CSBTS General Meeting – Monday Sept. 8th at 7:30pm – 2nd Precinct Cptn. to Talk about Neighborhood Crime

Cape Story by the Sea Civic Association-General Meeting

Monday September 8th at 7:30pm

Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center

Car broken into?  Home broken into?  Property vandalized? 

Although Cape Story is a pretty safe place to live, but we have been hit with a rash of incidents lately.  Come out to hear updates on the issues and investigations from our 2nd Precinct Captain, Sean Adams

We will also have a guest speaker from the Police Department tell us about the City’s online program called “Nextdoor “.  Many of our residents have already signed up for this free program which is a great way to stay in touch and notify each other of crime related issues.

Please come out for an hour and learn how you can protect yourself and your neighbors.

Summer 2014 Skipjack Newsletter Posted Online


Click here for the online version of the Summer 2014 Skipjack

Note — Large file will take a little time to download so be patient it will be worth it 🙂





CSBTS General Meeting Agenda – Monday June 9th at 7:30pm

Click here for a printable version of the agenda  June 2014 CSBTS Meeting Agenda





2800 Shore Drive

Monday JUNE 9, 2014 at 7:30pm 




II.  Minutes of May 2014 Meeting

III. Treasurer’s Report

IV. Officer’s Report

V.  Committee Reports

  • Clean Up & Beautification Committee—
  • Newsletter SkipJack:  g.t.stover@cox.net
  • Military Partnership-  CSBTS continues to work with JEB-Ft. Story for military family support
  •                Neighborhood Watch- if not receiving email notices notify –neighborhoodwatch1@cox.net

VI.  Unfinished Business

  • Planned meeting with Commissioner of Revenue-Event Tax to City of Va Beach- City Code Sec.35-182. Levy of Taxes;classification;amount;administration—b.,c.,d.
  • Consideration of obtaining 501-4c status for CSBTS
  • Flooding Concerns www.longcreekwetlands.com – FUNDING –Gene Evans- Continuing Dredge, Storm Water, Wetlands,   

VII.      New Business

  • CLEAN THE BAY DAYSAT JUNE 7 come on out 9 AM  Call Jeannie Winters (CAPT for Clean the Bay Day)  646-0214–SANDALWOOD WALKOVER ON THE BAY
  • JULY 4th EVENTS–  Theme: UNDER THE SEA   Friday July 4th Volunteers NEEDED – parade starts at BEECH street –line up 9:30-9:45 AM START 10 AM- MAYOR SESSOMS -GRAND MARSHALL-Brunch in PARK (Volunteers needed to help set up –clean up –come on down to the park about 9 AM)-  FIREWORKS on BAY 9:30 PM SUPPORT WITH YOUR DONATIONS PLEASE- CSBTS Pays for the FIREWORKS
  •   PADDLE BOARD RACE July 26th 9AM call Bill House 615-0968 to VOLUNTEER


BAC-Bayside Advisory Commission- June 19, 2014 3:30 PM VB Resort Hotel-

VBCCO – Monthly meeting-  June 19. 2014 – Central Library-7PM

SDCC-  June 30, 2014  – Monday- 7:30PM- Check www.sdcc.info for current information on Everything you wanted to know about Shore Drive– CSBTS residents may attend as guests-

VIII.   Adjourn



Vandals Damage Cape Story Park Saturday Evening

The following notice comes from the Cape Story Nextdoor website – 

The doggie poop bag dispenser was torn from the post and tossed in the street on the Bayberry side of the Cape Story Park sometime from Saturday evening to Sunday morning.   Police Report filed.  I hope the Beech and Hatton Street dispensers are still standing.

Click here if you wish to join the Cape Story Nextdoor website  https://capestory.wordpress.com/csbts-nextdoor/

Cape Story by the Sea “Nextdoor.com” neighborhood page

Looking for additional ways to stay in touch with your neighbors and neighborhood, sign up for the Cape Story by the Sea “Nextdoor.com” neighborhood page.  The City of Virginia Beach and Nextdoor.com have partnered to create neighborhood pages for all the City’s civic groups.  You can sign up for Cape Story’s page at the link below



Emergency Notification System Test Scheduled for Thursday Oct. 11th at 6:00pm

Cape Story Residents have been asked to participate in the City’s testing of a new Emergency Notification System.  The system will call your home phone number with a “test message”.

The system will be used in emergency situations to notify citizens of important safety information.  It will be similar to the notification system used by the VB Schools.

Additional informaiton regarding the purpose for the test and system:

The purpose of the test is to target a specific area of the city at any given time. A hostage situation would be a perfect example where they would warn everyone to stay inside until advised otherwise. For this first test they have selected one residence that will not receive the message to simulate a hostage situation. That person is aware of the test and will report back to confirm that they did not receive the test message. They could also use it where a person known to “wander” is missing and believed to be in a general area. The last missing person here in CSBTS was a very expensive experience with a police helicopter in the air for almost two hours and numerous patrol cars. It might also be used if there is a bank robbery and the robber is on the loose.

Cape Story Resident Attacked On Bike Path – 1/21/11

The following notice was received from the Cape Story by the Sea Neighborhood Watch coordinator:

On Friday night, 1/21, at approximately 12:30 a.m., a resident was walking home on the bike path behind Bloom when he was attacked by 2 males, one black and one white, probably in their early to mid 20’s. They tried to get his wallet but the resident was able to throw a few punches of his own and got away from them.  One of the attackers was somewhat injured (by the victim) and the other ran away.   This is the second incident of this kind in the past few months.  Warning:  please be aware and do not walk alone on the bike path at night. 

Please remember to call 911 if you see a crime in action and call 385-5000, option 1, to report crimes after they have occurred or to report any suspicious activity. 
Regina Wallace
Neighborhood Watch Coordinator
Cape Story by the Sea

Doggie Bag Dispensers Damaged


Another box was distroyed behind Bloom.  Hopefully the vandals have gone back to school and have better things to keep their attention now.  But keep on the look out and report this activity to the police if witnessed.

Two doggie bag dispensers on the bike path were damaged sometime last night.  The one near Hatton St. was broken off the post and destroyed and the one near Bayberry St. was split down the entire side.  Attached are pictures of the damage.  It is too bad that certain individuals have not been taught to respect the property of others. The City will be notified for repairs.

Please remember to call 911 if you see a crime in action and call 385-5000, option 1, to report crimes after they have occurred or to report any suspicious activity. 
Regina Wallace
Neighborhood Watch Coordinator
Cape Story by the Sea

National Night Out – Tuesday August 3rd – Turn you porch lights on and keep an eye out for crime.



Virginia Beach Police Department

Municipal Center

Virginia Beach, VA 23456


8/2/2010                                                                                                                2010-108

national night out in virginia beach


On Tuesday, August 3, 2010, communities nationwide will be celebrating the “27th Annual National Night Out.”  The goal is to (1) heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, (2) generate support for and participation in local anti-crime efforts, (3) strengthen neighborhood and police community partnerships, and (4) send a message to the criminals that neighborhoods and the police are united in fighting crime.

Some of the neighborhoods participating in Virginia Beach are:

1st Precinct – Lotus Creek, Ocean Lakes, Red Mill Farm, Shire Village (Buckner Farm), South Shore Estates, Southgate, and Villages at West Neck.

2nd Precinct – Atlantis Apartments, Baycliff, Croatan, Rudee Heights, Seabridge Square, Southall Quarter, Waldon by the Chesapeake, and Wolfsnare Plantation.

3rd Precinct – Bishops Gate, Chesapeake Beach, Cypress Point, Diamond Springs/Gardenwood Park, L&J Gardens, Lake Shores, Little Creek, Summerset Lake Condos, and Thoroughgood Colony.

4th Precinct – Bellamy Plantation, Commons at Princess Anne, Driftide Condos, Fairfield Forest, Framingham Village (College Park), Green Run, Kempsville Lake, Liberty Ridge Townhomes, Salem Woods, and Tivoli Apartments.

Most events begin around 6:30 p.m.

Even if your neighborhood is not having a planned event, we encourage all of the citizens of Virginia Beach to get out and send the message that we are fighting back against crime and drugs.  Leave your porch lights on all night to show your support!


For more information, please contact MPO Helen Gillespie, office 385-1331, hgillesp@vbgov.com 

MPO Jimmy Barnes

Public Relations/Marketing /Spokesperson

Virginia Beach Police Department

jfbarnes@vbgov.com , 757-385-4494

Possible area child predator

The following was received from the general manager of a local soccer club. It involves a possible child predator. One incident was in the Great Neck area and the other near Kingston Elementary.  The identifying information has been XXX’d out.  The original email was sent on Thursday, Mar 25 so am not sure of the exact dates these incidents occurred. Please be aware and remind your children about strangers. 


I am the manager for XXXTEAM  and several emails of people I know have   come across my email today about a child predator. There is a man in a   small blue pick up truck stalking and approaching children in our local   neighborhoods. One incident yesterday was down the street from Brill   field. The other incident happened near Great Neck Rec Center. Both   incidents sent the children running for help. The police were notified on   the incident near Brill field (2 boys ages 12, 13). The other incident is   just now being brought to the authorities attention-again 2 children (1   boy age 10 , 1 girl age 12). With the season beginning this weekend , I   thought this is very important to get out.  Please remind Parents to be on   the lookout for this truck  and to remind children to not to go up to a   strangers car.   thanks for any help you can give to get the word out !
1st Email:   I just wanted to put a quick email out to people to let them know what  happened to XXX and a friend tonight.  XXX was at a friend’s house tonight playing basketball in the street.  A royal blue truck stopped by and told   the boys he was watching their ‘plays’.  The man  sat in the road for a  time. He then proceeded to ask the boys to come and see something he had  in his truck. According to the boys, he took off his seat belt and was  reaching for something.  Fortunately, they both avoided going close to the  truck and reported the incidence.  The man did speed backwards down the  street and then went forward before speeding out of the neighborhood. He  had a Hispanic accent, shaved head, and a little goatee on his chin.  XXX   thought he was about 40, but I’m not sure how reliable that is since I   tell him I’m 29!!  Anyways, it is an older blue small truck and the kids   did not get the license plate.  The police feel it could be more of an   exposure incident than an abduction, but at this point  I wouldn’t take a chance.  Please report any incidences to the police and   they promised to put the word out to the schools.  Please pass on as   needed
2nd email:
I live behind Cox High School in the Shorehaven area.  I was shocked as I   read this e-mail.  Several weeks back, my two children were outside   playing in our neighborhood and they also were approached by a man in a  small pickup truck.  They indicated that the man just watched them, but   followed them as they moved throughout the neighborhood.  They became   increasingly uneasy and ran into the home of one of their teachers who   also lives in the neighborhood.  The man actually followed them down the  drive.  Luckily, their teacher’s husband was home.  She is a teacher at A   GREAT NECK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL and is the individual who forwarded this   e-mail to me.

Please remember to call 911 if you see a crime in action and call 385-5000, option 1, to report crimes after they have occurred or to report any suspicious activity. 
Regina Wallace
Neighborhood Watch Coordinator
Cape Story by the Sea