Edmonton man arrested, charged for impersonating a police officer

Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service has arrested and charged a 40-year-old Edmonton man for impersonating a police officer during a recent traffic event on the Yellowhead Trail.

It was reported to police that on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at approximately 10:30 p.m., a female motorist was forced to pull over her vehicle on the Yellowhead Trail near 127 Street, by another motorist who had pulled up beside her and deliberately driven into her lane while presenting what appeared to be a police badge.

It is then alleged that a male driver of the suspect vehicle walked up to the female complainant’s vehicle, produced a badge and stated he was a police officer. The suspect reportedly yelled at the complainant and threatened to give her a ticket for driving too slowly. Skeptical of the suspect’s claims of being a police officer, the female complainant obtained a licence plate number of the suspect vehicle and contacted EPS. Investigators later confirmed the identity of the accused as being Andrew James Stuart Donald, 40, of Edmonton.

Andrew Donald, 40
Andrew Donald, 40

Investigators subsequently executed a search warrant on the accused’s residence, where insecure firearms and other evidence was discovered. Andrew James Stuart Donald, 40, was arrested and is facing charges of personating a peace officer (x2) and illegal storage of a firearm.

EPS investigators are concerned there may be additional complainants who have been victimized in a similar way by Donald, whereby he may have presented himself as a police officer to gain authority or an advantage. As such, investigators are releasing a photo of the accused today to assist them with their ongoing investigation and connect with other victims. Anyone who has had a similar experience with the accused is encouraged to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250.

Edmonton Police Service

MRU #: 21R054

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