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Wasilla teen arrested for impersonating police and trying to stop drivers

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Published: May. 2, 2021 at 12:38 PM AKDT|Updated: May. 3, 2021 at 2:16 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Alaska State Troopers arrested 19-year-old Eliazar Rubio of Wasilla on multiple charges including impersonating a public servant, according to an online trooper dispatch.

Troopers received reports just before 2 p.m. on Saturday of a black pickup truck near Pittman Road and Peninsula Drive in Wasilla that was attempting to pull over drivers. Troopers reported the vehicle also had a police siren and red and blue flashing lights.

An Alaska State Trooper photographed the black pickup truck that attempted to pull over drivers...
An Alaska State Trooper photographed the black pickup truck that attempted to pull over drivers near Pittman Road and Peninsula Drive in Wasilla.(Alaska State Troopers)

Troopers received several calls about the vehicle and driver. One person was able to take of photo of the black truck and give it to troopers.

“One complainant did stop and pull over when the truck reportedly used its flashing lights and siren behind them, however, the truck reportedly did not stop but, according to the complainant, used a PA system as they passed by,” said Public Information Officer Gretchen Weiss-Brooks in an email. “Other complainants stated they saw the truck driving around with its siren on.”

An Alaska State Trooper photographed the emergency lights used on a black pickup truck that...
An Alaska State Trooper photographed the emergency lights used on a black pickup truck that attempted to pull over drivers near Pittman Road and Peninsula Drive in Wasilla.(Alaska State Troopers)

During the investigation, troopers identified Rubio was operating the vehicle while using a siren and a red and blue flashing light from inside the vehicle.

Troopers located and pulled over the vehicle on Pittman Road after identifying it from an image that was submitted by a complainant, according to the spokesperson.

Rubio was taken to Mat-Su Pretrial in Palmer and is being held without bail.

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Editor’s note: This article was updated with additional information and to correct the spelling of Eliazar Rubio’s name.