Feds indict man, woman accused of robbing prostitutes at Peninsula hotels

hotel robbery suspect

Federal prosecutors have picked up a Williamsburg armed robbery case after an investigation revealed a 28-year-old man and 30-year-old woman allegedly robbed prostitutes at Peninsula area hotels. A federal grand jury indicted Craig Alexander Brodie and Kimberly Lannytte Gardner April 12. They are charged with conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery, three counts of […]

Police seek ‘armed and dangerous’ man accused of strangling, abducting woman

The York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office is seeking Richard Alvin Massengill is connection to an alleged assault Thursday morning. (Courtesy YPSO)

Police are seeking a man believed to be armed and dangerous man who allegedly abducted and assaulted a woman early Thursday morning. Investigators have obtained warrants charging Richard Alvin Massengill with several counts of abduction, strangulation and several counts of assault & battery, according to a York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office news release. Police received a 911 […]

City Planning Commission votes unanimously for hotel’s renovation into affordable housing

Quarterpath Inn owner Doug Pons stands in front of the hotel, where several people without homes on Christmas will stay overnight. (Sarah Fearing/WYDaily)

After two decades of declining visitation, a Williamsburg motel is one step closer to a new lease on life, while also filling a need for affordable housing in the community. The Williamsburg Planning Commission voted unanimously Wednesday afternoon to recommend City Council approve a proposed renovation of the Quarterpath Inn into affordable housing. Quarterpath Inn […]

Toano man gets no jail time in mobile meth lab case, alleged accomplice to face higher court

Jennifer D. Kendrick and Robert C. Copley, Jr. (Courtesy VPRJ)

A Toano man accused of operating a mobile meth lab out of a minivan will serve no jail time after taking a plea deal in York-Poquoson General District Court Wednesday morning. The deal dropped three felony charges against Robert Copley, 37, which included one count of possession of methamphetamine, one count of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and one […]

York business owner donates emergency medical kits to police dogs in memory of late father

Police K9 Justice looks at his handler, Officer Scott Quesenbury. (Sarah Fearing/WYDaily)

Hampton Fire Department K9 Taylor’s tail wagged slightly as she held still for a training demonstration Tuesday morning, allowing police officers to approach her one by one to feel for a pulse. Ten-year-old Taylor is trained to sniff fire scenes for accelerants, but her job Tuesday morning was different: Provide officers with hands-on training to help […]

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