Police investigate 7-Eleven robbery Sunday morning


Williamsburg Police are looking to identify a man who robbed a 7-Eleven early Sunday. Police responded to the 7-Eleven, located at the intersection of Second and Page streets, around 8:01 a.m., according to a Williamsburg Police news release. The store’s clerk told police a white or Hispanic man wearing a black shirt pulled up around […]

Former Fort Eustis soldier gets 30 years in prison for blackmailing children into sending sexual photos


A 39-year-old former soldier who was stationed at Fort Eustis was sentenced to 30 years in prison in federal court Thursday for production of child pornography. Daniel Joseph Salgat, of Bay City, Mich., was convicted of four counts of production of child pornography July 14 after he portrayed himself online as a young female to […]

Teen, man arrested after drag racing in Mustang, Camaro in York County

police car (file photo)

Two men, a 48-year-old and a 19-year-old, were arrested Friday after drag racing down Fort Eustis Boulevard in a Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro, police said. Austin Letherwood, 19, and Randolph Firth, 48, have been charged with reckless driving: 95 mph in a 55 mph zone, and reckless driving: drag racing, according to a York-Poquoson […]

Sheriff’s office stresses safety, accountability with new software

York-Poquoson police cruiser (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

When responding to emergency scenes, sometimes police are missing crucial details: What is the layout of the home? What entrance should police use? What policies – covering topics such as high-speed pursuits or blood-borne pathogens – are relevant to the situation? The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office is on the cusp of changing the information disconnect. The […]

Teen arrested after eluding police, crashing SUV

A police officer pulls over a driver for a traffic violation in a downtown city

A 17-year-old male was taken to Merrimac Juvenile Detention Center in Williamsburg after he eluded police in York County Feb. 3, police say. A York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office deputy was on patrol on Old York-Hampton Highway around 8 p.m. when what looked like a black Ford Explorer passed him going 53 mph in a 35 mph […]

Herron to lead WJCC Schools as new superintendent

Olwen Herron (Courtesy WJCC Schools)

The Williamsburg-James City County School Board may have selected a new superintendent, but the division will not see an unfamiliar face. At least 35 school board meeting attendees stood and gave a standing ovation after the School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to appoint Interim Superintendent Olwen Herron as the new superintendent. Her new superintendent […]