Please see attachment of the postponement until further date and time from Martinsburg WV Elks Lodge 778 for Law and Safety Dinner and award Ceremony.
A N N O U N C E M E N T
Amid concerns over the spread of the novel coronavirus, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has issued precautionary directions. Accordingly, Martinsburg Elks Lodge 778 will postpone the popular Law & Safety Day event at this time. It will be re-scheduled in its entirety at a future date. Thank you, in advance for adjusting to any inconveniences this may cause your agency.
This decision is being made for the health and welfare of our Lodge members as well as to allow your agencies to devote full attention to our communities and citizens.
Martinsburg Police Department Chief Maury Richards has announced he will be stepping down from his position later this Spring. Richards submitted a letter notifying Mayor George Karos, City Manager Mark Baldwin, and the City Council that he will be resigning May 31, 2020. Richards was sworn in as MPD Chief on October 28, 2015 after being selected in a nationwide candidate search. He had previously retired as a Lieutenant after a 24-year career with the Chicago Police Department.
Martinsburg Police Department Chief Maury Richards has announced he will be stepping down from his position later this Spring. Richards submitted a letter notifying Mayor George Karos, City Manager Ma...
Thank you, Chief. You have truly been an asset to our police department and to our city. Wishing you well and please know you will be missed!
Everyone deserves a real retirement at some point in their life while they can still enjoy life. Thank you Chief for your awesome leadership and service. Enjoy your retirement 💙🖤
Chief, thank you for your service! Thank you for helping make our community a safer environment. Enjoy your retirement 🎉🙌🏻
He will be missed! He, along with the whole team has made strides in cleaning up our city.
That is terrible. He has done so much for this city. Hope he is not being forced.
I really hate to hear this ..he has done so much with this drug problem here in martinsburg...
Hate to see him go, was in joes barbershop one day and he came in full uniform, took his hat off, sat town and talked to everyone.. he doesn’t know a stranger! As for the midtown 7-11, it has improved drastically.. I personally have never had any issues going in there! Happy retirement chief! 💙🖤
This saddened me, but I agree, Chief, you deserve a retirement and to enjoy your family. I hope there is plans to send you off right. MPD Officers, if y'all need help with that celebration LMK. I'll happily volunteer.
Thank you Chief, for the fantastic job you've done. I have lived here since 1988 and you have been, by far, THE BEST! Sorry to see you are leaving.
No doubt we felt safe with you at the helm. Enjoy your retirement.
Congratulations on your retirement. You’ve done a wonderful job!
Martinsburg needed Chief Richard's. Ashamed he needs to leave, he's built a first rate organization.
Chief Richards is a great leader. Love the drug house ordinance. Even though it's hard to get rid of all drugs. His leadership and the great officers of MPD have put a dent in it and prostitution. MPD has some great officers who take their job serious.See many at the gym always nice and friendly..
Great guy. He will be missed
Whoever the next chief is needs to keep up and even increase the pressure on the drug house problem.
You have done so much for martinsburg sorry to see you go
The 7-11 has been cleaned up or remodeled inside the last few weeks, don’t know what all was done but seen work being done, but still I would never stop and go in there, day or night no thank you
This might be a silly question. Right now i am on call for jury duty... Is the judicial center closed as well? Or should i just keep calling every day ?
Amy i was under the impression that only emergency hearings would he held or only jury trials were the accussed has a right to a speedy trial as a constitional right. I would air on the side of caution and keep calling.
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Thank you I have a question at this time this going on how is it possible 4D MC properties located 222 West Race Street be allowed to sell weed and have digital scales and trespass on people's other property that is no longer running or owned by them and their mailbox that's a federal law right and beat people up I think that is okay cuz she talks to the cops but someone else gets drunk they get a ticket and the owner knows what she stays in DC how is this possible in our community and a boyfriend does heroin Matt and stealing money
The Martinsburg Police Department is asking assistance from the public in identifying the subjects in the picture. The individuals were involved in a battery which occurred on February 18th at Mid-town 7-11. If you are able to identify any of the subjects, please contact the Martinsburg Police Department at 304-264-2100. ... See MoreSee Less
You're running a business and one more prone to being robbed and you can't spend a few hundred on decent cameras? It's 2020, it's not 1998...the quality of cameras have gone up and it's not all that expensive...even so it's a business expense.
I agree. Its hard to see them. Perhaps the store or wherever this place is, cant afford better cameras.
Pictures of MARS come out clearer!
Horrible pics to try and identify them from tho
If you don't have anything nice to say, say nothing at all.
Found them. Just bc you know they are looking at this page. Punks
The Martinsburg Police Department is currently in the process of hiring new officers. The physical and written tests will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020. The deadline for applicants to be submitted is Friday, March 6, 2020 at 5pm. Please visit our website for additional information. ... See MoreSee Less
On Tuesday, February 18, 2020, the 200 block of Porter Avenue will be closed due to powerline repairs. The section of roadway will be closed after 8am and will be reopen when repairs are completed. ... See MoreSee Less
On Monday, February 17, 2020, the 100 and 200 blocks of West Race Street will be closed starting at 8am for several hours to accommodate the removal of a power line pole. The task should be completed by noon. ... See MoreSee Less
Sergeant Andrew Garcia has been selected as the Martinsburg Police Department’s Officer of the Month for February, 2020.
An MPD veteran with 12 years on the job who promoted to the rank of sergeant last May, Sergeant Garcia has proven himself to be a conscientious supervisor who focuses on effective police work, officer safety, training, and continuing to build positive relationships between our police and the community.
Officer Fritz is awesome, Burcher is a Sweet heart, Funkhouser is a wonderful officer ,Parks is awesome, Strickler is wonderful,Gibbons is awesome as well
Dedicated, professional, and takes time to talk to the residents in the community he serves. Well deserved.
Congratulations Sgt. Garcia and God Bless you ,your family and the rest of the officers and family on MPD
Congratulations, Sgt. Garcia! May God watch over you and protect you while on patrol. Stay safe.
This was long overdue MPD. Officer Garcia is one of the best you've got.
One of the best officers in the area!!! Well deserved (even when he picks on me for being so short 😂) Congrats Andrew Joseph
Allot of good police officers on the MPD just some get judged by others...
Congratulations, my friend.
Thank you for placing yourself between my family and danger.
Should be Officer of the month every single month
Congrats! The Sgt. And I met on a dreadful evening and I will say he was professional, kind, and 100 percent willing to hear both sides. Well deserved!
Congratulations to Sgt. Garcia, a true asset to the MPD and to the community!
He’s a great man & mentor. I don’t think anyone deserves this more than him.
Congrats Sgt Garcia!
Congratulations to Sgt. Garcia!
Congratulations! May God continue to keep you safe while you serve Him and your community.
I don't like cops but he was always nice to my god daughter and always brought her home to me!
Congratulations and thank you for your service Sergeant Garcia 🎉
Congratulations Sgt. Garcia and thank you for helping in our community.
The consummate example of community policing. You are always looking up for guidance. Very excited to see what He has planned for you and your family.
Congratulations to an outstanding dedicated LEO of the community. Keep up the great work.
Thank you for working so hard to make Martinsburg a safer place. God bless you.
Congrats we really don't like cops either but he is a wonderful person to communicate with should have more like him you would get more out of people. He is very understanding and kind. Now let's clean up them streets of Martinsburg.
Congratulations and thank you for everything threw the ups and downs we had been threw again thank you so very very much
Congratulations Sgt.Garcia..Thank You for keeping us safe..
MPD KICKS OFF NEW YEAR BY SHUTTING DOWN TWO MORE DRUG HOUSES
The Martinsburg Police Department announced today the initiation of their latest two cases under the city’s innovative “Drug House Ordinance” for the properties at 311 W. John Street and 117 Whitney Way after drug investigations and search warrants by MPD Patrol Unit officers.
"During the past 12 months, MPD had responded to 80 calls-for-service, 45 of which were drug complaints, at 117 Whitney Way." Wow!
Only one good bust here. Good job for that one, but I just don’t see how some plants got the second a street full of applause 🤷🏼♂️.
Thank you! Keep up the good work!
Great JOB MPD 🎉🥳🎉🥳🎉🥳
You guy on there asss!!!!
Love it you think they could inspire Hagerstown it is horrible here
Great job, Darby mpd and team!
Praise God.. prayers & hugs 💟
Good job Martinsburg Police
Very good job MPD
311 John st...man that was a big bust...they got some weed off the street..WTG good job
Way to go MPD!!!!
Well done to all. Be safe out there.
When are these motels esp winchester ave ever gonna get shut down?
Just curious if statistics are being kept on number of people arrested for same or similar offenses after they have been evicted by a landlord/homeowner after a landlord/homeowner has been cited and been processed through the "Drug House Ordinance"? What are the statistics of those going to rehab? Again just curious
I wanted to think the police department for responding to my request for increased patrols. Since the 711 closed across the street from my home, the drug dealers decided to move onto my stoop. My concern was they would pop the lock on my Olde Barbershop and move in for the heat. I believe the increase of cruisers and perhaps foot patrol have dissuaded them from setting up a more permanent shop. Thank you Officers.
Thanks Chief and all the officers. Your efforts of going above and beyond for our community is paying off. Here is to continuing to bridge the gap!
711 in Hedgesville was robbed early this morning everyone is saying due to the county boy blocking it off
Thanks to my Son and all of the other police personnel in this district.
During the month of December, Patrolman First Class Michael Jones delivered presents to many unsuspecting children during his patrol duties. Pfc. Jones has been doing this for the past few years. A few pictures of some of the excited recipients. ... See MoreSee Less
Wow, thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and kindness to others, Pfc. Jones. Thank you for your services rendered and stay safe always.
You are a pretty awesome guy ,continue the good work in the community and please stay safe. Thank you for your service.
What an outstanding man!! I’m sure there are more stories like this that go unshared with the public! God bless you all!!!
Thank you Officer Jones for the humongous construction set you gave our son, pictured in the first photo, this Christmas season. He talks frequently of your kind gesture. Every time we pass the “mall area” he mentions of when you pulled over my parents, his grandparents, and gave him his gift. My family appreciates very much what you did and will always be remembered. God bless you and your family! Mike Everhart
Great Officer and a awesome asset to not only the Mpd but to our community as well! PFC Jones you get 5 💫
I'm not sure whom it was, but an officer gave my dramatic lil one a stuffed animal on our way back to the finish line during the chocolate run last year. I'm so thankful for our officers in so many ways. ♥️ Y'all rock.
The two little ones are mine! It was very sweet of him. He scared me, but it was a super nice thing to do. My kids we excited!
Awsome job Patrolman First Class Michael Jones. U are 1 of the best MPD.
This is awesome! Thank you Sir for all that you do!
Thank you.. for your service daily
You are definetely a nice person with a good heart. The smiles on the children's faces are worth all you do for them. Thanks for being a good person and a wonderful police officer.
God bless you ❤️
That is so nice of you, thank you
Aww this wonderful
The one with the construction set is our son Lucas(Boogie), he was in such awe that the policeman did this for him, thank you so much Officer Jones, you are a very special person, my wife and I really appreciate what you did, may God continue to watch over you and bless you in all that you do! Sabrina Renee Everhart
IMPORTANT: The evacuation for the .5 mile radius surrounding the Sewage Treatment Plant @ 500 E. John St has been lifted, all streets are open, and everyone is free to return to their home. Please pro...
IMPORTANT: Evacuation perimeter of .5 mile of 500 E. John St. will remain in effect until the AM of 12/24 while the chemical response team and EPA work to remove the hazard from the area. Updates will...
IMPORTANT: The Chemical Response team is on site. They have assessed the situation and are taking appropriate action. We will provide further updates as soon as they complete their process and the are...
IMPORTANT: Shelter in response to the evacuation for the chemical mixture incident @ 500 E. John St. is available @ Orchard View Intermediate. We will notify everyone once the evacuation has been lift...
IMPORTANT: Please be aware that the emissions from the Sewage Treatment Plant should only result in a mild respiratory irritation. You should not experience delayed or long term effects. However, in t...
IMPORTANT: We are actively monitoring the gas from the chemical mixture @ 500 E. John St. We have contacted a chemical release response team, they are en route, and should be on site by 3 pm to neutra...
Due to a hazmat situation at the Martinsburg Waste Water Treatment Plant, located on East John Street, the following areas have been evacuated for safety precautions. Residents and businesses within the area from Race Street to South Street and from Raleigh Street to areas near the 400 block of East Burke Street have been affected by the evacuation. The furthest areas evacuated are around the Prentiss Point subdivision.
Anyone seeking emergency shelter due to evacuation can go to Orchard View Intermediate School, located on Delmar Orchard Road.
Emergency crews are on scene and making assessments. This is a fluid incident and subject to change. Please check back for updates. ... See MoreSee Less
It would be great if everyone was on the same page. I’m on E South and a fireman told us we could stay and stay in doors. An hour later we were told to evacuate.
Is the king daughters court residents safe to stay in the building?
What about wilson st near martinsburg high
I could smell it on west king street. Spoke to a sheriff and he told us to leave.
I'm curious to know how we are to be informed of when we can return to our homes. I got off work at 2 and couldn't go home to change, grab necessities, or check on my kitties. I'm staying at a friend's house until it's safe for me to go home
In between Oak st and Prentiss Point. Are they not evacuating behind Capital Heights?
I live at the end of west Race st we were not told to evacuate and it seems all of our neighbors are also home do we need to evacuate ???
What about north maple
You mentioned Prentiss Point. Is it only the northern part?
Why isn’t information being shared via the swift 911 app/text system? I shouldn’t have to comb Facebook for the latest.
The fire department came to capital heights told us but just left the ones who have no transportation
Do I need to evacuate my pets? They’re in prentiss point.
You are taking into account wind speed and direction correct? Mixed materials of a gaseous nature will carry.
Yikes im not from wv but got a knock on my doir was told to leave..i live near big lots can i go home yet
I got my children ready in took them outside in it after they told us they had transportation. Only one fire truck and a news reporter. No help people are scared and worried
I am beside Prentiss point and have not been evacuated yet
Is the North end of town safe? Manor Park? I heard the rec center was evacuated and that's really close. I have kids and breathing issues.
Merry Christmas Martinsburg
Do we know how long it will take to make sure the area is safe?
What about Anita dr off of state circle?
I called but im not so sure that Virginia Ave is safe to stay. I think the area of evacuation should be re-evaluated. My husband stepped outside and could smell it and started coughing and came back in. Were sealing up the house but i still dont think its safe.
What about the Judicial Center?
Is there a time frame to when we can go back
Are you all accepting donations of snacks and drinks for them?
Patrolman Ethan Anderson has been selected as the Martinsburg Police Department’s Officer of the Month for December, 2019.
One of MPD’s newest members with 11 months on the job, Patrolman Anderson is proving himself to be a hardworking, steady and effective officer. His recent enforcement activity speaks for itself. During the past 2 ½ months alone, Anderson enforcement activity has included: 130 Traffic Citations, 153 Traffic Warnings, 13 Criminal Citations, and 30 Physical Arrests.
MPD Patrol Officers Shut Down Virginia Avenue Drug House
The Martinsburg Police Department announced today the initiation of their latest case under the city’s innovative “Drug House Ordinance” for the rental property at 727 Virginia Avenue after a drug investigation and search warrant by MPD Patrol Unit officers.
Virginia Ave and that entire area is drug haven. Good job!!
Good job! Sad really. I don't understand why people want to ruin their lives.
Great team work! Thank you for your service!
Keep up the good work MPD!
WTG MPD😊 GREAT JOB KEEP GOING !!
Good job. God bless you and keep you safe.
Congratulations MPD!! great job!!
Good Job MPD thank you
Thank you MPD !! Good job !
Great Job mpd♥️
Way to go MPD.
Can they initiate a Drug House case against ERJ? 🤪
What? 🤷♂️ Lots of illegal drug activity inside and all those needles by the road outside.
I am interested in donating a K-9 dog to the MPD but have no idea who to contact to see if it is feasible. Can someone MSG me. I donated one a few years ago to the Berkeley County police force. K-9 Braum
After an investagation,and a bust occurs, what exactly happens to the landlord of these houses? Didn't I read that they are fined or something?
On Tuesday, December 3, 2019, Main Street Martinsburg will be holding their annual Christmas parade at 7pm. No parking will be permitted after 5pm in the 100 block of North Queen Street and the 100 block of South Queen Street on. The entire parade route will be closed at 6:30pm. A map of the parade route is below ... See MoreSee Less
Martinsburg Drug House Ordinance Proves a “Game Changer” for Community
The Martinsburg Police Department announced today the continued dramatic results and positive impact of the City’s innovative Drug House Ordinance. Since its enactment in April, 2016 the ordinance has been utilized 59 times with significant results in drug enforcement, cleaning up city neighborhoods, improving the quality of life for decent families, and maximizing police resources.
MPD Chief Maury Richards and Deputy Chief George Swartwood submitted a “3rd Year Update and Assessment” to Martinsburg’s Mayor, City Council, and City Manager. Chief Richards describes the three-year results of Drug House Ordinance enforcement as “absolutely amazing.” “We always knew that the Ordinance eliminated illegal drug activity and reduced repeat calls-for-service at the problem locations by 90%—which was great just in itself,” the Martinsburg Chief stated. “But now that we’ve seen the huge impact Drug House enforcement has had on reducing crime and illegal drug activity on the entire block, it’s clear that the Ordinance is an absolute game changer for the entire Martinsburg community,” Richards added.
On Monday, November 11, 2019, the Martinsburg Police Department and Berkeley County Schools investigated a threat of a school shooting to occur tomorrow at South Middle School. The threat was investigated and two juvenile suspects have been identified. The threat has been cleared as non-credible and charges are being filed against the juveniles. ... See MoreSee Less
On Sunday, November 10, 2019, the 2nd annual Veterans Day Parade will be held in Martinsburg at 2pm. The 100 block of East Race Street, the 200 block of North Queen Street, the 100 block of North Queen Street, the 100 block of South Queen Street, the 200 block of South Queen Street and the 100 block of East King Street will be closed at noon. Vehicles left on the route will be towed.
Please use alternative routes and exercise caution when traveling near the parade route. ... See MoreSee Less
Effective Monday morning, November 11, 2019, through Sunday, November 17, 2019, the entrance to City Hall Back Parking will be CLOSED. The contractor will be constructing sidewalks, etc. for the new Police Department/Municipal Court building. Hopefully, the entrance will reopen on Monday, November 18, 2019. ... See MoreSee Less
The sections of Queen Street and adjacent blocks that were closed due to the gas leak repair have been reopened. The 100 and 200 blocks of West Stephen Street will remain closed while workers continue the repairs. ... See MoreSee Less
The Martinsburg Police Department is temporarily closing South Queen Street from the intersection with King Street to South Street due to a gas leak. Also closed in this area will be the 100 blocks of John Street and the 100 blocks of Stephen Street. The Martinsburg Fire Department is currently on scene assessing the situation. Temporary evacuations have been made in this area.
Once the leak is repaired, the roadway will be reopened. Check back for updates. ... See MoreSee Less
Quick Action by MPD Patrol Officers Shuts Down Surrey Court Drug House
The Martinsburg Police Department announced today the initiation of their latest case under the city’s “Drug House Ordinance” for the rental property at 217 Surrey Court after a drug investigation and search warrant by MPD Patrol Unit officers. Dylan Riggleman, 29, and Markia Walker, 21, were both placed under arrest and charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana and Psilocybin. Riggleman was also charged with being a Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm.
The property owner has been identified as Steven Secrist of Apex HBR Inc. of Shepherdstown and found to be in violation of the Drug House Ordinance. Steven Secrist is scheduled to appear before Municipal Judge Dale Buck on December 17, 2019 to provide evidence that he has complied with the Chief Magistrate’s order to clean up the drug problem on his property and prevent it from recurring in the future.
they need to take the property away from APEX and others like them instead of warnings and warnings. take the property away the first time and this way it will insure these landlords keep a good check on who they are renting to.because they don't care who they rent to or what renters are doing, is all they want is the money in their hands
Great work! Thank you for your service!🙌🏻
It is the right thing to give chances. Otherwise, we are basically a communist country at that point. I live next to house #29. At that time it was literally the longest case ever. Did it suck? Hell yes! But, MCPD and Chief were wonderful in every legal obligation possible. I even saw plenty of officers start to make a route passed my house a normal thing. I appreciate their diligence. Best believe I lost a lot of sleep and only let my dog out at night with my 38 in hand. But, that is life. Be prepared and don't do stupid things.
aaron miller is an amazing guy!! my son absolutely loves him!! good work guys!! ❤️💙
Great job MPD💚💚💚
Good job MPD 👍
Let's look for the heroin and meth!!💚
how many house down now? ! great job!
It all needs to go cause most of it is laced with fentanyl.
Jamie Williams right down the street
marijuana and mushrooms. waste of resources. bust the heroin dealers.
Sorry not sorry but halloween is today not tomorrow not saturday. You cant just move the holiday because of weather!! Where I'm from you go trick or treating even if its snowing. So thanks City of Martinsburg for ruining Halloween for my children.. this place sucks anyways.
Yes Heather Marie Schmidt because taking your kids outside during possible tornadoes and down pouring rain is a great idea ..and blaming the Martinsburg police for trying to protect our kids is reallyyy smart 🙄
Safety above all else. For the kids and adults who are having temper tantrums, this is a good life lesson and teachable moment.
omg...too many parents of little children whining about the changing of trick or treating...today is still HALLOWEEN, but they and other jurisdictions have changed the day, but the time is still the same...teach your children that sometimes you can’t always have what they want...when my 3 were growing up they knew at an early age...it may not be the same so what some did (and my opinion ONLY) is bought candy , invite some others that are disappointed and have a party indoors to celebrate
If y’all want candy that bad it’ll be 50% off at most stores tomorrow lol! I have to work Saturday so I’ll end up missing it but I’m not complaining 🤷🏼♀️
We are under a tornado watch I am glad they changed Trick or Treating
It took y’all long enough.
Brittany Bailey Carol Cool Aikens Dwayne Humphries Ashley Fowler Michael Wilber
On Tuesday, October 29, 2019, the 100 block of South Queen Street will be reduced to one lane of travel from 8am-3pm for repairs to a property. A flagging company will be on site for the duration to assist motorists through this area. Please use alternative routes to avoid any traffic congestion caused by the repairs.
Also, parking will not be permitted on either side of the roadway at this location, as the spaces will be needed for equipment and a travel lane. Any vehicles parked in this area will be subject to being towed. ... See MoreSee Less
Patrolman Dalton Condo has been selected as the Martinsburg Police Department’s Officer of the Month for October, 2019.
One of MPD’s newest members with 10 months on the job, Officer Dalton Condo is already making a positive impact and becoming highly respected by his fellow officers and members of the community. Dalton has built a reputation as a self-motivated, hard-working, and proactive police officer and his activity speaks for itself. During the past 2 ½ months alone, Condo’s activity has included: 185 Traffic Citations, 97 Traffic Warnings, 21 Criminal Citations, 2 Criminal Warrants Obtained, and 20 Physical Arrests.
The Martinsburg Police Department would like to congratulate Eric Neely and Jon Smith on their recent promotions. Both officers were officially sworn in before the Martinsburg City Council on October 10, 2019. Congratulations on the promotion in rank to both Sergeant Eric Neely and Corporal Jon Smith. ... See MoreSee Less
On Saturday, October 19, 2019, the 40th Annual Apple Harvest Parade and Apple Trample 5k Fun Run will be taking place in Martinsburg. The 5K will start at 11am and the Grand Feature Parade will begin at 1pm. Road Closures for both events will start at 10:30am and will remain in place until the conclusion the parade. The entire parade route will be closed at 10:30am and a portion of Tennessee Avenue from Berkeley Medical Center to West King Street will be closed from 10:30am until approximately 11:30am for the Apple Trample. After the last participant has exited this portion of Tennessee Avenue, it will be opened back up. No parking will be enforced on the entire parade route starting at 9am on Saturday morning. Vehicles left on the route will be towed. A change from previous years, all band participants in the parade will be picked up at Berkeley Heights Elementary School instead of Martinsburg High School. The Martinsburg Police Department asks all motorists to use caution when traveling near the parade route and be aware of the road closures at 10:30am. ... See MoreSee Less
On Saturday, October 19, 2019, the 40th Annual Apple Harvest Parade and Apple Trample 5k Fun Run will be taking place in Martinsburg. The 5K will start at 11am and the Grand Feature Parade will begin at 1pm. Road Closures for both events will start at 10:30am and will remain in place until the conclusion the parade.
The entire parade route will be closed at 10:30am and a portion of Tennessee Avenue from Berkeley Medical Center to West King Street will be closed from 10:30am until approximately 11:30am for the Apple Trample. After the last participant has exited this portion of Tennessee Avenue, it will be opened back up.
No parking will be enforced on the entire parade route starting at 9am on Saturday morning. Vehicles left on the route will be towed.
A change from previous years, all band participants in the parade will be picked up at Berkeley Heights Elementary School instead of Martinsburg High School.
The Martinsburg Police Department asks all motorists to use caution when traveling near the parade route and be aware of the road closures at 10:30am. ... See MoreSee Less
About fixing the one at Winchester Ave. And King Street. The settings on that one are all jacked up!!!!!!!!!!
Let’s just shut Martinsburg down can’t travel High St to the underpass, ain’t nobody got time for all of this and work time is 7:30 5:30 busy times of the day
would be nice for the high st underpass to be finished already....good lord
Yeah lets pick the busiest times during the f*cking day to do road work because we cant possibly work at night time 🙄
WV is the biggest joke when it comes to common sense
This needs to be done between 10pm and 5am. The State should pave Queen St. at the same time.
I want to know when they are going to repave the streets. Driving down Queen Street is like riding over a giant old time wash board!
So cazy should be done t another time of day not when so much going on and so busy. People dont use their head any more . They need get out there and fix other roads befor starting some thing else. But thats Martinsburg for u.
Why would you do this during the busyest time of day??? And not over night??
I hate to see how you can get around when there is a accident on interstate especially if it has to be shutdown
How about finishing the work at the Burke Street Underpass before starting anything else. Been almost TWO YEARS now...😑
I feel like people would complain if their ice cream was cold... good lord...
This will be really thrilling with the school buses too... I'm sure someone already said that but my comments aren't loading
Anybody want to have a parking lot party for when there’s an accident on 81? Lol
The Martinsburg Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying the below females. On September 22, 2019, they used stolen credit cards at Walgreens and Walmart. The credit cards were stolen from a car while parked at the Rec Center on Woodbury Ave. Entry was gained to the car by breaking out the side window and a purse was stolen. It is unknown at this time if the females that used the stolen cards broke into the car. Anyone with information is asked to contact Ptlm Staub at 304-264-2100. ... See MoreSee Less
On Saturday, September 28th, the Walk to End Alzheimer will be taking place in Martinsburg at 10:30am. The start and end of the walk will be the Martinsburg High School. For this event, participants have been instructed to walk on the side of the roadway or sidewalk. The Martinsburg Police Department is asking motorists to exercise caution when traveling on the route. Only the section of South Queen Street from South Street to Wilson Street will be temporarily closed as walkers pass through the area. A copy of the route is below. ... See MoreSee Less
MPD Clears Taco Bell Shooting Incident with Two Arrests
The Martinsburg Police Department announced today that the two juvenile offenders responsible for the recent shooting incident in the parking lot of the Foxcroft Avenue Taco Bell are in custody.
On September 6, 2019 at 6:20 p.m., MPD officers responded to a call of shots fired at 1020 Foxcroft Avenue. Arriving on the scene they met a 23-year-old male who informed them he had been chased and shot at by an offender with a handgun who was in the company of a male accomplice. The victim was able to escape and was not hit. The two subjects ran into the wooded area behind the Lowes store and an immediate search of the area by MPD, Berkeley County Deputies, and State Police troopers was unsuccessful.
The victim had been dining with his family inside the restaurant when the offenders entered and threatened him. The victim had gone into the parking lot where one of the offenders pulled out a gun and fired several shots at him. The victim knew the identity of the person who shot at him and the first name of his accomplice. MPD officers later positively identified them as a 16-year-old and 17-year-old juveniles.
The names of the offenders were entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and Detective Corporal Jared Luciano obtained juvenile petitions for charges of Attempted Malicious Wounding and Wanton Endangerment and Conspiracy to Commit Malicious Wounding and Wanton Endangerment. Officers continued to search for the two in both the city and county. One subject was located by juvenile probation officers and the second surrendered to the Martinsburg Police Department.
Corporal Jared Luciano, Patrolman Roderick Holloway, and Patrolman Aaron Miller have been selected as the Martinsburg Police Department’s Officers of the Month for September 2019.
Jared Luciano is an MPD veteran with 13 ½ years of service, Roderick Holloway has served for three years, and Aaron Miller is one of MPD’s newer officers with two years on the job. The three MPD officers recently made a tremendous positive impact on the youth of our community, serving as the lead instructors in the first year of MPD’s new Junior Police Academy.
On Wednesday, September 18th, from 9am- 2pm, the 200 block of North Queen Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic due to construction on a local business. Flaggers will be place but expect delays during this time. ... See MoreSee Less
What is the amount of the sign-on bonus? Does the department offer higher pay to college graduates? Does the dept. offer tuition reimbursement for officers who wish to continue their education?
I'm trying to get a hold of someone for questions and the numbers listed online just said call HR and they haven't picked up 🤷
Y’all hiring new officers but most of the current officers don’t even know how to properly do their jobs. There’s huge % of them that are nothing more than incompetent idiots that’s going to end up costing the tax payers a lot of money once I get my auditing equipment together
I received a puzzling visit from 3 of Martinsburg's finest this morning. It was a welfare check to make certain I was not going to harm myself. It seems a heated argument that I had with a recruiter for dragging me along in the interview process got twisted into her notifying the Martinsburg PD that I was going to kill myself. True I was upset at the time because it would have been a hefty promotion for me, but it didn't send me into a tailspin. My thanks to the MPD for coming out on such a hot day to ensure one of your citizens is mentally sound.
Does certified officers wishing to join your team need to take Physical Agility test or just written
Effective Wednesday September 11, 2019, no parking will be permitted in the 200 block of North College Street. This will include the additional meters in the block that were not previously marked as No Parking to assist with construction. The 200 block of North College Street will be closed for several weeks at the intersection of College/West Race Street to the rear parking lot of the Shenandoah Hotel. Residents in the area will still be able to access the designated permit parking lot in the Shenandoah Hotel lot. The section of North College Street from the parking lot to West Martin Street will remain open and will be 2 way traffic to allow access to the lot. Please be aware of the temporary traffic pattern change and use caution when entering and exiting this portion of the roadway. ... See MoreSee Less
On September 6, 2019 at approximately 6:20pm officers with the Martinsburg Police Department responded to the 1000 block of Foxcroft Avenue for the report of shots fired. Units located spent shell casings on scene as well as an unoccupied, parked vehicle that was struck with a stray bullet. Witnesses identified two juvenile suspects who had fled the scene prior to officer’s arrival. The investigation is ongoing. Charges are pending against the juveniles.
The identification of all those involved in this incident will not be released at this time. The West Virginia State Police and Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department also assisted with the investigation. ... See MoreSee Less
They are two that are always in trouble. The police know who they are, where they live, and who they run around with.
Livens Jeanbaptiste Lily Donlon
Juveniles with guns need to be charged as adults. Teach their little thug butts that thug behavior gets bars for consequences
At this point you can’t be surprised. Between the music they listen to glorifying guns, gangs, murder, drugs, and sex plus growing up in poverty/lack or morals. Children aren’t born with issues, they get thrown in the middle of chaos and are expected to choose better! Children observe and repeat what they live. They most definitely need to be held accountable but they also need intensive therapy and mentoring. They need to be shown consistency and empathy. If nobody takes the time to redirect them then they’re going to keep repeating the cycle and eventually procreate, therefore raising a whole new generation of the same.
Could someone please tell me about the threat made to north middle
Tammy Penaloza Linda Ashby
Juveniles with guns probably means parents with guns not keeping them properly locked up, parents should be held accountable if it's there gun.
MPD Shuts Down Three More Drug Houses—Sees Problems with Repeat Offenders
The Martinsburg Police Department announced today the initiation of three more cases under the city’s “Drug House Ordinance” for the rental properties at 719 ½ Faulkner Avenue, 301 S. Kentucky Avenue, and 314 N. Queen Street, Apartment 3, after combined drug investigations by MPD Patrol and Detective Units and the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.
The drug house ordinances do more to deal with errant landlords and poorly maintained properties than our permitting and inspection processes, and that's not even what the drug house ordinances are for. Hopefully, the city will learn to use a full range of policy, procedures and Home Rule powers to improve quality of life for tenants and the quality of our neighborhoods for all of us.
Begs the question, if this works, why are there repeat offenders.
6th offense for Duncan?? How many offenses does one get before he goes to jail or his properties start getting seized??
Take their property from them and sell it to someone who isn’t a slum lord!
Excellent work! Sure wish the county would follow your lead...
If you are seeing repeat offenders then the laws need to be way stricter.
301 Kentucky wasn't a drug house
Way to go MPD I no longer live in Martinsburg by, I have 5 grandchildren that do thank you for letting me sleep better tonite!!!
THANK YOU MPD!
Great job city police know only county do same.
Good for them
Great job MPD
Thank you, MPD!!!
Awesome keep up the great work! Thank you for your service!!
Every time one is shut down, they need to demolish the house. Make less places for them to develop maybe.
On September 3, 2019 at 6:30pm, the Martinsburg Police Department was made aware of threats against Martinsburg High School. Officers thoroughly investigated the threats and located the juvenile suspect who admitted to making a statement in jest. The threats were deemed not credible. The incident will be referred to the Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney's Office to determine whether criminal charges will be sought.
The Martinsburg Police Department encourages all students report any knowledge of threats to the police and school staff. ... See MoreSee Less
On Tuesday, August 27, 2019, the 300 block of South Church Street will be closed from 6:30am to 12:00pm for repairs to the Dunn Building. The repairs are not anticipated to last past the listed time. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this street closure. ... See MoreSee Less
The City of Martinsburg is accepting applications for the position of Full Time Police Dispatcher II. Shift of 4PM Midnight will apply-no day shift available. High school diploma or GED equivalent with specialized course work in general office practices and two (2) years of increasingly responsible related experience, or any equivalent combination of related education and experience.
The successful applicant will monitor telephones and radio in the dispatch center, answer all incoming calls and ascertain the nature of the call, dispatch police vehicles for emergency responses, maintain a log on radio and telephone communications, input data into the computer system, and other related duties as required. The successful applicant must be able to deal with the public and staff of the Police Department in a calm, rational and reasonable manner in often stressful situations. Must have teletype certification or be able to obtain teletype certification timely.
Starting wage of $32,235 with an excellent benefit package. Applications should be filed with the HR Director, 232 N. Queen St., Martinsburg, WV 25401 or online at www.cityofmartinsburg.org no later than Friday, August 23, 2019. ... See MoreSee Less
Corporal Eric Neely and Patrolwoman Britney Conner have been selected as the Martinsburg Police Department’s Officers of the Month for August 2019. Eric Neely is an MPD veteran with 16 years of service and Britney Conner has a year and a half on the job. In earning the Award, both officers demonstrated superior initiative, teamwork, and attention to duty in investigations that resulted in felony arrests and the shutting down of three more drug houses.
Corporal Eric Neely and Patrolwoman Britney Conner have been selected as the Martinsburg Police Department’s Officers of the Month for August 2019. Eric Neely is an MPD veteran with 16 years of service and Britney Conner has a year and a half on the job. In earning the Award, both officers demonstrated superior initiative, teamwork, and attention to duty in investigations that resulted in felony arrests and the shutting down of three more drug houses.
Nighttime Construction Work on WV 45 Arden to Martinsburg
BURLINGTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Highways advises motorists of upcoming delays on WV 45 in Berkeley County beginning Sunday night, August 11, 2019. This is necessary for a resurfacing project involving edge and base failure repairs, paving, and stone shoulder work. Work will start at the Junction of CR 30 and will continue north on WV 45 for 3.36 miles ending 0.25 Ni. W. Exit 12.
Delays can be expected from 7 p.m. till 6 a.m., Sunday nights through Friday mornings. Work will continue until completed. Tentative completion date is the end of August. C. William Hetzer, Inc. will be performing the work at a cost of $749,106.84,
Work will be performed under the direction of flaggers using a pilot truck & driver. Motorists are advised to travel with caution through the work zone. ... See MoreSee Less
Join MPD tonight at War Memorial Park from 6-8pm for National Night Out Against Crime. Enjoy free food, free activities and visit with various community organizations. Bring the whole family out for some fun! ... See MoreSee Less
In connection with the shooting investigation from Saturday, August 3rd in the 200 block of Woodbury Avenue, the Martinsburg Police Department is asking the public's assistance to provide any video footage associated with incident.
Don't forget to make plans to join the Martinsburg Police Department at War Memorial Park tomorrow night for National Night Out. Join MPD from 6pm-8pm for this community event which will include free food, free swimming, free miniature golf, a DJ, a bounce house, face painting and a bicycle give away. Along with members of the Martinsburg Police Department, the Martinsburg Fire Department will on hand as will many community organizations. Please join MPD at this family friendly event tomorrow evening! ... See MoreSee Less
MPD Shuts Down New Drug House—Police Chief Seeks Fine for Drug House Scofflaw
The Martinsburg Police Department announced the initiation of one more case under the city’s “Drug House Ordinance” for the rental property at 909 Fountainhead Lane and found the landlord of 122 S. Raleigh Street operating in defiance of an Order of Abatement for a previously recognized Drug House.
Drug house # 989.. what a mess.. good job at cleaning it up though!
Whenever the police find tenants living in squalid conditions in these raids, the city should automatically pull the records of the most recent rental property inspection performed by the code enforcement branch and note when the last inspection was performed, by whom, what conditions were noted, and what, if anything, was done about it. Besides shutting down drug houses, one of the most tangible results of the new police ordinances has been the attention brought to lack of building code and rental property code compliance and enforcement.
Baltimore Police Department please take note
Wish Berkeley County would follow suit.
They have been doing a great job! We had an issue in my neighborhood and they did everything they could to take care it, and it worked. Very appreciative of their efforts.
Outstanding job !! Thank you very much for your hard work 💪🏻🔥
How many repeat offenses can a landlord commit? Is this applicable to repeat offenses at the same address or for multiple properties? What are the consequences?
Can't wait until they get the bunch over top of my parents apartment... I pray it's soon
Start busting some in Hampshire county
Clean it up then open a historical Martinsburg area
Great job MPD💚💚💚
Doing an excellent job, keep shutting them down and throwing fines at em
MPD was excited to host the recent visit by the boys and girls of the of the Berkeley County Schools Little Leaders Academy. Officers Bill Parks and Austin Shank led the group on a tour of our station and invited everyone to come back next year after we move into our brand new police building! ... See MoreSee Less
Task Force Leads the Way—Six More Drug Houses Shut Down
The Martinsburg Police Department announced today the initiation of six more cases under the city’s “Drug House Ordinance” for the rental properties at: 414 N. High Street, 427 Porter Avenue, 315 S. Kentucky Avenue, 316 E. Liberty Street, 612 N. Queen Street, and 314 N. Maple Avenue. Three of latest drug house cases were the result of a long-term criminal investigation led the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, one stemmed from an MPD prostitution enforcement mission, one resulted from a search warrant conducted by the West Virginia State Police, and the sixth came from an MPD Canine Unit drug investigation.
The owners of the rental properties have been identified as: Barry Schenberg/Potomac Housing for 414 N. High Street, Steve Barnes/Capital Development for 427 Porter Avenue and 314 N. Maple Avenue, Donald Evans for 315 S. Kentucky Avenue, and Mickey Duncan for 316 E Liberty Street and 612 N. Queen Street. The latest drug house violations are the fourth and fifth for Mr. Duncan.
Great work. Now if we could have a lot more police presence right down town! I hate driving my kids through and watching all these addicts in the streets. I hope they get the help they need, but it’s time to clean up our town.
Mr. Duncan needs a new career
What happens when they are 4th and 5th term violators?
I’m surprised that Orem doesn’t own these 😂
Martinsburg Police Department do they still do ride alongs? Wanna see if this is something I would really want to do?
Excellent and commendable work. Thank you for the fine service of the department, your efforts are greatly appreciated.
Awesome job, keep it up!!!
WTG, guys and gals.
Some of them old buildings need demolished build affordable housing
Great job guys!
Great job Martinsburg PD!
Excellent work guys!!!! Keep it up!!!!!
Great job MPD & TF💚💚💚
Good job! Weird thing is, all these drug houses are rentals!
Great Job MPD
Way to go, MPD!
Great work! Thank you!
Thank you MPD!!
Keep it up ... you are all doing a fantastic job! Thank you MPD! 🙏💙
Patrolman Ryan Fritz and Police Canine Atlas have been selected as the Martinsburg Police Department’s Officers of the Month for July 2019.
Officer Ryan Fritz and Atlas form MPD’s Canine Unit—a vital resource in implementing our Department’s community policing strategies. The unit is directed to accomplish an essential but challenging task—effectively focusing on aggressive, proactive, and effective drug enforcement while also engaging positively with schools, youth, and community residents. The Canine Unit supports all MPD Units including Patrol, Downtown Unit, School Resource Officer, and Special Response Team; our Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force; and neighboring law enforcement agencies.