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Midland man charged with impersonating a police officer

Police say the accused is scheduled to appear in court in Midland on April 4.
Police say the accused is scheduled to appear in court in Midland on April 4. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

A man from Midland has been charged after allegedly impersonating a police officer in the north Simcoe area.

Southern Georgian Bay OPP say officers received numerous complaints of a man operating vehicles which appeared to resemble marked and unmarked police cars.

Officers say the man would allegedly resemble a police officer and interact with the complainants in a manner suggesting he was a police officer.

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Police say 27-year-old Brandon (Don) Waites from Midland has been charged with personating a peace officer, personating a peace officer using a badge, uniform or equipment and breaching a probation order.

Officers say Waites was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court in Midland on April 4.

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According to police, the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact officers at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).