Wednesday, September 24, 2008

AMHERST BUSTS “FAKE COPS”

Amherst – Amherst Police Officers were dispatched to Route 58 in the early morning hours of Sunday after two kids reportedly attempted to perform a traffic stop in the Ford Crown Vic that they were driving.

The caller told Police Dispatchers that the two occupants were yelling for him to pull over on the highway using red and blue strobe lights and a police style air horn. The caller further stated that the two then drove past him giving him the middle finger.


After a brief investigation by Amherst Police the vehicle and two suspects were located.

Joseph Gargasz, the operator of the vehicle, was arrested for Personating Police Officer; Ohio Revised Code 2921.51 (M2), Obstructing Official Business; Ohio Revised Code 2921.31 (M2), Criminal Tools; Ohio Revised Code 2921.31 (M2), CCW; Ohio Revised Code 2921.31 (M2), and Disorderly Conduct; Amherst Codified Ordinance 509.03 (MM).

Gargasz posted a $3,900 bond and is due in Oberlin Municipal Court on October 8th.

A 16-year old Amherst juvenile was cited for Personating Police Officer; Ohio Revised Code 2921.51, Obstructing Official Business; Ohio Revised Code 2921.31 (M2), Criminal Tools; Ohio Revised Code 2921.31 (M2), CCW; Ohio Revised Code 2921.31 (M2), Curfew; Amherst Codified Ordinance 511.02 (MM), and Disorderly Conduct; Amherst Codified Ordinance 509.03 (MM).

The juvenile was released to his parents and advised they would receive notification via mail when to appear in Juvenile Court.

Eric Long of Amherst, the juvenile’s father, was cited for Parental Responsibility, Amherst Codified Ordinance 511.06 (MM).

Mr. Long will also appear in Oberlin Municipal Court on October 8th at 8:30am.


The vehicle, owned by the juvenile’s parents, was towed to the police department. The police department required the removal of any police lighting, sirens, horns, or similar equipment before the vehicle was released back to the owners.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Heather said...

wow. I hope they get EVERYTHING they deserve.

5:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What makes people think this way. Ya it was probally funny for them at first until they got busted. Serves them right.

6:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet the dad hooked the lights up for the kid so that kid would be 'cool' since the dad is an electrician.

7:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about getting your facts straight? Way to listen to a one-sided story. There were no LIGHTS ON TOP OF THE CAR.

I love how the Amherst cops slant stories. This is not the full story. I just hope THE REAL STORY ends up getting posted.

Facts and hearsay are two completely different things. Just hope that justice is served.

1:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, there were no lights on top of the car. They were in the grill.

I know because I had seen the car.

I also told them they were going to get busted one day and they finally did.

And the dad deserves every thing he gets as well. He is worse then the kid.

12:18 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home

Counters
Orbitz Coupons