Nov 13

A Newport News detective was arrested and charged with driving under the influence following a Saturday night accident in James City County. Kevin Nichol was charged with driving under the influence, refusal to take a blood or breath test, and following too closely. Nichol was released from the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail Sunday afternoon and has been placed on unpaid administrative leave pending an internal investigation.
 
 
The York County Planning Commission will review on Wednesday two proposals to redevelop closed hotels in the upper county after previous redevelopment plans for the properties fell through. Harmony Investments, the owner of the 1776 Knights Inn on Bypass Road, has filed an application to rezone 10.7 acres of the property from general business to residential multi-family with plans to build up to 102 town homes. Two miles away Merrimac Partners LLC has applied for a special use permit to convert the George Washington Inn on Merrimac Trail into a housing development for senior citizens. The Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in York Hall at 301 Main St., Yorktown.
 
 
HANVOER SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES ARE TRYING TO FIND THREE MEN WHO ARE SCAMMING OLD PEOPLE, AND STEALING THEIR STUFF. THE MOST RECENT INCIDENT OCCURRED ON OCTOBER 21ST, WHERE THE MEN HIT A HOIUSE ON GEORGETOWN ROAD. THEY PROTRAYED THEMSELVES AS CARPET SALESMEN, AND AFTER BEING LET IN THE HOUSE, USED A LARGE PIECE OF FLOORING TO HIDE A THIRD MAN, WHO ROBBED THE PLACE. THE MEN ARE REPORTED TO BE WHITE AND BETWEEN THE AGES OF 18 AND 45. SGT. THE LESSON TO BE LEARNED HERE IS DO NOT LET ANYONE YOU HAVEN’T CONTACTED INTO YOUR HOME. ALSO, IN HANOVER, DOOR-TO-DOOR SALESMEN HAVE TO HAVE PERMITS TO BE ABLE TO GO DOOR-TO-DOOR.
 
 
Newport News police arrested a man they said assaulted and attempted to strangle a 33-year-old Carrolton woman on Nov. 9. Police have charged 49 year old Derek BaCote with one count each of misdemeanor assault and a felony charge of strangulation. The victim said she was visiting BaCote at his home earlier in the evening and the two got into an argument that turned into a physical fight. She said Bacote struck her and choked her before she was able to leave and return to her home in Carrollton. Bacote surrendered to police at their Newport News headquarters on Nov. 10. He is being held in the Newport News Jail without bond, he is the son of Del. Mamye BaCote of Newport News.
 
 
An apparent loophole in Virginia’s police officer decertification law is on the State Crime Commission’s agenda. The panel heard about the problem last month. State law allows decertification of an officer for a felony conviction, failing to meet training requirements and failing or refusing to submit to a drug test. But an officer can lose certification only if the transgression is reported to the Criminal Justice Services Board, and that’s only happened four times over the last two years. That mean some officers deemed unfit are able to get law enforcement jobs elsewhere. Among the options the commission may consider is making the reporting to the Criminal Justice Services Board mandatory.
 
 
Two University of Virginia researchers have received a grant for a study of adolescents’ relationships with non-parental adults. The study by Nancy Deutsch and Valerie Futch will look at the influence of these relationships in adolescents’ lives and how such bonds are formed and sustained. Deustch and Futch plan to follow a group of seventh- to 10th-graders and a group of 10th-graders to new high school graduates during their three-and-a-half year study. An initial report will be issued at the end of the study’s first year. Other reports will be issued throughout the grant period. A final report will be issued in the fall of 2016.

November 13, 2012 |

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