Former Officer Accused Of Impersonating Cop In Mount Pleasant

By Trina Orlando

MOUNT PLEASANT (KDKA) — A former police officer is facing charges after allegedly using his old service uniform to impersonate a cop.

Mark Fisher, 31, of Irwin allegedly called a doctor in Mount Pleasant and asked to meet with him after hours in regard to an investigation he claimed to be working on for the Turtle Creek Police Department.

Fisher previously worked as a part-time officer in Turtle Creek, Swissvale and East McKeesport and was currently working as a constable.

Fisher was wearing a Turtle Creek police uniform and also had a gun on his waist when he met Dr. Emilio Navarro outside of his office back on Jan. 11.

Navarro gave three blank signed prescription slips, which he believed were to be used in an investigation. Fisher was supposed to bring the slips back to Navarro and when he didn’t Navarro called police.

The defendant had Navarro sign a forged Turtle Creek Police Department Waiver of Rights form that included a forged signature from the Attorney General’s Office.

In addition, the defendant did not have a license to carry a concealed weapon.

Fisher was arraigned Wednesday and placed in the Westmoreland County Jail on $25,000 bond.

It’s not clear what Fisher had planned to do with the blank prescriptions or what ultimately happened to them.

Police are now investigating whether Fisher may also have targeted other doctors across the area.

  • Hoss

    Not supporting what this guy did in any way, but in the interest of correct reporting let’s get the facts straight. If the guy was wearing the gun ON his waist (in a holster, for example) then the weapon was not concealed. Whether or not he had a license to carry a concealed weapon is irrelevant and shouldn’t be mentioned in this article. Maybe the holster and gun were covered by a coat, maybe not. But again, good reporting would mention details like that.

  • Daniel

    This guy is either using drugs or selling them without a doubt. Glad the Dr. reported this.

  • Nikki

    maybe we should hear the WHOLE story before we judge. innocent until being PROVEN guilty in. a COURT OF LAW.

    • Dave

      you’re right he’s innocent until proven guilty in the eyes of court. But here, we comment based on what we know from the story.

  • will g

    who was the cop in mt pleasant he was impersonating? terrible reporting

  • Mizaun

    Wow, sorry to bust everyone’s bubble, but in this country you are GUILTY to proven INNOCENT!!! Otherwise why are the so many people sitting in jail “WAITING” for their hearing. Punishment with out the courts. Anyway, if you all honestly believe the so called Innocent till guilty deal, Break the law as a poor person and see what happens. 1st. Your GUILTY till FOUND INNOCENT!!! 2nd. If your famous or rich the same laws don’t apply. How many time’s have we seen some movie “star” get busted for something only to walk. The country is full of STAR FU@#ERS!!! It seems that if your a pretty person, rich or famous a different set of laws apply.

  • Mizaun

    And to Will G he was not IMPERSONATING A MOUNT PLEASANT cop, he acting as a cop from another district. “Mark Fisher, 31, of Irwin allegedly called a doctor in Mount Pleasant and asked to meet with him after hours in regard to an investigation he claimed to be working on for the Turtle Creek Police Department.” So read & understand before you comment. Again, this guy was acting as a cop from another area.

  • Natasha

    The Whole Story. It’s simple. A drug addict with limited intelligence & creativity committed crimes. If you knew him and deny knowing about his pill habit your lying, If he had any courage or intelligence he would have taken on, sought help for and beat his controlled substance habit. And by the way, by defending him, your calling a doctor, police chief and troopers liars. The whole story. Its simple. Someone else will pay his legal bills, he’s a workers comp and now a felon.

  • Mark

    Heard about this guy. He gave a Academy Award Performance in Turtle Creek Plaza doin the I hurt my back again number. How many department does that make now that he’s Injured his back at? The insurance companies have red flagged this guy by now. A workers comp bum for sure. Glad i never worked with him.

  • KingHeffe

    Most of the cops there are more than corrupt and have a good deal of cooperation from hiigher up. It is very pleasing indeed to see some justice. And Hoss, he propbably did get charged for concealment, standard when they want to bury someone. I got the same treatment for carrying when I had a registered, licemenced to conceal and legal firearm. I’d love to see More of this, maybe with O’Donell.

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