Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Marijuana Cultivation Arrest

On Wednesday September 23, 2009 Martinsburg Police Cpl. Justin Darby responded to 205 Timberleaf Lane Martinsburg, WV for an anonymous tip of marijuana plants in the back yard of the house. Cpl. Darby talked to female resident. Darby told the female of the complaint and she agreed to walk with him to the back yard, where Darby located 2 plants, in plain view, which appeared to be marijuana.

The resident stated that she did not know what they were and said that she would get her husband; Joe Daniels Jr, 36. Mr. Daniels came out of the house and told Corporal Darby that “it was just a little experimentation”. Daniels was advised of his Miranda rights. Darby obtained written consent to search the residence from Daniels. During a search of the house officers located 12 additional marijuana plants and cultivation equipment, such as horticulture lights and topsoil that were being used for the cultivation of marijuana.
The plants field tested positive for marijuana. Joe N. Daniels Jr was arrested and charged through Berkeley County Magistrate Court with Cultivation of marijuana and Possession with intent to deliver marijuana. Daniels is currently in Eastern Regional Jail, where he is currently awaiting arraignment from a Berkeley County Magistrate. PFC B.L. Rouse and Ptlm. C. Williamson also assisted with the investigation.

Poss with the Intent to Deliver Crack Cocaine

On September 21, 2009 at 7:15 p.m. Ptlm.Andrew Garcia was traveling through the 100 block of Centre Street when he saw a small group of subjects standing together. Ptlm. Garcia recognized one of the subjects in the crowd and was aware that he was wanted on an outstanding warrant. Ptlm. Garcia turned around to come back to the area the crowd was standing in and they dispersed. Ptlm. Garcia attempted to apprehend Clifton Curtis Slaughter III although Slaughter quickly circled around an E. Burke Street residence before Ptlm. Garcia could apprehend him. Ptlm. J. Harper and Ptlm. D. North arrived on the scene to assist Ptlm. Garcia in searching the path that Slaughter took around the residence before being taken into custody. During the search of that area officers located a loaded handgun and ammunition.

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

Suspect Wanted for Malicious Wounding

Martinsburg Police is seeking the communities assistance in locating a suspect in regards to a shooting incident which occurred on 9 15 09 in the area of 114 North Maple Ave. In this incident a female was shot in the upper leg and taken to Martinsburg City Hospital and treated and released for her gun shot injury.

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.

Suspect: Marwin Uriah Wilson aka “Marco”
DOB 11 12 88
6-4 in height and approximately 155 pounds in weight

Friday, September 11, 2009

1st degree Sexual Assault Arrest

On Wednesday, September 9, 2009, officers from the Martinsburg Police Department arrested a 28 year old male at his residence without incident. The defendant was arrested on 1st Degree Sexual Assault and Sexual Assault by Parent/Guardian charges, which stemmed from an incident that occurred on 09/01/09, in which a two year old female was sexually assaulted. The defendant was taken to the Eastern Regional Jail to await arraignment. The names of the suspect and victim are being withheld out of respect to the family.

Fugitive from Justice Arrest

On Wednesday, September 9, 2009, officers from the Martinsburg Police Department arrested Nicholas Jacob Leverich in the 600 block of West King Street as a Fugitive from Justice. Mr. Leverich was wanted for extradition from Florida for Violation of Probation and Home Invasion Robbery. He was arrested without incident and taken to the Eastern Regional Jail.

Nicholas Jacob Leverich
DOB: 08/08/88
Charge- Fugitive from Justice