Virginia Beach Police arrest one of their sergeants

Lonnie Cain II (Southside Daily/Courtesy of the Virgnia Beach Police Department)
Lonnie Cain II (Southside Daily/Courtesy of the Virgnia Beach Police Department)

VIRGINIA BEACH – A police sergeant here is facing some serious allegations.

Lonnie Cain II, 39, was arrested Wednesday. He is charged with one count of misdemeanor stalking and two counts of trespassing.

Police did not release much about the arrest of one of their own, saying only the allegations happened between March and the first part of April this year.

“Cain has been with the Virginia Beach Police Department for 11 years and was assigned to the Operations Division, Uniform Patrol,” Tonya Pierce, police spokeswoman, wrote in a news release. “He will remain on administrative assignment pending the outcome of the criminal and administrative investigations.”

The case is being investigated by the police department’s Office of Internal Affairs and the Detective Bureau.

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John Mangalonzo (john@localvoicemedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.