Eugene (KMTR) – More evidence is coming in the case of a man who Eugene police say pretended to be a sworn police officer.
Investigators say Daniel Alloway of Eugene is not a real officer, but an imposter who is now facing charges.
When police searched Alloway's Whiteaker neighborhood apartment, they say they found guns, badges, uniforms and handcuffs.
The case came to light a week ago. Police asked people who have had dealings with Alloway while he was in a police uniform to come forward. Over the last week many tips and reports have come in.
One of the new tips police received involves Alloway allegedly showing up to a domestic dispute between a man and a woman. Police say Alloway introduced himself to the couple as Officer Dan Baker of the Eugene Police Department. Then, the report says, Alloway showed a gun and a badge and ordered the man to leave.
Eugene Police Sergeant Scott McKee said, “The information we have from the public kind of varies between him assuming the role as a friendly public servant to the potential of conducting criminal [activities], using it as a way of credentialing himself with the public, and then taking advantage of people.”
Detectives say Alloway may have been doing this since 2007. So far, that's the earliest report recieved.
Police are looking for more people to come forward. They are especially interested in talking to parents whose children may have received gifts, such as teddy bears from Alloway.