-- Deepa Bharath
A 46-year-old man who pleaded guilty to possessing false
identification after his arrest on suspicion of impersonating a police
officer will eventually be deported to Mexico, Immigration and
Naturalization Service officials said Friday.
Costa Mesa police arrested Jesus Delcarmen Delgardo Sanchez on Tuesday
after an officer saw him, in the guise of a police officer, stop a woman
in her car.
Officials said police also found in his possession a Costa Mesa Police
Department plastic badge and a blue shirt with a fire department patch on
it. He had also stuck a flashing yellow light on the roof of his car,
Sanchez will be deported to his home country mainly because he has a
prior conviction for possessing a controlled substance, INS spokesman
Tony Lew said.
He said Sanchez was not a resident of the United States and that his
immigration status was in question because he may have overstayed his
The INS had put Sanchez on a no-bail hold after his arrest. A judge on
Wednesday sentenced Sanchez to two days of time already served, eight
days of voluntary community service, a year of probation and a $100 fine.