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Street closings for this weekend's Jet Ski Races

To facilitate the Fifth Annual International Jet Ski Races July 18-20, Taylor Street from Wilder Ave...

Carpenter’s legacy will live on in building named after him

Carpenter’s legacy will live on in building named after him

On June 12, Commissioners, staff and guests gathered to unveil the new sign naming the Potomac River...

CB Museum celebrates 15 years

CB Museum celebrates 15 years

CB Museum Curator Mitzi Saffos and Mayor Mike Ham both shake hands with Art Buswell while honoring h...

Chief Legg on Police Dispatch, “The move didn’t make it new!”

Colonial Beach Police Chief Elizabeth, “Libby” Legg is taking a second look at police dispatch throu...

$747,000 block grant awarded to CB

After only 4 meetings with Jerry Davis, Executive Director of the Northern Neck Planning District Co...

CB ‘Save the Bay’ clean-up draws crowd

CB ‘Save the Bay’ clean-up draws crowd

The 3rd Annual Save the Bay Day clean-up in Colonial Beach drew a crowd of volunteers to the Colonia...

 Last week when the July 9, 2014 Journal was sent to be printed, the printer's press broke and we had problems with the printed version of the 7-9-14 paper.

However, the press was fixed, and our July 16, 2014 editions are out as usual.

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Tri-County Task force thwarts gang activity

The Tri County Task force has served warrants on two more individuals, Dwayne C. West 27 of Colonial Beach and Hayes J. Johnson, 30 of Hague as a part of Operation Impact.

Both individuals were incarcerated at the time and are being held without bond at the Northern Neck Regional Jail. West and Johnson will come before the Westmoreland Circuit Court on June 1.

West has been charged with two counts of actively participating in a street gang, namely “Pound Property”.  

Pound Property has been listed on the State Police Website as a gang for years according to Chief Kenneth Blevins Sr.


Blevins also said that Pound Property originated and is confined mostly to the northern part of the county and primarily in Colonial Beach. Confirmed gang related activity in recent years has been confined to tagging and marking but due to aggressive law enforcement from all agencies in the vicinity gang activity has dwindled in the past few years.

West is a convicted felon who plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter in April of 2005 for a shooting that took place in Riverwood on Sept 19, 2004.

The shooting was one of four committed in Colonial Beach by various people over a six month span from late 2004 to early 2005 according to Chief Blevins.

West was arrested by Colonial Beach Police during a recent round up of six individuals alleged bot be involved in drug related crimes.

West, then 26, was arrested on May 7 and charged with two counts of felony distribution of a controlled scheduled I or II substance.

Indictments were served to West while incarcerated on May 25 by the Tri-County Task Force, one for distribution of a cocaine, and two counts to conspire to sell the same and two indictments for actively participating in a street gang.  

Hayes J. Johnson, 30 of Hague was charged with one count of distribution of oxycodone and one count to conspire the distribute the same.

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