January 25, 2022

ShotSpotter Notification Assists in Burglary Apprehension

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – On January 24, 2022, at approximately 1025 hours, Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD) responded to a ShotSpotter alert in the 1000 block of Coach Circle. As officers were investigating the alert, dispatch advised there was a residential burglary in progress in the same block of Coach Circle with several suspects. Due to the ShotSpotter alert, officers were already on scene and able to apprehend one of the burglary suspects in real time. Officers were able to recover all stolen property and returned it to the victim.

The individual taken into custody was identified as James Murphy, 24, of Norfolk. Murphy was charged with Breaking and Entering with Intent to Commit a Felony.

This incident is being investigated by the VBPD Detective Bureau and is ongoing at this time. If you have any information about this case, please call the VBPD Detective Bureau at 757-385-4101 or anonymously through Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887).

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