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Crepe Myrtle fails to make Colonial Beach's landscaping list

Pity the poor crepe myrtle.  

When Robert Busick, a member of the Colonial Beach Planning Comm...

Recent weather yields stunning sights

Recent weather yields stunning sights

The recent, hot humid weather has produced a series of breathtaking sunrises over the Potomac River,...

Traveling Colonial Beach photographer captures vibrant digital images

Traveling Colonial Beach photographer captures vibrant digital images

Rob Rudick, a talented international photographer from Colonial Beach, travels the country and the w...

Wildlife Center educates and entertains children at Colonial Beach library

Wildlife Center educates and entertains children at Colonial Beach library

Wilson, a box turtle; Quinn, a great horned owl; and Delphine, a blind opossum were the star attract...

Ellie Caruthers is Colonial Beach treasure

Ellie Caruthers is Colonial Beach treasure

Ellie Caruthers has been greeting people at Doc's Motor Court in Colonial Beach since 1951. Doc's is...

Benefit scheduled for Colonial Beach's Vickie Coffman

Benefit scheduled for Colonial Beach's Vickie Coffman

Friends and customers of Vickie Coffman, who owns High Tides Restaurant in Colonial Beach with her

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School Board presents council with funding ideas

At a joint meeting between the Colonial Beach Town Council and the School Board, Chairman Tim Trivett updated the council on the steps involved with relocating the elementary school to the high school campus and the current conditions at the high school. All members of the school board were in attendance, and only Tommy Edwards and Tim Curtin where unable to attend from the council.

Read more: School Board presents council with funding ideas

Mayor gets wet at National Night Out

National Night Out began in 1984, to allow citizens and law enforcement to get together to help fight crime. Activities are designed to engage both young and old, educating the public on current laws and raising awareness on how law enforcement protects citizens.

Read more: Mayor gets wet at National Night Out

Three generations of serving Colonial Beach

Growing up in Colonial Beach, Rocky Denson was fascinated by the well stocked shelves in his grandfather’s store. Denson’s Supermarket was an essential part of life at the Beach for more than six decades.

Read more: Three generations of serving Colonial Beach

School board member and retired Coach, Wayne Kennedy arrested

According to a press release by the Virginia State Police, the Journal has learned that Cletus W. Kennedy, 59, of the 200 block of Meadow Avenue, Colonial Beach, VA, was charged with two felony counts of Obtaining Money by False Pretense (18.2-178) and three felony counts of Trademark Infringement (59.1-92.12). Kennedy was arrested in Warsaw following a state police investigation at the Warsaw Flea Market. Kennedy was arraigned in Richmond County General District Court, August 2, 2013. 


Read more: School board member and retired Coach, Wayne Kennedy arrested

Bland and Purce turn themselves in to Westmorleand County Sheriff's Office

The Westmoreland County Sheriff's Office obtained indictments for both Kevin J. Bland, Jr. (AKA KJ) and Torrence C. Purce, Jr. (AKA TP), both of Jackson St. in Colonial Beach as part of Operation 096.

According the Westmoreland County Sheriff, C.O. Balderson, the two men turned themselves in on Aug. 2 shortly after the Sheriff's Office posted the suspect's pictures on their social media page.

Bland, 20 years old, came in early Friday morning allowing him to have his first court appearance that day in Westmoreland Circuit Court. Bland is currently being held at the Northern Neck Regional Jail (NNRJ) without bond.

Bland is charged with one count distribution of a controlled substance, namely crack cocaine. He is also being held on a federal detainer for probation violation on drug related charges.

Purce, also 20 years old, turned himself in later in the day on Friday Aug. 2. He has been indicted on five counts. Two for distribution of a controlled substance, two for distribution of a controlled substance in a school zone and one count of conspiring to distribute a controlled substance, namely crack cocaine.

Purce is being held at NNRJ on no bond. His first court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday Aug. 6 in Westmoreland General District Court.

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.

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