Police search for man accused of shooting, killing security guard in York County

Coleston Ryan Lewis (Courtesy YPSO)

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office is searching for a 26-year-old man who police believe shot a private security guard early Thanksgiving morning. Sheriff’s deputies are searching for Coleston Ryan Lewis, of Newport News, in connection to the death of 42-year-old Richard Irvin, which occurred around 2 a.m. in the parking lot of the County Grill & Steakhouse, […]

Police seeking suspect of armed bank robbery at Five Forks

The crime scene where a Chesapeake Bank, located at 4492 John Tyler Highway in James City County, was robbed Wednesday morning. (Steve Roberts, Jr./WYDaily)

Police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred Wednesday morning at a Chesapeake Bank near Five Forks in James City County, according to James City County police. Police believe an unidentified man entered the bank, located at 4492 John Tyler Highway, around 10:35 a.m. and displayed a handgun, demanding money from employees, James City County Police Department […]

York County fire chief receives governor’s award

Courtesy of Peninsulas Emergency Medical Services Council, Inc

A York County fire chief has received an award from Gov. Terry McAuliffe recognizing his contributions to emergency medical services in the state. Stephen Kopczynski, fire chief of the York County Department of Fire and Life Safety, was awarded the 2016 Governor’s EMS Award for Outstanding Contribution to EMS Emergency Preparedness and Response award (James […]

Virginia State Police Academy takes on the ‘mannequin challenge’

Courtesy of Virginia State Police

Fifty-five members of the Virginia State Police Academy took a literal stand against hunger Monday as part of their Thanksgiving food drive. The Academy, located in North Chesterfield County, has joined hundreds of other people across the country, taking on the most recent video challenge trend circulating on social media, the “mannequin challenge,” according to a […]

Police: Man arrested after rear-ending police car, eluding police, brandishing BB gun

Maximilian Schober

A man has been charged with several misdemeanors and eluding police, a felony, after allegedly rear-ending an unmarked police car, driving away from the scene, and leading officers on a high-speed chase through James City County, police said. Maximilian Schober, 22, of Toano, is charged with eluding police, brandishing a firearm, driving with a  suspended license, […]

Ramada hotel fire considered arson, police seek suspect

Courtesy of the Ramada WIlliamsburg hotel

A fire that broke out in the Ramada Williamsburg hotel early Friday morning is being considered an act of arson, according to York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office Lt. Dennis Ivey. Now police are seeking to identify a suspect or suspects in the fire, which started around 4:20 a.m. in three different areas of the hotel, Ivey said. […]