Tyler Dale of Freeport Arrested For Claiming To Be Police Officer, Attempting To Extort Money

Freeport, IL. – The Freeport Police Department issued a press release this morning regarding a Tyler Dale, age 36 of Freeport, who was arrested on felony charges for allegedly claiming to be a police officer and attempting to extort money.

Freeport Police state that on July 17th, 2018, Tyler Dale of Freeport was served with an arrest warrant at the Stephenson County Jail. The service of the arrest warrant was the culmination of an investigation that started on May 7th when a Freeport man reported to police that he had received a suspicious telephone call from someone purporting themselves to be a Freeport Police Department investigator. It was reported by the victim that the suspect who contacted him claimed to have evidence linking the victim to a felony crime, and an attempt was made to extort $5,000 from the victim in exchange for criminal charges not being filed.

The arrest warrant was issued for the suspect in this case, Tyler Dale, on July 13th, and Dale was arrested during a traffic stop in Ogle County on the same day.

(Any person or persons depicted in this press release are presumed innocent by the court until proven guilty in a court of law.)

Charges:

Warrant # 18CF191
Issue Date: 7-13-18

Count #1: False Personation of a Peace Officer
(class 2 felony)
Count #2: False Personation of a Peace Officer
(class 2 felony)
Count #3: False Personation of a Peace Officer
(class 4 felony)
Count #4: Intimidation (class 3 felony)
Count #5: Attempt Theft (class A misdemeanor)

*Bond has been set at $50,000 – 10 % applies*

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