Police: ‘Pray with us,’ thieves say before stealing York woman’s credit card

The two men approached a stranger and asked to pray with her.  At some point during their interaction they stole her credit card. (Courtesy York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office)

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office is looking for two men suspected of stealing a credit card. Two men approached a woman as she was shopping in the 5000 block of Victory Boulevard in January and asked her to pray with them, according to Lt. Dennis Ivey of the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office.  The men said they wished to […]


Man pleads guilty to charges stemming from at-home meth lab

Paul Dunn and Katrina Welch (Courtesy Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)

A 45-year-old man pleaded guilty to three felony charges Thursday morning in connection with a meth lab investigation at a York County home last spring. Paul Dunn pleaded guilty in the York-Poquoson Circuit Court to possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance, an amended charge of conspiracy to manufacture a schedule I or […]


UPDATE: Robbery suspect found after Bethel Manor ES placed on modified lockdown

Ezrau Ledema. (Courtesy York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office)

Update 4:20 p.m.: The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office has arrested Ezau Ledezma in connection with two robberies, one on Jan. 28 and one Friday afternoon. A sheriff’s office deputy apprehended Ledezma in Newport News before 4 p.m. Friday afternoon, sheriff’s office spokesman Lt. Dennis Ivey said in a Facebook live video. The man is now in custody […]


Alleged California killer arrested by York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office

York-Poquoson police cruiser (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

A man wanted for murder has been arrested by the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office. Frederick Gaestel, a suspect wanted for murder in Mendocino County, Calif., was captured Friday morning, YPSO said in a release.  At approximately midnight Friday, the YPSO received a tip that Gaestel was staying at a vacant house on the 1200 block of Oriana Road […]


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