Suffolk County Police arrest man accused of impersonating police officer

Police arrested a man Thursday for impersonating a police officer by responding to a domestic incident on Long Island.

A couple from Dix Hills had an argument and the wife contacted Max Sapirman through a friend. The friend had told the wife that Sapirman was a Suffolk County Police Officer and would respond, police said. He went to their home to question the couple Sept. 15.

The next night, according to the Suffolk County Police Department, Sapirman contacted the wife again and told her he needed to question her and her husband again. On both days, Sapirman ordered the husband to leave the premises for the night.

Sapirman contacted the wife Sept. 20 to question her again. Suffolk County Police said on all three occasions, Sapirman asked the wife if she wanted the husband arrested and the woman declined.

In November, the wife became aware that Sapirman was not an officer and contacted police. Sapirman, 18, of Deer Park, was arrested Thursday.

Police recovered clothing with the Suffolk County Police Department's patch and insignia on it at Sapirman's home.

Sapirman was charged with three counts of criminal impersonation. He is scheduled for arraignment Nov. 7.

Any other victims are asked to call (631) 854-8252.
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