Marco police arrest man accused of impersonating officer

Devan Patel
Marco Eagle
Nicholas Troemner, 35, was arrested early Thursday morning by Marco Island police after he was accused of impersonating a law enforcement officer.

A Marco Island man is facing multiple felony charges after being accused of impersonating a police officer early Thursday morning.

Marco Island police arrested Nicholas Troemner, 35, initially on the charge of aggravated assault after he allegedly told the occupants of a home on the 1600 block of Orleans Court that he was a law enforcement officer and demanded they vacate the premises.

A woman living at the residence answered the door and told police that Troemner was holding a flashlight and what appeared to be a weapon, according to the police report.

The woman recounted to police that Troemner stated: “You need to get out” and “You have 20 minutes to get your things.”

A friend that was present during the incident also told police he witnessed Troemner wearing a vest and carrying a flashlight, badge and gun.

Once the friend approached the door, Troemner began to move back to his vehicle before fleeing the scene.

Police approached Troemner as he was exiting his residence and asked him to explain what he was wearing and what he used during the incident. Troemner retrieved an axe, flashlight, vest and badge.

Troemner was also charged with three additional felonies, being a felon in possession of a weapon, falsely impersonating an officer and being in possession of bulletproof vest while committing certain offenses.

Bond was initially set at $70,000 but was revoked on Friday. Troemner remains in custody at the Naples Jail Center.

Troemner was arrested two months ago on the charges of being a felon in possession of an electronic weapon and possession of marijuana under 20 grams.

During that incident, Collier County Sheriff’s Office deputies approached a vehicle Troemner was driving after he threw a lit cigarette out of his window.

In searching the vehicle, deputies found a stun gun wedged between the driver’s seat and center console and marijuana cigarettes in a compartment below the radio.

Troemner’s bond for this incident was also revoked following his arrest Thursday.