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Alleged police imposter arrested

On March 18th, 2013, the Bemidji Police Department located the person who was suspected of calling local businesses and identifying himself as a Bemidji Police Officer. Arron Robert Weatherspoon, age 45 of Bemidji, was located and admitted to making the phone calls and Impersonating a Police Officer. Weatherspoon was issued a citation for the misdemeanor violation. Weatherspoon was arrested on a Probation Violation Warrant and booked at the Beltrami County Jail.

On March 10th and 11th, 2013, the Bemidji Police Department had received numerous complaints in which a male subject called local businesses and identified himself a police officer. Each time the subject spoke with female employees and asked for personal information such as an address, phone number and their physical descriptions.

Captain James Marcotte

Bemidji Police Department

613 Minnesota Ave NW

Bemidji, MN 56601


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