Detectives from the Troop "D" Criminal Investigation Office arrested Richard Goldrick, 68, of Nutley, after he attempted to stop an off-duty Woodbridge Police Department Sergeant northbound on the Garden State Parkway.
On Monday, December 21, at 7:15 p.m., Woodbridge Police Department Sergeant Charles Stab was driving in his personal vehicle northbound on the Garden State Parkway at milepost 116 in Holmdel Township when Richard Goldrick, driving a 2013 black Chevrolet Suburban, pulled behind him, and activated emergency lights.
Thinking he was being stopped by an undercover vehicle, Sgt. Stab pulled over on the right shoulder. Once both vehicles were stopped, Goldrick shut off his emergency lights and quickly drove away.
Knowing the incident was suspicious, Sgt. Stab was able obtain a description of the suspect and a license plate number, which he later provided to State Police detectives.
On Tuesday, Dec. 22, Goldrick was interviewed about the incident at Holmdel Station. As a result of the investigation at the station, detectives seized a .22 caliber handgun, hollow point ammunition, and fraudulent documents from inside his car.
Goldrick was charged with impersonating a police officer, possession of a weapon, and possession of false government documents.
He was lodged at Monmouth County Jail in lieu of $52,000 full cash bail.