On Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at 1:26 a.m. the Martinsburg Police Department received a business alarm at Kwik Chek located at 301 Rock Cliff Drive.
Responding officers found the glass in the front door had been broken out and another section of glass over another door had been broken. After other officers from the Martinsburg Police Department and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department arrived on the scene and secured the perimeter a search of the store was completed by K-9 Deputy T. Heckman of the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department. Once it was confirmed that the suspect had left the store, the in store surveillance videos were reviewed by officers and it was found that the suspect had stolen a safe from the store.
While Sgt. T.L. Stanley and Ptlm. J. Harper(Martinsburg Police Department) and Cpl. M. Raphann(Berkeley County Sheriff’s Dept.) were tracking marks left by the safe being dragged from the scene a vehicle drove into the area, stopped and turned their lights off. Seconds later they turned their lights back on and attempted to flee the area past officers who were attempting to stop the vehicle. Just moments later the vehicle was stopped by officers from the Martinsburg Police Department, Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department and the West Virginia State Police.
The suspect was a passenger in the stopped vehicle and was still wearing clothing items that he wore during the break in. The suspect, Fuquan Hassian Nath, 35 years of age, of Harris Way, Martinsburg, WV was incarcerated in the Eastern Regional Jail to await arraignment by a Berkeley County Magistrate on felony charges of Breaking and Entering and Grand Larceny. It is believed that all item stolen in the burglary were recovered.