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YPSO deputies respond to stabbing at Bethel Manor

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office responded to a stabbing on Monday morning in the off base military housing complex. (WYDaily/Courtesy of York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office)

BETHEL HOUSING — Authorities are investigating a stabbing at the one of the off-base military housing communities, which occurred on the morning of Monday, April 26.

At approximately 4:31 a.m. deputies from the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office (YPSO) responded to a stabbing incident at the Landings at Langley in the Bethel Housing complex, said Shelley Ward, spokesperson for the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office. The Bethel Housing complex is located off-base along Big Bethel Road in York County.

“This was an isolated incident that is still be investigated,” Ward said.

Brenda Christman, spokesperson for Hunt Military Communities, which manages the military housing for Langley, referred inquiries related to the incident to Maj. Matthew Chism, Joint Base Langley-Eustis public affairs officer.

After an initial inquiry, WYDaily has not yet heard back from Maj. Chism.

Since 2016, there have a been a string of larceny incidents including credit card theft, motor vehicle theft and burglaries.

Prior to this stabbing incident, the last aggravated assault incidents reported occurred in 2018.

The chart below which shows crime statistics in the housing area from 2016-2021. This information is courtesy of the LexisNexis Community Crime Map.

Crime statistics from the Bethel Manor neighborhood from 2016-2021. (WYDaily/ Information courtesy of LexisNexis Community Crime Map)

In June 2018, a 16-year-old Newport News resident was arrested for the March 13, 2018 shooting of a 14-year-old on Eagle Loop in the off-base housing complex. Police later reported that the victim was “involved in illegal activity” at the time of the shooting.

WYDaily will continue to bring more information on this case as it becomes available.


Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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