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Williamsburg Police Detain Burglary Suspect Wednesday Morning

(WYDaily file photo)
UPDATE (9/22/2022, 3:48 p.m.):
WPD released additional information on the identity of the suspect arrested in the residential burglary that took occurred on Sept. 21, 2022.

Jacob Gomez was arrested for residential burglary, indecent exposure, destruction of property, and larceny.

Prior to his capture, Gomez broke into a home in the 100 block of Hunting Cove and stole a homeowner’s shirt before exiting the home. According to WPD, “A security perimeter was established and a K9 unit from the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office arrived to assist with the search. Gomez attempted entry into a home in the 100 block of Mimosa Drive but was denied access by the homeowner. Gomez was eventually located in a shed behind a house in the 100 block of Mimosa Drive and arrested without incident.”

Gomez is currently being held without bond in the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail.

(Courtesy of Williamsburg Police Department)

WILLIAMSBURG — Williamsburg Police detained an 18-year-old Williamsburg man in connection with the burglary of a home Wednesday morning. 

Dispatchers received a report of a burglary in progress at a home on the 800 block of South Henry at 8:07 a.m. Wednesday, according to a City of Williamsburg press release. Upon arrival, the homeowner met officers outside his home, saying a person was inside the house. Officers then saw the suspect run out of the back door toward Mimosa Drive, and a foot chase ensued. 

According to the release, while officers were establishing a perimeter, WPD was notified of another burglary on Hunting Cove. Officers then spotted the suspect walking along South Henry Street, wearing different clothing. When the suspect darted into a bamboo thicket, a K-9 with the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office began tracking the suspect, which led officers to the suspect’s location in an outbuilding on the 100 block of Mimosa Drive, the city said.

The suspect was apprehended at 10:30 a.m., according to the release. YPSO and the William & Mary Police Department assisted with the incident. 

The suspect is now in custody, and the investigation continues, the city said. Anyone who has information in connection with the incident is asked to contact the WPD non-emergency number, 757-220-2331. 

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