Waterford Man Charged After Oakland County Sheriff Spotted Him Impersonating Police

Adrian Ansah-Asante was seen driving an SUV with police decals and flashing lights.

WWJ News
February 09, 2020 - 12:53 pm
Adrian Ansah-Asante

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WATERFORD, Mich. (WWJ) -- A Waterford is facing a pair of charges after the Oakland County Sheriff spotted him impersonating a police officer.

Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard was driving in the area of Telegraph and Orchard Lake Roads just before 2 p.m. Thursday when he saw a black Ford Explorer driving on Telegraph with several police-related decals on the vehicle. The Ford also had push bumpers and police lights.

When Bouchard noticed the vehicle was speeding and had illegally tinted front windows, he ran the Explorer's license plate and determined it belonged to a man from Waterford.

The sheriff then initiated a traffic stop near Munk's Motors on W. Huron Street in Waterford and made contact with the driver, identified as Adrian Ansah-Asante. That's when Bouchard discovered the inside of the vehicle also had several other police-related items, including a mounted laptop computer, fake mounted radar unit and rear passenger and driver side bar window mounts.

A search of the vehicle revealed Ansah-Asante was in possession of a loaded 45 caliber Glock pistoal and he did not have a valid concealed pistol license.

Ansah-Asante was arrested and lodged at the Oakland County Jail, while the vehicle was impounded.

On Saturday, the suspect was arraigned in front of Magistrate Richardson at the Oakland County Jail on one felony count of carrying a concealed weapon -- a five-year felony -- and one count of the use/possession of flashing lights on a motor vehicle, a 90-day misdemeanor.

Ansah-Asante was given a $50,000 bond, no 10%. The sheriff's office says bond included a GPS tether prior to his release and Ansah-Asante was advised that he was not to operate a motor vehicle equipped with emergency lights or to be in possession of firearms or other dangerous weapons