Martinsburg Police Detectives arrested two juveniles ages eleven (11) and sixteen (16) in regards to two burglaries which occurred on Thursday July 24th 2008. Both of these juveniles are Martinsburg residents. Their cases are now turned over to the Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further juvenile prosecution.
One of the burglaries occurred at a residence located in the 900 block of West Race Street Martinsburg WV. Entry was made via an outside rear door and several items were taken from the residence. Numerous items including jewelry and electronic equipment were taken and the police department had notified area pawn shops of these thefts with their descriptions.
The other burglary occurred at a residence located in the 300 block of North Louisiana Ave. Martinsburg WV. Entry was made to this residence via a basement window some items were taken from this residence as well. Descriptions of theses items especially the stolen jewelry were also given to area pawn shops.
These juveniles were arrested by Det Lt GB Swartwood and both were charged with (2) counts of Burglary and (1) count of Transferring Stolen Property. Police were able to re-obtain several of the stolen items including lap top computers, I-pods, digital camera, a Sony Play Station and some jewelry which belonged to the victims. Other arrests may be forthcoming in regards to the transferring of these stolen items from these burglaries.