Long Beach Man Arrested for Allegedly Impersonating a Police Officer

Raymond Roth. Credit: NCPD
Raymond Roth. Credit: NCPD
Just hours after he cut a plea deal for faking his death at Jones Beach last July, a Long Beach man impersonated a police officer and attempted to kidnap a woman, Nassau County Police said.

According to detectives, a female victim, 38, while walking on Church Street near Main Street on March 21 was approached by Raymond J. Roth, 48, in a white minivan with a brown lower panel, who continually yelled at her to get into the minivan.

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As she kept walking, he allegedly threatened to arrest her and identified himself as a police officer. The female then ran into PLS Check Cashing located at 10 E. Sunrise Highway.

Roth followed her in and demanded the employees open the security door, but they refused. He again identified himself as a police officer.

Roth was arrested Wednesday and is being charged with Criminal Impersonation 1st Degree, Attempted Kidnapping 2nd Degree and Attempted Burglary 3rd  Degree.  

He will be arraigned on March 28 at First District Court in Hempstead.

This story was originally posted at 6:30 p.m. on March 27 and was last updated at 7:15 p.m.
Perry Matthews March 28, 2013 at 01:39 PM
I wonder if he is the one they have on surveillance burglarizing a home on the 600 block of Shore Rd. I just find it hard to get a straight story from the police these days. Check out the Herald or look him up - Heavy-set, 40-50's chunky kind of guy? White, ugly and totally lost.
Hamburger March 28, 2013 at 03:22 PM
Was he behind any of the shootings?
Leonard Bauman March 28, 2013 at 10:45 PM
He fits the description of the Shore Road burglar, fat, ugly, pot belly, etc. Long Beach Police that is your man, charge him with felonies!
Hamburger March 29, 2013 at 07:45 AM
Is it true that he farted and it turned into Hurricane Sandy
Gus Kasakas March 29, 2013 at 12:57 PM
Half the employees over at Police Headquarters should be charged with impersonating a police officer! LOL.............Just kidding. They have done a great job over last number of months while dealing with their own problems as well.'


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