Police: Two men assault ‘acquaintance’ at Williamsburg gas station

Richmond Road Shell Station (Courtesy Google Maps)

A man suffered severe bruising on his face after two men allegedly assaulted him at a Williamsburg Shell station Thursday night. Williamsburg Police responded to the Shell station at 1625 Richmond Road around 7:15 p.m. Thursday for a report of an assault with injuries, police spokesman Maj. Greg Riley said. When officers arrived, the victim told […]

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 […]

Crust shooting case moves to higher court, charges against some men in shooting dropped

John Lee Johnson (Courtesy Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)

Only two out of seven original charges against a 22-year-old man accused of shooting a security guard at outside the Crust restaurant will continue on to a higher court. Four charges against John Lee Johnson were dismissed Thursday evening in the Williamsburg-James City County General District Court, including two counts of shooting into an occupied […]

Shell station robbery case moves to grand jury

Williamsburg-James City County Courthouse (Sarah Fearing/WYDaily)

The case for a man accused of robbing a Shell gas station Dec. 4 in Williamsburg will move on to a grand jury. A felony charge of robbery against Guillermo Martin Romero Jr, 27, was certified to go to a grand jury in the Williamsburg-James City County Circuit Court Thursday morning by General District Court […]

Police: Car stolen during storm found stuck in snow bank

Merrimac Trail is blanketed in snow Jan. 22, 2016. (Elizabeth Hornsby/WYDaily)

Williamsburg Police are investigating the theft of a vehicle that was later found stuck in a snow bank during a winter storm Saturday.  Police responded to an apartment in the 500 block of York Street around 4:50 a.m. Saturday after a man reported his car was missing, Williamsburg Police spokesman Maj. Greg Riley said. The man […]

WYDaily Index 2016: Williamsburg by the numbers


The WYDaily Index is calculated with data provided by the City of Williamsburg, the Williamsburg-James City County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the state Department of Motor Vehicles, and the United States Census Bureau.   Number of days between animal control calls in 2016: 3 Number of days between animal control calls in […]

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