Monday, December 21, 2009
On Thursday, December 17, 2009, officers conducted a search of the area and were able to locate various items of jewelry that were identified as being from the burglary. Further information was also obtained from witnesses that identified the suspect as being Clifford Lee Hutchinson, AKA: Clifford Lee Burke.
On Thursday, December 17, 2009, a warrant was obtained for Clifford Lee Hutchinson for Daytime Burglary. The warrant was issued by Berkeley County Magistrate Joan Bragg. As of the time of this press release, Mr. Hutchinson has not been apprehended. Anyone with information regarding Mr. Hutchinson’s whereabouts are urged to contact the Martinsburg Police Department at 304-264-2100 or Berkeley County Crime Solvers at 304-267-4999.
Clifford Lee Hutchinson AKA: Clifford Lee Burke
Charge: Daytime Burglary
Monday, December 14, 2009
The Martinsburg Police Department utilized its Special Response Team to make forced entry into the residence. Once entering the residence, officers were able to locate drug paraphernalia. Two persons were also arrested on unrelated charges as a result of the search warrant.
Ramon Gonzalez Jr.
No Fixed Address
Charge: Failure to Appear- Berkeley County Courts
229 South Maple Avenue, Apt. 2, Martinsburg WV
Charge: Failure to Appear- Martinsburg Municipal Court
Friday, November 27, 2009
Corporal Polinik of the Martinsburg Police Department initially responded on scene and observed a black male standing in the parking lot with a firearm in his waist band. It was advised by Cpl. Polinik that the male took the firearm out of his pants, dropped it on the ground and then proceeded to run back towards the bar entrance. At that point, Cpl. Polinik subdued the male, who was resisting arrest, by utilizing his taser and placed him under arrest. The male was identified as Bryson Bryant.
Officers secured the scene and were able to locate 2 types of ammunition casings in the parking lot where the incident occurred. Several of the casings recovered were consistent with ammunition that could have been fired by the recovered firearm.
A short time after Mr. Bryant’s arrest, officers who were at City Hospital advised dispatch that a 3rd gunshot victim had arrived at the Emergency Room with a leg injury.
All victims were treated for gunshot wounds to the lower extremities and have non-life threatening injuries.
Also arrested was Sequan Baker, who had broken a vehicle window during the incident and provided a false statement.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Martinsburg Police Department at 304-264-2100 or the Berkeley County Crime Solvers at 304-267-4999.
Bryson Percy Bryant
55 Avalon Avenue, Hagerstown MD 21740
3 counts of Malicious Wounding
3 counts of Wanton Endangerment
1 count of carrying a concealed weapon
1 count of underage consumption
1 count of obstructing
1 count of resisting arrest
1 count of disturbing the peace
Sequan Sanon Baker
629 W. Franklin Street, Hagerstown MD 21740
1 count of Destruction of Property
1 count of False Information
Monday, November 9, 2009
Jenna Janeia Clark
948 Crushed Apple Dr. Martinsburg
Friday, October 30, 2009
During the course of the search warrant, officers were able to locate a quantity of marijuana and crack cocaine. The male located within the residence acknowledged that the narcotics were his and was subsequently charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Crack Cocaine. The male was arrested, processed at the Martinsburg Police Department and was taken to the Eastern Regional Jail to await arraignment.
301 E. Burke St.
Charge: Poss w/intent to deliver crack cocaine
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Jeffrey Lynn Kline, 41 year old man with no fixed address, was arrested on a Fugitive From Justice Warrant from the State of Florida with the originating charges of his probation/parole being revoked for Burglary and Cocaine Possession. Kline was placed in the Eastern Regional Jail to await arraignment before a Berkeley County Magistrate.
(1) Taylor Richard Wasson, Jr., a 24 year old Martinsburg man with no fixed address was charged with Grand Larceny, Transferring Stolen Goods and Conspiracy to Commit Grand Larceny.
Wasson was placed in the Eastern Regional Jail to await arraignment by a Berkeley County Magistrate.
(2) Vernon Wesley Houseright, a 32 year old Martinsburg man with no fixed address was charged with Obstructing an Officer. After he was arraigned before a Municipal Magistrate, who set his bond at $250.00, he was released on his Personal Recognizance.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
The juvenile is described as a black female DOB 2/4/92 she is 17 years of age approximately 5-02 in heights and 105 pounds in weight.
She was reported missing on June 25th 2009 and was last seen at a local area high school. She is believed to still be in the Martinsburg, Berkeley County area and may be traveling with a juvenile male acquaintance.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Martinsburg Police Department at 304 264 2100
DOB: Feb 4, 1992 Missing: Jun 25, 2009 Age Now: 17 Sex: Female Race: Black Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown Height: 5'2" (157 cm) Weight: 105 lbs (48 kg) Missing From:MARTINSBURGWV United States
Both photos shown are of Bre'na. She may be in the company of a juvenile male. They may travel to Florida. Bre'na may go by the nickname Bree.
ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT National Center for Missing & Exploited Children1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST)
Martinsburg City Police Department (West Virginia) 1-304-264-2100
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
The Martinsburg Police Department is asking that area pharmacies carefully examine prescriptions issued from both Dr. Ali Moshirfar M.D. and Debora Y. Feeney, M.S.N.-C, of Ashburn VA. Both of the doctors have been alerted of the situation.
Anyone with information regarding the prescription pads are urged to contact the Martinsburg Police Department at 304-264-2100.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Later on this date, officers from the Martinsburg Police Department were able to locate the ATM machine in a nearby field.
The suspect is described as a black male wearing white or tan pants and a blue jacket.
Anyone with information regarding this incident are urged to contact the Berkeley County Crime Solvers at 304-267-4999 or the Martinsburg Police Department at 304-264-2100.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Clifton Curtis Slaughter III was charged with Felony Possession with the Intent to Deliver Crack Cocaine. Slaughter was placed in the Eastern Regional Jail to await arraignment before a Berkeley County Magistrate.
The investigation is continuing in the case of the firearm.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Martinsburg Police were able to ascertain the identity of the suspect and obtain a felony warrant for his arrest on the charge of Malicious Wounding from State Magistrate Sandra Miller.
Martinsburg Police are also looking into the possibility that a shooting which occurred in the 100 block of Centre Street later in the evening on 9 15 09 may be related to this suspect. In this shooting incident no one was injured but a projectile did enter a residence through a window on Centre Street.
Martinsburg Police are asking anyone with information in regards to the suspect’s exact whereabouts is urged to call the Martinsburg Police at 304 264 2100 and or Berkeley County Crime Solvers at 304 267 4999.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Nicholas Jacob Leverich
Charge- Fugitive from Justice
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
John Andrew Jollon, age 45, of Polo Green Dr Martinsburg, WV
Charged with Burglary.
Charged with Possession / Transfer of Stolen Property and Obstructing an Officer
Friday, August 14, 2009
From speaking with witnesses, it was advised that a black male wearing dark clothing, sunglasses and a red baseball style hat with a P emblem (Philadelphia Phillies hat), approached a teller and passed a note demanding money, while also advising verbally that he was armed with a firearm. The suspect produced two separate bags and took an undisclosed amount of currency from two tellers before leaving the bank. Witnesses also observed the suspect enter an awaiting dark in color sedan that was being driven by a second black male before leaving the area.
The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 5’7, mid 20’s to mid 30’s in age and was wearing a dark t-shirt, dark pants, sunglasses and a red Philadelphia Phillies hat. It is also believed that possibly this suspect is the same person who had committed a robbery at the same bank in May of 2009.
This incident is being investigated by members of the Martinsburg Police Department and the FBI. Anyone with information regarding this robbery are urged to contact Lt. G.B. Swartwood or Det. S.F. Doyle at 304-264-2100 or Crime Solvers at 304-267-4999.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
The victim is Shavar Thompson of 604 S Queen Street Martinsburg WV , age 25 years. Mr. Thompson said he was in the rear yard his home as he was approached by an individual and shot once in the left shoulder . This wound appears to be a thru and thru wound and is non life threatening. The victim said he did not see his attacker, only the muzzle flash of the weapon and said he had no conversation with his attacker. This was a small caliber handgun that was used in this crime and at the time of this release Mr. Shavar was still being treated at City Hospital.
Officers do not believe this was a random shooting and we want to reassure the public concerning this. Anyone with information please call Martinsburg City PD at 304 264 2100 or Crime Solvers at 304 267 4999.
Officers located Matthew Conner at 317 W. Martin Street. Conner was arrested and charged with Malicious Wounding and was taken to the Eastern Regional Jail .
Mr. Callaway at the time of this press release was still at City Hospital in Martinsburg undergoing treatment for a possible broken jaw and several lacerations to his head and face.
Monday, August 10, 2009
of the West Virginia State Police responded to a call for a battery
in progress at 9512 Tuscarora Pike (in Berkeley County).
Upon investigation of responding Troopers, they learned that one
of the parties involved in the incident was an off-duty
City of Martinsburg police officer, John Sherman Jr.
As a result of the investigation conducted by the
West Virginia State Police, a battery warrant was obtained
from Berkeley Co. Magistrate Sandra L. Miller for John Sherman Jr.
Lt. Sherman was arraigned on this battery charge by
Magistrate Miller on Monday, August 10, 2009.
(See Berkeley Co. Magistrate Court for related documents).
In addition to the West Virginia State Police criminal investigation,
the City of Martinsburg Police Department has launched
an administrative investigation into this incident.
Based upon legal guidance by the Municipal Attorney for the
City of Martinsburg, WV, Lt. Sherman has been placed on
administrative leave with pay pending outcomes of these matters.
Issued by: Chief T.C. (Ted) Anderson
Friday, July 31, 2009
Phelps spoke with and identified two of the people as Samantha Riggs and Elvis Artis. Both Riggs and Artis said they were in bed at 222 W Race St when William Pennington entered the house through the unlocked front door and came into the bedroom and began to fight with them. Both Riggs and Artis were assaulted during this confrontation. The fight spilled out into the street and Riggs flagged down Sgt Ruppenthal as he was passing by.
Arrested: William M Pennington, 35, of Inwood, WV
Charged with Burglary.
The suspect was in possession of a white plastic bag that contained items that were taken from the garage at 304 Gussie Avenue.
The suspect is a resident of 198 S. High Street, Martinsburg, was arrested for Breaking and Entering and was transported to the Eastern Regional Jail in Martinsburg to await arraignment.
Friday, July 17, 2009
This subject was one of the individuals that police were attempting to locate in regards to the arrest detail performed on July 16th 2009.
He was processed at the Martinsburg Police Department and later arraigned by a State Magistrate.
Chad Michael Spaur
DOB 10 23 86
Listing an address of 627 North Third Street Martinsburg WV
Also another individual voluntarily surrendered himself at the Martinsburg Police Department in regards to three felony warrants for delivery of a controlled substance (Percocet).
This subject was also one of the individuals that police were attempting to locate in regards to the arrest detail performed on July 16th 2009
He was processed at the Martinsburg Police Department and later arraigned by a State Magistrate
Robert Lee Sparkman
DOB 8 1 46
Listing an address of 220 Reunion Corner Road Gerrardstown WV
He was processed at the Martinsburg Police Department and was arraigned later by a State Magistrate.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
The Following individuals were arrested at various locations in Martinsburg WV during the operation for drug related offenses:
Dameon Hairston- DOB: 11/06/79- Delivery of Crack Cocaine
Frank Carper- DOB: 06/03/67- Delivery of a Controlled substance
The listed individuals were arraigned at the Berkeley County Judicial Center by Magistrate Harry Snow and were given various bonds. All of the aforementioned persons were remanded to the Eastern Regional Jail in lieu of bond with the exception of Taylor Wasson Jr., Lottie Dodson and Frank Carper Jr. Arrest warrants were previously issued by Magistrate Harry Snow and Magistrate Randy Smith.
The Martinsburg Police Department currently holds active warrants for the arrest of the following individuals and are seeking information on their whereabouts:
Mark King DOB: 05/31/78 (b/m)
Monday, July 6, 2009
Mr. Kesner was transported to the Eastern Regional Jail to await arraignment by a Berkeley County Magistrate.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
109 Autumn Leaf Dr Martinsburg WV
Once again this year the fireworks will be launched from the Townsend property just west of Old Mill and Dry Run Roads and will begin promptly at 9:30 PM. Certain areas of northwest Martinsburg and adjourning areas in Berkeley County will have prohibitions on parking. Signage will be placed designating these areas.
The West Virginia Division of Highways will place variable message boards on Interstate 81 prior to the area of the fireworks, giving advance notice to motorists of the fireworks display. Motorists are not permitted to park or stop along I-81 to observe the fireworks. Police will closely monitor parking and traffic in the area.
Please have a SAFE and happy holiday!
Later on this date, Pfc. Burner was advised that the victim’s bank account had been accessed several times at ATM machines and banking institutions.
Anyone with information regarding this incident are urged to contact Crime Solvers at 304-267-4999 or the Martinsburg Police Department at 304-264-2100.
30-40 years in age
Tattoo on forearms
White mountaineer hat, kaki pants, white shoes,
Blue shirt with logo- “I do whatever the little voices tell me to do”
Anyone with information regarding this incident are urged to the contact the Martinsburg Police Department at 304-264-2100.
Monday, June 22, 2009
The suspect is still a patient at the Winchester Medical Facility in Winchester Virginia as of the time of this press release.
The Martinsburg Police Department is expecting to complete it's preliminary investigation into this escape, excluding any examinations which may be performed by the West Virginia State Police Crime Laboratory on the forensic evidence.
It is expected that the initial report of the investigation will be finalized later this week and it will then be submitted to the Prosecuting Attorney's Office for review.
The subject is described as a black male, approximately 5'6- 5'7 in height, early to mid 30's, slender build and having an unshaven appearance. He was wearing a black shirt with a white shirt underneath, a baseball style hat and sunglasses.
The incident was being investigated by the Martinsburg Police Department and the Martinsburg branch of the FBI as well as assistance by the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department.
Anyone with information pertaining to this bank robbery is urged to contact the Martinsburg Police Department at 304-264-2100.
Bank Photo of Suspect
Once on scene officers secured the area and made contact with witnesses and parties involved.
The investigation revealed, and is alleged in the complaint for warrant that an inmate from the Eastern Regional Jail was brought to the hospital for treatment for self inflicted cuts to his wrists. After being treated for his injuries the inmate bolted from the custody of the two correctional officers assigned to him.
The inmate ran a short distance into the emergency room and attempted to flea but his escape was blocked by the locked emergency room doors. The inmate then turned towards the officers and refused to obey their commands to stop. It was advised the inmate approached the correctional officers and was shot once while reaching for one of the correctional officer’s weapon.
The inmate suffered a single gunshot wound to his arm which also entered his torso and was treated by hospital personnel and later transferred to the Winchester Medical Center in Winchester Virginia.
Evidence was obtained and collected at the scene along with statements from all witnesses including the two correctional officers.
Martinsburg Police Detectives secured a felony warrant for escape from a correction facility for the inmate from State Magistrate Harry Snow. His extradition was approved pending his release from the hospital for his injuries from the Winchester Virginia Medical Center by Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games Neely.
The Martinsburg Police were assisted in the investigation by members of the West Virginia State Police Crime Scene Unit and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department.
The felony warrant for escape was obtained for the following individual:
Donald Surber DOB 11 30 71 last address Eastern Regional Jail Martinsburg WV
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Justin William Ponton
409 W. Race St., Martinsburg WV
Conspiracy to deliver an imitation controlled substance
Jason Jamar Ross
904 W. Burke St., Martinsburg WV
Delivery of an imitation controlled substance; Obstructing
Friday, June 12, 2009
The C.I. went to the 100 block of North High Street where he/she met with a black male in a white shirt. The unidentified black male got into the C.I.’s vehicle and went to another location. The black male gave crack cocaine to the C.I. in exchange for money. Martinsburg officers then went to the vehicle and located the black male in the passenger seat, where he was taken into custody without incident. The male was identified as
The C.I. turned the crack cocaine into Det. Lt. G.B. Swartwood. Once back at the Martinsburg Police Department the drugs tested positive for cocaine.
Charge: Delivery of a controlled substance (crack cocaine)
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Forced entry was utilized at the residence and upon entering; officers located a female in the living room identified as Amber Rockwell and a male near a back bedroom, who was identified as Steven Orr Jr.
A search of the residence was conducted and approximately 23 packets of heroin were located in a back bedroom in a container. At that point, both Mr. Orr and Ms. Rockwell were placed under arrest for Possession with intent to deliver heroin.
Both subjects were processed at the Martinsburg Police Department and were taken to the Eastern Regional Jail to await arraignment.
Steven Douglas Orr Jr.
Charge: Possession with intent to deliver heroin
Amber Dawn Rockwell
312 Athletic St.,
Charge: Possession with intent to deliver heroin
Monday, June 1, 2009
A resident of 317 S. Maple Ave. was arrested for possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine and was transported to the Eastern Regional Jail in Martinsburg to await arraignment.
The suspect that was arrested is Brian James Grove, DOB: 11-17-89.
Friday, May 29, 2009
The suspect was arrested without incident and brought to the Martinsburg Police Department for processing. She was later taken to the Eastern Regional Jail to await arraignment by a State Magistrate.
Tabitha Nicole Yancey
DOB 12 31 81
305 South Rosemont Ave. Martinsburg WV
The incidents that led to the charges both occurred in the parking lot of the Martinsburg Mall. One incident occurred on May 10, 2009 were Mr. Hudson stated he could fix the victim’s vehicle for $200.00. The victim stated she only gave Mr. Hudson $120.00 for the alleged repair and the victim added she did not witness Mr. Hudson do anything to her vehicle nor did he have any tools with him.
The second incident occurred on May 13, 2009 were Mr. Hudson again approached a female victim and told her he noticed something wrong with her vehicle as she was pulling into the parking lot. Mr. Hudson told the victim he worked at a local auto parts store and could get the part for half of the price. Mr. Hudson told the victim the part would normally cost $80.00 but he could get it for $40.00. The female victim drove Mr. Hudson to the parts store where Mr. Hudson went inside. The victim stated when Mr. Hudson came out of the store she did not see any kind of parts that were supposed to have been purchased. The victim eventually purchased Mr. Hudson a pack of cigarettes and gave him $40.00 for the part he allegedly bought and fixed her car with.
These two cases were investigated by Ptlm. L. Ruffner and Ptlm. M. Bettis of the Martinsburg Police Department.
Monday, May 25, 2009
A short time later, officers were contacted and advised that Don McAllister had arrived back at the hotel and then had gone to Sheetz, located on West King Street. Officers responded to the Sheetz, made contact with Don McAllister in a vehicle and conducted a search of his vehicle. During the search, officers located approximately 5 grams of crack cocaine and 8 grams of heroin. Mr. McAllister was then arrested and charged with two counts of Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine and Heroin.
A search warrant was also obtained for Mr. McAllister’s residence located at 953 Tuckahoe Trail, Hedgesville, which was issued by Magistrate Bragg. Officers from the Martinsburg City Police, West Virginia State Police and the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force executed the search warrant at the aforementioned location, which yield a firearm and a small quantity of controlled substances.
953 Tuckahoe Trl, Hedgesville WV
Possession with intent to Deliver X 2
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Based upon his investigation, Sgt. Witt was able to determine that the suspect was Aaron Hudson and was able to obtain an arrest warrant from Magistrate Miller.
Aaron Hudson was arraigned before Magistrate Overington and was given a $5,000 cash only bond. He is currently incarcerated in the Eastern Regional Jail.
Anyone with similar incidents to the aforementioned are urged to contact the Martinsburg Police Department at 304-264-2100 to report it.
Obtaining Money by False Pretenses
Monday, May 18, 2009
The suspect that entered the bank is described as a black male in his early to mid 20’s, approximately 5’0 to 5’5, small build and clean shaven. He was wearing a black shirt, black jeans, a pair of black sunglasses and a baseball hat. The suspect did not display a weapon but it is unknown if he had one.
The second suspect was described as a black male wearing a white t-shirt and being in operation of a small blue sedan.
The Martinsburg Police Department is requesting the community’s assistance for further information regarding this incident. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Solvers at 304-267-4999 or the Martinsburg Police Department at 304-264-2100.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Over the last week a suspect has been approaching people on foot while they are in or around their vehicle, targeting the elderly, and telling them that he has noticed some type of mechanical defect with their vehicle. They are told that he is a mechanic and he can fix what is wrong with their vehicle for a very cheap price. He is asking the people to take him to an auto parts store, or just asking for money to get parts that he says he will get and return immediately. He then either does not return or gets something cheap from the parts store. He then crawls under the car and after doing nothing says the part is fixed and he then leaves.
He has been successful in this scam several times over the past week. The suspect is described as a black male about 5-8, 150 lbs and is approximately 47 years old. We are asking if this has happened to anyone recently and the Police were not notified to please call us at 304 264 2100 so that we can further our investigation and charges to be placed on the suspect. If anyone should see the suspect in any of the parking lots please call our department.
Friday, May 8, 2009
In regards to this incident Martinsburg Police were called to the area of the 500 block of Virginia Ave. for suspicious persons in which one may have been in the possession of a firearm.
Upon officers arrival the investigation revealed that these subjects entered the residence of 519 Virginia Ave. and a voluntary consent to search was obtained. Cpl J. Darby of the Martinsburg Police Department located and seized a loaded 9 MM Ruger semi auto pistol and a small quantity of controlled substances (Marijuana).
During the initial call for service the Martinsburg Police Department also received a call from a victim advising that he was robbed at gun point by two individuals while in the 500 block of Virginia Ave.
The ensuing investigation resulted in four individuals at 519 Virginia Ave. being charged with obstructing an officer and all four of these subjects were transported to the Martinsburg Police Department.
The victim of the robbery, Saja B. Mohamed 30 years of age and listing an address in Gaithersburg Maryland advised he was robbed of his wallet and $10.00 while in the 500 block of Virginia Ave. He also positively identified one of the robbers while at the police department.
This defendant whom was identified by the victim provided Martinsburg Detectives an audio taped statement advising of his actions concerning this incident and also identified the other individual involved.
James Cornell Evans Sr. DOB 1 18 77 of 838 Spruce Street Hagerstown Md.
Charged with Obstructing an Officer.
James Edward Teat Jr. DOB 11 20 81 of 111 Elizabeth St. Apt. 1 Hagerstown Md.
Charged with Obstructing an Officer.
Ernest Eugene Davis Jr. DOB 8 5 73 of 1018 Linwood Road Hagerstown Md.
Charged with Obstructing an Officer and Armed Robbery.
Monday, May 4, 2009
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the below listed subjects, please contact the Berkeley County Crime Solvers at 304-267-4999 or the Martinsburg Police Department at 304-264-2100.