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I, HeArTEbroken

The End.


JADE Press Release

To: All Media
From: Sgt. John Baber,
Date: February 22, 2011

On 2/21/2011 at 11:36 p.m. members of the Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement Task Force, Albemarle County Police and the Virginia State Police initiated a traffic stop on I64 in the eastern portion of Albemarle County.

Detectives seize approximately 55 grams of powder cocaine. PeeWee Carmello Martinez B/M DOB 8/17/1988 of Charlottesville was arrested for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and transporting narcotics into the Commonwealth. Deshanta Trent B/F DOB 10/23/1989 of Charlottesville was arrested for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

Further investigation led detectives to search a residence at 2025 Michie Drive C and the seizure of approximately 4.7grams crack cocaine and a 9mm handgun.

Additional charges placed on Martinez for possession of a firearm after being a convicted felon and possession of a firearm while in possession of a schedule II substance.

This is an ongoing investigation with additional charges and arrest pending. No further information regarding this case will be released at this time.

Sergeant John Baber
Jade Task Force


“Intricate Manipulation”

From the confines of my vehicle, I keep an eye on people coming and going through the doors of the building I’m watching. Not all of those scurrying about are officers, but, cooped inside those four walls, members of Law Enforcement are certainly the majority. I’m seeking the whereabouts of one of them in particular.

I’m dressed casual, though there’s a stylish blazer hung over the seat next to me; such, combined with the sling-back heels on my feet, is all it’ll take to transform my ordinary clothes into daywear any professional type would be proud of.

Tucked between the gear shift and my leg are a couple of empty folders and a medium-sized Manila envelope. In preparation for my ruse, I pull the coverings out and shove various inconsequential papers loosely inside: real estate publications, printouts detailing the inner-workings of a video camera, topped off with a yellow copy of an old speeding ticket protruding from the edge to encourage an impression of “official looking.”

In short time I spot someone exiting the establishment whom I judge to be susceptible to my subterfuge. I quickly yank on my jacket. Documents in hand, I move from car to parking lot towards the policeman.

He’s mildly attractive -- decent height, nice body -- and coming in my direction at a relaxed gait. The sides of his lips lift nicely when his eyes catch mine.

Feigning an expression of relief, I first gander at his face before deliberately switching my gaze to drift over the place of occupation he’s come from. Reaffixing my focus on his mug, I expel the words “Hi; can you… help me?”

He’s more than willing to. Inwardly I smirk -- do I know how to pick ‘em or what?

Making a display of the items in my grasp, I tell the accommodative fellow all about how I’ve planned to drop something off to a certain someone. “Am I at the right place?” “Is he working now, ‘cause I’m sort of early you know?”

I haven’t lied, exactly, though it is entirely my fault he’s been led to believe what my hands contain are currently supposed to go to one of his co-workers. Hey, I’ve learned from the best how to stage-manage the thought processes of the unknowledgeable; Law Enforcement is notorious for doing so.

Through communication I gather, yes, the guy I’m searching for is at this location, merely out-of-office for the day. Ha! The information is as I suspected.

I respectfully thank the gentleman in front of me for his assistance. As I pivot around to return to my auto, he generously offers to, later, bring the things I’m holding to their intended, or at least escort me inside to leave them with somebody else who can pass them along.

“Ah, kind of you, but I’d rather deliver them in-person” I say.

He laughs and gestures at himself. “Don’t you trust me?”

“Oh I always trust a man with a badge. It’s my weakness.” With a wink and a wave, I then depart.


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I’ll Follow ‘Em Even AFTER Hell Freezes Over...

Or at least until I ALMOST run out of gasoline...


The Po-Po’s Ho-Ho

Commonwealth's Attorney to Run for Re-Election
February 7, 2011

Denise Lunsford, the Commonwealth Attorney for Albemarle County plans to announce her decision to run for re-election during a press conference on Thursday.

Lunsford will make the announcement in front of the Albemarle County Courthouse at 12:30 p.m.

Lunsford says she appreciates the opportunity she has had to serve Albemarle County and wants the chance to do more for the community.

"During my time as Commonwealth's Attorney I have raised community confidence in my office and greatly improved relations with law enforcement. I have appreciated the opportunity to serve the citizens of Albemarle County and hope to continue to enhance our community through my work in this office," said Lunsford.

Lunsford has served as Albemarle County's Commonwealth Attorney since 2007.

Is it too very vain of me for
thinking Miz Lunsford should give some credit to I HeArTE JADE for her ameliorated bond with Law Enforcement? ;)

With Sources Like These...

So the Virginia State Police Tactical Team, along with VSP Bureau of Criminal Investigation members from Richmond, were called out to assist Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office last night and nobody bothered to give me a head’s up on it.

Oh, yeah, and this ends up being my 500th post on I HeArTE JADE.

Double meh.
Dangerous suspect sought by police
Published: February 07, 2011

On the night of February 6, 2011, the Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic violence incident in the 21000 Walkers Mill Road. Once arriving on scene, the sheriff’s deputies had information that a male subject had barricaded himself inside the residence. The sheriff’s office contacted the Virginia State Police Division I Tactical Team and special agents with the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Richmond Field Office to assist. In the early hours of February 7, 2011, the Virginia State Police Tactical Team made entry into the residence in an attempt to locate the male subject, who was not located.

Authorities are looking for Brandon L. Pegram, 22, of Dinwiddie County who may be traveling to the City of Richmond. Pegram is described as a black male, 6’02”, 180 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. Pegram may be traveling in a light green Ford Taurus. The Taurus is a Dinwiddie County vehicle with public use license plates and C23 on the left bumper. Pegram has several warrants for his arrest to include felony strong armed robbery and threatening to burn a structure and misdemeanor domestic assault and assault. Pegram is considered dangerous.

Virginia State Police and the Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office are asking for information on the whereabouts of Pegram and the county vehicle. All information is confidential. Anyone with information should contact the Virginia State Police Division I Dispatch Center at (804) 553-3445, the Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 469-3755 or Petersburg/Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at (804) 861-1212.