Galesburg Police Arrest Two Men For Impersonating Police
The Galesburg Police Department arrested two men over Labor Day Weekend for pretending to be police officers.
According to a social media post, over the Labor Day Weekend, specifically on Saturday, September 5, the Galesburg Police Department arrested Michael J Miller-Boyd, pictured above on the left and age 33, and William N Wilson, pictured above on the right and age 34, were arrested for impersonating police officers.
The Galesburg Police Department said they have received complaints of a dark colored SUV pulling over cars and pretending to be police officers. Several similar complaints have been filed over the past few months. The majority of the victims the SUV was pulling over have been female.
Officials say the suspects approached a female after pulling her over with red and blue lights. The suspect identified himself as a police officer and stated that he was going to write her a ticket for speeding. The suspect said he was "undercover" when the dirver asked if he was really a police officer.
The female driver realized the situation was not right, drove off and contacted the actual police.
Galesburg Police Officers located the suspect vehicle which was a dark green square SUV located on N Henderson Street in Galesburg, IL. The passengers in the vehicle were Michael J Miller-Boyd and William N Wilson.
Galesburg Police say that Miller-Boyd and Wilson were found to have a red and blue flashing light in the dark green SUV. They both admitted to stopping vehicles and pretending to be the police, there were no weapons on Miller-Boyd or Wilson or in the vehicle.
Miller-Boyd and Wilson were both arrested for felony impersonation of a police officer. There were sent to Knox County Jail and booked on that charge. Bond on the offense was later set by a judge.
Police say that William N Wilson is a registered sex offender in Knox County. His conviction is for aggravated criminal sexual abuse with the victim being age 15.
If anyone has additional information or has had contact with these Miller-Boyd and/or Wilson, call the Galesburg Police at 343-9151.