You are driving down the road, minding your own business, when all of a sudden you see those dreaded lights in your mirror. You are being pulled over but what did you do?

So many thoughts are running through your head. Were you speeding? On the phone? You are so nervous you don't notice the officer is driving a Toyota Prius. Well, that isn't a police officer.

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Earlier this week Suffolk County Police arrested a New York man for impersonating an officer but that isn't all he was doing.

A female motorist complained that not only was she stopped by this imposter, during the stop the man obtained the victim’s personal cell phone number. Shortly thereafter, the man contacted the victim and requested that she send him nude photographs of herself.

Suffolk County Police Department
Suffolk County Police Department

On the evening of February 8th, the suspect was attempting to meet one of his victims. That is when officers intercepted the meeting and arrested David Olivari. Olivari was driving a 2007 Toyota Prius with a dashboard mounted flashing light similar to the vehicle reported in previous reports.

Olivari, a New York State Corrections Officer, is now charged with:

  • Criminal Impersonation 1st Degree
  • Criminal Impersonation 2nd Degree
  • Grand Larceny 4th Degree
  • 2 counts of Unlawful Imprisonment 2nd Degree
  • Unauthorized Use of a Computer

If you have any information detectives are asking you to call the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8452 or Crime Stoppers at 800- 220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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Authorities across New York State, including the FBI, have identified these people as its "Most Wanted Fugitives." Officials ask for help in finding them but warn they should be considered "armed and dangerous."

Utica, NY Police Department's Top Ten Most Wanted

The City of Utica Police Department in Utica, New York has released its Top Ten Most Wanted List for the month of February 2022.

Several of those listed have previously been featured in separate posts about individual crimes, on a previous wanted list, or as the Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers Wanted Person of the Week.

The reader is reminded that all persons, either suspected of or arrested in connection to, a crime, are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of any of the individuals listed is asked to call police or the local Crime Stoppers.

The Utica Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division can be reached at: (315) 223.3510.

Calls, e-mail, and messages may also be left anonymously with Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers by calling: 1-866-730-8477 (TIPS), by visiting, or by using the P3 Tips mobile app. All information received by Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers is 100% confidential.

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