Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Burglary Arrests

On Friday, 8-21-09 at 1800 hrs, Cpl C M Phelps responded to 104 S Maple Ave for a burglary that had just occurred. Phelps arrived and spoke with the victim / complainant, Barbara Edwards.
Edwards relayed that someone had entered her residence while she and her two grandsons were inside and taken numerous items. As the subject was leaving, Edwards confronted the male who said that he was trying to sell a video game system. Edwards demanded that the subject leave which he did by the back door. Edwards had her grandsons check to see if anything was missing from their rooms upstairs. Edwards was told that one of the grandsons was missing a Nintendo Game Cube system. This was the same game system that the male subject was trying to sell Edwards. Edwards got in her vehicle and began looking for the male while calling 911 for help. While speaking with 911 operators, Edwards located the male and watched him as he entered a residence in the area.

Phelps also learned from another area residence that the male subject had entered his residence as well and had identified himself as John.

Phelps went to the residence that the male had entered and made contact with a person who matched the physical description that Edwards had given. Phelps identified the person as John Andrew Jollon. Jollon was placed in investigative custody while additional information was obtained. Edwards positively identified Jollon as the male who was in her residence. Jollon was arrested and transported to the Martinsburg Police Department for additional processing. While at the Police Department, Jollon provided a written statement confirming that he was the male who took the game system.

Jollon provided Cpl Phelps a location where the stolen items were. Phelps also learned from the victim that she was also missing a MP3 player along with two cell phones. Phelps and Ptlm Albaugh traveled to that location, Lupita’s Grocery Store (149 N Queen St) and spoke with the owner, Jorge Silva. Silva initially stated that Jollon was there trying to sell the items but he left the store with them after Silva told him that he didn’t want to buy them. Silva eventually admitted to Phelps that he had bought the items and Phelps was able to recover the Game Cube and MP3 player. Silva paid Jollon $90.00 for the items. Phelps placed Silva under arrest for Possession / Transfer of Stolen Property along with Obstructing an Officer.

With further investigation Phelps was able to determine that the two cell phones were located with in the residence that Jollon was originally located in.
All property was recovered and returned to the owner after the investigation was completed.


John Andrew Jollon, age 45, of Polo Green Dr Martinsburg, WV
Charged with Burglary.

Jorge Alberto Silva, age 42, of Rubens Cir Martinsburg, WV
Charged with Possession / Transfer of Stolen Property and Obstructing an Officer

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