MPD Shuts Down Three More “Problem Building” Drug Houses
The Martinsburg Police Department announced today the initiation of three more cases under the city’s “Drug House Ordinance” for the rental properties at 721 Winchester Avenue, 321 West Race Street, and 122 South Raleigh Street following recent drug investigations and arrests by MPD Patrol officers at the three multi-unit apartment buildings. The owners of the rental properties have been identified as John Perlov, for 721 Winchester Avenue; Jeremy Thompson of Ma-Jer Investments LLC for 321 West Race Street; and Dennis Grove for 122 S. Raleigh Street. Chief Richards described all three properties as “problem buildings” with multiple calls for police service during the past 12 months including 37 calls on Winchester Avenue, 10 calls on West Race Street, and 15 calls on South Raleigh Street. The repeated police-calls have included multiple disturbances, trespassing, suspected drug activity, threats, wanted persons, arrests, and drug overdoses.
On Sunday, June 16, 2019, Main Street Martinsburg will be hosting a Cruise-In for classic cars, located in the downtown area from 2-5pm. Parking will be prohibited in the 100 blocks of North and South Queen Street and in the 100 blocks of East and West Burke Street from noon until the conclusion of the event. Please be advised of the no parking restrictions in these areas as well as the road closures. ... See MoreSee Less
FIREWORKS NOTICE PROHIBITED DISCHARGE WITHIN MARTINSBURG CITY LIMITS Effective August 11, 2016, the City of Martinsburg approved Ordinance 2016-22, which amended Section 545.10 “Fireworks: Definition, Sale, Possession and Discharge.” The Ordinance updates the type of fireworks that may be sold by vendors, per WV State Code. HOWEVER, PLEASE NOTE THE DISCHARGE OF FIREWORKS WITHIN THE MUNICIPAL CITY LIMITS REMAINS PROHIBITED DURING ANY TIME OF YEAR. Complaints regarding the discharge of fireworks within the City of Martinsburg limits should be reported to the Martinsburg Police Department at 304-264-2100. Violators cited for discharging fireworks within the City shall be fined not more that $500 or imprisoned not more that thirty (30) days or both. The City of Martinsburg appreciates your cooperation and wishes its residents and visitors a safe summer and Happy 4th of July. Go to our web page by clicking the link below for more information. www.martinsburgpd.org/2019/06/discharge-of-fireworks-prohibited/... See MoreSee Less
Remember when the British tried to come up with bull crap ordinances and fines? Led to America and Americans celebrating Independence Day! 😄
Can't wait to see all of the civil disobedience, again, this year! It's Independence Day!
They’re just fireworks, not that big a deal. Someone’s always looking for something to complain about.
I don’t understand this city. They allow the fireworks to be sold within the city but you cannot light them. Talk about a double standard
Land of the "free" lol
Yeah let's worry about fireworks with the drug problem in DA BURG.
You know how often I hear fireworks discharged??? Happened all weekend, actually. Thing is, they cant catch it unless we as citizens call and report it. 🤷♀️ that's on everyone else. There are truly bigger matters to handle on this city.
I accept that challenge.
How fines were actually collected last year? Stop giving ppl "warnings" and enforce this.
Unfortunately, when calling about fireworks in one location there may be calls that take precedence elsewhere.
some of yall are real FUDDY DUDS.... ugh...LET FREEDOM RING...
Good luck having anyone check it out. I called the previous two years and no one responded. Even after a neighbors firework landed on my roof 🙄
I wish the city and county would team up and launch fireworks off at the fairgrounds. It’s tons of parking they could have music with bands playing all day it could be a lot of fun.
Fireworks scare my dogs to death!! So thanks to all of you who think it's no big deal
I agree not till the 4th should they be set off
Well, tell that to the people on my street.
I agree 100% that they shouldn't be set off until the 4th of July. However GOOD LUCK in preventing that from happening considering they're sold everywhere WAY BEFORE.
Started a week ago off High Street. Will last through the end of September. 🙄🙄🙄
Our tax dollars at work. Hate to see someone get fined for sparklers. Gotta take the fun out of everything.
Guess they don't enforce that people setting them off on my street all the time through out the summer and they do nothing about it! Now if I was setting them off I am sure I would get a fine for it!!!
That’s a laugh , there was a big show in our neighborhood last year over a hr long with yes! Mortars a lot of the u could here the thud of them shooting them up, I had to wait to try and take my dog out after 12 min
You can't be a west Virginia resident and purchase mortars
It's all fun and games until someone's roof catches fire!!!! OR until you blow your hand off!!!
Jus in city limits? What is the for rest of county?
On Saturday, June 8, 2019, the Bucky's Ltd Autobody/ Norwalk Soap Box Derby will be held in downtown Martinsburg. For this event, the below listed streets will be closed at 4am on June 8th, and will remain closed until the event’s conclusion at approximately 3pm. During this event, parking will be prohibited as noted below after 4am. All vehicles parked in these areas will be towed away. Please make a note of this restriction and make arrangements to park elsewhere during that time. The Martinsburg Police Department appreciates your cooperation and understanding in advance.
The following streets will be closed to traffic and parking will be prohibited: 100 block of South Queen Street 200 block of South Queen Street 300 block of South Queen Street 100 block of East King Street 100 block of West King Street 100 block of East Stephen Street 100 block of West Stephen Street 200 block of South College Street 300 block of South College Street 200 block of South Spring Street 300 block of South Spring Street
The following streets will be closed to traffic without parking restrictions: 100 block of East John Street 100 block of West John Street ... See MoreSee Less
On Friday, May 31, 2019, the Martinsburg Police Department responded to 2 robbery calls. In both incidents, the victim had been in contact with an unknown individual on a social media yard sale site and agreed to meet the suspect to purchase a cell phone. One suspect was arrested and the other identified in the first incident. We have goods leads on the identity of the suspects in the second incident as they are believed to be related.
The Martinsburg Police would like to remind our community to be mindful for several things when dealing with online yard sale sites such as Facebook, Craigslist, Letgo or other similar sites.
1) Always meet in a well lit, public place 2) Don't meet alone, take someone with you. 3) Don't give out personal information 4) Trust your instincts ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for caring for our safety and community. I appreciate your service .
Thank you for sharing.
May 13th we met the guy to sell our iPhone - and he had it in his hand and ran with it. Report filed with Berkeley co sheriffs department
The guys Facebook is Marty mar (marmar) and his wife or gf is Taee Marie (Tasia). I would not meet these two anywhere for anything, meeting in public does not matter to this guy, we met him with my husband who is 6’2”.
Sheri Deter Davis
Hagerstown police department has a spot located right in there parking lot just for fb yard sale and other meets for selling items
Perfectly said. Thank you.
Best thing to do is to meet somewhere very public. Sheetz or the police parking lot. Where there is a lot of people and cameras. I also let my buyers know ahead of time that i do carry and have a CCW. Just to keep everything on the up and up.
It not like it use to be, sad
Have an assigned parking space at the PD for transactions.
Pamela Heironimus Burleson
MPD Rocks. Thanks
Meet in the police department parking lot. Anywhere I go, I’m armed.
Brian Kuhn- Be careful out there, Brother.
Just throw em off the 81 bridge...
DON'T give money to anyone posing as a panhandler. 99.9% of them are scam artists. You make yourself a target of crime!
Martinsburg PD is garbage, making cases against people just so they can fine them.
MPD Shuts Down N. Raleigh Street Drug House Identified as “Problem Building”
The Martinsburg Police Department announced today the initiation of another case under the city’s “Drug House Ordinance” for the rental property at 207 North Raleigh Street, after the May 26, 2019 drug investigation and arrest by MPD Patrol officers at the multi-unit apartment building. The owner of the rental property has been identified as Jayson Jones of Inwood and found to be in violation of the Drug House Ordinance. Richards described Jones’s rental property as a “problem building” with 39 calls for police service during the past 12 months.
Early Sunday morning, Patrolmen Rodney Crawford and Nashon Cook responded to a trespassing complaint at the eight-unit building and found numerous people inside Apartment 5. While securing the apartment, the MPD officers found John Laurin, 22, to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and 5.6 grams of heroin with an estimated street value of $1,120. The heroin was packaged in 16 small plastic baggies for sale and distribution. Laurin was placed under arrest and charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin.
The City of Martinsburg is accepting applications for the position of Full Time Police Dispatcher II. The shift would be 4pm- midnight. High School diploma or GED equivalent with specialized course work in general office practices and 2 years of increasingly responsible related experience, or any equivalent combination of related education and experience.
The successful applicant will monitor telephones and radios 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 $31,916 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 May 31, 2019. ... See MoreSee Less
The deadline for enrollment in the Martinsburg Police Department's Junior Police Academy is this Friday. Space is limited and classes are filling up quickly! Get your applications in to your school or drop them at MPD. If you have any questions, contact Corporal Luciano. ... See MoreSee Less
Patrolman Kevin Gayle of the Martinsburg Police Department took some time on Thursday to show his police cruiser to Adelayna Wilson during a Pre-K event at the Butterfly Garden in Ambrose Park ... See MoreSee Less
City Cops vs State Troopers in “Battle of the Badges” Basketball Game
Chief Maury Richards announced that the Martinsburg Police Department will square off against Troopers of the West Virginia State Police in a charity basketball game at Martinsburg South Middle School. The MPD vs WVSP “Battle of the Badges” will be held on Monday, May 20th. The competition will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a police and students game. Tip off for the second game, featuring the contest between MPD Officers and State Troopers, will follow immediately after. Admission is a two-dollar donation for adults and children under 12-years-old will be admitted for free. All monies received will be donated to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
As the school year begins to wind down, MPD Officers were glad to safely escort the students of Burke Street Elementary, Berkeley Heights Elementary and Winchester Avenue Elementary to the Martinsburg High School for a special presentation by Show Choir.
Also pictured, seniors at Martinsburg High School showed their appreciation for School Resource Officer Everhart by pulling a prank on him. ... See MoreSee Less
The Martinsburg Police Department would like to inform the community of a road closure for Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Beginning at 7AM, the 700 block of North Queen Street will be closed in order for WV DOT to complete asphalt repairs. A detour will be set up along Second St to Union Ave, back to Queen Street. If possible, please take alternate routes such as the Raleigh Street Extension. ... See MoreSee Less
WDVM Interview Highlights MPD’s Success and Innovations
Last Sunday, WDVM-TV aired a recent interview with Chief Maury Richards and Deputy Chief George Swartwood on the station’s acclaimed news program, Issues and Insiders, hosted by Mark Kraham. The wide-ranging discussion covered important topics including: the release of MPD’s 2018 Annual Report; our sustained three-year reduction in serious crime; the continued success of Martinsburg’s innovative Drug House Ordinance; MPD’s June launch of our brand-new Junior Police Academy; and the construction progress of our state-of-the-art Police and Municipal Court building that is scheduled for completion this December.
The Martinsburg Police Department would like to inform the community of a road closure.
Moler Ave between Vast Street and Factory Street will be closed until further notice due to a sinkhole. This is the area that normally floods and the sinkhole has made it unsafe for travel. Please use alternate routes, either Raleigh Street Extension or North Queen Street and avoid the area if possible. ... See MoreSee Less
Really grateful for notifying the public. Can we please get a sign at each end of Dry Run Road when they put them up on both sides of the bridge. It can't be as hard for them to do as turning around is for those people who get all the way to the river. It causes time loss, and the temptation to try crossing for some frustrated drivers.
On April 29th 2019 Martinsburg Police Department’s, Deputy Chief George B Swartwood and Pfc. Ryan Fritz and K-9 Atlas attended a breakfast brunch at the Arden United Methodist Church while performing a K-9 Demonstration and informative talk with several members of the Church. The host, Barbara Frankenberry, and several members of the Church posed for photos with K-9 Atlas and also made a generous donation to the MPD Canine Unit. A great and informative time was had by all and MPD would like to thank everyone for their invitation and kindness. ... See MoreSee Less
On Saturday, April 27, 2019, various streets (see map highlights) will be temporarily closed in the city beginning at 7:45 am for Main Street Martinsburg's 5K Truffle Shuffle . Streets will re-open as soon as all runners have cleared the intersections. If you plan to drive through town prior to 10 am tomorrow morning, please plan to avoid the race route ... See MoreSee Less
The Martinsburg Police Department announced today the start of its new 2019 Junior Police Academy. The Junior Police Academy will be a special opportunity for young people to learn about the job of policing, work closely with expert police instructors, achieve goals, make new friends, and have fun. Two separate sessions will be held at Orchard View Intermediate School, located at 1455 Delmar Orchard Road. The first is scheduled from June 24 to 28 and the second from August 5 to 9. The times will be from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Enrollment will be limited to students who will be entering Grades 5, 6, and 7 from Orchard View and Eagle Intermediate Schools and North and South Middle Schools. Applications are now available from the Principals and Counselors and at the Martinsburg Police Department. Enrollment will be limited to 50 students per session.
Conggratulations! Check out Crusaders Supply & Service Company to help outfit these new recruits!
This is good. Hopefully it will improve community relations! I believe the State Police did something like this
My daughter did it years ago and went to Musselman Middle.
FYI- OVI, Eagle, North, and South are the only intermediate and middle schools that kids who live in city limits attend (unless they go out of district). That is why it is these schools. Martinsburg police department has city jurisdiction. They do not patrol the county.
Why is this only for certain schools? My daughter would like to do this but she is in Mountain Ridge Middle.
Thanks Marybeth Cole
Is there a cost for this?
Glad you are leaving out the other middle schools in the county
Is this open to homeschooled children or just public school?
Martinsburg Safer: MPD Annual Report Shows Continued Crime Reduction
The Martinsburg Police Department has released its 2018 Annual Report, announcing a continued significant decrease in major crime during the past year. For the third consecutive year, burglaries and robberies decreased, both down 10% from 2017. In 2018 there were 166 total burglaries in Martinsburg compared to 185 during 2017. Robberies saw a reduction to 18 last year from 20 in 2017. These reductions are the latest in a dramatic decline in serious crime during the past three years. Since 2015, burglaries in Martinsburg have been reduced by 51% and robberies have plummeted by 55%.
Other categories of reported crime also reveal a steady reduction as compared to 2017. In 2018 Sexual Assaults and Abuse declined 7%, total crimes involving weapons dropped 35%, assaults and batteries were down 7%, and shoplifting declined by 13%. There were zero homicides in Martinsburg during 2018.
Last Saturday, nine MPD Officers and State Police Troopers were invited by South Middle School Principal Rosa Clark to team up with a group of 14 local students for a great basketball tournament. Four teams made up of both students and cops played in a round-robin tournament that was competitive and fun. The games were part of the New Life Community Church's "Intervene 2019" program. Student Ministries Pastor Ryan Parsons explained that through the Intervene 2019 initiative, the Inwood church assembled 500 volunteers to assist in school beautification, landscaping, cleanup, painting, mulching, gardening, and repair projects at five area schools. In addition to South Middle, the schools include: Martinsburg High School, Hedgesville High School, Inwood Primary, and Pikeside Learning Center. The church also provided hot dogs, popcorn, chips, and drinks as part of Saturday's festivities. We extend our thanks from MPD and WVSP for including us in this special program and our appreciation to New Life Community Church for their dedication to our schools and community! ... See MoreSee Less
Martinsburg Police Department MPD, 👍love what you guys have done and continue to do to promote and foster fellowship and Cohesion in the community
Love.....Charity J Butts, that's Shon isn't it?
I love mrs Clark . She stayed with my daughter when she missed the bus in middle school, they were the only two people left at the school... she even offered to drive her home! (Of course I still picked her up lol). She is a wonderful lady.
Such an amazing way to come together!!! Would love to see all schools (North Middle) have a day that the police could do something fun with the students like this!!
Thanks to everyone such a good story working with our youth!
Thank you Martinsburg Police Department for showing up and making a difference at South Middle School! Thank you for making a difference every single day!
Thanks, Principal Clark and the MPD and WVSP for helping us make it happen you guys rock!!!!!
Whoah, flash back to middle school basketball with Coach Washington... happy times
Ms Clark is an amazing person beautiful woman and outstanding teacher love her she’s the best
The City has just been advised by Jefferson Asphalt Products that the milling and paving schedule for next week will be as follows, weather permitting:
Monday, March 18th: mill Delaware Avenue Tuesday, March 19th: mill Ledge Drive and Burke Street (Queen to Maple) Wednesday, March 20th: pave and stripe Burke Street Thursday, March 21st: pave Delaware Avenue Friday, March 22nd: pave Ledge Drive
The public is notified they should expect delays and travel an alternate route, if possible. Your cooperation and patience are appreciated.
When Jefferson Asphalt updates the schedule for the following week, the City will provide a press release to advise the public.
Any concerns/questions, please contact the City of Martinsburg Planning Department at 304-264-2131 or Martinsburg Public Works Department at 304-264-2126. ... See MoreSee Less
Landlord Works with MPD to Make Latest Drug House Another Success Story
Chief Maury Richards announced the successful resolution of another Drug House Ordinance case and praised the responsible action of the landlord to fix the problem. Close cooperation between the Martinsburg Police Department and Ms. Yuen Kim Yee, the Washington, D.C. owner of the rental property at 311 ½ W. King Street, has resulted in cleaning up the most serious single problem faced since the adoption of the City’s innovative Drug House Ordinance.
Chief Maury Richards announced the successful resolution of another Drug House Ordinance case and praised the responsible action of the landlord to fix the problem. Close cooperation between the Marti...
That’s real good...put the landlord out there to dry now.
But move into county
I've seen this name before with happening. I'm thinking slum Lord
Well done Martinsburg Police department. Sadly, until the punishment is more severe. Drug houses will always be a problem
Great now lets move outside the city n clean up! Start w falling waters
Everytime a property is cited under the drug ordinance, the landlord’s name is published because it’s ultimately their responsibility to know what is going on in their property and to clean up any and all city violations.
Something seriously wrong here more people worried about the landlord than the drug problem in the burg just goes to show how bad the drug problem really is
They should really had left the landlord name out of it ...for safety reasons!!
Another families child will not OD today!
So now she'll be singled out as a snitch...wtg...
As I believe what ur doing is to better the community but honestly think it would be better to just say this place was shut down...
Great job! To both the landlord and LE.
Good .. run them all out ..
Not so bright publicizing the Landlord's name😡 especially under these circumstances!
Great Police work! Thank you!
Why would they put that the landlord had anything to do with it ?!
And congratulations to Patrolman Gibbons for the excellent training and mentoring he provides to Patrolman Meeks. I’m sure Meeks will be a far better officer having spent his first months out of the academy leaning from a seasoned and well respected police officer with nearly twenty years of experience like Patrolman Gibbons.
Very proud of our police officers!
Congratulations to you both, and thank you all for keeping our community safer!
Thank you for your service!
I know Gibbons is a great asset to our area! He helped me out in my neighborhood one time when I had an issue ! He was at my home talking to me and handled the situation in a timely manner!!
congrats and stay safe
Congratulations Patrolmen. You guy's are great.
A great read and well deserved award. Please tell your brother “ job well done” and BE SAFE!
Thank you men for your service to our community
Thank you, guys! Martinsburg PD takes great care of us residents.
Congratulations to both officers. They represent the high caliber achieved by the men and women who serve the people of Martinsburg. Well done!
Congratulations and thanks for your service!
Thank you for your service guys!!
Congratulations Gibbons and Meeks! Thanks for helping keep us safe💕
Congratulations! Thank you both for your service.
Congratulations and thank you for your service to our Community.😊👍👨✈️👨✈️
Congratulations to you both!! Thank you for your dedication and service to our community 👍😊
Gray job fellas! Congratulations!!
Thank you for your service
Congratulations to you both, and thank you for your service!!!
Congratulations Patrolman Erin Patrick Gibbons & welcome Patrolman Meeks...Martinsburg is so lucky to have you both...
Congratulations, and thank you very much for your service
Congratulations Erin Patrick Gibbons! He's one of kind. He treats people with respect and is so passionate about what he does. Thanks for trying to keep our streets safe. Teresa Gibbons, you're one lucky lady. 😍😍
Congratulations and thank you for your service besafe out there
MPD Shuts Down W. King Street Drug House—Third Violation for D.C. Landlord
The Martinsburg Police Department announced today the initiation of another case under the city’s “Drug House Ordinance” for the rental property at 311 ½ W. King Street, after a recent investigation and search warrant by the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force revealed Apartment 5 at this location to be the source of a major heroin distribution operation. This is the third time that the Drug Ordinance has been invoked for the West King Street property, a fact that Martinsburg Police Chief Maury Richards described as, “absolutely outrageous and unacceptable.”
During the regularly scheduled monthly Martinsburg Municipal Council meeting on February 14, 2019, the Martinsburg Police and Fire Departments released the 2018 EMS Operations and Joint Overdose Response report. to read the report, please visit:
Martinsburg Fire and Police Department: EMS Operations and Joint Overdose Response Strategies On Thursday, February 14, 2019, Chief Richards of the Martinsburg Police Department and Captain Weller of ...
During the February 14th Martinsburg Municipal Council meeting, the Martinsburg Police Department formally swore in 3 new police officers. Pictured are Patrolman Ethan Anderson, Patrolman Dalton Condo and Patrolman Lawrence Meeks. Welcome to the Martinsburg Police Department! ... See MoreSee Less
Patrolman Rodney Crawford has been selected as the Martinsburg Police Department’s Officer of the Month for February, 2019. An MPD veteran with 2 years of service, Officer Crawford is a great example of the outstanding new members that MPD continues to recruit.
On February 3, 2019 at approximately 4:00 p.m., Officers with the Martinsburg Police Department and the Martinsburg Fire Department responded to 405 South Raleigh Street for a call of a man shot in the chest. Upon their arrival they found Mr. Corey Barkhamer, 26, inside the residence with multiple gunshot wounds. Officers and Medics rendered aid and Barkhamer was transported to Berkeley Medical Center where he later died from his injuries. MPD Detectives learned that Mr. Barkhamer was a resident of 405 South Raleigh Street and was shot during an attempted home invasion by an unknown suspect.
MPD Detectives continued their investigation and determined involvement in the murder by Alvin Gilbert, 27. On February 7, 2019 Gilbert was located and arrested on outstanding drug distribution warrants and brought to the Martinsburg Police Department. Gilbert waived his Miranda rights and gave a statement eventually confessing to the killing. He was transported to the Eastern Regional Jail to await his arraignment for a charge of 1st degree murder. ... See MoreSee Less
Great job! MPD. Keep up the good work of ridding Martinsburg of this crime/drug behavior.
I'm sorry, but how is it that these three PSYCHOPATHS committed "no crime" when what is described here is literal *torture*?! This wouldn't even be okay if they were neurotypical but especially because they were special needs, likely due to being on the spectrum and particularly vulnerable because of communication barriers/being nonverbal. I have an autistic child (thankfully not at THAT school) and what they did was absolutely criminal. Surely you can find something to stick them with and then put their names and faces everywhere to spread their shame. They shouldn't be sitting at home on PAID leave and seeing no charges whatsoever. That's ridiculous and I don't accept that that can't be *legally* held accountable. Smfh.
Good Job MPD !
The shooting took place FEBRUARY 3RD.
NOT February 7th, as stated above.
The arrest took place February 7th, as stated above.
Glad he was caught but this is scary! Did he know the house or person?
Good job mpd
WDVM news is covering this story and providing a photo of the guy. Law enforcement tends to publicize the suspects info so as to help the prosecutor and investigators to build a case and establish timelines from information gathered from people that see the photo and go "Yeah, let me tell you about this guy...." Same with defense wanting to hear the "Saw his pic. Couldn't have been him. At time of crime, saw him at the bar, store, a town 3 over...."
Great job! Glad to hear all these serious crimes are being solved.
Great job MPD!
Good job MPD! Glad he was caught.
Well done MPD!
Great work MPD!!
Good job, Blue. Keep up the good work and stay safe.
Glad he was caught.
Yeah, looks like I am heading to the Mugshots Facebook page since the writer could not be bothered to include a picture. 🙄
LANDLORD STEPS UP- WORKS WITH MPD TO SHUT DOWN ANOTHER DRUG HOUSE
Police Chief Maury Richards announced that successful resolution, with full cooperation of the landlord, of another case under Martinsburg’s innovative “Drug House Ordinance.” Yesterday, Richards and Assistant City Prosecutor Nicola Smith appeared in front of Municipal Court Judge Dale Buck regarding the Order of Abatement that shut down illegal drug activity in two apartments at the Franklin Manor apartment complex at 700 W. Burke Street. Mr. Steven Nehrt, Regional Manager of Humphrey Management, was present to report on the progress that has been made to fully resolve the problem.
This should have happened a long long time ago !!! I lost both of my cousins, not even 2weeks apart behind the doors of one of those apartments in October 2017. I thank god that something had finally been done 🙏🏻
Great job guys!!! Thank you, keeping each of our MPD Officers in prayer!
Good Work!! Getm All!!! This how we keep streets clean and neighborhoods safe again!!!! God bless you all for your due diligence!!!!!!
Patrolman Roderick Holloway has been selected as the Martinsburg Police Department’s Officer of the Month for January 2019.
During his two years in MPD, Patrolman Roderick Holloway’s enthusiasm, work ethic, and leadership, has been recognized by both fellow officers and community members. In addition to his outstanding work as a patrol officer, Officer Holloway serves as a member of MPD’s new Honor Guard and will be one of the police instructors in our upcoming MPD/Martinsburg Initiative Junior Police Academy.
You all do a great job! May I suggest either putting an officer at the beginning of school and the end of school at ST Joe on Queen Street They have offered to pay for this service. or, a blinking school zone lighton Queen St. Today I watched two things happen from Queen street: 1. a station wagon with two men in it turned from Queen and gunned the gas and almost ran over the man in the crosswalk there and a parent and a child going to school. and 2. Someone sped up to run the end of a yellow light on Queen and again almost hit a father and a child crossing Queen to go to school at the intersection of Queen and Stephen. Thank you again for all you do do!
Congratulations and thank you for your service!
Congratulations!!! Lara Duke what a great young man your son in law is.
Congratulations! Thank you for you your service.
He deserves it. Great guy. Congratulations Rod.
Congratulations Officer Holloway.
Congratulations and thank you for your service
SO PROUD of you Rod, Blue Ridge School class of '10. Love you, man!
Congratulations Thank you for your service and please keep up the good work! 🇱🇷👍
CONGRATULATIONS STAY SAFE AND GO BLUE
Congratulations, Patrolman Holloway!! Well done. Thanks for all that you do!
Congrats from Solenberger’s Hardware in Winchester, Virginia Officer Holloway!👏💙👏
Very sweet guy. Please stay safe
Wonderful! We have a great police department!
Congratulations! Thank you for your dedicated service.
Congratulations Patrolman Holloway. Well done👍👌
Yay!!! Officer Holloway, congratulations and well deserved 🌟
Congrats and thank u for your service
Outstanding!!!! MPD Rocks. Congratulations.
Congrats Officer Holloway. You are working for a great Police Dept. stay safe and thanks for your service.😊👍
MPD KICKS OFF NEW YEAR BY SHUTTING DOWN THREE MORE DRUG HOUSES
The Martinsburg Police Department started the New Year by announcing the shutting down of three more drug houses under the City’s innovative “Drug House Ordinance.” Police Chief Maury Richards appeared before Martinsburg Chief Magistrate Ella Buckner to obtain Orders of Abatement to address the illegal drug activity documented at the rental properties located at 123 S. High Street, 222 Surrey Court, and 618 Virginia Avenue.
Alex Hershaft of Bethesda, Maryland is the owner of 123 S. High Street property which is managed by Jason Baker of Martinsburg. The owner of 222 Surrey Court has been identified as Maan Said Amer of Martinsburg. The owner of 618 Virginia is Harry C. Van Metre, Jr., also of Martinsburg. All have been notified that they are to appear before Municipal Judge Dale Buck on February 20, 2019 to document compliance with the Chief Magistrate’s order to clean up the drug problem on their properties and prevent it from recurring in the future.
123 S. High Street Apartment #1, was the target of a federal search warrant. On January 4, 2019, members of the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force along with MPD’s Special Response Team (SRT) executed the warrant and recovered 7 grams of crack cocaine and $1,514 in suspect drug-money. Allen Craig, 56, one of the apartment’s tenants, was arrested and charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine.
On January 3, 2019, the Drug Task Force and MPD hit the drug house at 222 Surrey Court recovering 2 grams of heroin, scales and bags used in the distribution of narcotics, and $535 in suspect drug-money. Taken into custody was Jessica Sue Nicholson, 22, a resident of the building. Nicholson was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin.
While conducting an investigation for a criminal fugitive on December 14, 2018, MPD Detective Sergeant Adam Albaugh observed a woman leaving the house at 618 Virginia Avenue, carrying a suspicious package. The woman got into a car and drove away. Sergeant Albaugh immediately notified MPD’s Canine Unit and Patrolman Ryan Fritz quickly made an investigatory stop of the vehicle. Officer Fritz detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and deployed Canine Atlas who alerted to drugs inside the car. Fritz recovered the package the woman had carried from the house and discovered that it contained 680 grams of marijuana with an Estimated Street Value of $3000. The subject, one of the building’s residents, was identified as Jessica Monique Dancey, 27. Dancey was placed under arrest and charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana.
Awesome! Keep up the good work and get rid of all of them!
Great Police work! Thank you everyone.
Good work; thanks!
Great Job!!! Keep up the good work!!!! We need to make drug dealers and Lanlords accountable for the drug houses and drug dealers!!! Thank you for diligently helping to keep our neighborhoods safe and drug free!! God Bless you all for what you do to keep us and our children safe 👍
WTG MPD. Keep up the good work
🤮Robin D. Crout Kark Kaylie Shipley
Awesome job guys!!
Keep up the good work officers..thank you....
Nice work MPD!
Great job! Thank you! Please keep up the good work.
Awesome job now so many more to go 👊 you got this
Awesome job !!! I hope they shut them all down
Excellent work ... keep it up and clean it up!
Yay!!! Keep it up PD but be careful while doing it.
Great job! Keep up the good work.
Keep that dangerous pot off the street! Great work!
Good job, now get the one on my street.
Great work Chief Richards & our MPD ...again thank you all...be safe.
BURKE STREET ELEMENTARY STUDENTS HELP DECORATE POLICE DEPT TREE!
Several 3rd grade students from Burke Street Elementary were honored to help decorate the Martinsburg Police Dept Christmas tree yesterday.. The students placed handmade ornaments on the tree that adorns the 1st floor lobby at City Hall. After hanging their ornaments, students received a candy cane and gathered for a group picture.
We would like to thank Tom and Harriet Johnson for purchasing some Beanie Babies for officers to hand out during the upcoming week and spread some Christmas cheer. Thank you Tom and Harriet! ... See MoreSee Less
My children got two of the beanie babies. It made then both smile so much! My son actually took his to his dad’s house for Christmas all the way in Utah (this was their first Christmas away from me and they weren’t looking forward to it, but I think it made him feel better.) thank you so much!
This community has so many generous people, thanks to them and to the police department for this act of kindness.
Martinsburg Landlord Arrested for Drug House Violations
Police Chief Maury Richards announced today the arrest by MPD officers of Codie J. Calvert, a Martinsburg landlord for violation of the City’s Drug and Gang House Ordinance. On September 5th, Kyle Simmons, Calvert’s tenant, was arrested for running a drug-dealing operation at 487 E. Burke Street. Simmons was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin and Methamphetamine. Richards obtained an Order of Abatement to clean up the illegal drug activity on her rental property located at 487 E. Burke Street. The property owner had repeatedly refused to comply with the City Magistrate’s Order to abate the nuisance. Instead of seeking to evict him, Calvert allowed Simmons to continue living in the house. On November 27th he was arrested there again by the police during a domestic-related dispute. This morning, after Calvert failed to attend a Drug House hearing for a second time, Municipal Judge Dale Buck issued a bench warrant for her arrest. Calvert was placed in custody this afternoon by Sergeant Justin Darby.
Martinsburg’s Drug House Ordinance includes penalties for property owners found in violation but who fail to take action to abate the nuisance within 30 days of notification. A fine may be assessed by the Municipal Court of not less than $100 and not more than $1,000 for each day that the property owner is in violation. Calvert has been in violation for 56 days and faces a potential fine of $5,600 to $56,000.
Chief Richards stated that, “This is a very serious situation. There have been 10 calls-for-service from this location after the initial drug arrest and it’s disrupting the neighborhood. This is unacceptable. MPD will not rest until we’ve totally cleaned up this problem.” The Martinsburg Chief noted that many neighbors on the block of 400 East Burke Street have been attending court hearings, writing letters, and fully supporting the actions of MPD to shut down this drug house. “The commitment and solid support from neighbors on this block have been fantastic. Seeing residents standing up for their neighborhood like this is very powerful,” stated Richards. “The Martinsburg Police Department is going to lock up every drug-dealer and shut down every drug house that we can find. Every decent family in Martinsburg deserves to live on a block free of drug-dealers and drug houses. I promise that we will shut this one down too.”
Martinsburg Landlord Arrested for Drug House Violations December 12, 2018 Police Chief Maury Richards announced today the arrest by MPD officers of Codie J. Calvert, a Martinsburg landlord for violati...
She sounds more like a Slumlord than a Landlord.👏👏👏
Martinsburg is trying to be a safe place
When will MPD be shutting down the drug house on Winchester Ave?There are officers and rescue personelle on a beyond regular basis and nothing appears to be happening.
Yeah! This is so awesome to see!! Burke street will one day be like it used to be! Free to let your children cross the street and not worry about what could happen. Go MPD!
Way to go mpd godbless great job
Kick them all out of town!
Thank you so much!!!
My question is after 10 times why is this guy still on the street anyway? Sounds like he just been getting his hands slapped and send on his way.
Chief Richards and MPD Officers and all others involved, are doing a great job. God bless each of you and protect you. Thank you, all.
Good job to the MEN IN BLUE 😍
Once agai. Chief Richards great job with the work of you and your officers...
Get them! The landlord must be getting something out of it. Money or free drugs. Shut them down and show them you mean business. I know you got this MPD. Just be safe and thank you for everything you do for making our community a better place to live!!
Another great job by MPD! Thank you!
Hold enough folks accountable and maybe the message will get out.
Thank you chief and staff
They need to bring this law to the County 🤬🤬🤬
Keep up the good work!!
Good work! Thankful
Good job. You make a huge difference to those who own homes in downtown Martinsburg.
Thank you all for the endless arrempts of cleaning this issue up. If there is no place for these individuals to sell their drugs...they will move on. My only wish is to get them one by one and either get them help or lock them up so that they will no longer be a danger to themselves or others (in a perfect world).
Aw yea!! Nice to see some accountability being enforced 🙌🙌
On 12-14-2018 at approximately 1445hrs members of the Martinsburg City Police Department responded to North Middle School for report of a juvenile armed with a weapon. Upon arriving on scene, officers located two juvenile males inside the school with members of the staff. The males had a toy airsoft pistol and 3 knives on them. No threats were supposedly made to the staff or students by the two males subjects and no one involved was injured. The juvenile prosecutor’s office has been contacted regarding possible charges. ... See MoreSee Less
I would like to know if the kids that did this will be in school tomorrow.
Parents need to be there when kids leave in the morning and making sure there aren’t any weapons of any kind in their bags or pockets
This school is a complete joke.
This didn't happen until we allowed a few too force their will too take God out of the schools. Believe me this was not what the forefathers had he mind. Don't let the few rule you
What's wrong with these kids today. Can't blame the parents all the time.
Linda Gall your right can't always blame the parent
It was during dismissal, my daughter was freaking out calling me scared as she was in the gym waiting on the bus. It happen before 255
Kids know better.they have seen news.need to be punished
They sent a text that you sign up for through BCS website. I want there to be charges. Both my daughter and nephew attend there. Kids only do crap like this to see what they can get away with.
My nephew is terrified to go back to school on Monday.
No contact from Martinsburg North Middle school
wtf... This is what happens when you take away parents rights to correct their children
The problem is that kids are not being raised to value and respect life...
P.S. The bullying is ridiculous there and the county needs to give the school more assistance even if that means the county contacts the state. I'm in that school volunteering A LOT. The teachers and administration are awesome and neex the assiatance. Veterans day turned into us, Veterans, doing some serious discussion on how to handle bullies and how th bullies need to learn to protect their community not tear it apart. I do appreciate the text. All I can say is I thanked God my mom picked them up early. Severe punishment is needed. These kids need a wake up call. Cuz, Lord help y'all in court if one of mine get hurt because y'all were lenient.
This is not the full story from the students makes you wonder what really happen !
Laura Chaney, Layla’s school
just got notification just 12 mins ago
Having a officer walk the halls talking to kids is not what needed. Safety must be in force at the door not in the hallways where it could be too late
Happened after dismissal
I see more and more around this country of middle schoolers. This is what happens when kids are bullied, not raised right, take Good out of schools etc.. Nothing like this in 80s or 90s.
No contact what so ever from the school or school broad was sent home. School safety is a joke too these people hope when the next election comes that the voters will vote to replace them with true leaders that make safety first.
Earlier today, the Martinsburg Police Department announced the arrest of Clyde Sylvester Patterson III, 59, for yesterday’s robbery and shooting of Guadalupe Bustillos, 64, of Martinsburg, at Lupita’s Grocery store located at 149 N. Queen Street. Patterson, who resides at 125 N. Queen Street, was charged with Robbery and Malicious Wounding and is being held in the Eastern Regional Jail on a $120,000 bond.
Is anyone aware if a "Go Fund Me" type page has been established to help the victim. She will not be earning an income and will be huge medical bills. Please let us know if there is any fund set up. Thank you.
Malicious wounding??? He shot her in the face with a gun FFS... He clearly meant to kill her! I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks attempted murder is the appropriate charge...
Well done MPD! Thank you! May God continue to bless and protect each and every one of you.
Great job guys!!!
Great job MPD!!!
Tiffany Dawn Sommer
Great job MPD! Sending thoughts and prayers to Lupita and her family.
So sad and scary! Great job MPD.
Thank you Martinsburg Police Department for your fine detective work! 👍🏻
Why not attempted murder? That wasn't a kiss on the cheek he gave that lady.....good work MPD
Great job Martinsburg PD!
Elisa Adams, thought you might want to read this.
Great job MPD !!!!
Is there a reason why he did this?
Thank you for catching him, but why does he have a bond at all?!?!?!?!
Thank you MPD!!! 🙏👍🏼
Great job MPD!
Job well Done
It is attempted murder and that is what he should be charged with No Bond either ,period!
Great job MPD!!! Prayers for Lupita. 🙏
Great job MPD. Now lets hope judicial system works as it should.
*Updated Press Release for Shooting at 147 North Queen Street*
Last night, the Martinsburg Police Department arrested and charged Clyde Sylvester Patterson III with the robbery and shooting of Guadalupe Bustillos at 147 North Queen Street. The defendant is currently incarcerated at the Eastern Regional Jail. MPD has determined that there is no further danger to the public from this incident
Arrested: Clyde Sylvester Patterson III DOB: 09/28/59 125 North Queen Street, Apt. 6, Mtsbg WV
Better hope Guadalupe survives this because this will then become murder. She is such a sweet lady. So hard to think he probably went in her store several times a day or a week knowing his address was the 100 block also, and she probably felt perfectly safe. Heartbreaking They better not release him!
I'm confused and need an explanation. No need for smart or rude comments either. I and other parents where in the location across from here with our children. How come we were not put on some kind of alert especially if the suspect had not been apprehended yet? That is a MAJOR concern for me and I'm sure others
Thank you MPD for a great job done and making us feel safe again. Praying for the her and the family.
Throw the book at him & throw away the key! Thanks to the police dept for their hard work!😠
That's all he's charged with WTH
These charges just hold him. Anytime you shoot someone above the waist the option for attempted murder is on the table. Even in self defense. They must wait until the investigation is done to make sure this was not some type of squabble where she was shot in self defense or the gun accidentally went off or other mitigating circumstances.
Where is this murder charge 👀🤷🏼♀️
Good job to the Martinsburg PD. Folks we need to let the prosecutor decide what charges are finally placed against this man. I am sure she will charge and indict with the highest charges she can and include lesser offenses to ensure a conviction.
I hope he gets what he deserves while he's rotting away awaiting trial in the ERJ. He doesn't deserve to walk out of there the same way he walked in. He needs to have an 'accidental fall' and break both of his legs.👏👏👏
Great work MPD!
I give the MPD and all law enforcement enormous credit for having the bravery to go after dangerous criminals like this to keep us all safe. They put their lives on the line to capture extremely scary monsters every day. Thank you so much. We are grateful.
Why is he only getting charged with malicious wounding?? Should be attempted murder! I know a guy that did 1 year for malicious wounding.. I mean do we even know if this lady will make it? Crazy..
We need to get the death penalty back. Does anyone know how to go about getting it here in West Virginia? Whatever it takes I'll help to get it back
He should've been charged with attempted murder and armed robbery!! What's wrong with this city!!
Shooting someone in the FACE is not malicious wounding- that's attempted murder.
You watch. The defending attorney will find some sort of loophole to either get him off or a slap on his wrist with a lesser charge. The system never fails to amuse me.
Great work thank God you got him off the streets
Thank you Martinsburg PD
Wonderful job MPD! Prayers that the lady makes a full recovery.
Malicious wounding in wv is only 2-10 years
So if I'm reading this correctly he was arrested directly next door
does anyone have a photo/mugshot of him?
what gets me is.....if they would of charged him with murder everyone would be in a up roar.....now that hes being charged with robbery and malicious wounding everyone thinks he should be charged with more 🤦🏼♂️🤦🏼♂️
Thank you to our Police Department as well as prayers for Guadalupe Bustillos for recovery!
At 4:37 p.m. today, Martinsburg Police officers responded to a 911 call of a woman shot on North Queen Street. Officers entered Lupita’s Grocery store located at 149 N. Queen Street and found a woman, who has since been identified as the store’s proprietress, Guadalupe Bustillos, 64, of Martinsburg, laying on the floor. The victim had what appears to be a single gunshot wound to the face. Emergency Medical Services were immediately called and transported her to the Berkeley Medical Center for emergency treatment. Witnesses provided the police with a description of a single offender as a black male, tall, and wearing a black jacket and blue jeans. Police searched the surrounding area but were unable to locate the suspect. The victim remains in critical condition. Emergency Department staff report that she will be transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital for further medical treatment and evaluation. The Martinsburg Police Department believes that the likely motive in this crime is robbery and continues to follow all evidence and leads in this incident. The investigation remains on-going. ... See MoreSee Less
And I almost took my 8 year old up to see Santa at Flowers Unlimited an annual thing we do. 😡🙏 for this lady and her family and friends! Also 🙏 for downtown Martinsburg!!!!! Just sad all the way around!!!
Yeah I'm that guy hang that SOB.
Wow people have gone wild today
Someone wanting something for free from someone working hard to earn what they need and want. Lets keep raising entitled brats rather than kids who show respect and have good work ethics.
🙏🙏Prayers for this woman.
So sad that this happened. Who ever is responsible had no concern or worry of public safety... This clown Walking around with a loaded gun in the middle of the day not far from the police station and manages to rob a store and shoot this lady and still get away... Lets get real... This couldve been anyone in this persons way today. So sad it happened and couldve been prevented... Now martinsburg has several cameras in the downtown area. How in the hell did this monster get away... Prayers go out to this women for fast recovery....
Prayers to the victim and her family! ☝🙏
Any updates if the shooter has been caught?
Have they caught him yet?
Prayers for her and her family...
Unfortunately she didn't make it
Prayers for her recovery
I know..I was at work when this happened and I was scared to death!!!@
Does anyone know how she’s doing?
Martinsburg used to be such a great little town. You were safe on the street at any hour night or day. Sad
Prayers to her and her family
Prayers for her and her family
Thank you for updating us and prayers for the police team searching and working on the case. Prayers for the community and family also. Please keep us updated as we all would love to see this guy found and locked up.
West Virginia needs the death penalty
Oh my! Prayer for all concerned.
Ms. Bustillos is a great and kind person. Peace and prayers for her. Lord please guide the hands of those who respond to her medical needs.
Praying that she'll be ok!
That is just terrible to hear. I hope she recovers, and I hope they catch the bad guy soon.
Prayers for her and her family!
Prayers for her and her family.. MPD go hard find who did this
I am looking to open up a new storefront............this right here is why I haven't even considered Martinsburg. Positive thoughts and prayers to this lady and her friends and family.
Lieutenant Mike Usack and Corporal Quenton Burner have been selected as the Martinsburg Police Department’s Officers of the Month for December 2018.
Mike Usack has 20 years of police service and Quenton Burner has 18 years on the job. Both veteran supervisors play important leadership roles in continuing to improve MPD, moving our Department forward, and striving to achieve organizational excellence.
On Tuesday, December 4, 2018, Main Street Martinsburg will be hosting the annual Christmas Parade in downtown Martinsburg at 6pm. The parade route will be closed after 5pm, with parking restrictions being enforced after 4pm. No parking will be permitted in the 100 and 200 blocks of North and South Queen Street. Vehicles left in these areas will be subject to tow after 4pm. A detailed map of the parade route follows. ... See MoreSee Less
On Saturday, November 10, 2018, CVEB Veterans Group will be holding a Veterans Day Parade in downtown Martinsburg. The parade is scheduled to begin at 1pm but streets will be closed from noon until the conclusion. The parade will line up in the 100 block of East Race Street and then will turn onto the 200 block of North Queen Street. The parade route will be 3 blocks long, starting in the 200 block of North Queen Street and ending at the intersection of King and Queen Streets.
No parking restrictions will be in place from 11am until the conclusion of the parade in the following areas:
100 block of East Race Street 200 block of North Queen Street 100 block of East Martin Street 100 block of West Martin Street 100 block of South Queen Street 100 block of East Burke Street 100 block of West Burke Street 100 block of South Queen Street 100 block of East King Street 100 block of West King Street 200 block of South Queen Street
Alternative Routes of travel to avoid the listed areas of closures will be to utilize Spring and College Streets. Traffic will be detoured onto West Race Street for all Queen Street traffic north of the closure. Traffic south of the closures will be detoured onto East John Street. All other roadways including the Raleigh Street extension will remain open.
Residents are urged to use alternative routes during the street closures (12pm-3pm). ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you to the City of Martinsburg Police Department for your help and support of the parade today.
I had a sign fall outside that was made for my business. It was an old mirror turned into an "open" sign. The wind knocked it over and it shattered. The nice officer that is blocking West Martin St by Queen St, for the VA Centers parade came down and helped us clean it up. I couldn't see his Badge number or his name but I just wanted to say thank you for coming down quickly and helping us.
Its will include firefighter anD EMS will be in it?
I'm an Army Veteran. Thanks for the support everyone. Who do I see about riding my motorcycle in the parade?
Shelly Pumphrey Billings Julie Wengert Kate Tucker
If it weren't for the women and men who are active, here to still tell the history of or have sacrified their lives for us the would be no game to play. They get on day to be known for what they are doing and did for this country. Let them have their day with no grief. We finally get to honor them with a parade and show our support. The football team got their time this school year and every other year before this.
The Martinsburg AFJROTC will be representing in the parade and doing the colorguard at the game.
Britt Sherman - Didn’t know if Trent wanted to put something out on the MHS Twitter feed about traffic for the game Saturday?
Is this the same route as the Christmas parade?
Trent Sherman David Walker
This could affect some of the fans for Saturday’s playoff game at the high school. I hope the school puts out a flyer to remind parents about this.
The Martinsburg Police Department announced today the shutting down of the 37th drug house under the City’s innovative “Drug House Ordinance.” Police Chief Maury Richards appeared before Martinsburg Chief Magistrate Ella Buckner to obtain an Order of Abatement to address the illegal drug activity documented at 220 Vickey Bullet Street. The owner of the rental property has been identified as Mickey Duncan. Upon being notified of the ordinance violation, Mr. Duncan has already taken immediate action to abate the nuisance. He is scheduled to appear before Municipal Judge Dale Buck on November 14, 2018 to document compliance with the Chief Magistrate’s order to clean up the drug problem on the property and prevent it from recurring in the future.
I am very proud of MPD and all of the hard work they are putting behind this very needed project. We all know that this will never get rid of the epidemic but this is such a great start to cleaning up the town. God bless all of our officers everywhere on a job well done. Be safe and my thoughts and prayers are with you always.
Everyday I see improvements in the city makes me glad I decided to live in Martinsburg
It's all good for the city but what about the rest of the county
What they found not what they had before it was sold
Great work by our MPD! Thank you...
You work so hard and do not get paid enough for all that you do!! Be safe out there! Thank you !
Excellent ... thank you all for the hard work and great results. God Bless our MPD ... our thoughts and prayers are with all of you!
Great job and thank you.
WTH. Keep it up
Good job, MPD!
Great job MPD!!!!!
I sure wish the county would do the same thing.
Great work! Thank you MPD!!🙌🏻
This man is s slum lord. His properties have terrible problems with them. He rents to anyone! Doesn't keep track of people that pay their rent. If they make demands for him to fix things he takes them to court to evict. Knowing these are people who have difficulty getting money together for new deposits etc. But drug house he can make deals with. How many house have the police now closed of his? Keep watching.
wow 3.5 grams. what a bust!
Great work! Thank you
Not a surprise Mr. Duncan has been a slum lord since we were just married and getting out on our own. Just look up all the properties he owns including his own home and ride around and just look.... He does barely any work to them - how he gets them passed for insurance or rental is beyond me....
On Saturday, October 20, 2018, the Martinsburg Police Department's newly formed Honor Guard participated in the 39th Annual Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival Parade. For their efforts, the Honor Guard was awarded 1st place! They will be utilized in many future events. ... See MoreSee Less
Detective Patrolman Jonathan Smith has been selected as the Martinsburg Police Department’s Officer of the Month for November 2018.
An Officer with the Martinsburg Police Department for over 4 years, Jon currently is assigned as a Detective in the investigative unit. While in investigations, Jon takes part in follow up investigations into felony incidents, sexual assaults and any other matters that require his attention. Prior to being employed with MPD, Jon worked as a police officer with the Spencer Police Department.
On September 24, 2018, Ptlm. Rodney Crawford assisted a local hospital in making contact with Sarah Murphy, who's five year old son, Caleb Roy, "CJ" was at the hospital. During the course of the call, it was learned that CJ had a tumor and was being transported to Children's Hospital for surgery.
Once at Children's Hospital, CJ had surgery to remove the tumor. The surgery was successful and CJ was allowed to return home to recover. While at home, Ptlm. Crawford checked in on CJ to see how he was doing and while there, learned that his bicycle was broken.
Upon learning of the broken bicycle, Ptlm. Crawford and his wife, Jessica, purchased a new bike and collected several donations for CJ.
Ptlm. Crawford then surprised CJ at his house with the new bicycle and the donated gifts.
CJ's mother, Sarah Murphy stated, "CJ is so happy with his new bike and is thankful that Ptlm. Crawford has been checking on him. I can't thank Ptlm. Crawford enough for the kindness that he and his wife showed my son."
CJ is recovering from the surgery, which was determined to be successful. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you Palm. Crawford. You and your wife are wonderful examples of caring people. 💕
Good cop big Hart let's give a big hand!!!
There are good people in this world!!
Thank you for all you do!
Goodness comes from the heart !
God bless this family!!! Sending lots of Prayers 🙏🙏
I am CJ Gma , Wanted to shout out a BIG Thank you to Mr Officer Crawford for his compassion understanding and kindness for CJ kept in touch with him during his hard surgery and afterwards, Made him a happy little boy he didnt have much toys n things and officer Crawford his wife and others helped him out and made him a happier boy , Thank you again!!
That was such a wonderful caring thing to do thank you so much and thank you for your Service Be Safe and GO BLUE
Kindness that was awesome of him and his wife .I bet the little cj.was happy and excited and still get on it with a smile...very nice and thoughtful of the officer and his wife...god bless
Wonderful Thank you for helping Ptlm Crawford and his wife Thank you Martinsburg Police for sharing this story
Thank you Ptrlm Crawford for being a hero not only to little CJ but also to our community. God bless you.
God bless you!
Awww so sweet!!
I'm so happy to see there are officers that truly have a ❤️! Thank you, palm. Crawford and Mrs. Crawford!
This is awesome .
Thank you Rodney Crowford for going beyond your call of duty and making little CJ so happy if you ever need help please let me know
MPD is looking for men and women of integrity who have strong interpersonal and communication skills, problem solving abilities, a willingness to confront problems, the ability to make important decis...
On Saturday October 20, 2018, the 39th Annual Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival will begin. As it has been in the past, one of the responsibilities of the Martinsburg Police Department is to ensure the race and parade routes are free of vehicular traffic and parked vehicles.
This is a friendly reminder to inform Martinsburg residents and visitors that on Saturday, October 20, 2018, beginning at 8:00 A.M. and until the conclusion of the parade, our officers will be enforcing parking restrictions along the parade route. NO PARKING will be permitted along the parade route from 8:00 A.M. until the conclusion of the parade. Any vehicle left on the parade route will be towed!
Other areas, which are also restricted from parking, are:
100 blocks of East and West Martin Street 100 blocks of East and West Burke Street 100 blocks of East and West King Street 500 through 1300 blocks of West King Street
The parade route is as follows:
1300 Block West King Street eastbound to Raleigh Street Raleigh Street northbound to Martin Street Martin Street eastbound to Queen Street Queen Street southbound to Martinsburg High School The parade will disband in the vicinity of Martinsburg High School.
THE ENTIRE PARADE ROUTE WILL BE SHUT DOWN AT 10AM AND WILL REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL THE CONCLUSION OF THE PARADE.
The Martinsburg Police Department thanks our community, in advance, for its cooperation.
39th Annual Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival On Saturday October 20, 2018, the 39th Annual Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival will begin. As it has been in the past, one of the responsibilitie...
Instead of addressing the unlawful, un-constitutional, threatening and violent actions of there officer, this department has resorted to intimidation and harassment. In an apparent attempt to make this embarrassing and un-American story go away, this department decides to delete all negative comments, while keeping only the positive, and then forever block the person posting anything critical of this departments illegal actions. Violations of public records laws is only the beginning of corruption here! This represents the worst of America in my first amendment protected personal opinion!
My daughter is in the parade and has to go to Georgia ave. Will it be shut down too around there ?
I just wanted to thank the officer who came over to try and help with my dog at Ambrose Park. He had broken his harness. Although, she and her partner were unable to assist, I still appreciate them trying.
Not everyone knows the area, it would be helpful if you would put out detour signs so people can get around the parade route.
Filming from public is lawful.
seems your departmend does not like to be photographed while making a stop why is this, this 11b veteran would like to know?
Just giving the pd a heads up next time a come wv I'm going to video inside your station, I'm going to monitor all your calls and video every single call you're on and i dare you to arrest me...double dog dare ya..
The guy made a complaint with the department, so, the cop retaliated by complaining tp this guy's boss. Nice.
What time does the parade start?
The cop didn't want to be filmed because they may have been doing something wrong. Transparency ? He does not care about your right to film public officials because he won't get in trouble and if he DID arrest you, he wouldn't have to pay a dime when you won your lawsuit. People like this think that because the have a badge, the public is just a bunch of animals with no rights. Well done, Martinsburg !
So glad I don’t live downtown lol
Ashley Marie did you see this babe? I've never been but it looks like it could be fun
A map would be helpful. Last year I had no idea this was going on and felt like a Mouse trying to find the way out of a maze. Lol.
Justin Daniel Shipp
Michael Paul McCarthy
BLUE ISIS THE FACE OF TERRORISM SINCE 9/11, COPS NEED TO LOSE THERE QUALIFIED IMMUNITY THEN SUED AND FIRED AND GET COPS THAT WILL UPHOLD THERE OATH TO THE CONSTITUTION
MPD is looking for men and women of integrity who have strong interpersonal and communication skills, problem solving abilities, a willingness to confront problems, the ability to make important decisions under pressure, and a desire to make a positive difference in our community. If that sounds like you, we invite you to join us in our mission to make Martinsburg a better, safer place to live.
The first steps toward a challenging career as a Police Officer with the Martinsburg Police Department are to complete an application and take the written and physical agility tests. Applications are currently being accepted.
Police Application Deadline October 31, 2018 @ 5pm (applications must be turned in at Martinsburg City Hall)
MPD Written & Physical Agility Test November 3, 2018 (Applicants will be notified of testing time and location once an application has been turned in.)
MPD is looking for men and women of integrity who have strong interpersonal and communication skills, problem solving abilities, a willingness to confront problems, the ability to make important decis...
Sure hope some good gals & guys sign on. They have to be dedicated ..... Seems like a dangerous/thankless job.
I'm sure this dept needs people who will uphold the oath they take to defend the constitution.
you definitely need better skills dealing with the public, your department is pathetic.
Instead of hiring you might want to do some retraining with current employees on public photography. Teach them its every citizen right to photo and video our police and public officials and threats towards citizens of arrest for doing such will not be tolerated. I hope you see to this in a timely matter before your officers violate another citizen rights for just practicing their first amendment rights!!!!
Is there a link to learn more about the benefits? Medical cost, retirement plans and rank/pay schedule?
Need to hire and get rid of the unlawful officer in this video
I’ve been listening to the scanner and you have your hands full with so much stuff going on! Prayers to all and stay safe
Been there, Done that, Miss it. Once a LEO always a LEO! It is the best and worst job you will ever have.
I hope some get in that does not tolerate the corruption going on with a lot of the cops in the area
I think the FBI and the Department of Justice should take a real close look at this department. Section 18 USC.242. Deprivation of rights under color of law. Government officials performing discretionary functions generally a shielded from liability for civil damages and so far as their conduct does not violate clearly establish statutory or constitutional rights of which a reasonable person would have known. Nevermind a law enforcement profesional. offices Scott Sheldon loss of implied immunity. 42 USC 1983.
Thinking about applying
Good liuck with this new batch , your current officers no way meet this standard "strong interpersonal and communication skills" LOL
When hired, will your officers be trained in the public’s right to film officers in the course of their duties or will they get training to threaten to arrest the public for filming? I hope your leadership team will start applying applicable law and case law ruled on upro the Supreme Court that the public has the right to film your officers.
I'm reading that your officer contacted the boss of the person who was trying to record your stop. I don't know if it is true or not, but if it is true, then your officer should be terminated. It is disgraceful that your department would find this acceptable. Please conduct an investigation into this accusation. I know, I know, we investigated ourselves and found that we can protect our officer by controlling the narrative and denying any wrongdoing. Do it right! Prove to the citizens that you respect our rights. Protect your good officers by holding this guy accountable. Do not delete my comments as they are now public record.
"men and women of integrity who have strong interpersonal and communication skills, problem solving abilities, a willingness to confront problems, the ability to make important decisions under pressure, and a desire to make a positive difference in our community." ?
Troy Stephenson Jr.
Why would anyone want to do a job like this where there is so much hatred and disrespect?
My cousin is a Berkely county sheriff I pray for her also MPD and everyone to be safe.police officer has alot to deal with.
The Martinsburg Police Department announced today the successful resolution of drug-related problems at four more buildings with the full cooperation of the property owners. The issues at 227 S. Illinois Street, 301 E. Burke Street, 212 Winchester Avenue, and 65 Porter Avenue have been successfully resolved after recent meetings between landlords and MPD leaders.
Chief Richards stated that, “These successes were all about teamwork and are great examples of the type of cooperation we need between property owners, police, and the community. The property owners did everything we asked to abate these problems and will work to prevent them from recurring in the future. They will be monitoring activity on their properties and conducting strict and thorough background checks on new tenants. MPD is committed to either locking up every drug dealer in Martinsburg or running them out of our town. We want to work with all landlords who choose to be part of the solution and help make Martinsburg a better place for decent families.”
MORE LANDLORDS TEAM UP WITH MPD TO SOLVE PROBLEMS The Martinsburg Police Department announced today the successful resolution of drug-related problems at four more buildings with the full cooperation ...
If only the county would adopt a similar ordinance. Great job, MPD!
Community policing is the best thing that has happened to Martinsburg
Way to go MPD. Shut em down. Stay safe
There will always be naysayers. But lots of work is being done behind the scenes to create stiffer laws for the drug dealers and users.
Way to go MPD thank you and Stay Safe and GO BLUE
NOW TRY CLOSING THE DRUG SHOP AT THE END OF JEREMY DRIVE HEDGESVILLE
Great job MPD! Catch them all!!
Great job MPD
Great job mpd
John Duke what's going down on Illinois.
Omg john orem will be crying the blues now!!!!
GREAT JOB MPD... KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
Bravo to the increased police presence at 212 Winchester Ave. Although I do hate to lose my real life Live PD I can watch from my upstairs front room. :). I am curious though, many of the crew that have been "evicted" are now living in a tent in the back your of 212 Winchester Ave. I used to walk the back alley (Osborne Drive) for exercise. No more, they seem to think I'm an ATM machine. Is there a way to close that "house" up too?
Awesome job MPD!! ❤️
Good good good!! Get the trash out of our town!
Good job, Blue. Keep at it.
Keep up the good work.
Great job keep up the great work
Awesome job thank you very much!!!
Keep up the great work!!!!
Awesome job girls & guys! It is so appreciated... Loving this...
Yesterday, Chief Richards received the following message from Ms. Jaclyn Knight expressing her appreciation for MPD and a particular officer who took the time to interact and make new friends with her son and other youngsters on Kentucky Avenue.
Dear Mr Richards,
"I just wanted to send you an email and to say what and awesome staff you have. The other day my son and his friends were out playing basketball on Kentucky Ave and one of your great officers stopped to play with them. When my son told me about it that evening you would have thought a celebrity had been on the court with them. I am not sure as to the officers name but I would like for you to please thank him for me and let him know what an awesome job he is doing. Thank you for all you do and we will continue to pray for you all."
Sincerely, Jaclyn Knight
That officer is Patrolman Aaron Miller, one of MPD’s newest. Aaron is already doing a great job and making a positive impact on our community.
Thank you Jaclyn, for your appreciation and support. It is our privilege to serve you and the City of Martinsburg! ... See MoreSee Less
That's my grandson dribbling the ball. He was a happy boy telling his story. He said while playing ball he did one of his slick moves and slid on the gravels lying in the road. At that time the officer was riding by and stopped to make sure he was ok. Then he started playing ball with them. His sister videoed them playing :). Thank you officer Miller! The boys hope to see you again I'm sure 🙂
CONGRATULATIONS Officer Miller and Thank you for your service Stay Safe and GO BLUE
Officer Miller is truly a great officer!
Way to go!
Praise God what a wonder young man to do this with the kids we need more officers like Aaron thank you guys for your services
Way to go mpd godbless great job
Great job Patrolman Miller and the rest of the MPD!
Way to go, keep that up and be safe !
Thank you Martinsburg Police Department! 👍🏼
That's awesome Aaron Miller! Robin Miller he is such a great young man.
Thank you MPD
Great job Aaron Miller!!
having moved to martinsburg from Baltimore I have to say that the police department here rocks. I have met several of the officers in down town where I live and its really a refreshing change to see the police interested in the community and citizens respecting the officers.
Patrolman Miller has been a great addition to MPD!
Way to go Aaron Miller, keep doing you!!
WAy to go Martinsburg city. Arron miller
Wonderful MPD & thanks Patrolman Miller..
Glad to see this
I remember when i was younger the police came through the neighborhood amd talked to all of us. Good and safe times
As we all know this community needs all the positive involvement as it can have our children see so much in this town that more actions and involvement with the children could make more successful actions from children as they grow up...positive actions get positive reaction....thank you officer Miller Martinsburg needs more officer like miller
community policing at it's best!
Thanks to the city police
Cops being human. AMAZING
Definition of a good cop
I saw the picture, but I didn't realize it was Aaron! No surprise!
City of Martinsburg in Search of Full Time Police Dispatcher II
The City of Martinsburg is accepting applications for the position of Full Time Police Dispatcher II. Various shifts may apply. 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 $31,916 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, October 5, 2018. EEO/AA
City of Martinsburg in Search of Full Time Police Dispatcher II The City of Martinsburg is accepting applications for the position of Full Time Police Dispatcher II. Various shifts may apply. High sch...
On September 20, 2018 at approximately 11:30 a.m., officers of the Martinsburg Police Department received notification of shots fired into a building on the 100 block of West Burke Street.
A witness provided an accurate description of the suspect, advising he was traveling on foot toward Maple Avenue.
Within two minutes of the original call, MPD Canine Handler Ryan Fritz and his partner Atlas located the suspect three blocks from the shooting, on North Church Street. The suspect, identified as Rodney Alexander Campbell, 50, was found to be in possession of a 9mm firearm that had bullets missing from its magazine.
Continued prayers for MPD. Thanks to all who serve our community and keep us safe!
Martinsburg. Time to get out.(not the place to bring up you kids)
great job men and women of MPD. I live on martin and church and when they came after this guy all hell broke loose. I had no idea of what was going on but seeing this many patrol cars I knew it was about to get real.
There are some crazy people in this town!
Bravo Zulu, Blue. Well done. Keep it up and stay safe.
Great job MPD.
Holy crap ppl are crazy this now up on the gerrardstown mountain a crazy woman shot and killed one of her kids injured another shes on tge loose up here and in Maryland another shooting.
Way to go MPD. Thank you officers for all you do to try and make our streets safe.
The Martinsburg Police Department announced today the continued dramatic results and positive impact of the City’s innovative Drug House Ordinance. First invoked in August, 2016, the ordinance has been utilized 35 times with significant results in drug enforcement, cleaning up city neighborhoods, improving the quality of life for decent families, and maximizing police resources.
In April, Chief Maury Richards reported that Police repeat calls-for-service at the problem “drug house” locations had been reduced by 91%. A six-month review of enforcement activity reveals that the rate of success has remained steady with a continued 89% reduction in service calls at locations where the ordinance has been utilized.
MPD’s review revealed that of the almost three dozen drug house locations a small number were the source of on-going problems with numerous repeat calls. Almost half of the original 289 calls involved just seven residences. 30 of the service calls were at 446 Faulkner Avenue, 26 calls at 800 W. King Street, 19 calls at 418 W. John Street, 19 calls at 235 Porter Avenue, 18 calls at 507 S. Raleigh Street, 17 calls at 527 B Addition Street, and 13 calls at 308 E. Burke Street. After invoking the ordinance, the 142 calls-for-service at these seven locations have been reduced to only seven—almost all non-criminal.
Now if we can just get Berkeley County to adopt this Ordinance
the exact reason I chose to move from Hedgesville to martinsburg. I am just amazed at how much of an impact the MPD has done with the drug issue in the down town area of the city. Thank every one of you men and women for the job and intrest in the city.
Thank you Martinsburg Police Department!!!! Love what you are doing for this city!
The police have a long way to go to clean up the town! Thank you MPD for what you have accomplished so far! Keep em guessing who will be next!
Job well done! Thank you for keeping our community safer for us and be safe out there.
Yes the county needs to start doing this because our once great neighborhoods are becoming drughoods since most of the dealers that lived in city limits moved out of city limits.
Awesome work MPD!!! Continue shutting all the drug houses down.
Need to start cracking down on the prostitutes they are starting to thin out but still are a problem in the area. Good job mpd for cleaning up the city now the county needs to adopt same ordinance so they can start shutting down the motels that are a big problem in the area
Keep up the great work!!🚔👮All the drug houses need too be gone.So Martinsburg can be a better town.
A departmental change has made a huge difference in the police apprehension rate. Great job guy 👍 keep up the great job
Good job MPD shutting down all the drug house.
How bout shutting down a house on south Kentucky ave that the whole neighborhood has called about
Great job MPD !!!
Great job MPD, keep it up!
Thank you MPD! 👏🏼❤️
Thank you MPD!
Thank you MPD!
they need to start on some of these motels city and county. good job on what you have done so far
Great work MPD!
You are doing an amazing job, MPD! Thank you!
Great job! Keep up the good work. I'm happy that these so called "owners of the property", I call them Slum Lords, are being held accountable!! You're not telling me they don't have a clue as to what's going on? They just play dumb, they know EXACTLY what's going on but as long as money is going in their pockets they don't care!! So, GREAT job MPD, throw the book at them!!
need to do this in the county
Stats the MPD can be proud of!! Great work
Come on Jefferson County we need this!!!
Sounds as though there may be some unintended consequences. Some well intentioned landlords may be caught in the crossfire.
For the most part, it appears to be a good thing.
Patrolman Daniel North has been selected as the Martinsburg Police Department’s Officer of the Month for September 2018.
An MPD veteran with 13 years of service, Danny has been temporarily detailed to MPD’s Downtown Unit for the past two months. A well-rounded and highly motivated officer, Patrolman North serves our Department in several capacities; as a member of MPD’s Special Response Team, a Bike Patrol Unit officer, Taser Instructor, and Department Armorer.