Galt Private Investigator Arrested For Impersonating Peace Officer

WOODLAND (CBS13) – A retired parole officer was arrested on Tuesday afternoon in front of Yolo County jail for impersonating a peace officer in order to obtain information on a case he’s working.

Anthony Vegas, 52, of Galt owns a private investigation company and had on several occasions in the last week presented himself as an active state parole agent in order to get information for a child custody case he is working on, according to Woodland police.

Vegas was formerly employed by the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation as a parole agent and had possession of a non-state-issued badge identifying him as an active agent. He also had a state-issued ID card identifying him as a retired parole agent.

The word “retired” was covered on his ID card so that the front of the ID card gave the impression he was still an active agent, police said.

Officers contacted Vegas in front of the Monroe Detention Center after a clerk in the Sheriff’s Department Records Office became suspicious of Vegas’ ID card and called dispatch.

Vegas was arrested and subsequently released with a notice to appear in court for a misdemeanor violation of impersonating a peace officer.

This case is still under investigation. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Woodland Police Department at (530) 666-2411.


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