Jury Convicts Man for Posing as Officer, Assaulting Ex

Kevin Alan Kenniston, 43, posed as a police officer and pulled over motorists in Chula Vista last year

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    A man who posed as a police officer and pulled over motorists in Chula Vista was found guilty of multiple felony counts Wednesday, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis announced.

    Kevin Kenniston, 43, was convicted of 20 criminal counts, including police impersonation.

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    Kevin Alan Kenniston was arrested Monday for allegedly stalking his ex-girlfriend. (Published Thursday, Apr 28, 2011)

    He was first arrested in April 2011 for using a black and white Ford Crown Victoria equipped with a siren, public-address system and roof-mounted lights to pull over motorists while posing as an officer.

    He pulled over at least three motorists during his time playing a fake cop. In at least one case, prosecutors said he pulled over a driver and gave her a lecture about safe driving. He also blocked in another motorist’s car and demanded her driver’s license, registration and insurance.

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    Besides being convicted of impersonating an officer, Kenniston was also convicted Wednesday on charges connected to the assault of an ex-girlfriend.

    He was found guilty of kidnapping, false imprisonment, violating a temporary restraining order and breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment and assaulting her.

    Kenniston is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 9. According to the DA’s office, he faces 24 years in state prison for his criminal counts.