This Week in Crime: Woman Confesses to Stealing 15-Year-Old’s Wallet at Iron-Bound Gym

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This week, a woman is facing three felony charges for stealing a boy’s wallet while he worked out at the gym, and sheriff’s deputies are looking for two suspected credit card thieves.

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

James City County 

One Accused in Toano Gas Station Robbery Heads to Grand Jury

Five charges were dropped Thursday against a man accused with three others of robbing two gas station employees at gunpoint before forcing them into a freezer.

Dijon O. Boyd (Courtesy James City County Police)
Dijon O. Boyd (Courtesy James City County Police)

The suspect, 19-year-old Dijon O. Boyd, will head to a grand jury on one count of robbery of a residence and one count of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

The grand jury will decide if there is enough evidence to move the case forward to trial in Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court.

A use of a firearm in the commission of a felony charge, a misdemeanor assault charge, a conspiracy to commit robbery charge and two abduction charges were dropped against Boyd in General District Court Thursday as he waived his preliminary hearing.

Two others accused in the Dec. 29 robbery — Dominnic Christian and Donte Nelson — are going to trial.

Charges against the fourth suspect, Tysean Ransome, were dropped during his April preliminary hearing when it was ruled prosecutors did not provide enough evidence necessary to move the case to a grand jury.

JCC Man Wanted for Four Outstanding Warrants

Justin Hedgepeth (Courtesy James City County Police)
Justin Hedgepeth

Police are asking the public for help in finding a 25-year-old man accused of violating a protective order against  him.

A post on the county’s Facebook page said the suspect, Justin Dean Hedgepeth, has four outstanding warrants against him.

His last known address is on Clay Circle in James City County.

Police are asking the public to call Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP if they have any information on his whereabouts.

Woman Confesses to Stealing 15-Year-Old’s Wallet at Iron-Bound Gym

A 20-year-old woman is facing three charges after she admitted to stealing a boy’s wallet while he was working out June 17.

Deputy Chief Steve Rubino with the James City County Police Department said the 15-year-old boy placed his wallet in a cubby hole at around 1:45 p.m. at Iron-Bound Gym, located in New Town.

When he finished his workout at around 3:30 p.m., he noticed his wallet was missing, so he called his bank, who told him his stolen debit card had been used at Tropical Smoothie and the T.J. Maxx on Monticello Avenue.

Rubino said the boy and his father went to the two stores and found out a woman had recently purchased items, so they obtained surveillance video footage of the woman and confirmed it was the same woman the store employees had recently encountered.

The boy then took a copy of the suspect’s photo back to the gym and showed it to staff, who identified the woman as Katarina E. Soerensson, a member of Iron-Bound Gym.

Rubino said a James City County Police Officer then went to Soerensson’s home and confronted her, and she confessed to taking the wallet and buying items at T.J. Maxx and Tropical Smoothie.

She is now charged with felony credit card theft, misdemeanor credit card fraud and petit larceny.

York County

YPSO Looking for Suspected Credit Card Thieves

The two suspects pictured are accused of using a stolen credit card at Walmart in Tabb. (Courtesy YPSO)
The two suspects pictured are accused of using a stolen credit card at Walmart in Tabb. (Courtesy YPSO)

Deputies with the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office are asking the public for help in identifying two people accused of stealing a credit card.

A post on the YPSO Facebook page said the two suspects pictured used the the card at the Tabb Walmart on Route 17.

Anyone with information on this incidents or on the suspects’ whereabouts is asked to call Crime-Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP or the Facebook Tip Line at 890-4999.

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