Friday, May 29, 2009

Conspiracy to Deliver Marijuana Arrest

On May 28th 2009 at approximately 4:40 PM Martinsburg Police arrested an individual in the 400 block of West Martin Street for conspiracy to deliver Marijuana. This individual was arrested after she allegedly conspired to deliver Marijuana to a confidential police informant during a covert police investigation.

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

More arrests in auto scam

On May 27, 2009, Ptlm. E. Gibbons of the Martinsburg City Police Department arrested Aaron T. Hudson on two counts of obtaining money by false pretense. The warrants were signed by Berkeley County Magistrate W. R. Smith and Berkeley County Magistrate J. Overington. Mr. Hudson is currently incarcerated at the Eastern Regional Jail and is awaiting arraignment on the two charges.

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

Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine and Heroin

On Monday, May 25, 2009, the Martinsburg Police Department was contacted by management of a local hotel in reference to drug activity from an occupied room. Officers responded to the room and located one occupant, identified as Chandra Gray, under the influence of narcotics. Ms. Gray was then arrested in the room on an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in Magistrate Court. It was also advised that a second occupant of the room, identified as Don McAllister, was not at the hotel at that time.

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.


Don McAllister
953 Tuckahoe Trl, Hedgesville WV
DOB: 01/06/52
Possession with intent to Deliver X 2

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Arrest made in Scam

On Thursday, May 21, 2009, Sgt. L. Witt of the Martinsburg Police Department arrested Aaron Hudson on a count of Obtaining Money by False Pretenses, stemming from an incident occurring on 05/07/09. During the incident an elderly couple was approached by a male suspect at an area business who advised them that their vehicle had a mechanical problem. The suspect then advised the couple that he would fix their vehicle for free but that he needed $100 for the part. The couple provided the suspect with the money and waited while he left to get the part. The suspect never returned.

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.


Aaron Terrence Hudson
DOB: 04/29/62
Obtaining Money by False Pretenses

Monday, May 18, 2009

Bank Robbery

On Monday, May 18, 2009, at approximately 10:27am, officers from the Martinsburg Police Department and a special agent from the FBI, responded to the Mountain Heritage Credit Union, located within the Martinsburg Mall, in reference to a bank robbery that had just occurred. It was advised that prior to arrival, a suspect had entered the bank, presented a note that demanded money to a teller and took an undisclosed amount of currency from two tellers. The suspect then fled from the bank into the parking lot where he left in a small dark blue sedan that was operated by a second suspect.

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

Public Assistance and Scam

The Martinsburg Police Dept is requesting the public’s assistance and also advising of a scam taking place on the south end of town in and around the Martinsburg Mall / Martins area.

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.


On Friday, May 15, 2009 at approximately 1:45 a.m. the Martinsburg Police Department received a report of an Armed Robbery at the 7-Eleven located at 201 Winchester Avenue. The investigation revealed that an unidentified white male entered the business and demanded money from a clerk. A weapon was not brandished, but the suspect made a gesture with his hand as if he had one. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash from the business the suspect fled the scene by stealing a 2002 Mitsubishi Galant registered to the 7-Eleven clerk. The vehicle was subsequently located unattended in the 500 block of West Race Street. The suspect has not been apprehended and remains unidentified. He is described as being approximately 5’10” with light brown shoulder length wavy hair and wearing a black bandana, a black hooded jacket and camouflage pants. The suspect had no facial hair. Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the Martinsburg Police Department at (304) 264-2100 or the Berkeley County Crime Solvers at (304) 267-4999

Friday, May 8, 2009

Armed Robbery Arrests

On May 8th 2009 at approximately 4:30 AM Martinsburg Police arrested four individuals on the charges of obstructing an officer and later two of these individuals were also arrested for armed robbery. This incident occurred at 519 Virginia Ave. Martinsburg WV.

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.

Eric Dwayne Dickerson DOB 9 9 72 of 303 Woodport Ave. Hagerstown Md.
Charged with Obstructing an officer and Armed Robbery.
All four subjects were arraigned by State Magistrate Joan Bragg and the two charged with armed robbery are currently incarcerated in the Eastern Regional Jail in lieu of bond.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Requesting Community Assistance

The Martinsburg Police Department is requesting the community’s assistance in locating several individuals who are wanted on warrants stemming from a recent rash of thefts from vehicles. Warrants were obtained for the individuals following a traffic stop in which several stolen items were located in a vehicle and other items were located at area pawn shops. These items included GPS units, radar detectors and ipods that were taken from neighborhoods ranging from The Woods resort to the Pikeside area in Berkeley County.
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.

Persons Sought:

George Samuel Schoppert Jr. AKA: Punky
DOB: 03/20/91

Derek Kensel Brichner
DOB: 08/26/89

David Newcomb
DOB: 01/05/87

Arrests from Fight

On Saturday, May 02, 2009, at approximately 0315 hours, the Martinsburg Police Dept. responded to Waffle House located at 1003 Foxcroft Ave. for a report of a fight in progress. Upon arriving on scene, Officers noticed a large crowd, approximately 60-80 people, gathering in the parking lot close to the front doors of the establishment. Sgt. Stanley then observed a male, later identified as Levar Bryant, punch another male. Sgt. Stanley attempted to place Mr. Bryant under arrest but Mr. Bryant became uncooperative and Sgt. Stanley had to deploy his Taser. Mr. Bryant then complied with orders and was arrested for disturbing the peace and obstructing an Officer.

While Sgt. Stanley was attempting to arrest Mr. Bryant, several other subjects attempted to interfere with the arrest and were yelling various obscenities. These subjects also refused to comply with lawful orders being given to them by other Officers and the subjects refused to leave the area. A total of four (4) other subjects were subsequently arrested.

Levar Karem Bryant

4B Debbs Place
Bronx, NY 10475
DOB: 11-06-1978
Charges: Disturbing the Peace and Obstructing Police Officer

Joshua Alvin Clark
324 E. Third Ave
Ranson, WV 25438
DOB: 12-28-1984
Charges: Intoxicated in Public, Fleeing
Obstructing Police Officer, Resisting Arrest and Profane Swearing

Tontalayia Snead
1021 E. Nolan Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21740
DOB: 01-02-1989
Charges: Obstructing

Natasha McClean
128 Ross Street
Hagerstown, MD. 21740
DOB: 11-18-1973
Charges: Obstructing

Michelle Lee Byrd
493 Hillcrest Drive
Frederick, MD 21701
DOB: 05-05-1990
Charges: Obstructing and
Profane Swearing