Men charged with gun violations, impersonating federal agents

October 19, 2001|By Del Quentin Wilber | Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF

Two men accused of impersonating FBI agents were arrested in southern Baltimore yesterday morning by city police, who recovered several fake identification cards as well as a handgun and two blue strobe lights, authorities said.

Charged with impersonating federal agents and handgun violations were Frank S. Jules, 34, of the 5900 block of Stevens Forest Road in Columbia and Samuel St. Fleur, 20, of the 1400 block of Anglesea St. in Baltimore, police said.

The arrests occurred after officers saw a Ford Expedition parked at Wenburn Street and Sidney Avenue about 12:30 a.m., and found that its New York tags were expired. They followed the van as it traveled north on Russell Street, stopping it near the ramp to Interstate 95, police said.

The driver identified himself as an FBI agent and produced a badge but no identification, police said.

Police searched the car and found a "Department of Justice Special Investigation" badge, handcuffs, radios, stun stick, stun gun, binoculars, a Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services ID card, a Maryland State Police volunteer ID card, a .40-caliber handgun, an FBI baseball hat and two blue strobe lights.

"It's unclear what they were doing," said Ragina C. Averella, a city police spokeswoman. "However, we do not believe they were involved in any terrorist activities."

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