This Week in Crime: ‘Alert Citizen’ Helps Lead YPSO to Attempted Burglary Arrests

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ThisWeekInCrimeThe York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office arrested two men for attempting to break into a Harley-Davidson dealership and is asking the public’s help in tracking down men accused of using stolen credit cards in Walgreens.

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

York County

‘Alert Citizen’ Helps Lead YPSO to Attempted Burglary Arrests

York-Poquoson Sheriff’s deputies tracked down two suspects in an attempted burglary thanks to an “alert citizen” who reported suspicious activity.

Deputies responded to an alarm call in the early morning hours of July 13 at the Hampton Roads Harley-Davidson dealership on the 6400 block of George Washington Memorial Highway (Route 17), where they found evidence of an attempted break-in at the business and a trailer in the parking lot, according to a news release posted to YPSO’s Facebook page.

Soon after the deputies responded to the dealership, a citizen called the authorities to report two men entering several cars in the area of Castelow Drive in York County. The two suspects were located, and deputies found property they were in possession of property that had been stolen from vehicles in the area.

Further investigation determined the two had also been involved in the incident at the dealership.

Roger A. Atwell and Mychael T. Daniels – both 19-year-olds from Newport News – were arrested and charged with attempted burglary and several misdemeanor larceny charges. Daniels faces six felony larceny charges and a misdemeanor charge for possession of marijuana.

Both will have their first court appearance 1:30 p.m. Oct. 5.

In the news release, Sheriff J.D. “Danny” Diggs thanked the “alert citizen who called about the two suspects.” He also offered a reminder to keep vehicles locked.

YPSO Asks Public for Help Identifying Suspected Thieves

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The five men shown in the above surveillance footage photos are suspected of using stolen credit cards at Walgreens in two separate incidents.

The first set of photos shows three men who are accused of buying gift cards at the Walgreens on the 6600 block of George Washington Memorial Highway (Route 17) on July 18.

The other two men are accused of using stolen credit cards on July 12.

The York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office posted both incidents to the department's Facebook page, asking for the public's help to identify the suspects.

Anyone with information can call the tip line at 757-890-4999 or the Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP.

James City County

Police Seek Woman Wanted in Counterfeit Case

Alesha Michelle Hunt (Photo Courtesy James City County Police Department)
Alesha Michelle Hunt (Photo Courtesy James City County Police Department)

James City County Police are asking the public's help in tracking down a woman believed to have used counterfeit money.

The department posted information and a mugshot for 39-year-old Alesha Michelle Hunt on James City County's Facebook page for #WantedWednesday, a popular hashtag used by police departments nationwide to encourage the public's help in closing cases.

There are six warrants out for Hunt's arrest – three misdemeanor obtaining goods by false pretense and three felony uttering counterfeit money.

Her mugshot in this article is from 2014. Hunt's last known address was in Newport News.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP. Callers remain anonymous and may be eligible to receive up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

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