Local

Scott Brown’s Brother Accused Of Impersonating Officer, Commandeering Boat

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Featured Content

 

Items allegedly seized from Bruce Browne's car.  (Photo credit: CT State police)

Items allegedly seized from Bruce Browne’s car. (Photo credit: CT State police)

OLD LYME, CT (CBS) – The brother of former Massachusetts U.S. Senator Scott Brown was arrested Thursday night in Connecticut on a number of charges, including impersonating a police officer.

Police responding to reports of a man with a gun found Bruce W. Browne, 46, of Wolcott, Connecticut driving a blue Crown Victoria with what appeared to be a disc and antennas mounted on the trunk along with “hide-away” lights.

Bruce Browne before being arrested. (WFSB Photo)

Bruce Browne before being arrested. (WFSB Photo)

Browne was wearing military-style pants, according to police. Inside the car in plain view, officers say they found three loaded 9 mm handguns, a black nylon duty belt with two sets of handcuffs, a police baton, 12 fully-loaded magazines with a total of 101 hollow point and 102 ball 9 mm bullets.

Browne also allegedly had a black tactical bullet proof vest with the word “POLICE” embroidered on the front and back with a silver metal TSA badge attached.

Investigators say earlier in the day, Browne commandeered a boat by identifying himself as a “Police/Coast Guard” official.

He allegedly produced an expired Coast Guard identification.

TSA and US Coast Guard officials said Browne is not affiliated with either agency. (Continued…)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,073 other followers