West Melbourne Police Arrest Man For Impersonating Police Officer
By Space Coast Daily // June 23, 2015
Thristhian Emmanuel Brumby, 18, arrested
BREVARD COUNTY • WEST MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Thristhian Emmanuel Brumby, 18, was arrested by West Melbourne police for impersonating a police officer at about 1 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Brumby, a resident of Orlando, was also charged with a city ordinance violation (being in a park after dark) and resisting without violence.
The incident unfolded when a West Melbourne police officer saw Brumby sitting in a blue Chevrolet Impala parked after hours at Rodes Park.
The officer noticed a black polo police shirt with an embroidered badge and Orlando Police Department insignia on the back seat, along with a fully assembled police duty belt including baton, gun holster, pepper spray, handcuffs and glove pouch.
According to the West Melbourne Police Department, Brumby originally said he was in the academy and was hired by Orlando Police Department.
After several hours of follow up investigation, including communication with the Orlando Police Department, Valencia Police Academy, family members and the Palm Bay Police Department, it determined that Brumby was being less than truthful, according to police.
During a consensual search of Brumby’s vehicle, the officer also discovered an air assault 17 series Glock, air assault UMP, air assault Beretta, a pair of black cargo pants and a pair of black police boots. Also in the trunk of the vehicle was a Palm Bay Police Explorer T-shirt.
Brumby is in the Brevard County Jail on a $2,750 bond.
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