NAVAL WEAPONS STATION YORKTOWN — On Wednesday, March 23, Naval Weapons Station (NWS) Yorktown released a statement that addressed concerns expressed on social media by numerous residents in the base’s military housing neighborhood.
On Monday, March 22, several residents took to social media to express concerns after a neighbor reported that an unidentified adult male allegedly stalked and attempted to grab a child that was playing at a park in the Hamilton Redoubt base housing community.
It is unclear as to the specifics of the situation as none of the residents that WYDaily reached out to were willing to speak on the record.
Susanne Greene, NWS Yorktown spokesperson, said that the base was not made aware by residents of this alleged circumstance.
In a statement on behalf of NWS Yorktown, Greene said:
“Naval Weapons Station Yorktown leadership was made aware this afternoon, from a social media post, of a housing resident’s concern of a possible suspicious person in one of the Lincoln military housing neighborhoods. We take every report of possible criminal activity seriously so we are currently working with Newport News police department to increase patrols in PPV housing. We have not yet verified the accuracy of the report, however, we ask all of our residents to remain vigilant. If you see something, say something, by contacting your local authorities.”
Spokespersons for the Newport News Police Department were not immediately available for comment.
When reporting suspicious activity, residents who live in the off-base housing communities are asked to call 9-1-1.
Those that live on-base are asked to call base police at 757-887-4911.
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