Monday, February 21, 2011

Robbery Arrests

On Sunday, February 20, 2011, the Martinsburg Police Department responded to 7-Eleven located at 1015 North Queen Street for a report of a robbery.  At approximately 0120 hours, a black male entered the store and purchased a pack of Newport cigarettes.  The clerk stated that as she was opening the cash drawer, he jumped the counter and grabbed her.  The subject then grabbed money from the cash register and forced the clerk to the ground.  The male then fled the store with an undisclosed amount of money headed south on Queen St.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’8” weighing about 170lbs.  He was wearing a blue wind breaker with black trim, a black toboggan, black pants and tan boots.  The suspect was also wearing a large watch on his left wrist.

At approximately 0435 Berkeley County Central Dispatch received a call that the 7-Eleven at the intersection of Williamsport Pike and Berkeley Station Road had just been robbed by a black male wearing a blue and black jacket.  That subject also jumped the counter and punched the clerk after buying a pack of cigarettes, grabbed money from the register and fled the store.  The subject got into a burgundy Chrysler Sebring convertible and was stopped by Deputy Welcome of the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department a short time later.

The driver was identified as Tirrell Andre Morton and the passenger was identified as Sonia Yancey.  The driver matched the description of the suspect and was wearing black pants, tan boots and a large watch on his left wrist.  Mr. Morton and Ms. Yancey were arrested by the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department for the robbery of the Berkeley Station 7-Eleven.

Information and evidence has been obtained in the robbery of the Queen Street 7-Eleven and warrants charging Tirrell Morton with the crime are pending.

Delivery of a Controlled Substance Arrest

On Friday, February 18, 2011, the Martinsburg Police Department arrested Trey Cardell Campbell without incident on two outstanding warrants.  The warrants were previously obtained by the Martinsburg Police Department following two controlled purchases of crack cocaine in Martinsburg WV

Mr. Campbell was arrested then arraigned before Magistrate Overington at the Berkeley County Judicial Center.  Mr. Campbell was given a $50,000 bond, which was posted by a bondsman.


Trey Cardell Campbell
DOB:  08/08/92
218 North Maple Ave, Mtsbg WV
Charges:  2 counts of Delivery of a Controlled Substance (crack cocaine)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Law and Safety Day Announcement

18th Annual  Law & Safety Day Recognition Program

          Outstanding individuals who provide important community 
contributions, In the area of law enforcement, fire fighting, and 
emergency medical services will be honored by Martinsburg 
Elks Lodge 778, on Sunday, February 13, 2011, at 5:00 p.m.   
The prestigious ceremony will be held at the Elks Lodge, 
121 E. King Street, Martinsburg, and will include testimonials
 by commanding officers for this Year’s recipients.

        Among this year’s representatives are individuals
 from the WV State Police, 167th Airlift Wing, 
Veterans Affairs, Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan County 
Sheriff’s Departments, Martinsburg City Police and Fire Departments,
 Charles Town Police, Berkeley Springs Police, Regional Jail,
 Martinsburg Correctional Center and Office of Homeland 
Security and Emergency Management.

 For further information:

Det. Lt. George B. Swartwood, Chairman
2011 Law & Safety Day Ceremony
(O) 304-264-2100 (Martinsburg City Police)

Elks Recognize
Service Excellence

        Elks lodges throughout the United States accept a responsibility in their communities to foster, support and spearhead projects concerned with community involvement.  Accordingly, for the past fifteen years, Martinsburg Elks Lodge778 has conducted a program that recognizes groups and individuals that provide a community service in the areas of law and safety.

     Annually, the Martinsburg Lodge issues an invitation to commanding officers and directors of law enforcement, fire fighting and emergency medical services.  The letter invites these tri-county leaders to submit nominees from their respective department for Law & Safety Day recognition. In addition to a written statement as to why a nominee is selected, the commanding offers are invited to present testimonials at the awards presentation.

     This year’s Law & Safety Day ceremony will be held on Sunday, February 13, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. at 121 E. King Street, Martinsburg, West Virginia.  A delicious buffet will be served on the third floor of the Lodge.  The program, which will follow the meal, will include testimonials and introductions of this year’s award recipients.
Please join us for this year’s ceremony.

Larry Ott, Exalted Ruler
Martinsburg Elks Lodge 778

An Update From the Chairman’s Desk . . . .

     The quality of life in one’s community is, in large part, shaped by those who provide service to others.  All too frequently, these groups and individuals are taken for granted, and are seldom acknowledged in an appropriate manner.

     When a family is awakened in the middle of the night by the sounds of an intruder or the smell of smoke, a prompt response by trained professionals is critical.  When individuals are involved in a serious accident along our highways, caring and attentive help arrives within minutes.  Incidents of this nature are not uncommon in any community.  What is unique in the tri-county area is the degree of expertise with which such occurrences are handled.

     The officers and members of the Martinsburg Elks Lodge 778 take great pleasure in hosting an annual recognition program that focuses on Law & Safety.  Individuals and groups are acknowledged for their dedication, great personal sacrifice, and professionalism.

     This program seeks to bring positive attention to all who, on a daily basis, perform difficult and dangerous jobs in an exceptional manner.  In placing themselves in harm’s way, their professional performance ensures the safety and well-being of citizens in our community.

Det. Lt. George Swartwood
2011 Law & Safety Day Chairman

Drug Arrests on Outstanding Warrants

On Thursday, February 10, 2011, the Martinsburg Police Department arrested Sharon Bagent and James Jackson in regards to outstanding drug related arrest warrants. 

Ms. Bagent was charged with Delivery of a controlled substance (crack cocaine), following a drug investigation in which she sold narcotics to a confidential informant in January of 2011.  Ms. Bagent was arrested at her residence without incident and was taken to the Eastern Regional Jail following an arraignment.

Mr. Jackson was charged with two counts of delivery of a controlled substance (crack cocaine), following a drug investigation in which he sold narcotics to a confidential informant on two occasions in January of 2011.   Mr. Jackson was arrested in Martinsburg without incident and was released after posting bond following his arraignment.  


Sharon Bagent
DOB:  10/25/68
627 W. King St., Apt. 1, Martinsburg WV
Charge:  Delivery of a controlled substance (crack)

James Edward Jackson
DOB:  03/26/62
608 Stubbs Rd, Kearneysville WV
Charge:  2 counts of delivery of a controlled substance (crack)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Search Warrants Executed

On Friday, February 04, 2011, the Martinsburg Police Department assisted the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force (EPFDVCTF) execute a search warrant at 412 Virginia Avenue, in reference to an ongoing drug investigation.  The search warrant was obtained following controlled purchases of narcotics from the residence.  A firearm and several other items were seized as a result of the search warrant.  No arrests were made at this time.

On Friday, February 04, 2011, the Martinsburg Police Department executed a search warrant at 420 Winchester Avenue, Apartment A, in reference to an ongoing drug investigation.  The search warrant was obtained following a controlled purchase of crack cocaine from the residence. 

Arrested during the course of the search warrant was Misty Tarman, who was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Crack Cocaine.  Ms. Tarman was found to be in possession of multiple pieces of crack cocaine.

Misty A Tarman
420 Winchester Ave, Apt. A, Mtsbg WV
DOB:  08/01/62
Charge:  Possession with intent to deliver CDS