Long Beach
Police Department

Media Relations
400 W. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 570-5273
2/25/2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 2016
Subject:
SAFETY AWARENESS - POLICE IMPERSONATOR IN SOUTH BAY AREA
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Similar Vehicles Driven by Suspect Carter

 

On February 23, 2016, at approximately 9:00 a.m., detectives from the Drug Investigations Section with the assistance of the FBI served a search warrant at a Rolling Hills Estates residence looking for a suspect wanted for impersonating a police officer. 


The suspect was identified as 42 year-old Jayson Paul Carter and he was arrested at the residence. Detectives recovered evidence consisting of false identifications representing state and federal law enforcement agencies. He was booked into the Long Beach Jail for impersonating a police officer and carrying a concealed loaded firearm. His bail was set at $35,000 and he posted bond later that day. 

Although police are not aware of any individuals the suspect  had contact with, detectives believe victims may exist and are urging  anyone who may have been detained by Carter, to come forward. Based on the investigation, detectives believe Carter may have contacted individuals within San Diego and Los Angeles Counties, as well as the Northern California area. The attached photographs are of similar vehicles that Carter has been known to drive. 

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Dylan Lobascio at 562-570-7221.