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Beach officials mulling how to spend $1.2M

Money generated after bond, insurance payment top cost to move students, fix school

After several y...

Beach officials assess housing needs

Beach officials assess housing needs

Eight residents are counting on the town winning a housing-needs grant to see improved living condit...

beach health center saved, to stay open

beach health center saved, to stay open

King George clinic owners ready to take over facility
Not so fast.
The planned closure of the Colonial...

Rockfish tournament

Rockfish tournament

Annual event takes on special meaning for several special anglers

Scouts collect food for thanksgiving

Scouts collect food for thanksgiving

Month-long drive yields about 2,100 pounds of food to be distributed by CB Baptist Church

Local Sco...

Colonial Beach election results

Edward Blunt, Michael Looney and Burkett Lyburn have won four-year terms to the Colonial Beach Town ...

 

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Suspect in at least nine break-ins apprehended

Desmond L. Lee

Desmond L. Lee has been charged in connection with several break-ins in the Glebe Harbor/Cabin Point area and Mount Holly. Nine counts of breaking and entering, five charges of grand larceny and one charge of petty larceny have all been filed against him.

Reports of break-ins between June 1 16 came into the Westmoreland Sheriff's Office. After investigations were conducted Sheriff C. O. Balderson said the Sheriff's Office has a suspect (Lee) in custody and he is being held without bond at the Northern Neck Regional Jail.

Lee was arrested on July 31 and will have his first court appearance on Aug. 6 in the Westmoreland General District Court.

Among Lee’s charges for breaking and entering, six are for Glebe Harbor/Cabin Point, two for the 3000 block of Skipjack Road in Kinsale and one for a break-in on the 1500 block of Mount Holly Rd.

Sheriff C. O. Balderson said the investigation continues with other charges pending. Balderson asks that any residents with more information concerning these crimes, or anyone who has been a victim and has not reported it, please call the Detective Jay Michell at (804) 493-8066.

Linda Farneth

13 arrests in Operation 096

In an early morning raid at 3:30 a.m. on July 31, the Tri-County Task Force made 8 of 13 arrests in Operation 096. The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected.

The Tri County Task Force consists of Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office, King George Sheriff's Office, Caroline County Sheriff's Office, VA State Police and NCIS. (Navel Criminal Investigative Service.)

The Tri County Task Force, working in conjunction with King George Sheriff's Office, made 13 arrests over a three day span beginning on Monday, July 29, ending with a mass round up on early Wednesday morning.

Assisting agencies, not a part of the Tri County Task Force, were; Northumberland Sheriff's Office, Westmoreland County EMS and ABC.

In a joint statement, Sheriff C.O. Balderson and KG Sheriff Steve F. Dempsey express the importance of team work and cooperation in conducting these types of operations. Both sheriffs also stated that this type of illegal activity will not be tolerated in their respective counties.

The operations execution began on Monday, with indictments handed down to three individuals.

Wilton, J McCoy, age 68 of Montross was indicted on two counts; one for distribution of schedule 3 substance, namely oxycodone and one to conspire to distribute said drug.

At the time of arrest McCoy was also charged on two warrants, for possession of marijuana and possession of a control substance schedule 1 or 2, namely morphine.

Richard E. Curley, age 27 of Colonial Beach, was indicted on one count of distribution of a controlled substance, namely heroin and one count to conspire to distribute said drug. At the time of his arrest Curley was also charged with violating a protective order.

Elmer J. Youngblood, age 35 of Hague was charged with two counts of distribution of a controlled substance Schedule I or II and one count of distribution of a controlled substance Schedule III.

On Tuesday July 30 two men were served indictments at the Northern Neck Regional Jail for charges connected with recent break-ins in Westmoreland County and surrounding areas.

Michael R. Bradshaw Jr., age 22 of Montross, currently incarcerated at NNRJ was indicted for two counts of grand larceny in a structure, two counts of breaking and entering and two counts destruction of property.

Shedrick B. Covert, age 23, listed as being from out of state but currently incarcerated at NNRJ was indicted for two counts of grand larceny in a structure, two counts of breaking and entering and two counts destruction of property.

The round up started at 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31. The following indictments where executed:

Stanley A. Cornwell, age 52 of Colonial Beach, two counts of distribution of a controlled substance, namely oxycodone. Subsequent to his arrest the task force seized a substantial amount U.S. currency and a golf cart.

Stanley B. Peyton, age 54 of Colonial Beach, one count of distribution of a controlled substance, one count of distribution of a controlled substance in a school zone and one count to conspire to distribute a controlled substance, namely crack cocaine.

Raymond R. Phillips the third, age 28 of Colonial Beach, two counts of distribution and one count of conspiring to distribute a controlled substance, namely heroin.

John Q. Smith, age 53 of Hague, two counts of distribution, namely crack cocaine.

Elton Smith, age 27 of Warsaw, two counts of distribution of crack cocaine.

Ivan E Lee, age 28 of Farnham, two counts of distribution of controlled substance with prior conviction namely, crack cocaine.

Tony L. Scott, age 46 of King George, one count of distribution of a controlled substance with a prior conviction namely, crack cocaine.

At this location a search warrant was executed on Dale Court in King George, police recovered 1998 GMC pick up truck and a firearm (shot gun). King George County Sheriff’s office SRT (Special Response Team) executed this warrant.

During the execution of the indictments, sheriffs arrested James Herbert, age 74 of Kinsale for assault and battery of a family member.

Twelve of the individuals arrested received no bond, John Q. Smith was released on his own recognizance. All suspects were arrested without incident. The investigation continues with more arrests forthcoming.

Of the 13 arrests Cornwell, Jackson and Phillips were all arrested in the corporate limits of Colonial Beach. All suspects were scheduled to appeared in Westmoreland JDR court this morning.

Linda Farneth

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lynhaven, Meadows road resolutions on the way

Meadow Avenue residents are being promised a paved road by the middle of September by Council Point of Contact for Streets and Roads, Councilman Gary Seeber.

Read more: Lynhaven, Meadows road resolutions on the way

CBPD needs more funding

The Colonial Beach Police Department (CBPD) is requesting additional funding for its accreditation specialist, Monroe Bryant.

Bryant, formerly an accreditation specialist for Alexandria, came out of retirement four years ago to help CBPD achieve accreditation.

Read more: CBPD needs more funding

Ham is Fulfilling Dream at Fat Freda’s

When Westmoreland Shores businessman Bud Tressler opened Fat Freda’s sandwich shop in 2006 at the corner of Hawthorne and Washington streets in Colonial Beach he had a dream of turning it into one of the town’s most popular restaurants.

Read more: Ham is Fulfilling Dream at Fat Freda’s

Lower SOL’s blamed on higher state standards

Schools across the state are showing declined pass rates, according to a press release form the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).

Superintendent of Public Instruction Patricia Wright predicts that pass rates will improve as teachers and students become better acquainted with the new standards and assessments.

Read more: Lower SOL’s blamed on higher state standards

Art can be a fulfilling second career for many

The Colonial Beach Artists’ Guild hosts over 100 members. Artists and art lovers flock to the town each month to enjoy the Second Friday Art Walk.

The Art Walk features artists’ works at a number of shops and galleries in the downtown area along Washington Ave, along Hawthorne and Taylor Streets. Locations include the Potomac River Fisheries

Read more: Art can be a fulfilling second career for many

Rise in income means no sewer grants

Due to the recent rise in town residents’ median income, reported by the U.S. Census Bureau, Colonial Beach cannot qualify for grant funding for water and sewer projects.

In May, the town applied for funding through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund offered by the Department of Health. Since the application was submitted, new census data confirmed the median income

Read more: Rise in income means no sewer grants

 

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