On Thursday, August 12, 2010, officers from the Martinsburg Police Department were on patrol in the area of Martinsburg Station sub division, located off of Delmar Orchard Road and saw two males dressed in black fleeing on foot. Officers were on a pro active patrol after receiving reports of thefts to vehicles occurring earlier in the week. As officers arrived to patrol, two males dressed in black were observed running on foot.
Officers were soon able to locate a vehicle believed to belong to the suspects and were able to conduct surveillance. A short time later, two occupants were seen entering the vehicle and leaving on
Klee Drive. Officers stopped the vehicle, a red Mustang and identified its occupants as Joseph Maness and Michael Reid. Officers searched the vehicle and located GPS units, electronic equipment and other items. These items were identified as belonging to vehicles and residences in the Martinsburg Station sub division that were stolen earlier on this date. Both subjects were arrested and charged with Burglary, Conspiracy and various other charges through the Berkeley County Magistrate Court.
As a result of the arrests, information was learned that linked both of the two suspects and a third person to vehicle and residential thefts in Martinsburg Station that occurred on 08/10/10. Additional criminal charges are pending.
The Martinsburg Police Department is currently attempting to identify several GPS units that are believed to be to be stolen on or around these dates and possibly from the Martinsburg Station sub division area. If you have any information to assist with this investigation, please contact Det. S.F. Doyle at the Martinsburg Police Department at 304-264-2100.
Michael Thomas Reid
Joseph Brett Maness