Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Mount Carmel Man Arrested for Impersonating a PA State Constable in Orwigsburg

A Northumberland County Man was arrested for Impersonating a Public Servant in Orwigsburg last week.

The Orwigsburg Borough Police Department has filed charges against Zachary Reynolds, 21, of Mount Carmel for falsely identifying himself as a Pennsylvania State Constable to a Borough resident on Thursday, August 2, 2018. 

Police say a witness stated that Reynolds arrived at her residence around 9:00pm in a dark colored, unmarked Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor which was equipped with a push bumper, a spot light, a prisoner transport partition, and a PA State Constable license plate.  Reynolds identified himself to the witness as a Pennsylvania State Constable and asked to speak with her son, who was not home at the time the incident occurred.  Reynolds then told the witness that she should have her son call him and if he fails to do so, he will return with a warrant for his arrest. 

The investigation revealed that Reynolds, although sworn in as a deputy constable in Northumberland County, has not undergone the mandatory training through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to obtain his certification as a PA State Constable. 

Constables are mandated, subject to Title 44 of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, to be certified in order to perform any judicial duties, including warrant service, within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The Orwigsburg Police have filed charges of one count of impersonating a public servant and one count of harassment against Reynolds with Magisterial District Judge James R. Ferrier's Office.

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