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Colonial Beach Council mulls zoning rules

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Downtown Colonial Beach Steering Committee seeks non-profit status

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Colonial Beach residents develop green thumb community garden

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Easter weekend arrests at the Beach

At 3:30 a.m. on April 1 the Colonial Beach Police Department conducted a search warrant in conjunction with the Tri-County Taskforce.
The State Police Tactical Team made entry at 220 Marshall Ave. at the corner of Marshall and Weems in Colonial Beach in the early morning hours and recovered five weapons, scales, more than $2,500, packaging material and more than 4 ounces of marijuana. Other drug-related items were also seized.
Following the raid the police were led to the 400 block of Wilder where the suspect, Jason Rader, a 30 year old white male of 220 Marshal Ave., was arrested for distribution of marijuana. The suspect’s vehicle was also seized at this second location on Wilder.

Assault
On April 1 at approximately 5:50 p.m. Colonial Beach Police Department received a complaint of an assault with a baseball bat in progress at 2907 Stratford St. near Meadow Avenue.
Sgt. Ron Webster, Major Kenneth Blevins Sr. and Officer Robert Eves of the Colonial Beach Police Department all responded. Upon his arrival Sgt. Webster found a white male, Rory James Kyle Parnel, 26 of King George, with head and facial injuries at the scene.
The victim was treated at the scene by Colonial Beach Rescue Squad and then later flown to Mary Washington Hospital. His condition as of Tuesday was unknown.
After interviewing several witnesses at the scene Sgt. Webster determined that a verbal argument had taken place inside the residence and eventually moved outside. Once outside another male subject, later identified through investigation as Timothy Gerome Bumbrey, 20 years old of King George, had removed a metal baseball bat from his vehicle and struck the victim several times in the face, head and upper body. The suspect then fled the area immediately after the incident, before police arrived.
Both the suspect and victim are King George residents and were visiting a friend on Stratford Street. The suspect has been identified and a warrant was obtained charging him with malicious wounding. The investigation is ongoing and the suspect is in custody without bail at Rappahannock Regional Jail waiting transfer Westmoreland County. He is scheduled for arraignment April 6.

Crash
Last minute stocking saves two employees from injuries and possible death
In the evening hours of Easter Sunday just around 10:30 p.m. employees Melissa Hayden and Becky Richardson of the Colonial Beach Get-n-Zip were preparing to leave the store when Hayden suggested they stock paper towels before leaving. While in the supply closet they both heard a horrendous crash outside the store.
An unnamed male was driving east on state Route 205 toward the intersection of Colonial Avenue in a dark-colored 2007 Saturn.
Police estimate he was driving around 110 miles an hour around the curved area of Rt. 205 that is referred to as the Beach Gate.
The driver did not make the turn; instead he drove straight toward the corner of the store. The car jumped a curb, plowed through bushes and struck the car Richardson had driven to work, a 2001 Ford Crown Vic.
Neither Richardson nor Hayden had left the building when the driver struck the parked car. The impact slammed Richardson’s car into a cement light post which prevented both cars from continuing toward the store.
Both Hayden and Richardson ran out to see if the driver was OK. Richardson reported that the driver was sliding out the door as though he was molded to the car.
Hayden said the driver attempted to walk around and she instructed him to sit down because he was bleeding from his head. Hayden ran next door to the police station and Officer Jimmy Grey responded.
Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue personnel responded and transported the driver to the Food Lion parking lot to await Air Rescue and Colonial Beach Fire Department secured the scene.
The driver was flown to Mary Washington Hospital.
Major Blevins said the driver and his wife were in the process of moving to Colonial Beach and the wife could not be found at the time of the accident.
The driver’s name cannot be released while the incident is still under investigation, but he is expected to recover according to Major Blevins.

Linda Farneth
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