A $10,000 warrant was issued Monday in Lewis County Superior Court for a man accused of impersonating a fire district volunteer.
The Lewis County Prosecutor’s Office has filed one charge of first-degree criminal impersonation, a class C felony, against Brendan J. Cottington, 25, of Glenoma. Cottington was summoned to court Monday but didn’t show up.
According to court documents, on Aug. 10, a reserve police officer was doing traffic control on state Route 7 in Morton for a parade when Cottington’s vehicle approached. Cottington allegedly told the officer he was a volunteer firefighter and needed to get through to the fire department.
Officers later learned he was not affiliated with any of the local fire districts, but noted that Cottington’s vehicle “was similar to that of a police or emergency vehicle and was equipped with a light bar on the roof,” according to court documents.