Monday, April 19, 2010

Two arrested for Paintball Attack

On Sunday, April 18, 2010, the Martinsburg Police Dept responded to Company 1 Martinsburg Fire Dept on Raleigh St for a Destruction of Property. Unknown subjects shot the building with three pink paintballs. While investigating the call on Raleigh St. another call was received for paintballs being shot at 516 Winchester Ave. One of the paintballs struck a person in the mouth. Ptlm. L.D. Ruffner saw a vehicle drive by 516 Winchester Ave with paintball marks on it. Ptlm. S.A. Shelton was able to stop the vehicle after it traveled several blocks before stopping off Mall Drive in the Martinsburg Plaza parking lot. Paintball guns and pink paintballs were located in the vehicle.

The front passenger admitted to shooting various buildings along Winchester Ave, King Street and Raleigh St. Further investigation revealed that at least 11 different buildings and 1 vehicle were defaced by the paintballs.

The front passenger, Kyle Ripka (9-22-1991) of 1604 Nestle Quarry Road Falling Waters, was arrested on 12 counts of Destruction of Property, 1 count of Disturbing the Peace and 1 count of battery.

The driver, Danielle Tinsman (09-02-1989) of 146 Grandview Court Falling Waters, was charged with 1 count of Disturbing the Peace and Fail to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle.

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