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A James City County man is accused of pulling out a revolver during an argument, the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office appeals to the public for help identifying suspects and Williamsburg Police have issued warrants for two men suspected of cashing checks that did not belong to them.
Check out all the crime stories that did not make the headlines this week and others you may have missed below.
City of Williamsburg
Suspects Face Forgery Charges
Two James City County residents are accused of cashing personal checks that belonged to a SunTrust bank client.
The Williamsburg Police Department has warrants out for the arrest of Jacob Colby Cunningham, 24, and an 18-year-old who was a juvenile at the time of the incident. WYDaily does not name suspects who are minors at the time an incident occurred.
Each faces a charge of felony forgery.
Cunningham and the juvenile are accused of cashing three personal checks that did not belong to them for a total of nearly $2,000 at three different SunTrust banks – two in the city and one in James City County – between Dec. 1 and 5.
Noticing the checks were cashed at three different banks in a short period of time, SunTrust launched its own investigation and discovered the checks were cashed without the client’s permission.
The SunTrust investigation yielded the identification of Cunningham and the juvenile, and the case was reported to Williamsburg Police in May. After corroborating SunTrust’s investigation, the city secured the warrants for the two suspects July 24.
Cunningham and the juvenile have not yet been arrested.
James City County
Man Pulls Revolver Trigger During Argument
A heated argument that turned physical led to felony firearm and assault charges.
James City Police responded to the Heritage Mobile Home Village off Pocahontas Trail after a man said Harry Ellis Ray Martin, a 46-year-old James City County resident, pointed a gun at him during an argument.
The man said an argument had turned physical, and when someone attempted break up the fight, Martin went into his home and emerged with a .22-caliber revolver, according to the police report.
Court documents accuse Martin of walking toward the man, who was getting into his car to get away, pointing the revolver at him and pulling the trigger, but the revolver did not fire a shot.
Investigators found a round in the street in the area Martin had the revolver, according to court documents.
Martin is charged with attempted malicious wounding, a felony. He also faces misdemeanor charges of brandishing a firearm and assault and battery.
Security Camera Footage Leads to Shoplifting Arrests
Two men are accused of working together to steal more than $3,100 worth of electronics from Computer Concepts in New Town.
James City County Police arrested Colin Andrew Crapse, 19, of Williamsburg and Adam Joel Figueroa, 18, of Lanexa in connection with a shoplifting at the store July 22.
Security camera footage shows Crapse and Figueroa walking around the store for “several minutes” before Crapse pushed a computer box with his foot from behind a display, according to court documents. Crapse then intentionally dropped his phone on the floor, and Figueroa crouched to retrieve the phone and hand it back to Crapse while placing the computer box into a backpack.
Security footage determined the duo stole two computers and an iPad – a total value of about $3,100 – from the store, according to court documents.
The person who reported the thefts recognized Crapse, and a police investigation revealed Figueroa as the other suspect, the police report states.
Both Crapse and Figueroa face felony charges of shoplifting and conspiracy to commit a felony.
Sheriff’s Office Asks for Public’s Help to Identify Suspects
The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office posted several photos to its Facebook page, asking for the public’s help to identify suspects.
Using the photo above, deputies are asking for the identity of both the man and woman pictured.
The woman is accused of using a credit card stolen during a York County burglary on July 24 at a 7-Eleven in Newport News.
The man pictured above is suspected of stealing an iPhone.
The phone was left at the Bank of America ATM machine at 4528 George Washington Memorial Highway in Yorktown on July 3.
The woman and man in the above photo are suspected of dining and dashing.
The two people are accused of ordering $106 worth of food and drinks at the Yorktown Pub on Water Street, then leaving without paying.
The photo was taken by an acquaintance who does not know the suspects’ names. The Sheriff’s Office said the acquaintance is also a suspect.
The man above is suspected of using stolen credit card information to buy items at the Walmart in Upper York County.
The information was used to steal gift cards, according to YPSO.
The suspect, who hid his face from the camera, is described as a black male in his 20s who possibly has facial hair.
YPSO said investigators hope the suspect’s distinctive clothing – a hat with a cheetah brim and a shirt that says “Last Kings + T. Raww” – will help citizens identify him.
Anyone with information on any of the suspects shown should call the Crime Line at 800-LOCK-U-UP or the Sheriff’s Office tip line at 757-890-4999.
YPSO Wants Help Tracking Down Embezzlement Suspect
Deputies are looking for a woman who is accused of stealing from Riverwalk Restaurant.
Michelle Rosa, also known as Michelle Callis, is suspected of embezzling more than $1,000 from the Water Street restaurant between March 6 and 14.
She faces embezzlement and forgery/uttering charges.
In a Facebook post asking for the public’s help to track her down, YPSO said Rosa may still be working in the restaurant industry.
The photo of Rosa included in this article is from 2010.
Anyone with information should call the Crime Line at 800-LOCK-U-UP or the Sheriff’s Office tip line at 757-890-4999.
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