Friday, April 19, 2024

ICYMI this week: Williamsburg officer arrested after barricade, grocery recalls, the Goodwin Building and more

With dozens of headlines every day, it’s easy to miss some here and there.

Catch up and get in on the conversation with the most-read headlines from this past week:

JCC Police: Armed Williamsburg officer barricades self in home after ‘domestic issue’

Richard Frederick Drab Jr., 50, is charged with felony shooting within an occupied dwelling, domestic assault, brandishing and reckless handling of a firearm, according to James City County Police. READ MORE

Richard Frederick Drab Jr. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)
Richard Frederick Drab Jr. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail)

Police: This man went to a playground and asked a boy: ‘Can I touch your penis?’

Officers were sent to the Windy Hill Mobile Home Park playground in James City County at around 5:45 p.m. to investigate reports that a man had asked a child for something sexual in nature, police said. READ MORE

Walter Osmin Venagas-Arreola, 43, has been arrested after allegedly asking to touch a child's penis at a playground in James City County. (WYDaily/Courtesy VPRJ)
Walter Osmin Venagas-Arreola, 43, has been arrested after allegedly asking to touch a child’s penis at a playground in James City County. (WYDaily/Courtesy VPRJ)

Shopped at Trader Joe’s or Harris Teeter recently? They’re recalling some items

If you’ve recently shopped at Harris Teeter or Trader Joe’s, you may want to check your fridge or freezer for items that have been recently recalled. READ MORE

Harris Teeter in Lightfoot is adding fuel pumps to its food and grocery selection. (WYDaily/ Google Maps)
Harris Teeter in Lightfoot is adding fuel pumps to its food and grocery selection. (WYDaily/ Google Maps)

The Goodwin Building will soon be home to something other than Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s corporate archives and offices have inhabited a three story, H-shaped brick building that towers over Merchants Square since 1940. READ MORE

The Goodwin Building on Henry Street was the home of Corporate Archives for more than 70 years. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)
The Goodwin Building on Henry Street was the home of corporate archives for more than 70 years. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

Boon or bust? How will the world-popular Ironman race impact Williamsburg?

The Ironman Virginia 70.3 half-triathlon is coming to James City County, and it’s expected to bring more than 2,000 professional athletes and their spectators to the region. READ MORE

The Ironman 70.3 Virginia half-triathlon is coming to James City County next year, and tourism officials say it will be a boon to the local economy. (WYDaily/Courtesy James City County)
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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