Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date November 18, 2004
Contact Detective Brian Money
Phone (951) 320-8000
Fax (951) 320-8043


Suspect Arrested for Impersonating a Peace Officer

Riverside, Ca-  On 11-17-04, members of the Riverside Police Department arrested Jeffery Joseph Lewis at his home on Jane Street, Riverside. Detectives served a search warrant at the residence and recovered metal police style badges and business cards, which represented Lewis as an investigator for the Department of Justice. Several firearms, ammunition, and police related equipment were also recovered.

Lewis was arrested and booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center for allegations of robbery, impersonating a peace officer, and false imprisonment regarding an incident that occurred on about 10-29-04. Lewis, allegedly, entered the Riverside Medical Clinic on Arlington Avenue, Riverside and identified himself as a “Special Investigator.” He detained a doctor and medical assistant in their office after showing them a business card and metal badge. Lewis allegedly took several watches valuing approximately $2,000.00 that the doctor had in his office and left.

The subject was arrested and booked for the listed crimes:


Jeffery Joseph Lewis, age 39 211 PC Robbery by Force or Fear
Riverside, CA 146a(b) PC Impersonates Peace Officer
  236 PC False Imprisonment

Lewis is described as a white male adult, 39 years old, 6’04” tall, approximately 300 lbs, brown hair and brown eyes. Detective Brian Money is the case agent and can be contacted at (951) 320-8050 with additional information, or call Sergeant Leon Phillips at (951) 320-8061.