La Habra Heights Assistant Fire Chief Arrested For Using Fake Police Lights To Impersonate Officer: LASD

The assistant fire chief of the La Habra Heights Fire Department was arrested Thursday for impersonating a police officer and false imprisonment, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced.

Timothy Peel was arrested in the 15000 block of Danbrook Drive in Whittier after he “impersonated a peace officer, conducted traffic stops, and unlawfully detained his victims,” the LASD said in a release.

The Sheriff’s Department said Peel “used a 2020 white Chevy Silverado 2500 HD equipped with lights and siren to conduct the traffic stops.”

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