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This week, a man is facing charges for allegedly stealing a tip charge from Williamsburg’s College Delly, and police are investigating an assault at Longhill Grove Apartments in James City County.

Check out all the crime stories that did not make the headlines this week and others you may have missed below.

James City County

Police Looking for Construction Saw Thief

James City County Police are asking the public for help in identifying a suspect accused of stealing a $900 saw from a job site.

A post on the county’s Facebook page Monday said the concrete saw was stolen at around 11:22 a.m. May 6 from the job site located between the Happy Shopper and the Windy Hill Shops at 8934 Pocahontas Trail.

A crew foreman told police the saw was unattended for about five minutes.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP. Callers may remain anonymous, do not have to testify in court and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 if the information leads to an arrest.

Police Investigating Assault at Longhill Grove Apartments

A 38-year-old man told police he was assaulted May 16 outside of a James City County apartment complex.

James City County Police arrived at the scene of Longhill Grove Apartments, located off Centerville Road near D.J. Montague Elementary School, to find the man being treated by medics while in a car.

The man told officers four or five men approached the car, took him out and began kicking and hitting him before fleeing the area, according to police.

The man was taken to a local hospital for multiple lacerations and bleeding from his head.

The investigation is ongoing.

Police Investigating Property Damage at Kingsmill

James City County Police are asking the public for any information regarding a trespassing and destruction of property incident at the Kingsmill golf maintenance building.

A post on the county’s Facebook page said on May 10 officers found the building, located at 500 Mounts Bay Road, was unlocked, with discharged paint cans and a fire extinguisher inside, resulting in several thousand dollars worth of damage.

On May 11, police again responded to the building and found the outside spray-painted and some golf maintenance equipment tampered.

Police are asking anyone with information on the possible suspect or suspects to call Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP.



Tip Jar Stolen from Williamsburg’s College Delly

Warrants have been obtained for a man accused of stealing a tip jar containing more than $200 from a local restaurant.

The bartender of the College Delly told Williamsburg Police 21-year-old Maurice Wilber Chapman Jr. of James City County stole the tip jar at around 1:45 a.m. Monday and fled in a black Nissan with Virginia tags.

Maj. Greg Riley with the Williamsburg Police Department said officers arrived at the scene and interviewed the bartender and other witnesses, who were able to identify the suspect as Chapman.

Another officer was able to locate the black Nissan and tried to pull it over, but Chapman drove off and the officer did not pursue him, Riley said.

The officers on scene then went to the magistrate’s office to obtain warrants charging Chapman with felony grand larceny and misdemeanor eluding police.

Riley said Chapman turned himself in to the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail on Wednesday and is being held on a secured bond.


York County

YPSO Looking for Credit Card Fraud Suspect

The man pictured is accused of using a stolen credit card number to make purchases at Food Lion. (Courtesy YPSO)
The man pictured is accused of using a stolen credit card number to make purchases at Food Lion. (Courtesy YPSO)

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help in identifying a man accused of using stolen credit card numbers to shop at a grocery store.

A post on the YPSO Facebook page said the suspect made several large purchases with the stolen credit card numbers at the Food Lion on Merrimac Trail in Upper York County.

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

Man Wanted Out of York County for Credit Card Theft, Fraud

Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man accused of committing credit card fraud, credit card theft and destroying private property.

Delanio Vick (Courtesy YPSO)
Delanio Vick (Courtesy YPSO)

A post on the YPSO Facebook page said the suspect, Delanio Vick, was last seen in a white four-door car, possibly a Honda.

Court records show Vick is from Norfolk, and the Facebook post said Vick is known to frequent Norfolk and Virginia Beach.

Vick has a history of having weapons on him, according to the post.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 890-3621 or Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP.

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