Friday, September 22, 2023

DEVELOPING: K-9 Unit Responds After Vehicle Stolen in Yorktown

On Saturday, Aug. 21, York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office responded to a call off of Grafton Drive regarding a stolen vehicle. (WYDaily/Nancy Sheppard)

GRAFTON — On Saturday, Aug. 21, the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office (YPSO) responded after a vehicle was reported stolen, which resulted in a search for the suspect that included the department’s K-9 unit.

On Saturday morning, YPSO responded to a call regarding a stolen vehicle off of Grafton Drive in Yorktown.

Later in the day, a deputy spotted the vehicle and pulled up behind it. According to Shelley Ward, public information officer for YPSO, the suspect abandoned the vehicle and took off on foot.

The K-9 unit was dispatched and observed by WYDaily staff in the Grafton Woods neighborhood. The unit attempted to track the suspect, however, was unable to locate the suspect.

At such point, deputies established a perimeter and were able to detain the suspect. Ward said that the suspect has been placed in the custody of the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail.

No information regarding the vehicle nor the suspect have been released at this time.

WYDaily will continue to keep you up-to-date as more information becomes available. 


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