First Squad detectives report the details of an arrest for impersonating a police officer which occurred in Rockville Centre on Friday, 01/23/15 at 8:15 P.M.
According to detectives, Matthew Ettlinger, 16, of 2261 Meadow Brook Drive, Schnecksville, PA, while at a bar on Park Ave. approached the manager, identified himself as a police officer and then produced a shield case with an NYPD identification card. The manager called the Rockville Centre Police Department to notify them and advised them that the defendant had left and gone to another bar. Police officers located the defendant on Park Ave., where he then identified himself as a police officer. The defendant was found to be in possession of a forged NYPD identification card with his photo affixed and a shield number printed on it, a forged NY State Drivers License, a forged Colorado Driver’s License and two forged credit cards.
Ettlinger is being charged with two counts of Criminal Possession Forged Instrument 2nd Degree and False Personation. He will be arraigned on Saturday, 01/24/15 in First District Court, Hempstead.