On November 25, 2016, at 5:20 p.m., an adult female victim and her two passengers, were traveling in a vehicle in the 1300 block of Sixth St., Norco. Another motorist drove behind the victim’s vehicle. Under the guise of being a police officer, the driver flashed a light at the victim in a manner consistent with a law enforcement traffic stop. The victim believed she was being stopped by law enforcement, drove into a business parking lot, and parked her vehicle.
The male suspect, dressed in plain clothing, approached the victim and her occupants. The suspect identified himself as an undercover police officer and ordered the victims out of their vehicle. Believing the suspect was a police officer and fearing the repercussions of disobeying, the victims complied with the suspect’s demands. The suspect conducted a pat-down frisk of one of the victims. As the suspect continued to question the victims, one of the victims asked the suspect to produce his law enforcement identification.
The suspect could not produce any law enforcement identification and allowed the victims to leave. The victims returned to their vehicle and drove away from the scene. The victims immediately called 911 to report the incident. Deputies responded to the scene, but were unable to locate the suspect in the area. None of the victims were injured during the incident.
Following the crime in Norco, deputies learned a potential suspect had been arrested by the City of Corona Police Department on separate charges. Based on this information, deputies conducted an extensive and exhaustive investigation to develop additional leads, which included follow-up interviews and evidence gathering. The suspect in this crime was identified as Scott Anthony Doud, a 36-year-old resident of Rancho Cucamonga.
On November 29, 2016, deputies responded to the Robert Presley Detention Center, where the suspect was already being held on separate charges, and filed additional criminal charges of impersonating a peace officer, kidnapping and battery.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department will be vigilant in investigating all crimes of this nature. This investigation is ongoing and we’re asking anyone with additional information to contact Deputy Arturo Mendez at the Norco Sheriff’s Office at 951-270-5673.
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