Man impersonating a motorcycle police officer on I-5 near Aurora turned himself in the next day

The man who impersonated a motorcycle police officer on Interstate 5 near Aurora on July 5, turned himself in to police the next day.

OSP - A man, now identified as John Olsen, of Portland, impersonated a motorcycle police officer on I-5 near Aurora.On July 5 at about 9:45 p.m., a male, now identified as John Olsen, age 54, of Portland, was on a motorcycle, and he stopped a vehicle on I-5 near Exit 278 at Ehlen Road, according to Oregon State Police.

On July 6 at 7:30 p.m., Olsen contacted Oregon State Police and turned himself in. He was cited and released for criminal impersonation of a public servant and disorderly conduct.

At the time police were looking for the man, who was described as an older male adult with a nose ring and tattoos on his arms. He was wearing a black leather vest, black leather pants with a chain wallet and what was described as a "weird" helmet. The photographs show a black and white half helmet.

He was riding what appeared to be a black and white Harley-Davidson type motorcycle with a large front fairing. Blue lights were visible on the motorcycle.

The Oregon State Police thanks the media and the public for their assistance.

Kristen Wohlers
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