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Colonial Beach takes the plunge

Colonial Beach takes the plunge

The polar plunge on New Year’s Day was hosted by Dockside Restaurant and benefits the Colonial...

Historical Review Grant awarded to Colonial Beach

Colonial Beach is one of three towns to be included in a survey of historic resources conducted by t...

Christmas is special at Westmoreland Rehabilitation

Christmas is special at Westmoreland Rehabilitation

Residents at Westmoreland Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Colonial Beach participated in num...

The future looks bright for CB Schools

The Colonial Beach School system has faced many challenges in the last few years.

F&A Corvettes fulfilling holiday dreams for the young at heart

F&A Corvettes fulfilling holiday dreams for the young at heart

Classic car lovers across the nation with dreams of Corvettes this holiday season are looking to a d...

Festive holiday lights at the marina

Festive holiday lights at the marina

Festively decorated boats light up the Colonial Beach Marina. With the holidays approaching, area ...

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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.

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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

Bradshaw incarcerated, facing new charges

Michael R. Bradshaw Jr. has three new charges to added to his list.

Previous charges

Bradshaw has been incarcerated at Northern Neck Regional Jail since March 26 when he was arrested in connection with break-ins in Montross and Oldhams. Bradshaw was also suspected of other crimes throughout the Northern Neck.

Read more: Bradshaw incarcerated, facing new charges

 

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