“Emotions are high” after Grandview beach Supreme Court decision

Posted at 10:14 AM, Jun 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-11 10:14:24-04

Hampton, Va. – The Virginia Supreme Court ruled on Sunday that Sebastian Plucinski has the right to put up “No Trespassing” signs on his section of Grandview beach, and there have been mixed reactions to this decision. Residents with properties further down this beach cut through his stretch in order to access their own property.

There was not one particular event that caused the “No Trespassing” signs to go up, said Plucinski, but one contributing factor was the vandalization of his catamaran. He says that his vessel was repeatedly vandalized and damaged, in spite of attempts to keep people away from it.

Plucinski said in an interview on Tuesday night that he has mixed feelings, saying “I am very happy with the decision, but it was a very long process.” He also said that as soon as the Court decision was released, he sent the message out to fellow residents that he was willing to sit down with them and find a way for them to get access to their property. His biggest concern was with people getting unruly and drunk on his land.
There have not been any major incidents since the Court ruling, but in this picture posted on Facebook by Seth Thayer, police came to the property on Tuesday due to complaints of trespassing. No charges or legal actions were taken, and Plucinski stated that the police presence occurred because “emotions are high” over the Court decision.

Stay posted to see if a compromise is reached between residents.

–Andrew Green