Showing posts with label Virginia Beach. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Virginia Beach. Show all posts

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Virginia Beach Victims identified, employees and contractor getting permit

update Virginia Beach attacker, who had served in National Guard, notified boss of plans to leave job

Officials ID Virginia Beach gunman as city employee

Associated Press
Ben Finley
June 1, 2019

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The gunman who killed 12 people in a Virginia Beach municipal building was identified by police Saturday as a 15-year city employee who had served in the military and was described by neighbors as quiet and rarely smiling.

Virginia Beach Police Chief James Cervera identified the gunman as DeWayne Craddock, who was employed as an engineer with the city's public utilities department. Cervera declined to comment on a motive for Friday's rampage that ended with Craddock dying in a gun battle with police. .

Authorities used a Saturday morning news conference to focus on the victims, saying 11 of them worked for the city. Another victim was a contractor trying to get a permit. They projected photos on a screen and gave each victim's name along with biographical details.
The 11 city employees who died were identified as;
Laquita C. Brown of Chesapeake,

Tara Welch Gallager of Virginia Beach,
Mary Louise Gayle of Virginia Beach,
Alexander Mikhail Gusev of Virginia Beach,
Katherine A. Nixon of Virginia Beach,
Richard H. Nettleton of Norfolk,
Christopher Kelly Rapp of Powhatan,
Ryan Keith Cox of Virginia Beach,
Joshua A. Hardy of Virginia Beach,
Michelle "Missy" Langer of Virginia Beach
Robert "Bobby" Williams of Chesapeake
The 12th victim, Herbert "Bert" Snelling of Virginia Beach, was a contractor filling a permit.
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Friday, April 5, 2019

Naval Air Station Oceana shooting one dead, one wounded

update:Navy identifies sailor as gunman killed during domestic dispute at Naval Air Station Oceana

Gunman killed at Naval Air Station Oceana; woman shot multiple times

The Virginia Pilot
By Robyn Sidersky and Courtney Mabeus
Staff writer
Apr 5, 2019


A gunman is dead and a woman is in the hospital after a shooting on base Friday morning on Naval Air Station Oceana, officials said.
The shooter was shot by Oceana security personnel, said Navy spokesman Jeff Hood.

The victim, a woman, was shot multiple times but her injuries are not life threatening, Hood said. She was taken to Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.

The shooting happened at 6:45 a.m. in the parking lot of Strike Fighter Squadron 37, Hangar 145, according to a news release from the Navy. It was resolved in five minutes.

It stemmed from a domestic situation, according to Beth Baker, spokeswoman for Navy Griffin Mid-Atlantic.

The two involved were enlisted sailors. The exact nature of their relationship is unknown, but they were not married, according to Baker.

Navy officials at a news conference this morning declined to identify the two until their next-of-kin have been notified.
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Monday, January 12, 2015

Navy wife is admitting she stole from the Navy SEAL Foundation

Navy wife admits stealing from Navy SEAL Foundation
JANUARY 9, 2015
Virginia Beach, Va. – A Navy wife is admitting she stole from the Navy SEAL Foundation when she worked there handling payments, but her lawyer is keeping the details of the crime secret.

Tammy Marie Mason will be sentenced for embezzlement next month. Her court file discloses only that she stole more than $200 from the charity that benefits the families of fallen Navy SEALs. A document outlining the facts of the crime has been sealed at the defense attorney’s request, said a spokeswoman for the Virginia Beach Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office.

The charity’s top executive told NewsChannel 3 the loss was around $100,000. Robin King, the foundation’s CEO, said Mason had a charity credit card. Mason’s online resume shows she started working for the charity in 2010, handling checks and credit accounts. For most of 2013, King says the Navy wife used the card for personal purchases. King said she discovered the theft when she was reconciling credit accounts.
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Friday, December 28, 2012

Fallen SEAL Met Challenge, Mentor Says

Fallen SEAL Met Challenge, Mentor Says
Dec 27, 2012
The Virginian-Pilot
by Dianna Cahn

The last time John Armato saw his friend and triathlon partner Job Price, the two men went on a training run through the forest, then jumped into a creek and continued to run until it got too deep and they shifted to swimming.

That day last summer in Pennsylvania, they ran and swam and ran and swam some more, having what Armato -- 23 years Price's senior -- called "a really good time challenging one another."

A week later, Price left on deployment to Uruzgan province in northern Afghanistan, where he was commanding a team of SEALs based in Virginia Beach.

"One of the last things we talked about had to do with how proud he was of the men he was leading," Armato said. "He had just a tremendous amount of admiration (for them)."

Price, 42, a Navy commander, died Saturday in what the Defense Department described as "a noncombat-related injury." The Associated Press and other news agencies reported that his death was being investigated as a possible suicide.

Famously secretive, the SEALs don't talk about their missions -- or their losses. But Armato, contacted in Price's hometown of Pottstown, Pa., where his parents still live, described watching a talented young man grow into a dedicated leader.
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Seal Commander's death in Afghansitan

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Foundation set up for Navy SEAL killed in Afghanistan

Local Navy SEAL dies in Afghanistan
Luke Ramseth
The Times-Standard

The mother of a local Navy SEAL killed over the weekend in Afghanistan said a “Kevin Ebbert Memorial Fund” has been set up through the Humboldt Area Foundation for people who would like to donate in his name.

Petty Officer 1st Class Kevin Ebbert, 32, of Arcata, died Saturday while “supporting stability operations in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan,” according to a Department of Defense press release. The region is a mountainous area in the center of the country. Ebbert was assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit in Virginia Beach, Va.

In an email to the Arcata Eye, Ebbert's mother Charlie Jordan said her son was a U.S. Navy SEAL, serving his second deployment in Afghanistan. She said he was “poised to return home early next year and start medical school completing his training started as a Corpsman to become an MD. We last spoke about he and his wife Ursula joining Rotary, where he could work in clinics internationally.”
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Monday, October 27, 2008

Woman killed by pet 13-foot python

Woman killed by pet 13-foot python
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A Virginia Beach woman appears to have been killed by a pet reticulated python while she was trying to give the 13-foot snake medication.

Amanda Ruth Black's husband found her body Tuesday night when he came home, The Virginian-Pilot reported. She was lying in front of the snake's empty cage.
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