Monday, December 21, 2009

Daytime Burglary

On Wednesday, December 16, 2009, officers from the Martinsburg Police Department responded to a residence on West Race Street in reference to a burglary that had occurred. Upon arrival, officers learned that the residence had been broken into and that items including jewelry had been taken. A witness also advised officers that a subject was observed fleeing the area of the residence.

On Thursday, December 17, 2009, officers conducted a search of the area and were able to locate various items of jewelry that were identified as being from the burglary. Further information was also obtained from witnesses that identified the suspect as being Clifford Lee Hutchinson, AKA: Clifford Lee Burke.

On Thursday, December 17, 2009, a warrant was obtained for Clifford Lee Hutchinson for Daytime Burglary. The warrant was issued by Berkeley County Magistrate Joan Bragg. As of the time of this press release, Mr. Hutchinson has not been apprehended. Anyone with information regarding Mr. Hutchinson’s whereabouts are urged to contact the Martinsburg Police Department at 304-264-2100 or Berkeley County Crime Solvers at 304-267-4999.

Clifford Lee Hutchinson AKA: Clifford Lee Burke
DOB: 07/27/64

Charge: Daytime Burglary

Felony Destruction of Property Arrest

On November 24, 2009, Ptlm. L. D. Ruffner of the Martinsburg City Police Department arrested Tevin Scott Varney of Union View Lane, Winchester, Virginia for one count of felony destruction of property. This arrest stems from recent thefts from various soda machines around November 22, 2009 in the Martinsburg area where the machines had extensive damage or were totaled beyond repair.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Multiple Arrests made

On Friday December 11, 2009 at 2100 hours Officers North and Harper of The Martinsburg City Police Department were investigating a suspicious subject near the intersection of West John and Raleigh Street. The officers knew the subject as Arthur Lee Hairston Jr. and were aware that he had an active warrant for Robbery through Berkeley County Magistrate court for an incident that had occurred on August 30th, 2009. While attempting to arrest Hairston, he attempted to flee from the officers on foot. Officers utilized a TASER to subdue Hairston and were able place him into custody. During a search incident to arrest, officers located a loaded FNH 9mm handgun on Hairston’s person. Hairston (31) (a convicted felon) was charged with First Degree Robbery, Felon in possession of a firearm, Fleeing on foot and Obstructing an officer.

Search Warrent Executed

On Friday, December 11, 2009, the Martinsburg Police Department executed a search warrant at a downstairs apartment at 229 South Maple Avenue, following an ongoing drug investigation. The search warrant was issued by Berkeley County Magistrate, Sandra Miller.

The Martinsburg Police Department utilized its Special Response Team to make forced entry into the residence. Once entering the residence, officers were able to locate drug paraphernalia. Two persons were also arrested on unrelated charges as a result of the search warrant.


Ramon Gonzalez Jr.
DOB: 10/19/56
No Fixed Address
Charge: Failure to Appear- Berkeley County Courts

Tracy Myers
DOB: 05/28/69
229 South Maple Avenue, Apt. 2, Martinsburg WV
Charge: Failure to Appear- Martinsburg Municipal Court
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