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This week, police are investigating broken windows at an Outback Steakhouse and a break-in at Go-Karts Plus. They are also investigating after a McDonald’s employee allegedly embezzled from the restaurant.
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 Investigating Break-In, Larceny at Go-Karts Plus
Authorities are asking the public for help in gathering information on a break-in that occurred at Go-Karts Plus in James City County on Monday.
Stephanie Williams with the James City County Police Department said officers responded to the business on Richmond Road in Lightfoot on Monday morning to find one or more suspects had forced their way into two locations in the building and had damaged several components of the alarm system along with lights, cameras and phone lines around the property.
Maj. Tony Dallman said in a news release the suspects also cut fiber-optic lines and broke into a safe in the building, stealing a large amount of money.
Police said details of the burglary match those reported by authorities in the neighboring jurisdictions of Newport News, Hampton and Gloucester County.
Police said the suspects are believed to be driving a white Mercedez-Benz C250 or C230 with black rims and heavily tinted windows. The other images provided were captured at the sites of the other burglaries that have occurred in the neighboring localities.
Anyone with information on the break-in is asked to call Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP.
Buffalo Wild Wings Employee Accused of Stealing from Woman’s Purse Goes to Grand Jury
A 37-year-old woman has waived her preliminary hearing for a grand larceny charge she received after police say she stole cash from a woman’s purse.
Belinda Stuart was arrested March 26 and is accused of taking about $1,000 in cash from a woman’s purse at Buffalo Wild Wings, where Stuart was working at the time.
Police watched surveillance video of the New Town restaurant, where the accuser said she left her purse on March 15.
Stuart’s trial in Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court will be at 9 a.m. Aug. 26.
Police Investigate Broken Windows at Outback Steakhouse
One or more people are suspected of throwing rocks at the windows of Williamsburg’s Outback Steakhouse, police said.
A cleaning crew working inside the Richmond Road restaurant at around 3:40 a.m. Wednesday called Williamsburg Police and told them they heard glass shatter on the right front door and two windows to the right of the door, Maj. Greg Riley said.
Rocks found around the shattered glass are believed to have been thrown by one or more suspects, although police have no information regarding who may have broken the glass.
There is no surveillance video of the incident, and no alarm went off because the cleaning crew was already inside the building at the time.
McDonald’s Employee Suspected of Stealing from Restaurant
A 27-year-old James City County man is facing a felony charge after police say he stole cash from the register of the McDonald’s, located in the 1600 block of Richmond Road.
The suspect, Bryan Tate, was an employee of the McDonald’s. The owner of the restaurant told Williamsburg Police Tate removed more than $200 from the register and pocketed it.
Officers obtained a warrant charging Tate with felony embezzlement Monday, and the warrant has not yet been served.
Sheriff's Office Investigating Bike Assault on Goosley Road
Deputies from the York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office are looking for a man accused of throwing a plastic bottle out the window of a car and hitting a woman riding her bicycle.
A post on the YPSO Facebook page said the incident occurred at around 6:20 p.m. June 20 on Goosley Road.
The suspect was driving eastbound in a beige four-door car resembling a Toyota Corolla or Honda Civic when he took a 16.9 ounce plastic bottle with liquid and threw it at a woman riding her bike with another man, authorities said.
The bottle struck the woman in her upper left thigh, leaving a bruise on her leg, according to the post.
The suspect is described as being of high school age or older.
The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP or the Facebook tip line at 890-4999.
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