Friday, December 30, 2011

Attempted Robbery

     On December 27, 2011 call was received for an attempted robbery, which had just occurred at 531 Winchester Ave. This business is the Mercado Le Bueno Fe # 2 International Food Market. Officers responded.

Ptlm Everhart took statements from employees that a white male had entered the business and demanded money. He had his face partially concealed. His hands were in his pockets and he motioned that he may have a weapon on his person, by pointing his pocketed hand at the clerk.

According to the clerk, the subject then pulled a large knife out of his jacket pocket and attempted to grab the clerk. At this time another employee came out from the back of the store. The suspect fled the store, traveling on foot north of the Winchester Ave Plaza. He did not obtain any money or goods.

This agency is seeking the community’s assistance, in obtaining more info in regards to this white male suspect’s identity. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Berkeley County Crime Solvers (304 267 4999) or the Martinsburg Police Department (304 264 2100).

Drug and Fugitive Arrest

On Friday, December 23, 2011, at approximately 2151 hours, Ptlm. R.S. Fritz of the Martinsburg Police Department stopped 3 subjects in the area of John Street and Kentucky Ave that matched the description of suspects in an armed robbery that occurred in the 300 block of South Rosemont Ave.  The subjects were not involved in the robbery, but while conducting a pat down, Francisco Villansana-Escobedo admitted to having crack cocaine in his possession.  Francisco Villansana-Escobedo was found to be in possession of 2 baggies of suspected crack cocaine with a total weight of approximately 5 grams.  Francisco Villansana-Escobedo was arrested and charged with possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine.

        In addition, a second subject, Nelson Casiano Rivera, was arrested as a fugitive from justice.  Rivera initially gave Ptlm. Fritz a false name, but after finding out his real name, an NCIC hit confirmed that he was wanted out of York County PA for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.  Both subjects were transported to Eastern Regional Jail to await arraignment.

Arrested were:  Francisco Villansana-Escobedo
                            412 ½ Virginia Ave
                            Martinsburg, WV 25401
                            Date of Birth: 8/17/1992

                            Nelson Casiano Rivera
                            2150 Harris Way #321
                            Martinsburg, WV 25401
                           Date of Birth:  1/21/1986

Vehicle Pursuit - Arrest

On Saturday, December 17, 2011, at approximately 1816 hours, Ptlm. Lehman of the Martinsburg PD attempted to stop a vehicle for reckless driving and eluding Police.  The vehicle fled from Ptlm. Lehman on State Circle and then west on Apple Harvest Drive.  At this point, the pursuit was terminated due to high traffic along Apple Harvest Drive.  Ptlm. Barrett located the suspect vehicle a short time later on Apple Harvest Drive in the area of Foxcroft Ave and attempted to stop the vehicle.  The vehicle fled again this time north on I-81.  Ptlm. Lehman and Sgt. Funkhouser then joined Ptlm. Barrett in an attempt to stop the vehicle.  The vehicle failed to stop and exited I-81 at exit 14.  The vehicle continued west on Dry Run Road and the involved Officers backed off the suspect but continued at a safe distance.  Upon approaching Thatcher Road, it appeared that the suspect vehicle turned onto Thatcher Road.  Sgt. Funkhouser later located the suspect “blacked out” behind a barn off Working Deer Drive.  The suspect again fled through a field and back onto Thatcher Road towards Dry Run Road.  The suspect lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a utility pole in the back yard of 2008 Thatcher Road.  The suspect was taken into custody and transported to City Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released to the custody of Deputy Welcome of the BCSD.  The driver was charged with Fleeing DUI w/property damage and Fleeing Reckless.

Arrested was :  William Brandon Jenkins
                            122 Rolling Meadow Drive
                            Martinsburg, WV
                            Date of Birth: 09-13-1982

Armed Robbery

       On 12/9/11 at 350 AM Ptlwm. Shanna Spiker was flagged down by a woman waving frantically that she had just been robbed by a black male wearing a halloween mask and her purse was stolen as she was going to her vehicle. This occurred just outside of the Oriole’s 313 club on S. Foxcroft Ave. The victim had just closed the business and had not seen anyone outside so she went to her vehicle and was surprised by the suspect. He threatened that he had a handgun so she turned over her purse to him.
       Ptlwm. Spiker had just prior to the robbery saw a vehicle sitting in the parking lot of the Martinsburg Mall and was going to check the vehicle when she was flagged down by the victim. Ptlwm. Spiker saw the suspect run from the area and then the same vehicle that she was going to check out came from around the mall with its lights off and leave the area going up Foxcroft Ave. Ptlwm. Spiker gave out by radio what was occurring and other officers arrived and gave assistance. A look out was given on the vehicle that was seen leaving the area to the Berkeley County Sheriffs Office and the WV State Police. Officers found the belongings of the victim behind the building and all of her property including the money stolen was returned to her. The mask and clothing of the suspect was also found in close proximity to the stolen property.
       A few minutes later Deputy Shetley of the Berkeley County Sheriffs Dept saw a vehicle matching the description of the look out vehicle which was a light green Hyundai Santa Fe. Shetley followed the vehicle to Exit 8 on I-81 and the vehicle got off the interstate and then right back on and was heading back toward Martinsburg. The vehicle strated to get off at Exit 13 and then got right back onto the interstate again. A traffic stop was then initiated on the vehicle and it stopped.
        The vehicle was driven by Daisy Ogilvie Age 21 of Front Royal Va. Through investigation and statements obtained it was learned that Ogilvie picked up the suspect in Martinsburg and took him to the area of the mall where she waited for him and then he came back to the vehicle with a gun in his hand and she fled the area at a high rate of speed. He was not wearing the clothing that he left the vehicle in. After fleeing the area the suspect got out of the vehicle in the area of Viking Way and ran from the area. Ogilvie then went to the Sheetz store and then drove toward Va where she was spotted by Deputy Shetley. Since Ogilvie did not in any way try to call the Police to say what had happened, she acted in concert with the suspect. She took him to the area of the mall for the purpose of committing a robbery and then waited on him to aid him in his escape from the area.
       Ogilvie is being charged with Armed Robbery and Conspiracy to commit Armed Robbery.

    Mr. Tavares T. Rascoe (DOB 5/30/83) was arrested without incident in Martinsburg WV. He was processed by Ptlm Shelton and has been transported to the Berkeley County Magistrate courthouse for arraignment.

       Mr. Rascoe has been arrested in connection with the Armed Robbery from early this morning in the area of Foxcroft Ave. He has been identified by this agency as the individual who was wearing the mask and clothing, which was also located by our officers.

     Mr. Rascoe has been charged with both the WV State charges of Armed Robbery and Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery. His accomplice, a Ms. Daisy Ogilvie, was previously arrested on this morning. At the time of this press release she is in the custody of the Eastern Regional Jail.