Friday, October 30, 2009

Poss w the Int to Deliver Crack Cocaine

On Thursday, October 29, 2009, the Martinsburg Police Department and the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force executed a search warrant at 301 East Burke Street. The search warrant was issued by Magistrate Overington and was issued as part of an ongoing drug investigation.

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.


Antoine Brown
DOB: 08/03/76
301 E. Burke St.
Charge: Poss w/intent to deliver crack cocaine

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Poss w the Int to Deliver Crack Cocaine

On Thursday October 29, 2009 Martinsburg City Police Patrolman D.P. North was on West Burke Street when he saw a black Pontiac car with no West Virginia Inspection Sticker. Patrolman North attempted to make a traffic stop in the 7-11 parking lot at the intersection of West King Street and Winchester Avenue. The driver, who was later identified as Durrell Stewart Johnson (23), quickly parked the vehicle in the parking lot, got out and fled on foot. Officer North pursued Johnson behind 7-11, along the tracks. During the pursuit Officer North saw Johnson throw 2 baggies along the tracks. Officer North caught up the Johnson and was able to place him into custody. Officer North retrieved the 2 baggies that Johnson threw, which field tested positive to be crack cocaine. The weight between the 2 bags was approximately 50 grams of crack cocaine. Johnson was charged with Possession With Intent to Deliver Crack Cocaine through Berkeley County Magistrate Court and was transported to ERJ where he is awaiting arraignment.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fugitive from Justice Arrest

On 10/12/09 at 11:02 a.m. Cpl. F. Polinik went to the Martinsburg Union Rescue Mission to attempt to locate a man wanted on a fugitive warrant out of Florida and Maryland. Cpl. Polinik, assisted by Det. Lt. G. Swartwood and Det. Cpl. S. Doyle, located the man in the Rescue Mission and he was arrested and processed on the following charges:

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.

Grand Larceny Arrest

On 10-12-09 at 10:12 a.m. the Martinsburg Police Department received a call reporting a larceny of a Laptop Computer from Trinity United Methodist Church located at 220 W. Martin St. When officers arrived on the scene they viewed the Church’s video surveillance system and were able to identify two males that were in the office of Church during the theft. After a short period of time and an investigation officers located the suspects and the computer and subsequently arrested both on the following charges:

(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.

Ptlm. J. Harper was the investigating officer and was assisted by Ptlm. North and Ptlm. Garcia.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Missing Juvenile

The Martinsburg Police Department is seeking the community’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile. The police department is requesting any information in regards to the exact whereabouts of Bre’na Beaner.

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

Endangered Runaway
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

Missing Prescription Pads

On Wednesday, October 07, 2009, the Martinsburg Police Department received a complaint in regards to possible fraudulent prescription notes. Officers learned that an area printing company had printed a quantity of prescription pads for two doctors as part of an order and that several extra pads had been printed, which had been discarded for recycling. Officers were able to locate the discarded prescription pads but learned that approximately 4 pads were missing and may be in circulation.

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

ATM Stolen

On Saturday, September 26, 2009 at 0118hrs., the Martinsburg Police Department responded to the Citgo convenience store, located at 1316 Edwin Miller Boulevard in reference to an alarm. Upon arrival, officers found that the door to the business had been broken and that an ATM machine had been removed. Officers were able to view video footage and determine that an unknown subject had removed the ATM from the business and fled with an undisclosed amount of money.

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.