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.
would be nice for the high st underpass to be finished already....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
About fixing the one at Winchester Ave. And King Street. The settings on that one are all jacked up!!!!!!!!!!
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!
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
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
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...😑
Why would you do this during the busyest time of day??? And not over night??
Anybody want to have a parking lot party for when there’s an accident on 81? Lol
I feel like people would complain if their ice cream was cold... good lord...
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
Does certified officers wishing to join your team need to take Physical Agility test or just written
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
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?
Putting in two !!
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.
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
What do you do with kids who have never been thought morals?
I heard it while I was shopping at Lowes with my family. It's sad your not even safe anywhere. So scary
Have they been caught martinsburg police department. I live very close
I heard a lot of shots coming from Berkeley station Rd area, wondering if it was the same individuals.
This place is now like my home town. D.C.
They are two that are always in trouble. The police know who they are, where they live, and who they run around with.
Are the suspects apprehended?
So this explains all the phone calls I am getting telling me to lock my doors...and I am on the other end of town!!! Smh.
I heard it was Lowe’s.
I'm at work and I work outside and I didn't hear it.. I've been watching everywhere when I walk outside.
Juveniles with guns probably means parents with guns not keeping them properly locked up, parents should be held accountable if it's there gun.
Any updates on this?
It was At Toco Bell I think
This was by Arby's
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.
They know who they were
Did they get them yet
Robert N Holly Carter
Juveniles with guns need to be charged as adults. Teach their little thug butts that thug behavior gets bars for consequences
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.
Awesome job MPD!!! I realize jails are loaded with inmates but there has to be an alternative for these repeat offenders!!
Thank you, MPD!!!
THANK YOU MPD!
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!!!
Excellent work! Sure wish the county would follow your lead...
Great job MPD
Thank you. MPD you rock💚💚
Good job, MPD!
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.
Awesome keep up the great work! Thank you for your service!!
Nice job! Keep up the good work!
One of Duncan’s property to close to me is overgrown with weeds and has been mowed maybe 3 times this year.
Good for them
Great job city police know only county do same.
Take their property from them and sell it to someone who isn’t a slum lord!
Fighting the good fight, thank you!
Way to go city police
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??
If you are seeing repeat offenders then the laws need to be way stricter.
Way to go way to go 💪💪🙌🙌
Ginny Clark Borja Weren't we just talking about this yesterday? MPD takin' care of business.
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.
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.
Great job MPD!!
Great Job, Continue To do What you do....MPD
Great job MPD💚💚💚
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.
Thank you ... thank you! Great job!
Good job guys...keep it up
Great job. Keep it up.
Can't wait until they get the bunch over top of my parents apartment... I pray it's soon
Great job guys.
Keep up the awesome 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?
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.
Thank you for cleaning up our town!! Lots down, lots more to go! 💙🖤
Great job Martinsburg PD!
Thank you MPD!!
Keep it up ... you are all doing a fantastic job! Thank you MPD! 🙏💙
Great job MPD!!
Great job MPD & TF💚💚💚
Great Job MPD
I’m surprised that Orem doesn’t own these 😂
Excellent and commendable work. Thank you for the fine service of the department, your efforts are greatly appreciated.
Way to go, MPD!
Great work! Thank you!
Awesome job, keep it up!!!
Excellent work guys!!!! Keep it up!!!!!
Great job guys!
Good job! Weird thing is, all these drug houses are rentals!
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.
noooooo ! i was waiting all year long for that today
What the hell City of Martinsburg!! You said 930! Some of us Martinsburg tax paying citizens were on our way because YOU SAID 930. We missed a great portion of them because you didn't stick to the time you told us! My little one, who was super excited to see a great show was disappointed. Thanks for that. Please don't do thus to us next year. If you say "rescheduled to 930", stick to your time. We have to stick to the times you set for us to pay our taxes/bills, you should be respectful to us and do what you say too. Shameful!!
Ok thank you
Can you come to west John st and stop all the fireworks some of us have to get sleep for work
Any updates for tonight or are they cancelled again?
Come out to north end. Plenty going on out here.
Where do they set off the fireworks at? New to the area.
What if it rains tomorrow night? Do the kids not get to see fireworks if tomorrow doesn't work? Cause it's suppose to rain I think
They are going just fine on Rosemont.
Plenty going off on Woodbury ave. If you want to see them
There were plenty of people setting off fireworks near Circle Drive.
This was a lie they tell you 9:30 but they started at 9:00 what a waste of gas trying to find a place to watch them..🤬🤬
The City of Martinsburg will sponsor fireworks on Thursday, July 4th, 2019 at 9:30pm. The fireworks will be set off on Townsend’s Farm between I-81 and North Tennessee Avenue in the area of Professional Court, the same location as the past several years.
War Memorial Park will close at 8:30 pm and visitors will not be permitted after that time. All park functions and services will operate on a normal schedule and no special events are planned. Firework viewing is prohibited in the park.
Parking along the Raleigh Street Extension and Interstate 81, including the entrance and exit ramps, is strictly prohibited. Officers will patrol those areas to enforce the no parking restrictions.
Spectators viewing the fireworks in the area of Tavern Road and Tennessee Avenue should be aware of changes to traffic patterns at the conclusion. All traffic in these areas will either be directed to Old Mill Road/Tennessee Avenue or directly to I-81 on Tavern Road depending on viewing location.
The Martinsburg Police Department wishes everyone a safe and happy 4th of July. ... See MoreSee Less
It would be helpful if permitted parking/viewing areas would be shared.
Waste of money. We can’t even see them. Why even have them then? I wrote this before in other places. I wish the city and county would team together and have something either at the Fair Grounds or perhaps even Poor House Park. Plenty of space at both places for parking and also room especially the fair grounds for live music, food ect.
The gates to the parking lots are still there at war memorial park
What about the fairgrounds? Just a suggestion
Are the fireworks still going on this evening?
Are there any updates on fireworks yet?
we was there when the shooting took place it was bad
Following for cancellation notice.
Yeah... I’ll be busy watching stranger things 3 😆
Fireworks still on?
Martinsburg Police Department will fireworks be posted
Angela Mohr not sure if you knew about these or not
Daniel L Swope Jr.
Elisha Lee Temple
One question why did they take the fence down around the park it’s going to be hard to keep people out if you can’t secure the property
CITY OF MARTINSBURG FULL TIME POLICE DISPATCHER SUPERVISOR
The City of Martinsburg is accepting applications for the position of Full Time Police Dispatcher Supervisor. 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. Additional specialized training is desirable.
The successful applicant will be responsible for all clerical, administrative and technical dispatch duties, including but not limited to, receiving and dispatching routine and emergency information; all pertinent record keeping and assisting in the administration of standard operating policies and procedures of the Dispatch Center. This position functions as the supervisor of the Dispatch Center/Dispatch Center staff. Supervisory experience preferred; successful applicant must be a strong leader. Candidates 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 required dispatch certification or be able to obtain required dispatch certification within 90 days of employment.
Starting wage is $39,626 dependent on qualifications 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, July 5, 2019. EEO/AA. ... See MoreSee Less
On Saturday, June 29, 2019, the Miss West Virginia Pageant Parade will be held in downtown Martinsburg at 11am. For this event, the below listed streets will be closed at 10am and will remain closed until the event’s conclusion at approximately 1pm. Please use alternative routes during this time period if you are traveling in the listed areas.
During this event, parking will be prohibited as noted below after 9am. 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 parade route is below.
The following streets will be closed to traffic and parking will be prohibited: 200 block of North Queen Street 100 block of North Queen Street 100 block of South Queen Street 200 block of South Queen Street 100 block of West King Street 100 block of East King Street 100 block of West Burke Street 100 block of East Burke Street 100 block of West Martin Street 100 block of East Martin Street ... See MoreSee Less
MPD “Operation Spring Cleaning” Shuts Down West Martin Street Drug House
The Martinsburg Police Department announced today the initiation of another case under the city’s “Drug House Ordinance” for the rental property at 208 W. Martin Street following an intensive drug investigation, search warrant, and arrest for Heroin Distribution from the residence. The latest success is part of “Operation Spring Cleaning”, MPD’s on-going, aggressive, street-level drug enforcement initiative. Chief Maury Richards has appeared before Martinsburg Chief Magistrate Ella Buckner to obtain an Order of Abatement to address the illegal drug activity.
Great job. Wish it could be done with some of the motels and their owners
Yeah! Thank you! Great Job!
Great job, MPD! 👍👍👍
Great job MPD
Bravo Zulu to city pd for all the busts. But it proves we have quite an epidemic on our hands with these drug houses and a huge drug problem not only in the city but what's in the county we here very little about? City pd officer told me that for every 1 house they shut down, 5 to 10 more open. But they are making a difference no doubt.
Good work guys!
Great job! Thank you
Awesome! Keep up the great job ladies and gentlemen! Thanks for what you do!
It does say the police, Baker, homelessness coalition and city will meet. Well his brother is council member and I think his dad was too. So I'm sure no punishment
Yay! Way to go
Great job thank you
Owner is Chris Baker. Isn’t that the recently deceased city council member’s (Mark Baker) son??
Now can we get the state an sheiff Dept do they job
What happens now. Isn't this a Baker who is on the Town council. Hasn't he had more then one shut down. So seems nothing happens to landlords. Like Orem.
WE NEED THE OLD MARTINSBURG BACK
When it’s been 3 of the same landlord’s houses it’s very probable that he’s involved....... shocking 🙄
Does anyone know what happens to these houses once they are shut down? Who cleans them up and do they sell them?
I think the Martinsburg PD for its continued efforts on the incessant drug problem that plagues this town. My husband and I are moving into a new home on W King St and were impressed by the installation of a light that looks like a Victorian lamp post. We were also told of cameras in the alley way behind us. Thank you for the proactive movements.
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
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 🙄
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 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.
Well, tell that to the people on my street.
Unfortunately, when calling about fireworks in one location there may be calls that take precedence elsewhere.
Remember when the British tried to come up with bull crap ordinances and fines? Led to America and Americans celebrating Independence Day! 😄
Our tax dollars at work. Hate to see someone get fined for sparklers. Gotta take the fun out of everything.
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.
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
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!!!
Started a week ago off High Street. Will last through the end of September. 🙄🙄🙄
Can't wait to see all of the civil disobedience, again, this year! It's Independence Day!
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
How fines were actually collected last year? Stop giving ppl "warnings" and enforce this.
Jus in city limits? What is the for rest of county?
They’re just fireworks, not that big a deal. Someone’s always looking for something to complain about.
Fireworks scare my dogs to death!! So thanks to all of you who think it's no big deal
You can't be a west Virginia resident and purchase mortars
Yeah let's worry about fireworks with the drug problem in DA BURG.
I agree not till the 4th should they be set off
It's all fun and games until someone's roof catches fire!!!! OR until you blow your hand off!!!
I accept that challenge.
Land of the "free" lol
some of yall are real FUDDY DUDS.... ugh...LET FREEDOM RING...
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
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.
Thank you for sharing.
Have an assigned parking space at the PD for transactions.
Meet in the police department parking lot. Anywhere I go, I’m armed.
Hagerstown police department has a spot located right in there parking lot just for fb yard sale and other meets for selling items
MPD Rocks. Thanks
Perfectly said. Thank you.
Thank you for caring for our safety and community. I appreciate your service .
Martinsburg PD is garbage, making cases against people just so they can fine them.
It not like it use to be, sad
Brian Kuhn- Be careful out there, Brother.
DON'T give money to anyone posing as a panhandler. 99.9% of them are scam artists. You make yourself a target of crime!
Sheri Deter Davis
Pamela Heironimus Burleson
Tina Brosmer Sabol
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”.
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!
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.
Is this open to homeschooled children or just public school?
Glad you are leaving out the other middle schools in the county
Is there a cost for this?
Thanks Marybeth Cole
My daughter did it years ago and went to Musselman Middle.
Why is this only for certain schools? My daughter would like to do this but she is in Mountain Ridge Middle.
This is good. Hopefully it will improve community relations! I believe the State Police did something like this
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
Ms Clark is an amazing person beautiful woman and outstanding teacher love her she’s the best
Martinsburg Police Department MPD, 👍love what you guys have done and continue to do to promote and foster fellowship and Cohesion in the community
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.
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!!!!!
Love.....Charity J Butts, that's Shon isn't it?
Whoah, flash back to middle school basketball with Coach Washington... happy times
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!
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...
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...
They should really had left the landlord name out of it ...for safety reasons!!
Martinsburg police love telling on snitches
Well done Martinsburg Police department. Sadly, until the punishment is more severe. Drug houses will always be a problem
Nice now Tear the house down
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
That’s real good...put the landlord out there to dry now.
Good .. run them all out ..
Not so bright publicizing the Landlord's name😡 especially under these circumstances!
But move into county
I've seen this name before with happening. I'm thinking slum Lord
Great now lets move outside the city n clean up! Start w falling waters
Why would they put that the landlord had anything to do with it ?!
Thank you Jesus
Another families child will not OD today!
Great job! To both the landlord and LE.
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.
Congratulations to you both, and thank you all for keeping our community safer!
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 ... many thanks for your hard work.
Thank you for your service!
Congratulations and thank you !!!
Congratulations and thanks for your service!
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.
Thank you men for your service to our community
Gray job fellas! Congratulations!!
Congratulations Gibbons and Meeks! Thanks for helping keep us safe💕
Congratulations Patrolman Erin Patrick Gibbons & welcome Patrolman Meeks...Martinsburg is so lucky to have you both...
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! Glad to hear all these serious crimes are being solved.
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.
Great job MPD!
Good job, Blue. Keep up the good work and stay safe.
Great job! MPD. Keep up the good work of ridding Martinsburg of this crime/drug behavior.
WELL DONE, P.D.!
The shooting took place FEBRUARY 3RD.
NOT February 7th, as stated above.
The arrest took place February 7th, as stated above.
Great work MPD!!
Well done MPD!
Good Job MPD !
Yeah, looks like I am heading to the Mugshots Facebook page since the writer could not be bothered to include a picture. 🙄
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...."
Good job mpd
Glad he was caught but this is scary! Did he know the house or person?