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Palmetto man charged with second fake cop felony

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posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 01:39 PM
Palmetto man charged with second fake cop felony

TAMPA — A 24-year-old Palmetto man was charged Sunday by the Tampa Police Department with impersonating an officer, unlawful use of a blue light and carrying a concealed weapon. It’s the second time in three months Jonathan Charles Stevens of the 8000 block of Woodlawn Circle in Palmetto has reportedly impersonated a law officer, which is a felony. He was first charged Sept. 16 by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office with impersonating a police officer and making a traffic stop on a motorist in the parking lot of Ellenton Premium Outlets, 5461 Factory Shops Blvd. The Tampa Police Department reportedly arrested Stevens at 11:03 p.m. Sunday at a 17th Street North and Seventh Avenue East. The TPD reports Stevens was driving the same white 2009 Chevy Tahoe equipped with flashing red-and-blue emergency lights he had when arrested in Manatee County. This time, Stevens reportedly activated his vehicle lights to stop a Tampa police officer to report a reckless driver. Stevens reportedly said he was a homeland security officer and had a Glock .45-caliber handgun and a badge around his neck, which the officer said she found suspicious. Just before turning on his emergency lights, Stevens also called TPD dispatch to report the same information. As the officer Stevens had stopped continued to talk with him, TPD personnel reportedly discovered the vehicle was not registered to a government agency. Upon questioning, Stevens reportedly admitted he was not employed by a government agency and doesn’t have a concealed weapon permit. He was arrested and released Monday morning on $17,500 bond. In the earlier Manatee County arrest, two detectives in an undercover vehicle reportedly saw the driver of a Tahoe with flashing blue-and-red emergency lights, black rims, spotlight, tinted windows and a regular Florida license tag, stop a woman driving a car. After the stop, detectives say the driver exited his vehicle and entered Starbucks. Using binoculars, the detectives reportedly ran a check to find the Tahoe was not registered law enforcement. A few days later, detectives said the woman who had been stopped told them the person identified himself as “an off-duty officer.” Stevens later admitted to conducting the stop, the sheriff’s office said. Stevens was released then after posting a $2,000 bond, according to the sheriff’s office website. His Manatee County case remains open.

Now I thought it was strange thing to read seeing he did this twice and got caught doing it. So I figured he is truly up to something. What is it he is up to? So I did a little looking and this guys buddies appear to be law enforcement. Seems he has a FHP Florida Highway Patrol Officer friend from his posting in another forum. So what is this guy up to riding around in a White truck with police lights wearing DHS badge pulling people over? Not just civilians this latest he pulled over a cop to report a DUI to the Woman officer who felt some thing was wrong with his story.

Here are some reports of what happened.

For Immediate Release

For more information contact:
Andrea Davis, Tampa Police Spokesperson
(813) 276-3255

Suspect Arrested for Impersonating a Police Officer

Tampa, FL December 30, 2013 -

WHEN: 12/29/2013 @ 10:30 PM

WHERE: 17th Street North and 7th Avenue East

SUSPECT: Jonathan Charles Stevens, 07/17/1989, W/M, 8004 Woodlawn Circle, Palmetto

CHARGES: Impersonating a police officer, unlawful use of a blue light and carrying a concealed firearm

VEHICLE: 2009 White Chevy Tahoe SUV

DETAILS: The suspect was driving a white Chevy Tahoe equipped with flashing red & blue emergency lights. The suspect activated the emergency lights to stop a Tampa Police officer so he could report a reckless driver. He said he was a Homeland Security officer and he had a gun and a badge around his neck. Just before turning on his lights, he also called dispatch to report the same information as well. The officer found the suspect’s actions suspicious so she continued to talk to the suspect and also discovered the vehicle was not registered to a government agency. Upon further questioning, the suspect admitted he was not employed by a government agency. He doesn’t have a concealed weapon permit.

A mug shot of the guy.

His post from another forum where he is buddies with law enforcement officer and hangs out with them.


Originally Posted by glocklove View Post
And this comin from an FHP guy, oh boy where gonna get lost now................
sho 'nuff bro ....

So what the hell is going on here? Is he running some under cover operation? Is he infiltrating law enforcement for some reason? Is he just a wanna be cop who runs around with them and tries to be one? Or is he working with them secretly doing some thing? This one has me baffled but it sure does need to be looked into. After all he is running around in the area where the War on Terror is being ran from Tampa Florida. Not to mention all the Data Fusion Center crap that goes on there in Tampa. Hell they even wanted to put those guys from Gittmo in that little private prison they built near by there. Not sure if they have used it yet but they did build that private little secret high security prison. Congress told them no you can't bring them here to the US but that does not mean they listened.

posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 01:52 PM
reply to post by JBA2848

Just another sad LEO wannbe like Zimmerman.

posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 02:09 PM
reply to post by olaru12

Well Zimmerman was also working out of the Tampa FBI office.

Florida Citizen Corps website.

Citizen Corps PDF

Citizen Corps Power Point Presentation.

Citizen Corps parent Infragard

The local branch of Infragard for George Zimmerman would be Tampa Infragard. The same place that SOCOM operates The War on Terror from.


Here is Sanfords Police Departments official Citizen Corps page.

Volunteer Service
Website to register for local volunteer

Council supported volunteer programs:Neighborhood Watch Volunteers in Police Service Volunteer opportunities in specialized areas:First Aid / CPR / AED Training Law Enforcement Approximately 45 volunteers participated in Council supported activities community-wide in 2010.
Approximately 6400 volunteer service hours were completed community-wide in 2010.
Volunteers have responded to disasters within the Council's area.

posted on Dec, 31 2013 @ 04:50 PM
The Attorney who is representing this guy.
Former Federal Drug Enforcement Agency and FBI Task Force Agent, Charles M. Britt, III.

So is there a cover up about to happen so they have one of there own there to do it?

Seems Johnathon also has a LLC in his name. ED%20SOLUT/Page1

Florida Limited Liability Company
Filing Information
Document Number
FEI/EIN Number
Date Filed
Effective Date
Last Event
Event Date Filed
Event Effective Date

Is he a Private Contractor for DHS or FBI? He seems to have forgotten to file his Yearly Incorporation papers with Florida. It is a common thing a $450 mistake which happens by not filing or filing on time.

posted on Jan, 1 2014 @ 10:30 AM
It's a case of 'wannabe cop', you can go back decades and find cases of wannabe cops riding around in used police vehicles that were auctioned off by the government, sometimes pretending to pull people over, sometimes actually pulling them over. There have been plenty of cases of pretend cops pulling people over and robbing them or raping them, or the mental cases thinking they have the authority to issue summons - which is what this case appears to be. He just wants the authority without having to put in the work of becoming a cop. It's disturbing to think there are people out there, the Zimmermans, wannabe cops who demand to be treated like an authority figure, carrying firearms, stopping innocent civilians. Hopefully the Florida police take away this nutbag's truck and gun and get him off the streets.

posted on Jan, 1 2014 @ 11:37 PM
reply to post by Blackmarketeer

Just had a fake cop with a uniform in Dallas, week or so ago, stopped female motorist and raped her.

Unfortunately, it's not just fake cops doing that. Many real cops get arrested for raping female motorists.

posted on Jan, 3 2014 @ 02:37 AM
reply to post by JBA2848

Since this is a local one for you, I would stay on it as long as possible. It seems odd to me that he would be free after such a low bail & such a serious felony arrest, esp. considering this being the second one.

posted on Jan, 3 2014 @ 02:36 PM
A video is also on this link.

Stevens was first arrested over the weekend. Police said the 24-year-old used flashing lights in his personal car to pull over a Tampa Police cruiser, in Ybor City.
He is then accused of approaching the officer, wearing a badge around his neck and carrying a gun without a permit.
The officer was suspicious, so he ran a check on Steven's plates, uncovered the alleged deception and took him into custody.
Stevens posted bond and got out of jail on Sunday, but officers investigating that case say they learned of an earlier incident of Stevens passing himself off as law enforcement officer.
He's now accused of trying to get a law enforcement discount at the Acropolis restaurant in Ybor City, which landed him back in jail.
His family and attorney believe he deserves leniency:
"He is an Army veteran who was injured when his humvee rolled over and then he was beaten severely and almost died," said his attorney.
His lawyer also said Stevens is on half a dozen medications to treat mental illness and on morphine to help with severe pain.
"He suffers from severe PTSD as well as night terrors as well as some other mental issues as well." he said.
Prosecutors don't agree, arguing Stevens faces similar charges in Manatee County, where his mother lives.
But that didn't sway the judge - who granted Stevens a $4,000-dollar bond.
"He obviously needs a lot of help and he needs to make sure he is getting his medication," said Judge Huey.
The judge also issued other strict guidelines, including ordering Stevens to move in with his mother for the tine being and that he cannot carry a gun.

So the ex FBI attorney is already white washing the story.

The mother is also tied to the military. I can't figure out what she does though.
edit on 3-1-2014 by JBA2848 because: (no reason given)

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