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N E W S   R E L E A S E


Jan. 17, 2013






Stephen A. Rubino, Major


James City County man arrested for burglary


Michael Joseph MorrisJames City County Police arrested Michael Joseph Morris, 37, of James City County and charged him with burglary, grand larceny and misdemeanor property destruction.


Shortly after 9 p.m., on Jan. 16, Morris kicked in a door to a time share unit located on Indian Fields Way in Williamsburg Plantation. He then stole a 40-inch flat screen television. James City County Police were alerted to the theft and able to track Morris’ vehicle using GPS technology. Police had previously installed a small tracking device in the television set due to previous break-ins and thefts in the complex. Police tracked Morris to his residence in the 100 block of Raleigh Street. Police found Morris coming back out of his residence to his vehicle. Upon seeing the officers, Morris ran back into his house slamming the door shut. He then fled out a back door. After a short foot pursuit, he was taken into custody by uniformed officers.


Police investigators then obtained and executed a search warrant on Morris’ residence and recovered the stolen television along with additional television sets and other property that is believed to be stolen. Among the property recovered is property stolen in a previous burglary at Williamsburg Plantation that occurred in December and property stolen from two vehicles in two different neighborhoods in June of this year. James City County Police are continuing to investigate and additional charges are expected.


An arrest photo of Morris is attached to this release. He is currently being held at the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail without bond.


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