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Posted on: April 25, 2022

City of Williamsburg Breaks Ground on New Fire Station

The City of Williamsburg broke ground on its new fire station on Friday, April 22, 2022.  

Friday’s groundbreaking ceremony marked the start of the construction phase of the $14.5 million project to build a 31,000-square-foot fire station where th...

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Williamsburg News – Public Safety
Posted on: April 18, 2022

You're Invited: Groundbreaking Ceremony for Williamsburg Fire Station

The Williamsburg Fire Department will host a ceremony for the groundbreaking of the new Williamsburg Fire Station at 10 a.m. Friday, April 22, 2022.

Demolition of the former fire station began on Feb. 28, 2022, and concluded in early March. A 31,000-square...

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Williamsburg News – Public Safety
Posted on: March 23, 2022

Police Seek Information on Shooting Suspect, Incident

On March 18, 2022, at approximately 10:45 p.m., officers responded to the 400 block of York Street for a shooting. The initial investigation revealed that the shooter, later identified as Nilson Javier Hernandez-Flores, shot a firearm into a small gatheri...

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Williamsburg News – Public Safety
Posted on: March 9, 2022

Shooting - Scotland Street

On February 26, 2022, at approximately 10:50 p.m., Williamsburg Police Department (WPD) officers were in the vicinity of the 300 block of Scotland St when they heard a single gunshot.  A traffic stop was initiated on a fleeing vehicle which led t...

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Williamsburg News – Public Safety
Posted on: March 7, 2022

Be a Part of the Community Emergency Response Team

Registration is open for Community Emergency Response Team training classes. 

City of Williamsburg and James City County residents can register online to learn basic disaster response skills, such as disaster medical operations, fire safety, light...

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Williamsburg News – Public Safety
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Public Notice: National Reaccreditation Assessment of the Williamsburg Police Dept.

The Williamsburg Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to maintain nationwide accreditation.

Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., the program requires agencies to meet s...

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Williamsburg News – Public Safety
Posted on: December 22, 2021

Robbery Suspect Arrested

The Williamsburg Police Department has arrested a man in connection with an armed robbery of a 7-Eleven.

On Dec. 15, 2021, at approximately 9 p.m., officers were dispatched to a past occurred armed robbery in the 1500 block of Richmond Road. The initial in...

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Williamsburg News – Public Safety
Posted on: December 17, 2021

Abduction Arrest

On Dec. 14, 2021, members of the Williamsburg Police Criminal Investigations Bureau (CIB) arrested Brando Alex Pastor Batz, 19, of Henrico, for abduction and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

The victim’s mother reported her 17-year-old...

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Williamsburg News – Public Safety
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Williamsburg Police, Human Services Departments Kick Off Food, Toy Drives This Weekend

Williamsburg Police Department kicked off the Stuff the Cruiser Food Drive on Friday, Nov. 19 at Aldi, 1504 Richmond Road.

WPD continues the food drive, which asks the community to donate non-perishable food items, from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21 at Food ...

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Williamsburg News – Public Safety
Posted on: November 13, 2021

Update: Victim Identified in Fatal Stabbing

Update (2:45 p.m. Nov. 15)

The victim from Friday evening’s fatal stabbing has been identified as Catherine Patricia Heaston, 71, of James City County, Virginia. James City County Police Department notified the victim’s family of her pa...

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