19, 2019, when he noticed he was being followed by a Jeep Wrangler with flashing blue and red lights.
Thinking it must be an unmarked CHP unit, the detective began to pull over. The suspect, however, decided to deactivate his lights and instead travel behind the detective.
Not long afterward, the suspect activated his lights once again, confirming his pretense for the actual detective. The detective began following the suspect in what quickly became a high-speed chase down the 210 freeway. The suspect finally surrendered to the detective, pulling over after getting off the Mountain Avenue exit.
The suspect and only occupant of the vehicle was identified as 23-year-old Imroj Singh, a resident of Fontana. “Through investigation,” the release read, “it was determined that Singh had purchased the blue and red strobe lights on the internet and had them installed in his vehicle’s front grill to make it look like he was an undercover law enforcement vehicle.”
Singh was arrested on the charge of impersonating a peace officer and was later cite released from the West Valley Detention Center jail. He is scheduled to appear in Rancho Cucamonga Superior Court on August 5, 2019.
Police believe there may be other victims of Singh’s police impersonation and are releasing photos of Singh and his vehicle. Anyone with information related to this suspect is encouraged to contact the Rancho Cucamonga Police Detective Division at (909) 477-2800. Those who would like to remain anonymous can call the We-Tip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME.