Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Vehicle Pursuit - Arrest

At 4:00 AM Oct 16, 2011 officers from The Martinsburg City Police Department attempted to stop a 1999 green Saturn 4 door in the area of N. Maple and Martin Street.  This vehicle failed to stop and attempted to elude officers.   This pursuit traveled west on King Street and into the county and continued into the Dry Run Road area as this vehicle stopped in a driveway along Dry Run Road and the occupants exited the vehicle.  There was a short foot pursuit of the driver and passenger  were located. 

The driver was Sherry M Kirby age 36 from 2897 Cannon Hill Road Hedgesville WV.  Kirby was found to be intoxicated and charged with DUI and various charges related to the pursuit she refused to submit to this arrest and was Tazed as result of her actions.   Assisting in this pursuit were members of the BC Sheriffs Office and West Virginia State Police.

Vehicle Pursuit - Arrest

 At 2:15AM Oct 16, 2011 Martinsburg City Police Officers responded to the 800 block of W. Burke Street for a reported vehicle crash.  This was the result of a vehicle pursuit by a Berkeley County Deputy.  The deputy stopped the vehicle on E. Burke Street and the vehicle left this location during the stop.  This pursuit proceeded west on Burke Street and ended in the 800 block when a red Volkswagen Jetta lost control and struck three parked vehicles. 

Three of the four vehicles received extensive damage.  All persons experiencing damage to their vehicles resided or were staying within the 800 block of W. Burke Street.  The operator of the Jetta was identified Lonnie A. Gregory, 42 years old of 500 E. Race Street Martinsburg.  Gregory was arrested for DUI and an assortment of other traffic charges related to this crash.  Gregory left his vehicle and fled on foot and after a short foot pursuit was located and arrested by officers responding to this location in the area of Tennessee Ave and Martin Street.  This crash is still under investigation and a cooperative effort by the Sheriffs Office and Martinsburg City Police continues.

Suspicious Fire

On Oct 16, 2011at 2:00AM officers from the Martinsburg City Police Department and the Martinsburg Fire Department responded to an apartment building located in the 200 block of E. King Street for a vehicle fire.  Once arriving on scene the vehicle was found to be a 2005 Toyota 2 door was involved and the fire was contained to the rear portion of the vehicle.  This fire is suspicious in nature and is still under investigation.  The vehicle received extensive damage and the owner of the vehicle is Shaniece Nunn of 83 Academy Drive Martinsburg WV.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Update on Shell Robbbery

On Sept 28th 2011 at approximately 4:40 PM Martinsburg Police responded to the Foxcroft Shell Station located at 1000 Foxcroft Ave. Martinsburg WV for an armed robbery.
Officers were advised that the clerk was robbed at gunpoint by a suspect that had just left the store. The suspect was on surveillance video footage and is described as a black male between 20 and 30 years of age and approximately 5-6 to 6-0 in height.

The suspect was wearing a black sweatshirt, gray jeans black boots and a Detroit Tigers baseball hat. The suspect left the store on foot. After obtaining cash from the cash register.
The suspect did brandish a small black in color pistol at the time of the robbery.

On Sept. 30th 2011 Martinsburg Police interviewed a subject that actually gave the suspect a ride to the area of the Shell Station at the time of the robbery and identified the surveillance photos of the suspect as someone that was known to him by his street name of “HIT” from New York.
He also advised of what the suspect was wearing when he left the vehicle and how he had changed from his sweat shirt to a white tee shirt when he returned.

This individual also showed police detectives where this suspect  was residing and provided information as to what he was told by another resident of that same apartment, that was also present with them at the time of the robbery indicating that “Hit” was indeed the robber.

On October 1st 2011 Martinsburg Police responded to a medic assist for a deceased male possibly from an overdose at this same residence.  The residence was 501 West King Street Apartment 4 Martinsburg WV. Police detectives took a statement from the resident of the apartment who advised of the decedent’s, “Hit” involvement in the robbery and also where his firearm was in the apartment. It was also advised that the suspect wanted to perpetrate future robberies possibly in the Hagerstown Maryland area.  Police recovered a loaded 22 caliber two shot derringer black in color which is believed to be the weapon utilized in the Shell Station  robbery.

The suspect was identified as Jose Williams aka “Hit” DOB 12 26 73 formerly from Brooklyn New York. Police also seized other items of evidentiary value possibly related to the Shell Station robbery. The investigation continues.

Martinsburg Police are exploring the possibility that this suspect may have had involvement in the Peppers News Stand robbery on N. Queen Street on Friday Sept. 30th 2011, however that the case is still under investigation.