Delaware security guard charged with impersonating police www.privateofficer.com
New Castle County DE Jan 31 2012 Police have arrested Javon Redden, 22, of the 700 block of Millcreek Court in Bear. He was charged with impersonating a police officer and related offenses after he attempted to perform a car stop after threatening the victim.
On Saturday afternoon, January 28, at 3:38 p.m., County Police were called to the community of Maplecrest for a terroristic threatening complaint. When officers arrived, they learned that the 19-year-old victim had been threatened by his girlfriend’s former boyfriend, who was later identified as Javon Redden. The subject then attempted to perform a car stop as he chased after the victim while he was driving northbound on Route 141.
The investigation revealed that during a phone conversation between the victim and suspect, an argument ensued and Redden had threatened to harm the victim. A short time later, as the victim arrived at his girlfriend’s home in the community of Chelsea Estates, Redden had showed up at the residence in a black Dodge Durango. The teen immediately left the area and Redden began pursuing the victim, stayed close behind.
Police learned that the victim began traveling northbound on Route 141 at a high rate of speed in an attempt to get away from the subject. During that time, Redden, who is employed by Bayside Security and whose vehicle was equipped with red and blue LED lights and strobe lights that are similar to those on a police cruiser, activated the equipment and attempted to stop the victim. Redden then chased the car driven by the victim for approximately two miles, with his lights activated, before the victim was able to get away.
Officers were able to locate the suspect after he returned to the community. He was taken into custody without incident. During a search of the vehicle officers located a blue strobe light underneath the front passenger seat and discovered the SUV was also equipped with red and amber strobe lights which were mounted on the rear hatch of the vehicle.
Redden was charged with the following crimes: Criminal Impersonation of a Police Officer, Reckless Endangering in the Second Degree, and Terroristic Threatening. He was arraigned and released on $1,000 secured bond.