Articles from October 2008



Weekly News Media Briefs – Week Ending October 25, 2008

From the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office:

On October 14, 2008, Deputy C.M. Garnett responded to a Ruther Glen address for a report of a larceny. After investigating, Taylor N. Lickey, 34, of Ruther Glen and Tracey M. Ferguson, 24, of Ruther Glen were charged with Petit Larceny. A court date of December 12, 2008 was set.

On October 19, 2008, Deputy J.O. Cecil was on patrol, when he encountered Corey Cromwell, 29, of Richmond. Upon further investigation, Cromwell was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol-3rd Offense, Refusal to Submit to a Test and Driving Revoked. He was ordered held without bond and a court date of October 22, 2008 was set.

On October 19, 2008, Deputy K.H. Eichenmiller stopped Robert L. Ford, III for a traffic violation. Upon further investigation, Ford was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Speeding 73/55. He was held on a $2,500 secured bond and a court date of October 22, 2008 was set.

On October 19, 2008, Deputy W.D. Lipscomb stopped Alan W. Beazley, 57, of Bowling Green for a traffic violation. Upon further investigation, Beazley was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Refusal to Submit to a Test. He was released on a $1,500 unsecured bond and a court date of January 21, 2009 was set.

On October 20, 2008, Deputy C.M. Polliard stopped Barbara A. Hinton, 51, of Warsaw for a traffic violation. Upon further investigation, Hinton was charged with Failing to Yield to a Stationary Emergency Vehicle, Driving Suspended and Giving False Information to Avoid a Summons. She was held on a $2,000 secured bond and a court date of October 24, 2008 was set.

On October 21, 2008, Deputy M.A. Dip stopped Cirilo Hernandez, 32, of Beaverdam for a traffic violation. Upon further investigation, Hernandez was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Drive without a License. He was held on a $1,500 secured bond and a court date of October 31, 2008 was set.

On October 22, 2008, Deputy C.M. Hall investigated a larceny that occurred at Caroline High School. After completion of the investigation, Marcos Godinez, 18, of Ruther Glen was charged with Grand Larceny, Petit Larceny and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. He is being held on a $1,500 secured bond and a court date of October 28, 2008 was set. The juvenile was charged with Accessory to a Larceny and has a pending court date in Caroline Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

On October 23, 2008, Deputy C.M. Polliard responded to a motor vehicle crash in the Ruther Glen area. Upon further investigation, David M. Waldeck, 54, of Maidens, VA was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Drugs, Fail to Maintain Control of Vehicle and Possession of Marijuana. He was released on a 42,500 bond and a court date of October 31, 2008 was set.

On October 23, 2008, Deputy C.M. Polliard stopped Therman O. Hill, 47, of Manquin, for a traffic violation. Upon further investigation, Hill was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Refusal to Submit to a Test and Possession of Cocaine. He was held on a $2,500 secured bond and a court date of October 24, 2008 was set.

On October 24, 2008, Deputy C.M. Polliard stopped Elaine S. Dudley, 30, of Ruther Glen for a traffic violation. Upon further investigation, Dudley was charged with Driving Revoked, Prescription Fraud, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Speeding 38/25. She was ordered held without bond and a court date of October 31, 2008 was set.

On October 25, 2008, Deputy C.A. Heywood stopped Ian K. Averette, 28, of Woodford for a traffic violation. Upon further investigation, Averette was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Failing to Signal for a Lane Change. He was released on a $2,500 unsecured bond and a court date of October 31, 2008 was set.

On October 25, 2008, Deputy K. Digravio-Ferguson responded to the Bowling Green area for a disturbance call and encountered Tara L. Payne, 27, of Fredericksburg. Upon further investigation, Payne was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. She was held on a $2,500 secured bond and a court date of October 31, 2008 was set.

On October 25, 2008, Deputy B.N. Doucet responded to a Ruther Glen Business for a larceny call. After investigating, Julie A. Park, 28, of Ruther Glen was charged with Shoplifting. She was released on a summons and a court date of December 5, 2008 was set.

Caroline County Sheriff’s Office Wrap Up

According to Sheriff Tony Lippa, Caroline Deputies made 40 drug arrests, 7 DUI arrest, 8 domestic violence arrests, 165 other criminal arrests and 5 animal control summons or arrests during the past week. The deputies served 263 civil papers, issued 165 traffic summonses, handled 17 motor vehicle crashes, responded to 26 alarm calls, and dealt with 5 juvenile offenders. The Sheriff’s Office Communications Center dispatched 524 calls for service and handled 1,191 telephone inquiries. The CCSO also logged 32 calls assisting outside agencies and had 252 self-initiated calls.

More on Caroline County’s debt: Well, actually Mr. Chairman…

Floyd Thomas at the October 14, 2008, Board of Supervisors meeting (side question: Why does it take the county eight business days to post the Board video?):

First, several of the jurisdictions surrounding Caroline County — Hanover, Spotsylvania, and Stafford counties, for example — have populations, and corresponding tax bases, that are four to five times higher than Caroline.

Second, Caroline County’s current debt is $58,366,658 (that’s just principal) with a projected debt service of $92,630,740 (that would the total payment for the principal and interest). The current proposal is to borrow more money, which would mean the county would owe $68,557,505 in principal, with a total debt service of $108,621,556.

Third, Caroline County’s $58 million of debt and King George County’s $64 million, Orange County’s $53 million, Powhatan County’s $84 million, and Warren County’s $100 million of debt — and their ability to handle the debt — are completely different.

King George County is the only one of those named counties that has a lower population and a lower tax base than Caroline County.

As for the others:

For 2007, the United States Census Bureau provided the following population estimates:

  • Caroline County: 27,282
  • Orange County: 32,492 (19% more than Caroline)
  • Powhatan County: 27,817 (2% more than Caroline)
  • Warren County: 36,294 (33% more than Caroline)

In 2005, according to the 2008-2010 Composite Index (PDF), the counties had the following assessed true value of property (a measure of total property values in the county):

  • Caroline County: $3,397,577,423
  • Orange County: $4,339,437,441 (28% more than Caroline)
  • Powhatan County: $3,013,552,182 (11% less than Caroline)
  • Warren County: $4,890,626,882 (44% more than Caroline)

Also in 2005 (Ibid), the counties had the following adjusted gross income in the county:

  • Caroline County: $511,932,206
  • Orange County: $735,062,134 (44% more than Caroline)
  • Powhatan County: $684,856,006 (34% more than Caroline)
  • Warren County: $800,320,331 (56% more than Caroline)

Again, in 2005 (Ibid), the counties had the following taxable retail sales:

  • Caroline County: $94,767,567
  • Orange County: $183,939,921 (94% more than Caroline)
  • Powhatan County: $119,543,492 (26% more than Caroline)
  • Warren County: $224,505,469 (137% more than Caroline)

I think those counties are a heck of a lot more able to handle their debt than Caroline County…

Tony “Indictmentgate” Spencer and video of the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office taking down some drug dealers!

From WTVR:

“Operation Sunset” – Caroline County Sheriff’s Office Makes Numerous Drug Arrests

From the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office (PDF):

The Caroline County Sheriff’s Office continues their war on illegal drugs and distribution. According to Sheriff A. A. “Tony” Lippa, the mass arrest operation started at 5:30 this morning. The Caroline County Grand Jury met October 1, 2008 and issued 57 drug distribution related indictments against several individuals. These indictments are based on the continuing efforts of the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Division with support from the Virginia State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The Caroline County Sheriff’s Office continued making arrests of suspected illegal drug dealers this morning as part of a year long undercover drug investigation. The Caroline Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigators, Special Emergency Response Team and troopers and special agents from the Virginia State Police began arresting suspects on October the 16th. when they executed two search warrants within Caroline County and arrested four suspects on drug distribution related charges. Both of these search warrants resulted in the seizure of cocaine with a street value of over $2,000.00, a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun, over $8,000.00 in currency, weight scales containing white powder residue and two vehicles valued at $40,000.00.

This morning the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office continued the operation by executing two more drug related search warrants and arresting 15 additional suspected drug dealers on a total of 57 drug related indictments ranging from distribution of cocaine and conspiracy to distribute cocaine, to distribution of marijuana. The Caroline Sheriff’s Office Special Emergency Response Team executed a search warrant in the Ruther Glen area which resulted in the arrest of a suspect and the seizure of $3,000.00 in currency.

Caroline Narcotics Officers, assisted by the Virginia State Police Tactical Team executed a search warrant in the Cedon area which resulted in the seizure of cocaine with a street value of $2800.00, $2000.00 in currency, weight scales containing white powder residue and the arrest of a mother and son team accused of distributing cocaine.

Sheriff Tony Lippa stated, “This operation has been a success thanks to the citizens of Caroline County who have been willing to take a stand against these illegal drugs and help Investigators conduct such operations as this. We have made great strides in our fight against illegal drugs and more arrests are to come.”

Sheriff Lippa also credited the Sheriffs of Hanover, King George and Westmoreland Counties, the Colonial Beach Police Department, the Virginia State Police, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration for assisting in the execution of these warrants. Sheriff Lippa extends his appreciation and thanks to these citizens and law enforcement agencies who have provided such great assistance.

“This is an extensive on-going investigation and no further details will be released at this time,” said Sheriff Lippa.

Attached on the next few pages are photographs of each arrestee and their charges.

No word how much evidence was destroyed or many people eluded capture because the Commonwealth’s Attorney decided to blabbed to The Caroline Progress about how many sealed indictments he had.

(more…)

Continuing coverage of soft-news Wednesdays: Don’t mess with the [Australian] SAS.

Or any SAS for that matter (News.com.au):

DESPITE being shot twice during an ambush in Afghanistan, an SAS soldier lashed himself to the front of his patrol vehicle so he wouldn’t be left behind if he passed out from loss of blood and kept on fighting.

The Digger is expected to be recommended for a high level bravery award.

Suffering from serious upper body wounds, the soldier struggled on to the front of his SAS long range patrol vehicle (LRPV) and, under heavy fire, used a rope to attach himself firmly between the vehicle’s bull bar and radiator.

Once he was secured, and there was no chance that he would fall off if he fainted, he picked up his rifle and resumed firing at the enemy during a two-hour fighting withdrawal.

[…]

The Digger, who cannot be identified, faded in and out of consciousness, emptying several magazines as volleys of enemy rounds and rocket propelled grenades, rained down around him.

He was finally evacuated from the battle field at high speed still lashed to the front of the LRPV.

[…]

A source told The Courier-Mail the Digger was now “up and about” and would recover fully from his serious gunshot wounds. His heroic deeds will be recognised when he is recommended for a high level bravery award.

H/t: The Jawa Report

A lot of sadness…

Seriously, some of you guys need to get a life:

A survey by Nokia (NewsAlert), “Tips on How Mobile Technology Can Fuel a Better Work-Life Balance,” says that work spills into bathroom time for more than half of Americans and into the bedroom for almost 25 percent.

“The good news is that innovative and personable technology tools, like the Nokia E71, are providing us with choices on how, when and where we work,” said Bill Plummer, vice president, Nokia Americas. “However, we do acknowledge that there may be times and places where it is considered appropriate to shut off your phone or e-mail altogether.”

The study says 53 percent of American workers have been interrupted by a work-related phone call or e-mail while in the bathroom, 24 percent allowed a call to interrupt them while in the throes of passion, and 23 percent while on a date.

[…]

And although talking in bathrooms, movies and restaurants annoys many people, the madness doesn’t seem to be stopping. Seventy-five percent of those polled say technology plays a primary role in helping them balance their work and home life and 59 percent say they never turn off their mobile devices.

The survey says work often seeps into leisure time, with 62 percent of Americans having their personal lives interrupted by work at least 10 times a week. On the other hand, 65 percent have had their work lives interrupted by a personal matter.

H/t: The two goofballs [DJs] on MIX 107.3 at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday.

When will they disbar this idiot?

NBC 4:

A former judge who sued a D.C. dry cleaner for $54 million over a missing pair of pants is heading back to court.

Roy Pearson sued Custom Cleaners more than three years ago for $67 million in 2005 after the cleaners misplaced a pair of his trousers. He later lowered his demand to $54 million.

The D.C. Court of Appeals is scheduled to review the case Wednesday.

Weekly News Media Briefs – Week Ending October 18, 2008

From the Caroline County Sheriff’s Office:

On October 11, 2008, Sergeant M.W. Turner stopped Mark D. Kinchen, 46, of Glen Allen, for a traffic violation. Upon further investigation, Kinchen was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Refusal to Submit to a Test, No Operator’s License in Possession and Operating a Motor Vehicle with an Expired Inspection. He was held on a $2,500 secured bond and a court date of October 14, 2008 was set.

On October 14, 2008, Deputy W.D. Lipscomb stopped Everett H. Green, 58, of Woodford, for a traffic violation. Upon further investigation, Green was charged with Driving Under the Influence – 2nd Offense and Refusal to Submit to a Test. He was held on a $2,000 secured bond and a court date of January 21, 2009 was set.

On October 14, 2008, Deputy F.L. Brennan responded to a Ruther Glen business for a report of a shoplifting. After investigating, Nikita L. Stancil, 22, of Ruther Glen, and Iisha T. Crichlow, 25, of Ruther Glen, were charged with Shoplifting. Both subjects were released on a summons and a court date of November 14, 2008 was set.

On October 15, 2008, Deptuy J.K. Miller stopped Joshua G. Kemp, 24, of Colonial Beach for a traffic violation. Upon further investigation, Kemp was charged with Possession of Marijuana. He was released on a summons and a court date of October 31, 2008 was set.

On October 16, 2008, Deputy W.D. Lipscomb responded to a Ruther Glen address for a sexual assault call. Upon investigation, Carl E. Richardson, 59, of Ruther Glen was charged with Rape. He was ordered held without bond and a court date of October 17, 2008 was set.

On October 16, 2008, Deputy C.M. Hall investigated an incident at Caroline High School involving a juvenile in possession of tobacco. Upon completion of the investigation, a male juvenile was charged with Underage Possession of Tobacco. He has a pending court date in Caroline Juvenile and Domestic Relations court.

On October 18, 2008, Deputy W.D. Lipscomb stopped Miguel A. Sotelo-Acencio, 38, of Ashland for a traffic violation. Upon further investigation, Sotelo-Acencio was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Drive without a License. He was held on a $3,500 bond and a court date of January 21, 2009 was set.

Caroline County Sheriff’s Office Wrap Up

According to Sheriff Tony Lippa, Caroline Deputies made 2 drug arrests, 3 DUI arrest, 5 domestic violence arrests, 123 other criminal arrests and 0 animal control summons or arrests during the past week. The deputies served 208 civil papers, issued 242 traffic summonses, handled 13 motor vehicle crashes, responded to 25 alarm calls, and dealt with 3 juvenile offenders. The Sheriff’s Office Communications Center dispatched 564 calls for service and handled 2,068 telephone inquiries. The CCSO also logged 40 calls assisting outside agencies and had 232 self-initiated calls.

Well Mr. Clinton, you obviously didn’t learn enough in that first year.

Former President Bill Clinton won’t go on the record saying Barack Obama is ready to be President, as Ace of Spades points out. But here’s an even more important thing (quote from the Daily News [New York]):

“I certainly learned a lot about the job in the first year,” Clinton said from Rwanda. “You can argue that even if you’ve been vice president for eight years, that no one can be fully ready for the pressures of the office.”

Bill Clinton was inaugurated on January 20, 1993 after winning the 1992 election.

On April 6th, 1994, the president of Rwanda, Juvénal Habyarimana, was assassinated, sparking the Rwandan genocide. Bill Clinton had been President for over a year (441 days) by that point.

While Bill Clinton sat on his ass for a hundred days, between 500,000 and 1,000,000 Tutsis were killed by the Hutu militia.

It was only after the genocide ended that Bill Clinton bothered to lift a finger. And all he did then was have humanitarian supplies flown in.

If that’s the caliber of work we can expect from Barack Obama after some on-the-job training, we’re really screwed.

What a bunch of classy people: Liberal Virginia bloggers attempt a denial of service (DOS) attack against a [supposed] McCain push polling phone number.

Raising Kaine has officially jumped the shark.

I wonder what their response would be if I launched a DOS on their web server.

Will the other libs/progressives repudiate this illegal act by the supposed champions of freedom of speech?

One or two might (say someone like Vivian Paige). But the majority will ignore them, defend them, or will join in and help their fellow fascists liberals.

See, this is what happens when the pro-choice, freedom loving liberals encounter someone they disagree with. They do whatever they can to shut the person up.


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