Carjacking, Crash in Chatham Early Tuesday

Yes, we said a carjacking in Chatham...
Carjacked vehicle rests in water off Route 28 in Chatham early Tuesday morning (CPD photo)

From the Chatham Police Department:


The Chatham Police Department is investigating an alleged Carjacking incident that was reported on or about 12:38 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

Police responded to Jacknife Landing, located off Orleans Road, (Rt. 28) at the Chatham-Harwich Town Line and found an overturned vehicle in the water. Police located the vehicle’s owner, a 48 year old female who resides in Harwich, at the scene. The female reported to police that a white male approached her vehicle and forcibly removed her from the vehicle. The male then attempted to flee the area in the vehicle, but the male crashed the vehicle in the water. The victim then observed the male subject flee the area on foot.

Earlier in the evening, on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at approximately 10:15 p.m. Chatham Police were investigating a report of a stolen vehicle, from a residence in Chatham, being operated by a white male that was last seen on Orleans Road, Rt. 28 travelling into the town of Harwich. That stolen vehicle, a 1999 Mercury Sedan, was later discovered crashed and abandoned in the town of Orleans.

Police are investigating the possible connection of these two incidents and the identification of the male subject involved.

Other involved agencies: Harwich Police Department, Orleans Police Department, Barnstable County Sheriff’s Department K9 and Crime Scene Services.

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