San Carlos Police are investigating the case of Michael Anthony Juricich, arrested Friday on charges of impersonating a police officer.
According to police, Juricich showed up at the San Carlos Substation, where he allegedly identified himself as a police officer while trying to obtain a police report regarding a custody hearing.
That wasn’t the only time Juricich allegedly misrepresented himself. “There are three reported incidents,” explained Sgt. Alma Zamora of the SC Police Bureau. “All incidents stem from family law/child custody/domestic issues. During Juricich’s contacts with San Mateo County deputies, Juricich made statements leading us to believe he was seeking preferential treatment because he was a police officer.” Later, Zamora added, Juricich’s behavior alerted deputies that, “something was not quite right.”
A followup investigation, according to Zamora, revealed Juricich had never been employed as a police officer.
Did Juricich try to misrepresent himself to the general public? Police are looking into that possibility, although there’s no current information or evidence that leads them to believe he may have done so.
Juricich is out on a $10,000 bond.
Police are asking that anyone with information that may help them in their investigation to contact Detective Victor Bertolozzi at (650) 363-4057 or call the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Anonymous Tip Line at (800) 547-2700.
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