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CROWN POINT — New Chicago detectives are asking the public for information regarding Reginald Oglesby, the 48-year-old Chicago man arrested Sunday on allegations he impersonated a law enforcement officer.

Oglesby was arrested Sunday on allegations he flashed a phony police badge and handgun during a parking dispute at a truck stop in Lake Station, according to court records.

Oglesby allegedly told officers dispatched to the scene to settle the dispute he was a law enforcement officer from Dolton, records state.

Oglesby showed officers a Dolton police badge and police commission card from the City of Dolton, the records state. The Dalton Police Department denied Oglesby was an employee there.

An inventory of Oglesby's vehicle turned up a flashing red-and-blue light and two fake magnetic police antennas, records state.

Detective Cpl. Jordan Billups asked Wednesday that anyone who has been contacted by Oglesby while he was pretending to be a law enforcement officer contact the department at 219-962-1550.*

Oglesby was charged Monday in Lake Criminal Court with two counts of intimidation, impersonation of a public servant and carrying a handgun without a license.

He posted a $5,000 bond Tuesday, according to court records.

An initial hearing is scheduled for Dec. 20.

*A previous version of this story provided the wrong phone number for the New Chicago Police Department. The Times regrets this error. 


Courts and social justice reporter

Steve covers Lake County courts and social justice issues for The Times. The UW-Milwaukee graduate joined The Times in 2016 after reporting on criminal justice in New Mexico and Wisconsin.