Update (Sept. 22, 2022):
Jacob Gomez, 18 of Williamsburg, was arrested for residential burglary, indecent exposure, destruction of property, and larceny.
On Sept. 21, 2022, at approximately 8:07 a.m., officers were dispatched to a breaking and entering call in the 800 block of S Henry St. A male suspect, later identified as Gomez, ran out of the residence wearing only a shirt. A foot pursuit of Gomez ensued which led officers into the woods of the surrounding area.
Prior to his capture, Gomez broke into a home in the 100 block of Hunting Cove and stole a homeowner’s shirt before exiting the home. A security perimeter was established and a K9 unit from the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office arrived to assist with the search. Gomez attempted entry into a home in the 100 block of Mimosa Drive but was denied access by the homeowner. Gomez was eventually located in a shed behind a house in the 100 block of Mimosa Drive and arrested without incident.
Gomez is currently being held without bond in the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail.
The Williamsburg Police Department would like to thank the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office and the William & Mary Police Department for their assistance in the search.
Original Post (Sept. 21, 2022)
Williamsburg Police detained an 18-year-old Williamsburg man in connection with a burglary of a home that occurred earlier today.
Dispatchers received a report of a burglary in progress of a home on the 800 block of South Henry at 8:07 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. The homeowner met officers outside his home, saying a person was inside the house. Officers saw the suspect run out of the back door toward Mimosa Drive, and a foot chase ensued.
As officers were establishing a perimeter, WPD was notified of a burglary on Hunting Cove. Officers then spotted the suspect walking along South Henry Street, wearing different clothing; he then darted into a bamboo thicket. A K-9 with the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office began tracking the suspect, which led officers to the suspect’s location in an outbuilding on the 100 block of Mimosa Drive. He was apprehended at 10:30 a.m.
YPSO and the William & Mary Police Department assisted with this incident.
The suspect is now in custody, and the investigation continues. Anyone who has information in connection with this incident, please contact the WPD non-emergency number, 757-220-2331.