On Wednesday, April 28, 2010, the Martinsburg Police Department obtained arrest warrants for Joshua Stevens for the offenses of 1st Degree Arson, Burglary, Grand Larceny, Petit Larceny and Destruction of Property.
The charges stem from several incidents that occurred in Martinsburg on the evening of Friday, April 24, 2010 through the morning of Saturday, April 25, 2010. During the time frame, it is alleged that Stevens broke into a Martinsburg Police Department cruiser that was parked in the area of Moler Avenue and took multiple personal belongings from the vehicle. After breaking into the vehicle, it is alleged that Mr. Stevens broke into a residence located at 910 North Central Avenue, Martinsburg WV. While in the residence, Stevens broke multiple items inside and started a fire in a dryer that caused damage. Following the fire, Stevens stole a Ford Explorer that was parked nearby. Later on this date, the vehicle listed was found completely burnt in Berkeley County.
The Martinsburg Police Department is seeking the community’s assistance in locating Joshua Stevens. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Martinsburg Police Department at 304-264-2100 or Crime Solvers at 304-267-4999.
The Martinsburg Police Department would also like to thank the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department and Trooper Bowman, Trooper North and the West Virginia State Police for their assistance with this investigation.