This Week in Crime: Man, Teen Accused of Stealing Golf Clubs, Medical Supplies from Cars

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York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office deputies are looking for a woman suspected of stealing from Walmart, and a woman suspected of using a stolen credit card number at a Walgreens.

Check out all the crime stories that did not make the headlines this week below.

James City County

Man, Teen Accused of Stealing Golf Clubs, Medical Supplies from Cars

A 24-year-old man is facing two charges after police say he and a teenager broke into two cars and stole more than $4,800 worth of items.

Jacob Cunningham, a James City County man was arrested Wednesday at his mother’s house on Hickory Signpost Road.

A criminal complaint filed against Cunningham in Williamsburg-James City County General District Court said a witness told police she was in the home when she saw Cunningham bring in more than $3,900 of medical supplies, a $300 coat, more than $200 of golf clubs and a pair of $220 hockey skates.

Police said Cunningham and the 17-year-old juvenile — who is not being named due to his age — broke into a vehicle in the 4900 block of Courthouse Street in New Town and a vehicle in the 100 block of Gilley Drive off John Tyler Highway on Feb. 14.

Cunningham now faces one felony count of grand larceny and one misdemeanor count of entering a vehicle with the intent to commit a crime.

Police have requested a judge issue the same charges on the juvenile.

 

Attempted Shoplifting Reported at American Eagle Outfitters

A Norfolk man and woman are facing charges after being accused of shoplifting from a store in the Williamsburg Premium Outlets last month.

The store manager of American Eagle Outfitters reported a shoplifting at around 1:20 p.m. March 14 and said two people had attempted to steal $279 in clothing from the store.

A police report said when the store manager approached the two people, they dropped the bag and fled the store, getting into a vehicle and driving away.

The woman provided James City County Police with a partial license plate number, and police were able to track down 42-year-old Gary Eugene Newsome and 47-year-old Zerader Celeste McDaniel.

Newsome and McDaniel were arrested Monday and are each facing one felony count of attempted concealment of merchandise.

 

Charges Dropped Against Woman Accused of Embezzling From Kingsmill

Lack of evidence led to a dropped charge against a Kingsmill employee accused of embezzling cash from the Kingsmill Convention Center.

Tamiko Jones-Solomon was facing one felony count of embezzlement, but surveillance video exonerated her, according to her defense attorney.

Police said Jones-Solomon was working July 31 when $2,550 was placed in an employee office behind the front counter of the convention center.

Jones-Solomon, who was left alone in the office with the cash for about an hour, is accused of leaving the office with the cash.

When questioned by managers, she lied about the times she had worked, police said.

She was arrested Feb. 22 after an investigation into the incident and charged with felony embezzlement.

 

York County

Tabb Walmart Suspect Sought

This woman is accused of stealing from Walmart. (Courtesy YPSO)
This woman is accused of stealing from Walmart. (Courtesy YPSO)

YPSO deputies are looking for a woman accused of stealing household items from the Walmart on Route 17 on March 31.

The suspect entered the store at around 3:20 p.m. and concealed items in her purse before leaving, according to a post on the YPSO Facebook Page.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP or the YPSO Facebook tip line at 890-4999.

 

Newport News Man Suspected of Breaking into Yorktown Home

A 19-year-old man is facing multiple charges after authorities say he broke into a home and stole several hundred dollars’ worth of items.

The resident of the home located in the 100 block of Collington Run in the Victory Estates at Yorktown called 911 on Feb. 13 after hearing someone rummaging around on the first floor of the home at around 3:30 a.m., Lt. Dennis Ivey with the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office said.

“She thought it was the cats, initially,” Ivey said.

The suspect, who was later identified as Scott T. Parham of Newport News, stole a purse, keys, cash and camera equipment, Ivey said.

Through an investigation, deputies were able to find Parham and serve him with an arrest warrant March 30.

Parham now faces one felony count of breaking and entering, one felony count of grand larceny, four felony counts of credit card theft and one misdemeanor count of tampering with a vehicle.

 

YPSO Looking for Suspected Credit Card Thief

The woman pictured is accused of using a stolen credit card number at Walgreens. (Courtesy YPSO)
The woman pictured is accused of using a stolen credit card number at Walgreens. (Courtesy YPSO)

Deputies are asking the public for help in identifying a woman accused of using a stolen credit card number at a Walgreens.

Authorities say the woman pictured entered the Walgreens on Route 17 at around 11:25 a.m. March 27 and used a stolen credit card number to buy merchandise and a $300 gift card.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP or the YPSO Facebook tip line at 890-4999.

 

York County Man Accused of Stealing Guns from New Kent Home Heads to Grand Jury

A 19-year-old Yorktown man facing felony charges for breaking into a home and stealing firearms and alcohol will go in front of a grand jury in New Kent.

Bailey Strickland (Courtesy Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)
Bailey Strickland (Courtesy Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)

Bailey Scott Strickland was arrested in January in York County after his father called YPSO and said he found stolen firearms in his son’s room, authorities said.

Strickland and his girlfriend, 18-year-old Rachel Nicole Dillon, are accused of breaking into the home off Carriage Road in New Kent on Jan. 8 and stealing six firearms and alcohol, with a total value around $2,000, according to New Kent Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Joe McLaughlin Jr.

After being notified by the New Kent Sheriff’s Office of a possible stolen gun, Strickland’s father found a Bersa .380 pistol underneath his son’s mattress and called 911.

When a York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office deputy came to the residence to investigate Jan. 11, Strickland “took off running” and was detained moments later, the complaint states.

Strickland, who was convicted in August of stealing a car in Upper York County and crashing it in Norfolk, faced one felony count of receiving a stolen firearm and one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana out of York County. The stolen firearm charge was dropped at a hearing March 4, and the possession charge will be dismissed after a year as long as Strickland follows the law.

His two felony charges in New Kent — breaking and entering and larceny of a firearm — were certified to a grand jury Wednesday.

A grand jury will now decide if there is enough evidence in the case to move it to trial.

In Case You Missed It:

  • Police have charged four people accused of entering a James City County home in November, punching a woman and leaving with firearms and the woman’s purse.
  • Charges were dropped against one of four men accused of being involved in the robbery of two Toano gas station employees.
  • A man received a suspended sentence for breaking into 13 cars in Tabb.