Conning police nets prison time Teen ...

Conning police nets prison time Teen made phony undercover drug...

There are 62 comments on the Fredericksburg.com story from Apr 27, 2012, titled Conning police nets prison time Teen made phony undercover drug.... In it, Fredericksburg.com reports that:

A young man who conned police by offering to help them recover a stolen police weapon that he already had was ordered Thursday to serve two and a half years in prison.

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“Henhouse-66549”

Since: Dec 09

Colonial Beach and Wash DC

#21 Apr 29, 2012
Colonial Beach wrote:
Council members had to file a FOIA request to get information from the Town Manager - that's just sad. I don't know why they put up with it.
I doubt that very seriously :) They may have filed as a private citizen, but if in official capacity the county attorney should be contacted. Think about that statement for just a minute and realize how WRONG that would be :) Don't try to sell woof to the hunter :)
WHATIS SAD

King George, VA

#22 Apr 29, 2012
What is sad is many of the people on this site don't show up at the Town meetings and speek up, Don't support the Council, Don't do much to support functions for the people of this town. Just get involved, Help to get this town back on track. All these issues just divide us and you know what happends next, WE ALL FALL!
Have A (: DAY
WHATIS SAD

King George, VA

#23 Apr 29, 2012
WTCSRET wrote:
<quoted text>
I doubt that very seriously :) They may have filed as a private citizen, but if in official capacity the county attorney should be contacted. Think about that statement for just a minute and realize how WRONG that would be :) Don't try to sell woof to the hunter :)
You seem to fireback at everyone like you know for sure and make other feel they don't know what they are talking about, WHAT DO YOU REALLY KNOW IS A FACT!!! DO YOU know for a fact that this did not happen?

“Henhouse-66549”

Since: Dec 09

Colonial Beach and Wash DC

#24 Apr 29, 2012
WHATIS SAD wrote:
<quoted text>
You seem to fireback at everyone like you know for sure and make other feel they don't know what they are talking about, WHAT DO YOU REALLY KNOW IS A FACT!!! DO YOU know for a fact that this did not happen?
When something flys in the face of logic, might be believed, and IS NOT DOCUMENTED, I tend to fire flares. Some people believe anything they read on the internet. That's why my mailbox keeps filling up with prizes I have won :) I think if you review my history my fire patterns follow what I have laid out here. Somethings are "strange but true" but they are few and far between.
For those situations it's a good day because I learned something new :) In closing "I LOVE SNOPES"

http://www.snopes.com/snopes.asp
sad

Fredericksburg, VA

#25 Apr 30, 2012
what surprises me is how long they have gotten away with it and continue to behave in the manner they do some needs to be held accountable for their actions and cover ups

“Henhouse-66549”

Since: Dec 09

Colonial Beach and Wash DC

#26 Apr 30, 2012
When it rises to the point that it is profitable or will add a significant bullet to someones resume, rest assured action will be taken :)(First rule of self-interest, 2nd rule of human nature) It's all dust in the wind until then :)
In ethics appearence can be EVERYTHING :)
yea right

Gloucester, VA

#27 Apr 30, 2012
Also understand they are doing a evaluation on the Town Manager, first time since she stated as Manager. Before Rummage they did it every year and remember him being a loud mouth about getting it done. Trouble still appears to be no leadership and mismanagement. What happen to the being transparant seems a bit cloudy to me.
tiredvof rumors

Baltimore, MD

#28 May 1, 2012
So as a citizen that has there car broken into or house broken into and property gets stolen out of it, then the person is at fault and not the one who breaks in to the personal property. That sounds like people have a personal vendetta!
NotInThisCase

King George, VA

#29 May 1, 2012
So a police officer has a semiautomatic assault rifle in his trunk that he has no reason for, it gets stolen from his patrol car he is assigned to....sounds like people have a personal vendetta! NO! Sounds like some one who should not be a police officer. Now you should ask can we see the police report that can explain why he had it (the rifle) in the first place! How was some dumb kid able to get into his car and steal the gun? All of these questions seem right on target to me! To come to defend someone you should have all the facts. Do you have any questions of your own? We all should! That rifle in the wrong hands could have been very deadly and a lot worse. Could have been some dead people some we knew some we loved! Just plain out irresponsible. Any sane person would be outraged and very concerned the officer still has a job. I would like to Know DO you all have other QUESTIONS that should be answered? Thanks would like some response!

“Henhouse-66549”

Since: Dec 09

Colonial Beach and Wash DC

#30 May 1, 2012
NTC Ventured:
"1. So a police officer has a semiautomatic assault rifle in his trunk that he has no reason for.
2. Now you should ask can we see the police report that can explain why he had it.
3. How was some dumb kid able to get into his car and steal the gun?
4. That rifle in the wrong hands could have been very deadly and a lot worse.
5. Any sane person would be outraged and very concerned the officer still has a job."

1.You are making a non-informed assumption, otherwise you would document the reference that supports your assumption.
2. You will never find the requirement for the firearm in a police report. Best try policy and procedures manual.
3. Watch the movie "gone in 60 seconds" and acquaint yourself with Slim-Jim (Not the sausage :)
4. I can't think of much worse than deadly even if a grenade launcher was involved.(Then you MIGHT add destructive)
5. Looking at the first 4, that could be an expected #5. Basis for that judgment and credentials?:)
NotInThisCase

King George, VA

#31 May 1, 2012
WTCSRET wrote:
NTC Ventured:
"1. So a police officer has a semiautomatic assault rifle in his trunk that he has no reason for.
2. Now you should ask can we see the police report that can explain why he had it.
3. How was some dumb kid able to get into his car and steal the gun?
4. That rifle in the wrong hands could have been very deadly and a lot worse.
5. Any sane person would be outraged and very concerned the officer still has a job."
1.You are making a non-informed assumption, otherwise you would document the reference that supports your assumption.
2. You will never find the requirement for the firearm in a police report. Best try policy and procedures manual.
3. Watch the movie "gone in 60 seconds" and acquaint yourself with Slim-Jim (Not the sausage :)
4. I can't think of much worse than deadly even if a grenade launcher was involved.(Then you MIGHT add destructive)
5. Looking at the first 4, that could be an expected #5. Basis for that judgment and credentials?:)
What makes you think all the people who have responded are not informed! YOU seem to have made yourself The Wizard of Topix! But you are just like the wizard, just another person nothing special!Just like the rest of us! What I was getting at and if aloud to speak my mind.... Again what Questions should reasonable people be asking and how will they be able to get answers! Can we agree to disagree....Good! Now work together to ask the right people the right questions...Then we can inform each other!!! A slim Jim is that the country western guy That sang Lucy in the sky with cow bells? Thanks

“Henhouse-66549”

Since: Dec 09

Colonial Beach and Wash DC

#32 May 1, 2012
You have not taken the time to know your subject or research it. One big clue, Your LEO is a certified agency. That means they meet a minimum standard in how they operate. That information has been referenced before and should be where you begin you quest for answers. A lot of intelligence information is available on police operations at both the Federal and State level. Prior to attacking any public organazition do your homework and have references for what YOU preceive to be wrong. You can't have credibility without references to support your position. Having said that you still may lose the battle, however you will demonstrate that you have taken the time to become familiar with the subject matter.
NotInThisCase

King George, VA

#33 May 2, 2012
WTCSRET wrote:
You have not taken the time to know your subject or research it. One big clue, Your LEO is a certified agency. That means they meet a minimum standard in how they operate. That information has been referenced before and should be where you begin you quest for answers. A lot of intelligence information is available on police operations at both the Federal and State level. Prior to attacking any public organazition do your homework and have references for what YOU preceive to be wrong. You can't have credibility without references to support your position. Having said that you still may lose the battle, however you will demonstrate that you have taken the time to become familiar with the subject matter.
Now I see why topix has so little to offer. You have a very high response here 2,332 comments. You are a person of many words , But you say so little. What a waste, Not much meaning in any thing you say. Now is your chance to defend yourself. I ask you again WHAT QUESTIONS SHOULD A REASNABLE PERSON ASK!! Just to let you know I am very well informed. Topix should be a way for people to interact, in a positive way. So Mr. Oz WHAT QUESTIONS SHOULD A REASNABLE PERSON ASK!! We all read and hear stuff. What was written was not an attack, some how you did not comprehend what was said or it does not matter to you what others think just what you think. Sorry I don't move my lips for just anyone! Thanks

“Henhouse-66549”

Since: Dec 09

Colonial Beach and Wash DC

#34 May 2, 2012
This tablet stuff sucks :)
you want words Ms ls the man, he can string them together with no doubt about meaning:)
defend myself, I think not!
fud like death is everywhere, I just confirm its presence for the unsure:)
boat or bus, its your call:)
Agree

King William, VA

#35 May 2, 2012
NotInThisCase wrote:
So a police officer has a semiautomatic assault rifle in his trunk that he has no reason for, it gets stolen from his patrol car he is assigned to....sounds like people have a personal vendetta! NO! Sounds like some one who should not be a police officer. Now you should ask can we see the police report that can explain why he had it (the rifle) in the first place! How was some dumb kid able to get into his car and steal the gun? All of these questions seem right on target to me! To come to defend someone you should have all the facts. Do you have any questions of your own? We all should! That rifle in the wrong hands could have been very deadly and a lot worse. Could have been some dead people some we knew some we loved! Just plain out irresponsible. Any sane person would be outraged and very concerned the officer still has a job. I would like to Know DO you all have other QUESTIONS that should be answered? Thanks would like some response!
Council should response as to why they don't hold the Chief and Town Manager responsible for ANYTHING.

“Henhouse-66549”

Since: Dec 09

Colonial Beach and Wash DC

#36 May 2, 2012
Agree wrote:
<quoted text>
Council should response as to why they don't hold the Chief and Town Manager responsible for ANYTHING.
Anything could be in SOMEONE Elses ricebowl. What specificly are you concerned about and what gives you reason to be concerned?
Note points will be subtracted for polish shrugs or AEN smiles.
Likewise points can be added for realistic concerns that appear by reference to be outside of standard practice or recognized procedures. That's how you get attention, Chicken Little or the boy who cried "Wolf" can confirm :)(Non-Kindle post) In some way I hope these post have a direct negative bearing on the number of Nigerian Letters I receive :)

Since: Jul 12

Fredericksburg, VA

#37 Jul 26, 2012
The case was rushed to a plea deal in King George, "where the rifle was hidden," to avoid bringing the case in Westmoreland County, which was the origin of the underlying crime - the larceny of the firearm from Lt. Blevins' police cruiser. Or off his picnic table in his back yard, depending on who you listen to. The plea deal was very low-ball as well. It should have been prosecuted in Westmoreland, which had jurisdiction based on the underlying crime.

Strangely enough, Lt. Blevins (he was a corporal at the time of the theft around May 2-3, 2011) received a promotion to lieutenant despite the incident.
Just Me

Warsaw, VA

#38 Jul 26, 2012
angstfilledmind wrote:
The case was rushed to a plea deal in King George, "where the rifle was hidden," to avoid bringing the case in Westmoreland County, which was the origin of the underlying crime - the larceny of the firearm from Lt. Blevins' police cruiser. Or off his picnic table in his back yard, depending on who you listen to. The plea deal was very low-ball as well. It should have been prosecuted in Westmoreland, which had jurisdiction based on the underlying crime.
Strangely enough, Lt. Blevins (he was a corporal at the time of the theft around May 2-3, 2011) received a promotion to lieutenant despite the incident.
Unbelievable!

“Henhouse-66549”

Since: Dec 09

Colonial Beach and Wash DC

#39 Jul 26, 2012
angstfilledmind wrote:
The case was rushed to a plea deal in King George, "where the rifle was hidden," to avoid bringing the case in Westmoreland County, which was the origin of the underlying crime - the larceny of the firearm from Lt. Blevins' police cruiser. Or off his picnic table in his back yard, depending on who you listen to. The plea deal was very low-ball as well. It should have been prosecuted in Westmoreland, which had jurisdiction based on the underlying crime.
Strangely enough, Lt. Blevins (he was a corporal at the time of the theft around May 2-3, 2011) received a promotion to lieutenant despite the incident.
Read the article, it explains EXACTLY what he was convicted of and why the charges were unique to KG county. The thieft charges (when warranted) will be in Westmorland Co.

Since: Jul 12

Fredericksburg, VA

#40 Jul 27, 2012
WTCSRET wrote:
<quoted text>
Read the article, it explains EXACTLY what he was convicted of and why the charges were unique to KG county. The thieft charges (when warranted) will be in Westmorland Co.
I read the article. I also read the information provided to me by the State Police and the Westmoreland Sheriff's Department in response to my FOIA requests. And I conducted my own independent research. I am completely aware of EXACTLY what charges were brought against Cody Sneed as well as his sentencing guidelines and the plea agreement. Sneed accepted a plea agreement; he was NOT convicted. The receiving/buying stolen goods (the firearm) charge was nolle prosequi, so Sneed did not have to allocute to the facts, or identify the Colonial Beach PD officials, involved in the larceny of the firearm and how he came to possess it.

Sneed or Daniel Hill (the other party connected to the larceny of the firearm) will never be charged in Westmoreland County for grand larceny, which is the appropriate charge for the theft of a firearm. First, Sneed and Hill have told different stories about why Sneed had the firearm. Second, a grand larceny charge will never be brought in Westmoreland County (or anywhere else), because it would result in a trial (public revelation about the complete facts surrounding the larceny) or a plea agreement (again, public revelation about the complete facts surrounding the larceny in the defendant's allocution before the court).

Now here's an important point that you should note: IF the State Police and Westmoreland County Sheriff's had pursued charges against Sneed AND Hill when Sneed was arrested August 12 LAST year and implicated Hill in the larceny, then it is very likely Hill would not have been free to allegedly commit the break-in and shooting that occurred on March 24 THIS year.

Ignoring Hill's role in the larceny and shuffling the charges to put the prosecution in King George to avoid public disclosure of the Colonial Beach PD officials involved and the obvious incompetence that led to the larceny created a primary public threat (the theft of a firearm with similar capabilities to the one used in the Aurora, CO, killings) and a secondary public threat (Hill free to commit more criminal acts). Thankfully, the first did not come to pass. But the second did. And it could have been avoided quite easily, but very embarrassingly, to Colonial Beach PD. Was one officer's reputation worth the physical and emotional trauma suffered by an innocent family on March 24?

All the information I've referenced is available in the local media, the courts' databases for KG and Westmoreland, or through local agencies. Feel free to verify charges, dates, parties, etc.

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