Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Wanted Person

The Martinsburg Police Department is seeking the community’s assistance in locating the following subject that is wanted on a felony warrant for Fraudulent Schemes.

It is alleged in the warrant that the suspect did obtain approximately $28,400 from an elderly female Martinsburg resident for alleged home repairs that were not completed or performed starting in May 5th 2011.
Anyone with knowledge of the suspect’s exact whereabouts is urged to call the Martinsburg Police Department at 304 264 2100.

Suspect: Donald Earl Martin Jr.
                White Male DOB 08 08 1977
                5-8 in height 146 pounds
                Formerly listing an address of 2050 Harris way Martinsburg WV

Monday, July 11, 2011

Shot Fired

      On Sunday July 10 2011, at aprox 0916 PM, officers from the Martinsburg Police Department responded to the 100 Block of N. Spring St for a report of shots fired. Several calls were received in relation to this incident. It was also reported that there was possibly a man down in the area between the Blue White Grill and the Peking restaurant.

     Several officers arrived on scene  and the 100 Block of North Spring street was temporarily closed down. Officers spoke to witness’ who reported that two black males were seen running from the area. One of them allegedly was wearing a white tank top.

     Located at the scene were 17 9mm casings as well as a blue baseball hat. It was also noted that a round had struck the residence at 118 N. Spring st. It was also noted that a round had struck a vehicle in the area.

     Once the investigation was concluded, and the scene was processed, the 100 block of N. Spring street was reopened. No one was reported hurt in this incident. The alleged man down, was not located.

     At this time there is no further information as to the identifications of the subjects involved. This agency is requesting that  Anyone with information is urged to contact the Berkeley County Crime Solvers ( 304 267 4999) or the Martinsburg Police Department ( 304 264 2100 ). This case remains open for further investigation. 

Friday, July 8, 2011

Wanted Person Arrest

 On this day Mr. Dwayne Rodgers turned himself in to this agency. Subject was Processed at the Martinsburg Police Dept and transported to the Berkeley County Magistrate Court for arraignment.

 Mr. Rodgers was wanted through this agency on the charge of delivery of CDS. This agency had been looking for this subject in reference to an area roundup conducted by officers on July 7, 2011.

This agency would like to thank the community for their assistance and cooperation in looking for this subject, as we have been contacted by individuals in reference to this subject. 

Drug Arrests

     On July 7, 2011 officers from the Martinsburg Police Department conducted two search warrants at 620 and 622 Winchester Ave. Both residences are within the same duplex home, located across from the Winchester Ave Plaza.

     Search warrants were conducted in reference to an ongoing drug investigation which had been conducted by this agency. Martinsburg SRT was utilized to make entry into both homes.

     Small amounts of CDS were seized including Marijuana, Heroin, and Pills. Parapahanelia was also seized along with money believed to have been derived from illegal CDS transactions.

     Four subjects were arrested on this search warrant (See below). This agency was aided by the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crimes Task force.

Steven E. Wills (DOB 3/29/85) of 620 Winchester Ave Martinsburg was arrested. Charged with a two counts of Possession CDS. Subject was also served a warrant which was previously applied for by Ptlwm. Barrett, for possession.

Kelly A. Custer (DOB 8/12/76) of 620 Winchester Ave was also arrested and charged with two counts of Possession of CDS. Subject was also served a warrant which was previously applied for by Ptlwm Barrett, for possession.

Steven Wills (DOB 3/29/85) of 620 Winchester Ave was arrested and charged with possession CDS.

       Krystal D. Anderson (DOB 5/2/81) of  1247 Rock Cliff Dr in Martinsburg was        arrested and charged with two counts of Possession with Intent to deliver. 

Friday, July 1, 2011

Man struck by train. DOA

      On July 1, 2011 emergency service personnel were dispatched to the train tracks located east of Water st and just south of the East Burke St underpass. It was dispatched that a subject had been struck by a train. Sgt D. Ruppenthal was dispatched to this area and was assisted by other officers and emergency personnel.

      Upon arrival the subject was found lying on the side of the tracks. The Medical Examiner was contacted and the subject was pronounced dead on scene.

     Representatives from CSX were also present and conducted investigation in cooperation with this agency.

      It was found through investigation that the subject, who was struck, was walking on the tracks with his back to the train. The engineer stated that he blew his horn numerous times to get the subjects attention. He further stated that the subject, who was in the middle of the tracks, moved just to the left of the rail but was not clear of the train. He was struck.

     The train conductor also gave statement that matched the statement of the engineer. He (the Conductor) further stated that when the subject moved to the left of the track, he stood to the side and covered his ears. His back was to the train and he was struck. 
     The cause of death has been determined as multiple blunt force traumas and is listed as accidental based on the ruling of the Medical Examiners on scene, C. Shirley and D. Shirley. A toxicology exam will also be conducted, per the ME’s.

     The subject has been identified as a Mr. Mark A. Gagnon (DOB 11/29/52).The investigation has revealed a listed address of 109 Koncer Dr apt 8  in Martinsburg WV.  Next of Kin was contacted by this agency, with the assistance of the Frederick County MD Sheriff’s Department. 

Prostitution Arrest

 On Wednesday, June 29 2011, officers from this agency conducted a controlled prostitution sting in the downtown area of Martinsburg WV. A confidential informant was used during this detail, who was being monitored through both visual observation and use of recording devices.

     These officers were targeting subjects who are known to officers as recognized prostitutes within Martinsburg City Limits. This information had been obtained through previous dealings with these subjects.

     Three female subjects were arrested during this sting, on this date; Autumn B. Kackley (DOB 10/16/90) of 1272 Rock Cliff Dr in Martinsburg. Blair N. Miller (DOB 9/2/80) of 419 Winchester Ave apt 1 in Martinsburg.  Anna M. Rice (DOB 3/2/60) of 311 ½ W. king st apt 4. All were arrested and charged with prostitution charges. The defendants were transported to the ERJ to await further court action.