Wednesday, July 24, 2024

This Week in Crime: Indecent Exposure Incident on Scotland Street Reported


A witness on Scotland Street reports seeing a man exposing himself. Warrants are out for a woman accused of stealing a credit card at a restaurant. Two people were arrested for allegedly stealing items out of Busch Gardens lockers. Charges were dropped for a man accused of stealing tools from a construction equipment company. A man accused of eluding police heads to a grand jury. The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office reports a telephone scam.


Williamsburg Police Respond to Call of Indecent Exposure on Scotland Street

Williamsburg Police reported a man was exposing his genitals to passersby in a parking area along Scotland Street on Monday night.

Police were called to the 500 block of Scotland Street after a witness reported getting out of her vehicle around 6 p.m. Monday and seeing a man standing with his genitals in his hand.

The man is described as a white male with dark colored hair and a full beard. The witness said he was wearing navy shorts and a navy blue windbreaker.

The investigation is ongoing, Maj. Greg Riley of the Williamsburg Police department said, and police have no suspects at the time.

Warrants Out for Woman Accused of Credit Card Theft

A report of a credit card stolen at a restaurant led to the arrest of a 22-year-old in Williamsburg.

Police said the alleged victim reported to police his card was taken sometime between 9 and 11:30 p.m Aug. 16 at the 700 block of Scotland Street.

After investigating the suspected fraud, warrants for Amber Nicole-Ethele Shelton’s arrest were obtained Sept. 7.

Shelton attempted to purchase gas with the card, police said.

The victim allegedly used his credit card to pay for a dinner bill at a restaurant, and did not notice he did not get the card back.

Shelton is charged with one felony count of credit card theft, two misdemeanor counts of credit card fraud and one misdemeanor count of receiving stolen goods.

James City County

Police: Busch Gardens Video Surveillance Shows Man Stealing From Lockers While Woman Keeps Watch

Two Norfolk citizens were arrested in Busch Gardens after police say a 32-year-old man was taking items out of unsecured lockers while a 22-year-old female kept watch.

Samuel David Flaskey and Chelsea Kaymen Jenkins were caught on Busch Gardens video surveillance between 2 and 3 p.m. Aug. 30, Stephanie Williams-Ortery with the James City County Police Department said.

Flaskey was seen going through lockers and removing items from lockers near one of the rides while Jenkins stood blocking the view, Williams-Ortery said. An iPod and a cell phone were reported stolen.

Flaskey and Jenkins face one felony count each of larceny and conspiracy to commit larceny.

Charges Dropped for Suspected Tool Thief

Charges were dropped Tuesday for a man police say stole $4,000 worth of tools from an equipment company in January. 

Raymond A. Hall, 36, was arrested July 17 after he was accused of breaking into Carter Machinery on Green Mount Parkway by going over or under a fence surrounding property and taking various tools from work trucks.

Deputy Chief Steve Rubino of the James City County Police Department said investigators tracked his footsteps in the snow and found a blue stocking cap, which they sent to the Department of Forensic Science’s Central Laboratory for DNA testing.

Hall was charged with one felony count of grand larceny.

Man Accused of Eluding Police Heads to Grand Jury

A 41-year-old man police say tried to flee from James City County Police in a vehicle and on foot will go to a grand jury Sept. 17.

Delbert W. Foster was found passed out in the driver’s seat of a 1990 Honda with the engine running July 28, Williams-Ortery said.

When officers approached the vehicle, they saw an open beer bottle in the passenger seat and an open case of beer in the back seat, she said.

After several attempts, officers woke Foster, who then revved his engine and took off driving recklessly around the area of Merrimac Trail and Turkey Road, Williams-Ortery said.

He then ran off the road, got out of his car and proceeded on foot, she said, and police were able to catch him.

He will face the grand jury for a felony count of eluding the police, driving after being declared an habitual offender, and driving while under the influence, third offense. Four misdemeanors were dropped.

Inmate Guilty of Exploiting Dementia Patient Accused of Hiding Over-the-Counter Pills

A woman held in the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail after pleading guilty to exploiting a dementia patient was charged with another felony after police say she was hiding tin-foil-wrapped pills in her genital area.

During the intake process, corrections officers found acetaminophen and diphenhydramine pills wrapped in tin foil 46-year-old Patricia Sutton’s body.

Sutton, a Newport News resident, was charged with one count of felony by prisoner, but the charge was later dropped.

York County

YPSO Reports Phone Scam

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office reported a telephone scam Monday on its Facebook page. The scam involves someone claiming to be from a local law enforcement agency calling and telling citizens they missed jury duty and there is a warrant out for their arrest.

The scammer will then tell citizens they can clear their name by paying a $400 fine with a Green Dot gift card.

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