Thursday, December 8, 2022

Call the cops if you’ve seen this man, or know where he is. Police said he raped a woman

Melvin Alonso Sandoval-Martinez WYDaily/Courtesy of Williamsburg Police)
Melvin Alonso Sandoval-Martinez WYDaily/Courtesy of Williamsburg Police)

Melvin Alonso Sandoval-Martinez is facing serious allegations.

Williamsburg Police are looking for him and are asking the public for help finding him.

Authorities won’t say much, only that Sandoval-Martinez is wanted “in relation to a reported rape of an adult female” on Nov. 12.

He was last seen Nov. 15 in the 100 block of Merrimac Trail.

The charges listed in the arrest warrant are rape and “object sexual penetration,” police said.

Sandoval-Martinez, 33, is 5-foot-6 and weighs approximately 174 pounds. Police said he has “various tattoos including the Cancer Zodiac sign tattooed on the back of his neck.”

Authorities are asking anyone who may know of the suspect’s whereabouts or have seen him to call the Crime Line at 888-LOCK-U-UP.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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