Watch for and report suspicious activity in our neighborhood

Around 2:00 PM, Wednesday, January 9, a break-in occurred at a home on Brown’s Store Road, Northumberland County.    The home was ransacked; no report of what was taken.

Two men were spotted in the area about the same time.  They were described as slender white males dressed in white shirts with neckties and dark slacks.  They were on foot, however, a vehicle may have been parked nearby.

Neighbors in the same area also reported hearing two male voices that seemed to be coming from people walking around/through their yards between 2 and 3 AM around the date of the break-in.

From time to time, our neighborhood is visited by young men from the Jehovah’s Witnesses, or, the Latter Day Saints (Mormons).  These young men typically wear dark slacks and white shirts with neckties.  The County sheriff’s investigators suspect the people responsible for the Brown’s Store Road break-in may be dressing as Jehovah’s Witness or Mormon visitors, however, they likely are not representatives of the religious groups.  While visitors from these two religious groups typically are young men, we have been visited by two young Mormon women.

The location of the January 9 break-in — Brown’s Store Road — is in the southeast part of Northumberland County, several miles away from us.  However, the fact of this break-in along with the possibility that the burglars are posing as religious visitors is concerning.

While we have no evidence of recent break-ins or attempted break-ins in our neighborhood, we are providing this information to all property owners to alert you to the need to be aware of suspicious people in the neighborhood.  Two-thirds of the homes in our neighborhood are vacant most of the time while only a few of us live here full time.

Watch for people or vehicles that do not seem to belong here.  If you do not wish to confront strangers, call 911 immediately and report suspicious activity.  If possible, record vehicle descriptions and license numbers as well as details of the suspicious persons — photos or video would be helpful.  Legitimate contractors often work in our neighborhood, even on vacant homes; they are accustomed to being challenged, so, do not hesitate to call 911 for suspicious activity.

Telephone numbers:

  • Northumberland County Emergency Services — Police, Fire, Rescue:  911

  • Northumberland County Sheriff’s Office Non-Emergency Phone:  804-580-5221

PBE POA Board of Directors’ meeting, Friday, Nov 30

The Potomac Bay Estates Property Owners’ Association Board of Directors meeting scheduled for October 12 was cancelled because of the recent storm.  The meeting has been rescheduled:

  • Friday, November 30
  • 2:00 PM
  • At the Williams’ home, 4142 Newman’s Neck Road

Board meetings are open to all property owners.  If you plan to attend, please let us know by email to potomacbaypoa@hotmail.com .

A copy of the agenda is available at this link.  _v.04_DRAFT_Agenda PBE BOD_NOV 30, 2018_

PBE POA Board of Directors’ meeting rescheduled

The Potomac Bay Estates Property Owners’ Association Board of Directors meeting scheduled for October 12 was cancelled because of the recent storm.  The meeting has been rescheduled:

  • Friday, November 30
  • 2:00 PM
  • At the Williams’ home, 4142 Newman’s Neck Road

Board meetings are open to all property owners.  If you plan to attend, please let us know by email to potomacbaypoa@hotmail.com .

An agenda will be posted later.

PBE POA Board meeting change of date . . . storm report

Sorry to be so late with this announcement:  The PBE POA Board of Directors’ meeting scheduled for Friday, October 12, was cancelled because of the storm.

We will try to hold the meeting in a few weeks.  Watch this site for an announcement.

As for the storm — between about 10:00 PM, Thursday, Oct 11, and 3:00 AM, Friday, Oct 12, we received 7 inches of rain accompanied by winds of 20-25 MPH with sustained gusts to 45 – 50 MPH.

We lost power before midnight, Thursday, Oct 11.  Power was restored four days later, around 6:30 PM, Monday, Oct 15.  The power loss was caused by a power line that was snapped by falling trees and fell across Newman’s Neck Road about 1/2 mile before the entrance to our neighborhood.

Two large trees were blown down blocking Newman’s Neck Road.  Local residents removed these by noon Friday.  We removed a  tree blocking the entrance to the picnic area early Friday morning.

Several houses lost shingles to the wind.  Two houses had windows either blown open, or, broken open by flying debris.  Several neighborhood trees were blown down.

PBE POA Board of Directors’ meeting

The Potomac Bay Estates Property Owners’ Association Board of Directors will meet:

  • Friday, October 12
  • 1:00 PM
  • At the Williams’ home, 4142 Newman’s Neck Road

Please note the CORRECT TIME FOR THE MEETING IS 1:00 PM — our previous announcement listed 2:00 PM.  Sorry for the error.

Board meetings are open to all property owners.  If you plan to attend, please let us know by email to potomacbaypoa@hotmail.com .

Follow this link for a copy of the agenda in PDF format:   _v.03_DRAFT_Agenda PBE BOD_Oct 12, 2018_.

Our last Hurricane Florence update

As of 11:oo PM, Thursday, September 13, Hurricane Florence is making landfall on the NC coast.  This is the latest track forecast from the National Hurricane Center.  Notice the remnants of Florence will turn NE and slightly affect our area Monday and Tuesday, Sep 17-18.

cone graphic

We are forecast to receive 1 to 2 inches of rain over the next few days.

[Image of WPC QPF U.S. rainfall potential]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weather update: Wednesday, Sep 12, 10:30 PM

Here is the weather forecast for our neighborhood for the next few days:

Date; Forecast; Temp hi/lo; Likelihood of precipitation; Wind speed and direction from which wind comes; Humidity

Thu

SEP 13

Thunderstorms
81°75°
90%
ENE 14 mph 89%
Fri

SEP 14

Thunderstorms
78°73°
90%
E 14 mph 90%
Sat

SEP 15

Thunderstorms
79°71°
100%
ENE 13 mph 87%
Sun

SEP 16

Showers
80°72°
50%
E 12 mph 87%
Mon

SEP 17

Scattered Thunderstorms
82°73°
50%
ESE 10 mph 84%
Tue

SEP 18

Scattered Thunderstorms
82°70°
60%
S 10 mph 84%
Wed

SEP 19

Sunny
83°68°
10%
NW 7 mph 76%

According to the National Hurricane Center, we are in the area projected to receive 2-4 inches of rain over the next several days.

[Image of WPC QPF U.S. rainfall potential]