Clarksburg Man Arrested for Impersonating a Police Officer

by Patrick Herron

On Sunday, May 15, 2022, 4th District officers responded to the 3300 block of North Leisure World Blvd. for the report of a suspicious situation.

The investigation by officers determined that Kinsey was operating a grey Barwood Taxi sedan when he approached the main gate of the Leisure World community and identified himself to the security guard as a Montgomery County Police Officer. He then entered the Leisure World community.

While in the Leisure World community, Kinsey blocked the victim’s vehicle at an intersection, exited his vehicle and identified himself as Montgomery County Police. When the victim asked to see Kinsey’s badge and asked why his vehicle did not have any lights, Kinsey did not respond. Kinsey then walked to the front of the victim’s vehicle, took a picture of the license plate and returned to his vehicle. When the victim drove away, Kinsey followed. At that point, the victim dialed 911. Kinsey eventually left the parking lot.

The victim told police that he observed the same vehicle parked in another section of the Leisure World community. Officers responded to that location and observed the vehicle in the parking lot. Further investigation determined that the vehicle was registered to Regency Cab Inc. and Kinsey was an employee of the business.

On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, Kinsey was arrested on the strength of an arrest warrant and charged with impersonating a police officer and false imprisonment. He was released on a $3,000 bond.

Anyone who believes they may have come in contact with Kinsey representing himself as a police officer is asked to contact the 4th District Station at (240) 773- 5500.


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