Police seek help to locate Mazda impersonating Williamsburg police vehicle

Staff Writer

Late Friday evening, the Williamsburg Police Department got a call it didn’t quite expect: a man called to report a black 4-door Mazda with red and blue lights attempted to stop him in the 1800 block of Richmond Road.

The Williamsburg Police Department does not use Mazdas, according to a Williamsburg Police Department news release.

Maj. Brian Carlsen confirmed the department received a report of the incident on Saturday.

Police now seek the public’s help to locate the vehicle or if anyone has information about the incident to call the department at 757-220-2331 or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP, the release said.

Anytime a motorist is concerned that a car with police lights is not a police car, they should call 911, slow down, put their hazard lights on and only stop in a busy, well-lit and safe place, according to the release.

Roberts can be reached at 757-604-1329, by email at srobertsjr@vagazette.com and on Twitter @SPRobertsJr.

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