WMPD helps detain carjacking suspect

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September 16, 2008

1:25 PM

College of William and Mary Police helped the James City County Police apprehend a carjacking suspect Sept. 11 who had previously shot at police earlier in the day. The James City County Police sent out a “mutual aid” call and asked the WMPD to set up a perimeter in order to prevent the suspect from entering Williamsburg city limits. Officers from several other surrounding counties participated in the effort, and no officers were injured during the car chase.

“We were happy we could help,” College Police Chief Don Challis said in a press release. “When a call like this comes in you want to help out anyway you can, especially when there is gun fire. Law enforcement is a brotherhood. We were there for them like we know they would be there for us.”

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