By CLYDE FORD
Staff Writer, Charles Town
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Thanks to some fancy dealing the Charles Town Police Department is wheeling around in two additional cruisers.
The police department traded a pair of obsolete radios to the Loudoun County, Va., Sheriff's Department for two used cruisers.
"They're wheeling and dealing and keeping this place alive by doing this kind of thing," said Police Chief Mike Aldridge.
The sheriff's department puts cruisers out of service after they have more than 100,000 miles, he said.
Charles Town Police Sgt. R.J. James found out about the surplus cruisers from a friend about a month ago and set up the deal to obtain them for his department.
The Loudoun County Sheriff's Department was going to sell the cruisers for $10 each to the Charles Town Police Department as part of a program to help other police agencies, James said.