Suspect Arrested For Impersonation of Public Official

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Astoria Police Officers will either be in uniform, identifiable with both the badge and shoulder patches.

Astoria Police Officers will either be in uniform, identifiable with both the badge and shoulder patches.

On April 29, 2014 at 3:15 PM, Astoria Police responded to the Holiday Inn Express, 204 W. Marine Drive. The clerk at the Holiday Inn was reporting that a 40-50 year old blonde female, dressed all in black, and wearing a firearm, who told her that she was part of the Astoria Police Department and had been sent by the Chief of Police soliciting donations for a raffle. The female suspect, when questioned by the clerk for identification, left in a white ford 4dr vehicle.

Officers were able to determine that the suspect was a Christina Dress, Age 47, of Warrenton OR. She was located at her 68 SE King, Warrenton; however she would not come out of the house. With the assistance of the Warrenton Police Department, the Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office, and the Oregon State Police the house was secured and officers began negotiating with Dress to surrender. Because of the house’s close proximity to East Harbor the road was closed for the duration of the brief standoff.

Dress came out of the house and was taken into custody. Officers are continuing to investigate charges of Criminal Impersonation and Attempted Theft By Deception.

Astoria Police Officers will either be in uniform, identifiable with both the badge and shoulder patches pictured in the header of this release. Officers not in uniform should be able to provide a badge and ID card. Anyone not able to do so should be reported to local law enforcement.