Three New Port Richey Police officers were presented awards by the United States Department of Justice Office of Inspector General Council yesterday. Master Patrol Officer Edward Campbell, Detective Greg Williams, and Lieutenant Mike Anderson at a special ceremony April 16 in Tampa for their crucial roles in the high-profile arrest of Roy Antigua in 2012.
In July 2012, NPRPD patrol officers made contact with Roy Antigua and arrested him for Driving with License Suspended/Revoked and on a warrant for grand theft.
The officers found several “suspect” identification cards issued from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Officers also discovered that Mr. Andgua’s black CadiUac Escalade SUV was equipped with a police emergency blue light affixed to his front windshield with blue LED lights on the lower comers. Further investigation resulted in a search of Antigua’s two apartments and vehicle where additional fraudulent credentials were found along with several USCG class “A” uniforms, an assortment of specialized pins, medals, hats and certificates.
Upon obtaining all of this information, NPRPD notified the US Secret Service and USCG authorities of their findings and provided their assistance as the case moved ahead through the court systems. Mr. Antigua was charged with multiple counts of falsely impersonating an officer and other charges.