YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: New Milford police before dawnn today arrested an NJ Transit supervisor who they said posed as a New York City Police sergeant, seizing a loaded handgun and NYPD badge they said he was carrying at the time.
Paul G. Andreu, 46, of Faller Drive was taken into custody as he walked his dog just after midnight for allegedly violating a domestic-violence restraining order, New Milford Police Chief Frank Papapietro said this afternoon.
In his waistband, the chief said, Andreu was carrying a concealed Glock .40-caliber handgun loaded with hollow-point bullets — with a round in the chamber.
He was also carrying a gold New York City Sergeant shield, three ID cards from the NYPD identifying him as a sergeant, and a bogus pistol permit, Papapietro said.
The 5-foot-9-inch, 190-pound Andreau was being held in the Bergen County Jail as an investigation involving New York City Police Internal Affairs continues.
His combined bail this morning was $38,000.
He is charged with:
- impersonating a police officer
- making terroristic threats & simple assault (from the domestic violence complaint)
- illegal weapon and ammunition possession
- three counts of using false documents as ID
- criminal mischief
PHOTOS ABOVE: Courtesy New Milford PD
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