TD Bank on 9th Street in Ocean City DATE: January 26, 2017 CASE: PD-17-02338INCIDENT: Forgery TD Bank 100 Block 9th StreetDATE OF INCIDENT: January 25, 2017 TIME: 2:53PMDETAILS:The Ocean City Police Department responded to a reported fraudulent and suspicious activity at the TD Bank located in the 100 block of 9th Street. The police received information from bank employees that a person just attempted to cash a fraudulent check and had exited the bank and entered a black Dodge SUV in the parking lot. Additional information was received that the suspect had exited the vehicle and was now near the front of the bank near the main entrance. Ptl. Vanessa Strunk was able to locate the suspect walking along side of the bank near 9th Street. The suspect was found to be in possession of a large amount of money and suspected marijuana. This suspect was later identified as, Timothy A. Gonzalez, from the Bronx, New York. The suspect vehicle had left the bank parking lot.A short time later Ptl. Wilent and Sgt. Rowland located the suspect vehicle and conducted a motor vehicle stop in the 700 block of Bay Avenue. Three subjects were occupying the vehicle identified as; Jonathan Maldonado(Driver), Vashan Chiddick(front passenger) and Diamond Commuck(rear passenger). All were detained and transported to police headquarters for follow up investigation.Follow up investigation was conducted by the Ocean City Police Detective Bureau resulted in a search of the suspect vehicle. Found in the vehicle was an undisclosed amount of cash, fraudulent documents and a printing device. Additional investigation is being conducted by the United States Secret Service, Cape May County Prosecutors Office and the Ocean City Police Department.The above suspects are under investigation for similar incidents in Absecon, Somers Point and Northfield, New Jersey. Any bank or business that may have been a victim of a similar incident should contact their local police department to report the event.ARRESTED:1) Vashan Chiddick, age 24, Black, male, Bronx, NY Being held on WarrantForgery 2C:21-1AForgery-Possession of Forgery Device 2C:21-1CPossession of False Documents 2C:21-2.1(D)Theft 2C:20-32) Diamond Commuck, age 22, Black, Female, Bronx, NY Released on SummonsForgery 2C:21-1AForgery-Possession of Forgery Device 2C:21-1CForgery-Uttering 2C:21-1A(3)Possession of False Government Documents 2C:21-2.1DTheft 2C:20-33) Jonathan Maldonado, age 30, Hispanic, Male, Bronx, NY Released on SummonsForgery 2C:21-1AForgery-Possession of Forgery Device 2C:21-1CPossession of False Documents 2C:21-2.1DTheft 2C:20-34) Timothy A. Gonzalez, age 23, Hispanic, Male, Bronx, NY Released on SummonsForgery 2C:21-1AForgery-Possession of Forgery Device 2C:21-1CPossession of False Documents 2C:21-2.1DTheft 2C:20-3Possession of CDS 2C:35-10A(4)OFFICER PREPARING PRESS RELEASE: Capt. Steven K. Ang #236Professional Standards Division
And it really is crooked, that western portion of Virginia’s US Route 58, tightly weaving through the mountains and hollows of Grayson County and on west through Washington and Scott. The modern road obviously follows Indian paths and the wagon roads of early settlers; modern road engineers still unable to easily move mountains.About ten years ago some smart folk with a passion for the region and its musical heritage, not to mention a flair for tourism promotion, realized that spread loosely along the path of Rt. 58 in southwest Virginia lie some of the region’s -and America’s- most important points of musical history and interest. In those mountain hollows and on the ridge tops of Virginia’s Appalachia are found some of the deepest roots of American country music. Whether blue grass, old time, or country, much of its origins can be traced back to the region. From the original homelands of its 18th-century immigrants -England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and Germany for instance, combined with the rough living conditions and raw beauty of their new home places came the drive the early settlers felt to make their unique, soulful sounds. The music they created was unlike anything else the world had ever known before. It strikes us now, as then, as emotive and evocative at its core.Bristol’s State Street is unique. It straddles the border between Virginia and Tennessee. I would think that there would be distinct advantages one way or another in terms of business location, but there seems to be equal representation of going concerns on each side of the street. We’re exploring the town, peering in shop windows and wandering. There’s a delightful variety of business on State, from dusty old junk shops to a paddleboard emporium tended by a friendly smiling woman with spiked hair. And then there’s the Burger Barn, a decades-old institution that serves up Americana-on-a-bun like nobody else. Our real objective in visiting Bristol, however, is to visit the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, a recently-added jewel along the Crooked Road.The museum is all about what has come to be known as the Bristol Sessions, breakthrough music recordings made in 1927. Also known as the “Big Bang” of country music, the Bristol Session recordings were made by a Victor Talking Machine Company scout over a 10-day period and featured 19 different acts performing 76 songs. Besides the stunning nature of the music itself, a combination of technological advancements were responsible for the success of this Big Bang, such as the recent availability of gramophone record players and the resultant demand for music recordings. And state-of-the-art 1927 microphone technology greatly expanded the potential horizons of the Bristol Sessions. The recordings of seminal acts such as the Carter family -AP, Sara, and Maybelle- Jimmie Rogers, Earnest Stoneman and others brought “country” music to the forefront of the American music business and profoundly affected its direction. The core, elemental sound of the vocals and guitar, fiddle, banjo, autoharp, and mandolin was thus brought out of the “hollers” and into homes from California to New York.And the Birthplace of Country Music Museum covers the whole story.Hiltons, twenty miles west of Bristol along the Crooked Road route, is home to the Carter Family Fold. Really it’s more than that; some call it the center of the country music universe. But it’s modest; don’t expect Dollywood. The town of Hiltons is tiny and unremarkable, and A.P. Carter’s store is as it was sixty years ago. It’s situated in a quiet valley, and a cool breeze flowed from the mountain backdrop on the fall evening that we visited. We filed into the rustic performance hall adjacent to the old store with other visiting pilgrims. Barn doors open up the sides of the hall and let in the night air and the sounds of crickets and cicadas. Until, that is, those sounds are replaced by the rhythm and scratch and sometimes-haunting vocals of the visiting bands. The night we visited, luthier -guitar maker- and performer Wayne Henderson and Friends were the headlining act. The place came alive with the music, not only the flat footers iryresistibly drawn to the sound as well as the foot-tapping audience, but the old building itself, the timbers resonating with the spirit and soul of it.There are lots of other things to see and do along the Crooked Road, places associated with names like Bill Monroe and brothers Ralph and Carter Stanley, towns steeped in character like Galax and Floyd. But there that night at the Carter Family Fold our cup was running over and -for the time being- our traditional music thirst was quenched. We soaked in the sounds and sights and feel of the place, not just the music Wayne and his friends brought to the hallowed place but the lingering essence of all that had come before.After all, the Crooked Road leads not just west into quaint towns tightly nestled in shady hollows; it’ll take you on a musical journey back in time.
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Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Given the Golden State Warriors’ addition of DeMarcus Cousins to what was already a ludicrously loaded roster, a championship seems logically out of reach for anybody else in the NBA. James already was aware of the upstate challenge he’ll face after losing three of the last four NBA Finals to the Warriors in Cleveland.And with innumerable variables still to be settled before the regular season, it’s impossible to predict what James will be able to accomplish with a revamped Lakers roster.But at least the worst half-decade in franchise history should become a bad memory for Lakers fans, who seethed through five irrelevant seasons highlighted mostly by Bryant’s retirement tour. The Lakers’ 35 victories last year were their best performance during five years without a postseason game for a team that had never missed the playoffs more than two seasons in a row.After James announced his decision to join the Lakers on a four-year, $153.3 million deal Sunday, the Lakers’ jersey sales skyrocketed and prices spiked on the secondary ticket market. Fans gathered among the statues in Star Plaza outside Staples Center, tossing chalk into the air in a simulation of James’ famed gesture.Los Angeles also made a flurry of complementary moves as Johnson attempted to assemble an immediate playoff contender on the wreckage of five playoff-free years.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE – In this Jan. 15, 2015, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, right, and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James hug before the start of an NBA basketball game, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers have a new superstar — L.A.-Bron. The four-time NBA MVP announced Sunday night, July 1, 2018, that he has agreed to a four-year, $154 million contract with the Lakers. “Welcome to the family (at)KingJames,” Bryant said on Twitter . “(hash)lakers4life (hash)striveforgreatness.” (Paul Rodriguez/The Orange County Register via AP, FIle)LOS ANGELES — From George Mikan to Kobe Bryant, superstars have been the Lakers’ lifeblood for decades.LeBron James is already the biggest star of his generation, and he followed a familiar path to Los Angeles’ bright lights when he decided to sign with the Lakers as a free agent.ADVERTISEMENT Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 MOST READ Romeo blasts players who called Gilas ’embarassing’: Why don’t you convert to Australian In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ It’s no coincidence that this glamorous, 16-time champion franchise has consistently attracted already great players with outsized ambition. The 33-year-old James has taken on the challenge that Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Shaquille O’Neal all accepted near the primes of their careers.Becoming a basketball superstar is one thing, and nobody is bigger than James after 15 prolific NBA seasons and three championships. Succeeding with the Lakers is something different, according to many of the men who have worn this gold jersey.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownJust ask Bryant, who won two Olympic gold medals as James’ teammate while spending his entire 20-year career with the Lakers.“The NBA does better when the Lakers are at their highest potential,” Bryant, who retired in 2016, told Fox Sports Radio on Monday. “And for the city of LA, it’s important for us to have that star power. Jerry (West) was here. Elgin Baylor was here. Wilt was here. Magic was here. Cap (Abdul-Jabbar) was here. Shaq, myself, and now let’s carry it forward again. You’ve got LeBron here now. It’s his turn now. Hopefully he can — which he will — take this franchise back to prominence.” Rajon Rondo, JaVale McGee and Lance Stephenson are joining along with James. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is staying, along with — for now — the young core of Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma and Josh Hart.Julius Randle, Isaiah Thomas and several others are out. The Lakers will build around James, and they’ll continue to attempt to land Kawhi Leonard or another superstar to team up with him over the next year.With Randle’s departure, the Lakers will have no players left on their roster who played with Bryant in his final game in 2016. The Lakers are steaming toward a new future, with little tying them to the lamentable recent past.But with the signing of a free-agent superstar, the Lakers already have followed through on the most important part of the plan set forth 16 months ago by Magic Johnson when he took over the club’s basketball operations. Although he spent his entire career with LA, Magic knows the magnitude of the Lakers’ lure.Chamberlain made this move in 1968, with the NBA’s reigning Most Valuable Player requesting a trade from Philadelphia to join Baylor and West.Abdul-Jabbar did it in 1975 after requesting a trade from Milwaukee to a cosmopolitan city, and he went on to become the NBA’s career scoring leader during 14 seasons with the Lakers.O’Neal went west as a free agent in 1996, embracing the advantages of living in Hollywood while moonlighting as an actor and rapper.James is arguably bigger than them all, a multi-media star with a legitimate entertainment production company already churning out content for the likes of NBC, the History Channel and Starz.When James suits up for the season opener, six of the top eight scorers in NBA history will be Lakers.“This is a special place,” Johnson said recently. “We know what’s special about this franchise. The people we choose to come here are going to know that, too.” View comments LATEST STORIES