PD: Man impersonated cop to harrass ex-employer

Posted at 2:23 PM, Apr 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-21 21:43:38-04

A Phoenix man violated a court order by impersonating an officer to berate and threaten his former employer, authorities said.

Court records show that a man impersonated a police detective and threatened his former employer with U.S. Marshal indictments.

Police say Ray Cabajal Aranda, 56, violated a court order by contacting his former employer Transdev, a contractor that operates bus routes for Valley Metro in Phoenix.

Aranda is under a court order not to have any contact with his former employer, but on April 15 he called a supervisor there calling himself "Detective Martinez," officials said. He reportedly did this to get a cell phone number for a human resources person. 

Aranda allegedly called and berated her with expletives and said that they violated his rights. He also told her that they would soon be indicted by federal marshals.

Both workers told police that they recognized Aranda's voice, with one of them getting his phone number off the caller ID.

Aranda was arrested that afternoon at his home near 35th Avenue and Baseline Road.

Aranda has ben charged with impersonating a peace officer.