HPD Seeks Public's Help to Locate Police Impersonator
February 17, 2006 -- Houston
Police Department Major Offenders Division investigators are asking
for the public's help in locating an individual wanted for impersonating
a public servant.
The suspect, Weylin
Dawson Spradley (w/m, DOB 9-9-80), is not in custody. He is
charged in Harris County Criminal Court #2. A photo of the suspect
and drawings resembling the vehicle
he is driving are attached to this news release.
Major Offenders Division Sergeant Brian Carr
Spradley took his 2003 white Chevrolet Impala
with Texas license plates 653HSD to a professional graphics company
on November 28th, 2005, and had it fitted with graphics and emblems
that would lead an ordinary person to believe that his car is
an official government vehicle. The graphics company filed a police
report when the check Spradley used to pay for the work was returned
"We are concerned because the suspect may
be using the vehicle to commit crimes pretending to be a police
officer," said Sergeant Carr. "He was wearing an official
looking uniform with shoulder patches on the day he had his car
customized," he added. Spradley has also been previously
convicted of impersonating a public servant and is on parole.
Any person who might recognize the suspect's
vehicle, has had contact with the suspect, or knows his whereabouts
is urged to contact the Houston Police Department's Major Offenders
Division at 713-308-3100 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.