on Friday evening arrested a San Bernardino County probation correctional officer on suspicion of false imprisonment and impersonating a police officer in connection with a .
Douglass Leon Weaver, 43, was arrested about 6 p.m. Friday at the San Bernardino County Juvenile Detention & Assessment Center, 900 E. Gilbert Street, San Bernardino, where Weaver worked.
Weaver is being held at the Glendora City Jail on charges of false imprisonment and impersonating a police officer. His bail is set at $1,000,000.
According to Glendora Police, Weaver was on duty at the time and was unaware that police were searching for him.
The Probation Department participated in the investigation with the Glendora detectives, leading to Weaver’s arrest. The Probation Department's Criminal Intelligence Unit identified the suspect from the Glendora Police Department's composite drawing. They also confirmed that Weaver drove a cream-colored Ford Edge SUV with paper plates.
On May 11, Weaver allegedly pulled over an intoxicated male victim on the Sunflower off-ramp of the Westbound Interstate 210 freeway at 11 p.m. Claiming to be an officer and flashing a badge, Weaver allegedly offered to drive the victim to his sister’s home.
Five days later, at 2 p.m. on May 16, Weaver allegedly returned to the sister's address in the same vehicle and made unwanted physical contact with her.
Weaver was off duty at the time of the alleged incidents.
Thanks to numerous leads from the public, Glendora Police said they were able to identify Weaver as a suspect.
“It was only through the many tips that were provided by the public and the diligence and long hours put in by Glendora police detectives that led to this arrest,” said Glendora Police Chief Rob Castro in a press statement. “It proves the value of the partnership that has been developed with the community.”
In a statement, Chief Probation Officer Michelle Scray stated, “We will not tolerate off duty conduct that brings discredit upon the San Bernardino County Probation Department and the professional men and women who work here.”
[Update Saturday, 7:51 a.m.] Detectives were able to raise the bail amount for Douglass Leon Weaver, 43, from $50,000 to $1,000,000.