Fake Cop Arrested in Calvert County on Gun and Other Charges

March 8, 2017
Robert Paul Holland, 25, of Prince Frederick

Robert Paul Holland, 25, of Prince Frederick

On Monday, March 6, 2017 at approximately 2:30pm units from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Crime Suppression Team attempted to stop a black Crown Vic on Dorsey Road in Prince Frederick for several equipment violations.  The vehicle did not immediately stop, but instead continued to a driveway further down Dorsey Road.  The driver, identified as Robert Paul Holland, 25, of Prince Frederick, was observed reaching in other areas of the vehicle.  A K-9 scan of the vehicle produced a positive alert indicating the odor of a controlled dangerous substance.  A further search of the vehicle revealed the following:

  • Black collapsible ASP style baton
  • Empty 30 round .223 caliber magazine
  • Red and blue police style light on the sun visor
  • Dash camera video recorder
  • Police style flashing light for the rear window
  • Panasonic CF30 Toughbook
  • Binoculars
  • Speed loader pouch
  • .223 caliber magazine with 17 rounds loaded (trunk)
  • AR-15 style stock (trunk)
  • Black rubber gloves

It was learned that Mr. Holland was prohibited from possessing any firearms or any ammunition.  Mr. Holland was arrested for possession of a dangerous weapon (ASP baton), and possession of ammunition by a prohibited person.  Based on information learned during the investigation a search warrant was obtained for Mr. Holland’s residence on Macs Hollow Road, Prince Frederick.  On March 7 at 12:30am, a search warrant was conducted by members of the Criminal Investigative Bureau and the Special Operations Team.  Several items were seized during the search warrant, including a stolen Smith and Wesson AR-15 Rifle.  Based on evidence seized at the residence, Mr. Holland was also charged with being in possession of a stolen firearm.

A further investigation is still being conducted into the police style equipment located in the vehicle and at the residence.  At this time there are no reports of any citizen encounters with police impersonators. Sheriff Mike Evans would like to remind all citizens to be aware of police impersonators and to contact the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office should they have any suspicious encounters.  Sheriff Mike Evans added, “The arrest of this individual is the result of a collective effort between patrol, special operations, and investigative personnel.”

Anyone with any further information is urged to contact Det. Hawkins at 410-535-1600 Ext. 2456.




 

Robert Paul Holland, 25, of Prince Frederick

Robert Paul Holland, 25, of Prince Frederick

22 Responses to Fake Cop Arrested in Calvert County on Gun and Other Charges

  1. Stop&Think on March 8, 2017 at 7:48 am

    I get that some of the stuff found in the car was “Cop want-a-be” stuff, but why is a lap-top computer, a pair of gloves or even a pair of binoculars suspicious? Is it because these items were in conjunction with the other things?

    • Anonymous on March 8, 2017 at 8:36 am

      Yes, just like a box of baggies is an extra charge for a drug dealer. If a person commits a crime they will add a charge for anything and everything that can be tied to that crime. Personally, I could care less and have no pity for him or anyone else that breaks the law. The more charges they can pile on the more charges they have to bargain with to get that person real prison time.

      • Bob Lob Law on March 8, 2017 at 1:58 pm

        You could care less? How much more less could you care?

    • Anonymous on March 8, 2017 at 8:45 am

      could of have been how he had it mounted. If the Laptop was mounted exactly like the police… then that can issue.

    • DarrenR on March 8, 2017 at 8:48 am

      I agree. I’m not for this guy, but why was the lead “FAKE COP” when he was not even charged with impersonation?

      • Big Cookie on March 8, 2017 at 12:08 pm

        Looking at everything as a whole, it certainly seems as though this guy was setting himself up as a fake cop, no doubt. From his car (Crown Vic) to all of the other paraphernalia, it certainly is worth checking out. Of course he was charged with the firearms violations. Until he actually represents himself as a police officer, he won’t be charged with impersonating anyone. I don’t believe that it’s a crime to mount the Toughbook computer the same way that the police do it.

        Someone who goes to this extent to make himself look like a police officer is worth keeping an eye on.

    • Anonymous on March 8, 2017 at 9:24 am

      Really? Oh the irony in your name…

      • Bob Lob Law on March 8, 2017 at 1:57 pm

        You’re using a generic Anonymous tag. That renders your opinion invalid from the start.

        • Anonymous on March 10, 2017 at 7:56 am

          Do you think your screen name is any less anonymous or is Bob Lob Law a family name?

  2. AliceW on March 8, 2017 at 8:25 am

    I understand the Ferguson Missouri police force is taking applications. They may be able to wave some of those minor infractions.

  3. Dirt on March 8, 2017 at 9:01 am

    The K9 alerted to drugs, but none were found…hmmm

    • Idiot on March 8, 2017 at 12:42 pm

      Could have been residue in the carpet, but don’t let that logic stop you from posting stupid comments.

    • Big Cookie on March 8, 2017 at 2:46 pm

      Could easily be that it was just a small amount of MJ and they just wrote him a ticket and didn’t put it in the press release.

    • Anonymous on March 8, 2017 at 5:36 pm

      Hmmmmm what? maybe they were no longer in there.

    • Crap on March 9, 2017 at 4:58 am

      That’s what I was thinking also

    • Amanda on March 9, 2017 at 11:33 am

      My THOUGHTS EXACTLY I KPT RE-READING LOOKNG TO C WHERE THE DRUGS WERE!!!

    • MAV on March 13, 2017 at 2:09 pm

      Maybe the dog alerting was a plant like I’m sure people are going to say everything else was….the cops made the dog alert…..whatever!!!!

  4. Anonymous on March 8, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Damn good point Dirt. There needs to be more transparency .
    The dog could have been alerted to gunpowder? I dont know.
    Body cameras provide all the accountability we need.

  5. Obsidian on March 8, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    He even went as far as buying the Tough Book boat anchor. This guy is legit….no small details left out. I wonder if he had the aviator sunglasses?

  6. JoeSchmo on March 8, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    The K9 alerted to a controlled substance according to the article. That would include explosives (gunpowder).

    • Oliver Closoff on March 10, 2017 at 10:30 am

      That ar is dope

  7. Oliver Closoff on March 10, 2017 at 10:31 am

    That ar is dope