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Accused cop impersonator re-arrested on stalking charge

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A South Bay man out on bail on charges of posing as a police officer and subjecting motorists to phony traffic stops was jailed Monday for allegedly stalking his ex-girlfriend, authorities reported.

Kevin Alan Kenniston, 41, was taken into custody in Bonita about 10 a.m. and booked on suspicion of several counts of violating a restraining order and attempted residential burglary, according to Chula Vista police.

The arrest came three weeks after Kenniston was charged with impersonating a police officer and false imprisonment for allegedly using a black-and-white Ford Crown Victoria equipped with a siren, public-address system and roof-mounted lights to trick at least three motorists into pulling over in recent months.

On Friday, Kenniston's ex-girlfriend, who has a temporary restraining order against him, reported that he had parked his Jeep near a jogging path she frequents in Chula Vista and later that day made a telephone call to her, Lt. Lon Turner said.

On Saturday, Kenniston allegedly followed the woman into a supermarket parking lot in the 600 block of East Palomar Street and tried to converse with her.

That evening, Chula Vista police went to Kenniston's Engleman Court home to arrest him, but he fled out a back door and escaped, the lieutenant said.

The next night, officers were sent to the ex-girlfriend's home in northern Chula Vista after her 11-year-old daughter reported that Kenniston was allegedly "jiggling" a door in an attempt to get inside, Turner said. The suspect was gone by the time police arrived.

Further investigation linked the suspect to a home near Sprinter Lane and Corral Canyon, the lieutenant said. This morning, officers spotted Kenniston driving in the area and arrested him.

He was being held in county jail on $500,000 bail.

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