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Posted on: September 7, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Deerfield Man Charged with False Personation of a Peace Officer


On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, a Lake County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a domestic dispute and encountered Ryan Chrzanowsky. The deputy began speaking to Chrzanowsky, who claimed to be a law enforcement officer. Further investigation revealed he was not a law enforcement officer.

Chrzanowsky also claimed to be a Purple Heart recipient and upon investigation, the Purple Heart claim was determined to be false.

Ryan Chrzanowsky was arrested and charged with False Personation of a Peace Officer (Class 4 Felony). On September 7, 2017, Chrzanowsky appeared in bond court and was released on a $25,000 personal recognizance bond. His next court date is October 11, 2017.

Sheriff Mark Curran reminds the public the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

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