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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.
You can read the entire report at:
www.martinsburgpd.org/resources/ ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for all you do to keep our community safe!! 💙🖤💙🖤
Thank you ... thank you for keeping us all safe!Excellent work!,
Thanks for all you sacrifice and thanks to your families for the sacrifice as well.
Totally encouraging! Keep up the great work, and thank you MPD.
Your sacrafices and hard work are greatly appreciated day in and day out!!! Keep up the great work!! May God bless all of you and keep you safe 😊.
nice job blessed be, be safe
Thank you for your service ❤
Keep up the good work, Blue.
Great job MPD!!!
Great work you are doing keep it up MPD
Great work! Thanks for your service!
Great work from our MPD..such dedication..thank you all!
Thank you for your sacrifice and efforts in making Martinsburg a safe place!
Demographics is destiny.
Daburg PD don’t play .
Way to go guys. Nice Job
Ya, just the beating of teenagers... smh. Can’t believe those cops got their jobs back. Y’all can’t be trusted.
0 homicides, but I believe shootings are on the rise. Either way, great job.
COPS AND KIDS AT SOUTH MIDDLE SCHOOL
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
Ms Clark is an amazing person beautiful woman and outstanding teacher love her she’s the best
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 to everyone such a good story working with our youth!
Thanks, Principal Clark and the MPD and WVSP for helping us make it happen you guys rock!!!!!
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!!
Whoah, flash back to middle school basketball with Coach Washington... happy times
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.
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
Gosling Marsh needs it really bad.
Woodbury ave martinsburg really needs paving bad.
thnxz for the adviser
Officers of the Month
Patrolman Erin Gibbons and Patrolman Larry Meeks have been selected as the Martinsburg Police Department’s Officers of the Month for March 2019.
To read more, please visit:
www.martinsburgpd.org/officer-of-the-month/ ... See MoreSee Less
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.
Congratulations to you both, and thank you all for keeping our community safer!
Congratulations and thanks for your service!
A great read and well deserved award. Please tell your brother “ job well done” and BE SAFE!
Very proud of our police officers!
Congratulations Gibbons and Meeks! Thanks for helping keep us safe💕
Congratulations Patrolmen. You guy's are great.
Congratulations, and thank you very much for your service
Thank you, guys! Martinsburg PD takes great care of us residents.
Congratulations to you both!! Thank you for your dedication and service to our community 👍😊
Congratulations to you both, and thank you for your service!!!
Congratulations! Thank you both for your service.
Congratulations and thank you for your service to our Community.😊👍👨✈️👨✈️
Congratulations and thank you for your service besafe out there
Congratulations and thank you !!!
Congratulations and thank you !
Congratulations...so thankful for our City we have you both!
Kudo's and WTG, guys! Thanks for your awesome service! 👌👍😽
Congratulations to you both. Great job!!
Congratulations ... many thanks for your hard work.
Thank you and congratulations
Congratulation guys. Good job
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!!
Thank you for your service!
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.”
To read more please visit:
www.martinsburgpd.org/2019/02/mpd-shuts-down-w-king-street-drug-house-third-violation-for-d-c-lan... ... See MoreSee Less
Great job, MPD!!!
Great job MPD and Task Force! Thank you for your service!
Great job! Thank you!
Congratulations ...great job MCPD
Great work MPD & Task Force!!!!! Keep up the awesome work!!! Dont make it easy for these drug houses and dealers!!!! Enough is Enough!!
Great job to everyone involved !!!! Thank you for your hard work 🔥💪🏻
YES GOOD WORK MARTIMSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT. WHEN IS PAW PAW GOING TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE DRUGS UP HERE TALK BUT NO ACTION..HMMMM MAKES YOU WONDER
Great job mcpd...
I get busting people but I'm sure the landlord dont know they are drug dealers. Cant really blame the landlord for their tenants selling drugs.
Congratulations ... many thanks for all the hard work that goes into taking care of this problem! Greatly appreciated!
Why should the landlord be responsible for the tenant actions
Yayyy ♡ God bless the brave police officers
Wait, there wasn't enough drugs in apt 5. How is this dealing? Just curious. The place needs to be cleaned out
Need to be looking at s raleigh street all you see are drug heads walking the stteets
Ok so now what? Three strikes you're out? Apparently something isn't working with this landlord 🙁 I applaud the work of MPD!
People have lives we don't have the time to waste to drive from dc to babysit tenants they are adults make them responsible not land Lords this is a joke
How do they shut down an apartment? This isn't the first event at this location right next to a church and Vacation Bible School site. Thank you MCPD.
Takes 3 times???
Esther Quaglio Tami Medler
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
Congratulations an stay safe. Thank you for your service.
Welcome to the city of Martinsburg, prayers for your safety.
Congrats and stay safe..
congratulations thank you for your service and be save out there
Congratulations and will pray for safety
Congratulations! Be safe and wishing you Gods many blessings in your new careers!!!
Congratulations and welcome!!
Congratulations thank you for your service🎉👏🏼
Congratulations ... thank you for your service to our community. Praying for your safety!
Congratulations and thank you for your service! Stay safe out there!
Congratulations and be safe
Congratulations men. Thank you for joining our PD. God speed.
Congratulations!! And thank you!!🚓🚔
Congrats and welcome!! Stay safe
Congrats! Thank you for your service!
Congratulations! Welcome to the burg, and thank you for helping to keep us all safe!
Awesome BE SAFE!! 👮♀️ 🚔 🚨
Congratulations. Welcome. To all stay safe out there and thank you all for your service.
Congratulations so proud to have been apart of this at Council last night...
WELCOME WE SUPPORT YOU
Dalton Condo congratulations brother
Congratulations Ethan Anderson!
👮♂️👮♂️👮♂️. Thank you sirs. Be careful out there.
Officer of Month- February 2019
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.
To read more please visit: www.martinsburgpd.org/officer-of-the-month/ ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations Patrolman Crawford. God speed and thank you for your service to our beloved City.
Congratulations Patrolman Crawford! Thank you for your service!!
Congratulations and thank you for keeping our community safe.
Congratulations Officer Crawford. Thank you very much for your service
Congratulations! Thank you for your service! Keep up the excellent job you are doing!
Congratulations Crawford Family!
Congratulations! Thank you for your service.
Congrats Rod!! Thanks for your service 🙏🏻 for safety
thank you for all that you do please safe out there congratulations
Congratulations on a job well done! Your an amazing son that always strives for excellence. Love you!
Congratulations Thank you for all that you do for our community!!! We appreciate you!!
Thank you and congratulations
MPD Makes Arrest in Raleigh Street Homicide
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.
Great work MPD!!
Good Job MPD !
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! Glad he was caught.
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, Blue. Keep up the good work and stay safe.
Great job MPD!
Great job! Glad to hear all these serious crimes are being solved.
Well done MPD!
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. 🙄
WELL DONE, P.D.!
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. wjla.com/features/7-on-your-side/disturbing-audio-recording-made-inside-an-elementary-school-clas...
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.
To read more visit: www.martinsburgpd.org/2019/01/landlord-steps-up-works-with-mpd-to-shut-down-another-drug-house/ ... See MoreSee Less
Good Work!! Getm All!!! This how we keep streets clean and neighborhoods safe again!!!! God bless you all for your due diligence!!!!!!
Great job guys!!! Thank you, keeping each of our MPD Officers in prayer!
Great job, MPD & Landlord!!
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 🙏🏻
,what apts was it??
Shut them all down!!!
Way to go!! Thank you all for your vigilance.
Way to go! Good work!
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.
To read more go to: www.martinsburgpd.org/officer-of-the-month/ ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations Be safe.
Congratulations and thank you for your service!
Congratulations and thank you for your service
Congratulations! Thank you for you your service.
Congratulations! Thank you for your dedicated service.
He deserves it. Great guy. Congratulations Rod.
Congratulations, Patrolman Holloway!! Well done. Thanks for all that you do!
Yay!!! Officer Holloway, congratulations and well deserved 🌟
Congratulations Officer Holloway.
Missing 14 year old girl. Martinsburg. www.facebook.com/100001152505862/posts/1975174219197642/
Congratulations Thank you for your service and please keep up the good work! 🇱🇷👍
Outstanding!!!! MPD Rocks. Congratulations.
Congratulations Patrolman Holloway. Well done👍👌
Congrats Officer Holloway. You are working for a great Police Dept. stay safe and thanks for your service.😊👍
Awesome guy! Truly as asset to the community. Congratulations!
Congratulations to a fine upstanding young man, love ya
Congratulations. What a great officer.
Congratulations keep up the good work!
Congratulations & thank you for your service
Congratulations Officer Holloway...you are awsome!
CONGRATULATIONS STAY SAFE AND GO BLUE
Good kid. Congratulations!
Wonderful! We have a great police department!
Very sweet guy. Please stay safe
Congratulations we appreciate all the good work you do for our fine city.
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.
Read the full press release at: www.martinsburgpd.org/2019/01/mpd-kicks-off-new-year-by-shutting-down-three-more-drug-houses/ ... See MoreSee Less
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 👍
Great Police work! Thank you everyone.
Great work MPD and Task Force! Thank you for your service.
Great work Chief Richards & our MPD ...again thank you all...be safe.
Keep the pressure on the 300 block of S. Kentucky Avenue. Thank you for the work you have done on our block! Stay safe, God Bless!
Great job! Keep up the good work.
Great work !! Thank you all 👍🔥💪🏻
Great job! Thank you! Please keep up the good work.
I’m not sure the problem here. The landlord appears to be a productive citizen of society 🤷♀️🤦♀️🙄 Good Job MPD!
Awesome! Keep up the good work and get rid of all of them!
Great work officers and Atlas. The city is getting better ever day thanks to all of your diligent work and efforts to make Martinsburg a great city to live in.
I live in TN and I listen to the scanner for this area because of our daughter and son n law. Some of the calls y’all get just makes me wonder what is going on. Y’all do an amazing job protecting the people of the area. Stay safe and thank you 🙏🏼
Awesome job guys!!
Good to see Martinsburg city has a police chief with balls now. And a backbone. Keep up the good work in MPD, God bless you all
🤮Robin D. Crout Kark Kaylie Shipley
WTG MPD. Keep up the good work
Yahoo keep shutting them down.
Thank you MPD for all your officers do to make this town a better place for us.
Excellent work ... keep it up and clean it up!
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.
View the report from WDVM at: www.localdvm.com/news/west-virginia/third-graders-bring-homemade-ornaments-to-martinsburg-police-... ... See MoreSee Less
My daughter is in that picture! So proud!
Love being with the children & helping to decorate our Police Station Christmas Tree..🎄🎅
Nice . The children will remember this partnership.
Cute kids and great program!
Nice! Merry Christmas City Of Martinsburg all Department's thank you for all the Hard Work throughout the Entire Year 24/7....
That's really nice
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!
Awww that was really nice.
Amen and God bless you all
They are great people!!
Great idea !!!
This community has so many generous people, thanks to them and to the police department for this act of kindness.
Thank you for donating
You all are so welcome...
So cute. 😊
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 still wish we knew the truth. this was way to well planned out by these students. i’ve heard several stories from students. I never got notification from the school until my son was home and he was there during this and it hustvsaid suspicious activity.. I found out online what happened then the school sent out an email and didn’t even mention every weapon stated in the prior notice from the police statement. when you think of how well these kids planned this knowing the situation of these students it’s pretty scary to know how hush this situation is
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.
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.
April Denny Ruiz
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 !
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
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.
*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
Clyde Sylvester Patterson III
125 North Queen Street, Apt. 6, Mtsbg WV
Charges: Robbery, Malicious Wounding ... See MoreSee Less
How is this not attempted murder
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.
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.
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!
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
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!
A misdemeanor (robbery) and felony assault charge. That’s some bs right there. He has priors. Hope she recovers quickly. Great work apprehending so quickly MPD.
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?
Prayers. 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.. MPD go hard find who did this
Prayers for her and her family!
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.
To read more, visit:
www.martinsburgpd.org/officer-of-the-month/ ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to both officers for their great service to the community, and special honors to my “ little” brother Quenton, who makes all his family proud.
Congratulations and thank you!
Congratulations!! So proud of my brother Quenton Burner!
Congratulations Mike. Great work! Love you.
Thanks for the job you do !
Congrats and thanks for all you do for us. God bless.
Congrats to both officers. Great work guys, stay safe, and God Bless you both👍💜👮
Thank you for service
Congratulations guys. ✌🏻
CONGRATULATIONS to 2 of WV's finest STAY SAFE AND GO BLUE
Congratulations to you both! Stay safe officers!
Congratulations 👏🏼 Thank you for your service!!
Awesome Mike! Congratulations!
Congratulations, stay safe!
Congratulations! We greatly appreciate your service to our community. 🙏
Congrats to you both. And Ty for ur services
Congratulations great job you truly make a difference
Great job guys!
Congratulations, Mike 🙂
Kudos to both of you! Thank you sirs for your dedication and service to the community. Congratulations
Thank you for your service
Congrat. Went to the Correctional Academy with Quenton...Good man
Congratulations officers 👮♀️
Congrats to both of you.👍
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
What time does the parade end and parking restrictions lifted?
I thought they had canceled the parade? 🤔 I must have been seeing things over the weekend when I saw the post saying it was canceled.
Michelle Seidel Have you seen this? We are on the parade route and it says they are closing Martin Street at 5pm.
What time will the roads be opened?
JayAre Myers, we should go. 🙂
Can we get some extra help in front of MHS . THESE kids lives are in danger daily because of careless drivers passing on the right hand side.
David - parade route
Chris Watkins can we go??
Katelyn Duncan idk if you saw this yesterday or not!
Chris Clark Mills
So where are we meeting you with the girls?
Katie Bowie ???? R u guys going
Karissa Ann McBee Watch for traffic
Kolt Sandy Jennifer Boyd wanna go tomorrow night?!
Kacy are you going?
Quentin Edwards Austin Ennis
Heck now you tell me!! I can not make it
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
Please join us in honoring our Veterans
Faye Collins Warner
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.
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
CONGRATULATIONS that is wonderful and thank you all at MPD for your Service STAY SAFE AND GO BLUE
So proud of my city
Great Job!! Congratulations!!
Great job, gentlemen!
Beautifully done!!! Congratulations!
Wonderful! MPD gets better and better every day!
U.S. flag should be upright. Looking sharp though.
Congratulations MPD! Great job.
Have your staff been updated on the legality of video recording police stops in public by the public? Please let us know. Thanks.
That’s our Aaron❤️
They were awesome
They look great
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 Ptrlm Crawford for being a hero not only to little CJ but also to our community. God bless you.
God bless this family!!! Sending lots of Prayers 🙏🙏
I'm so happy to see there are officers that truly have a ❤️! Thank you, palm. Crawford and Mrs. Crawford!
Awww!! Thank you so much Jessica and Ptrlmn Crawford for being so caring and kind to my nephew!!! Thank you also for causing such a gorgeous smile on his face! Thank you to everyone that donated! Thank you to everyone for all the prayers and kind words!! #PtrlmnCrawfordisagoodcop
That was such a wonderful caring thing to do thank you so much and thank you for your Service Be Safe and GO BLUE
Thank you for your service and compassion for CJ. Great job!
What a wonderful and kind thing to do...God Bless you and your family...
Yes a true hero and thank God this little boy is recovering well
Kindness. MPD Rocks all the time !
An officer with a kind heart so wonderful we no you are not payed much but that's just so special
God bless you!
Thank you Palm. Crawford. You and your wife are wonderful examples of caring people. 💕
God bless you Palm. Crawford
What a very kind a compassionate thing to do! Thank you Mr and Mrs Crawford and others! ❤️
God Bless all!
Thank you for being so kind
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 so nice of him
That's amazing. Prayers for the little guy. My little girl always wants to come visit the cops, but I have to break her heart and tell her we just can't show up whenever😕
Fantastic! Wonderful job Ptlm. Crawford and Martinsburg PD!
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
You and your wife are angels
Way to go, Ptlm. Crawford and wife for your kindness.
👍 good community policing.
Thank you for all you do!
MPD is honored to be included as a recipient of the #Honor58 outreach program. Today, October 1st, marks the one year anniversary of the Las Vegas Rt 91 Harvest Music Festival shooting.
As a way of turning the tragedy into something positive, the group is organizing random acts of kindness across the country to honor the 58 victims.
This random act of kindness included baked goods and other treats in memory of local resident, Denise Burditus.
MPD thanks the friends and family spreading kindness around our community over the past hours in honoring the life and legacy of Denise ... See MoreSee Less
Cops, Kids, & Community
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!!
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!
This is awesome! Great job Aaron Miller !
Thank you Sir
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.
To Read the entire article visit: www.martinsburgpd.org/2018/09/suspect-arrested-after-firing-shots-on-burke-street/ ... See MoreSee Less
Way to go MPD. Thank you officers for all you do to try and make our streets safe.
Continued prayers for MPD. Thanks to all who serve our community and keep us safe!
Yay for our police force!
Great job MPD.. thanks!
Great job MPD.
Great job Martinsburg PD... Be safe!
Great job, stay safe please.
Great Job thank you and Stay Safe and GO BLUE
There are some crazy people in this town!
Martinsburg. Time to get out.(not the place to bring up you kids)
Bravo Zulu, Blue. Well done. Keep it up and stay safe.
This was right by my house
Great job godbless you all
Great response time!
Hannah team work 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
Good boy, Atlas!
Dawn Weetenkamp Steigerwald
Great job Ryan and Atlas!!!!
Great job !!
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.
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.
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.
Read More At: www.martinsburgpd.org/officer-of-the-month/ ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you Officer North for helping to keep our City safe! Thank you for your 13 years of service!!
Congratulations Officer North!
Congratulations Officer North!!
Congratulations Officer North
Congrats Officer North.
Thank you for your work, Officer North.
Thank you for your service. Stay safe.
Congratulations Patrolman North and Thank you for your Service SATY SAFE AND GO BLUE
Congratulations Officer North! Thank you for your time and services! God bless and keep you!
Congratulations Patrolman Daniel North!
Congratulations Patrolman North
Congratulations Patrolman North!
Congratulations Patrolman North!
Congratulations Patrolman North!
CONGRATS, Patrolman North!! Thank you for your exceptional service.
blessed be be safe
Congratulations Patrolman North! You make us all proud.
with today being "thank a law enforcement office day" I just want to say "THANK YOU" for everything you do every day!
Congratulations, stay safe
Congratulations, stay safe!!
His mother would be so proud ..
Thank you for your service sir and congratulations!
Way to go ! A well deserved honor!
See him all the time down town. Such a nice young man. Congratulations. Well deserved
Congratulations and thank you!
The Martinsburg Police Department would like to make motorists aware portions of Rothwell Avenue, Hess Avenue and Elizabeth Street are closed due to flooding. Please use caution when traveling in the rain and be aware of flooding that can quickly occur. ... See MoreSee Less
Michelle Milton is your road closed?
8 months ago
Martinsburg Police Welcomes Two New Officers!
The Martinsburg Police Department was pleased to introduce two of its newest police officers as they were officially sworn in at Thursday night’s Martinsburg City Council Meeting.
The officers , Ptl. Michael Roberts II and Ptl. Kevin Gayle were introduced to City Council and the audience by Deputy Chief George Swartwood.
“Ptl. Roberts and Ptl. Gayle are the newest members of the Martinsburg Police Department Team!”
Both officers are scheduled to start at the West Virginia State Police Academy Basic Officer class on August 27th 2018. ... See MoreSee Less
Congradulations to both of you. Thank you for your service.
Yes welcome...was such an honor to meet & have these two fine officers sworn in last night at City Council.
Keep safe guys
Congrats and welcome to our community
Officers, Welcome to Martinsburg! Now Go and Do Good Things. We need a lot of help in our city. I look forward to watching you be a part of the solution.
congratulations men, looking forward to seeing you on the streets in the city I hope . We all appreciate all of your help down town keeping the drug houses closed. Every little bit makes a huge difference.
Congratulations! Stay safe out there.
Awesome Michael proud of you. Stay strong and safe out there
Congratulations. Thank you in advance for helping to keep our community safe and drug free. It is an enormous task!
Welcome to Martinsburg! We're glad you are here and support you 100%!
Congratulations Michael Roberts
Kevin Gayle congratulations
Congratulations Michael your going to do great man
Congrats Michael.love you and am so proud of you!
Yay Michael Roberts!!!
Congratulations and good luck starting the academy tomorrow.
Welcome. We are 100% behind you guys.
Congratulations Michael Roberts. Maybe now you'll get bigger than me.
Congratulations and best wishes
Martinsburg Police Department added 12 new photos — at War Memorial Park.
8 months ago
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The Martinsburg Police Department will be hosting its third annual National Night Out Against
Crime at War Memorial Park in Martinsburg on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 6pm-8pm. Last year,
almost 600 neighbors came out for the fun-filled, police-community-family event.
Come hang out with members of the Martinsburg Police & Fire Departments for family fun with
food provided. The event will feature free swimming, free miniature golf, great music with a DJ, a “Bike
Rodeo” conducted by MPD Bike Patrol experts with bicycle safety education and bike helmet giveaway,
the MPD Canine Unit with Patrolman Ryan Fritz and police canine Atlas, emergency equipment vehicles, a
bounce house and informational booths provided by various organizations in the community.
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community
partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. It is
held annually on the first Tuesday of August and thousands of communities across the country
participate. This year the Martinsburg Police Department will be joined by the Martinsburg Fire
Department and local community organizations in hosting a “block party” at War Memorial Park as part
of the national campaign. Pool times are 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and miniature golf times are 6:30 p.m. to
We hope you’ll join us and spend some time getting to know members of the Martinsburg Police &
Fire Departments as we work together to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live! ... See MoreSee Less
The event is rain or shine. We will have what activities the weather permits.
Should be posted on MPD home website.
Due to the inclement weather and possibly the Berkeley County Youth Fair being held at the same time, attendance at the National Night Out Against Crime held on Tuesday, August 7 was quite low. This means we still have quite a bit of FREE school supplies left over. If you were not able to attend the National Night Out Against Crime event and your child is desperately in need of school supplies, please send a PRIVATE MESSAGE to our page with your child's name, the school they will be attending this school year and the grade they will be in. This will enable us to put together a bag of needed supplies for your child. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED! WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! 1ST THROUGH 5TH GRADE ONLY! PICKUP will be on Saturday, August 11 between 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the following address... Martinsburg SDA Church 2407 Delmar Orchard Road Martinsburg, WV 25403-1166 Ask for Melissa or Terry. If you requested a bag for your child and are not able to pick it up it will be given to the next child in need. No special deliveries will be made.
Next year they should invite the Stormtroopers of Garrison Corellia to help with the event.
What started off on a somber but positive note just turned to ANGER. Coming to work, I-81 North, Exit 13, WV...seeing a swastika flag hung. Prayers! CAN THIS PLEASE BE REMOVED!
Is this still going on? Pretty dark over here off Delmar Orchard.
Is this rain or shine?
Cherry Temple wanna go?
tell your dispatcher traci to buy me a sammich...lol
Day aganist those whom have a different life n view than they where given, unknown scares some while others have the skillset to find the truth of the matter and whos the real criminal
8 CHARGED IN SOLICITATION OF PROSTITUTION
On Thursday July 26th 2018 Detectives with the Martinsburg Police Department conducted a targeted enforcement of solicitation of prostitution in the City of Martinsburg. The area of Winchester Avenue was selected for the detail due to citizen complaints and identification of that area by officers as highly trafficked by known prostitutes.
Read more at www.martinsburgpd.org/2018/07/8-charged-in-solicitation-of-prostitution/ ... See MoreSee Less
Why do we even care? It doesn't effect us. Their immoral & disgusting prostituting doesn't infringe on my freedom whatsoever. Just make it legal and let the disgusting people be disgusting together. In the end, It's between them and God, not us. It is currently a waste of taxpayers money to even fight it.
Great job Martinsburg Police Dept!
Thank you MPD! Another great job.
Someone asked why the girls aren't being locked up. They are, of course, but this sort of sting takes on the problem from a different angle. Locking the girls up is correct and proper, but ultimately useless. These girls have nothing else. No matter how many times you lock them up most will be right back at it. Some may occasionally reach bottom and be ready for help, but most won't. They are so used to this life that they don't even know what hope looks like. Targeting the market is probably going to be far more effective. These guys have something to lose and others, reading these stories, are going to think twice now. This does reduce the problem and, maybe even more importantly, in making it harder to scrape by walking the street, more of these young women will be ready to surrender and ask for help. Someone else asked "Why do we care?" We care because the prostitution is just a symptom. I can see the reasoning in the "legalize and regulate" argument, but we're not talking about professional sex workers. We're talking about addicts, and homeless (or next to homeless) women who are clinging to the fringe of society. What they need is to get sober and get on a life of self sufficiency. We have programs in place to help with this, but these programs only work for people willing to commit to them. Ignoring what's going on downtown isn't freeing them; it's helping them stay in a form of self-imposed slavery.
Larry ... dob 1946....wishful thinking or A for effort...at that age should know how not to get caught 🙂
Only if they could catch drug dealers that's fast.
Awesome 👏 get them off the streets
Great Job. MPD
Great job MPD
Because there is no federal law barring prostitution. (There are numerous laws on human trafficking, but not prostitution, per se.) that leaves it up to the states.
Arrest the hookers
Great job drain the swamp
They must not read the journal. The article looks almost the same as one about a week or two ago.
so the ones paying for it are being charged....why not actually lock the girls up? guess it's ok for them to sell it just not ok for men to pay for it?
They were at a hoe down
I live in a section where it’s bad .. one morning I thought for sure this chic was wanting to come into my car in front of my house !! I so badly wish I could move I have a baby as well but I can’t afford moving costs ... it’s just getting worse here
Great job!!! Be safe out there
I love it when these guys are still wearing their work shirts with a company name on them LMAO
I don't understand how prostitution can be illegal in most States but legal in Neveda.
Sadly they'll be out ina week at it again
Way to go!
Great job! Keep up the good work!
I'm sure slap on the wrist and they will keep doing it
Keep up the wonderful work, shut down those stripe clubs as well!!! That’s where the problems in the burg are coming from❤️!!!
W0W AGAIN , WAS ICE NEEDED 0R KNOTT
Independent Bible Church expressed their gratitude towards MPD
Independent Bible Church (IBC) Pastor/Teacher Mark Johnson and Pastor Curt Lowry and a host of other staff from IBC gave Blessing and treated Officers and staff of the Martinsburg Police Department to a catered lunch from Chick-fil-A. It was to show their Law Enforcement Appreciation on Wednesday July 18th 2018 at 11:00 AM.
IBC expressed their thanks, gratitude and appreciation for all First Responders and specifically MPD officers and staff for the duties they perform each and every day!!!
Chief Maury Richards and Deputy Chief George B. Swartwood and a host of other officers thanked all of them for their kindness, Blessings and wonderful lunch! ... See MoreSee Less
They deserve it after all they do and sacrifice there lives to make sure our community is safe
That's wonderful IBC and their staff are a blessing!
Thank you for your constant service
IBC is awesome! Congratulations to MCPD and keep up the good work!
Wow....i went to Ibc when I was like 13 till 16... w2g guys
Task Force Arrests Baltimore Drug Dealers—MPD Shuts Down 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 214 W. Martin Street. The latest drug bust was the result of a successful long-term investigation conducted by the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force into illegal drug selling. On Thursday, July 19th, Task Force officers arrested two men from Baltimore with extensive criminal histories of drug, violence, and weapons violations.
Read more at: www.martinsburgpd.org/2018/07/task-force-arrests-baltimore-drug-dealers-mpd-shuts-down-martin-str... ... See MoreSee Less
Start taking the ownership of the owners houses - they will be more vigilant as to whom they rent to!! WTG MPD....Great Job!!!....
Great job..hope they bust everyone of those low lifes. I just hope they catch and execute the one responsible for my nephews death..better yet..give him an injection of his own medicine. Nope..I have no sympathy for any of them..
A big THANK YOU to our Martinsburg City Police.
Good job! Keep shutting them done....and Baltimore keep your drugs in you crappy city!
Thanks Martinsburg City Police!! Nice Job
Martinsburg police your the best.
Thank you Martinsburg..I live next door ni feel safer knowing that you guys are watching out for me
Our police dept is awesome!
they need a group that works in the county as well .theres a lot of activity going on in plain site in county locations. good job mpd.
I'm with you Peggy!! I appreciate our law enforcers!!
Awesome job y'all doing.. Keep Martinsburg clean and drug free
THANK YOU SO MUCH YOU ALL ARE DOING A GREAT JOB CLOSING DOWN THESE DRUG HOUSES AN DEALERS THANK YOU
Keep up the good work take them all down take all the heroin dealers lock them up and throw away the key
YES THANK YOU FOR GETTING THESE DRUG HOUSES KEEP IT UP !
Good job.Get all you can.Clean the trash off the steets and out of communities.
Isn’t the Baker guy the one that hit another one of his tenants and didn’t he run City council???
Bakers are thugs
Good Job... But why isn't their Names in it instead of where they're from? 🤔 Let me update this.. Why isn't Thier names IN THE POST!? LIKE THEY DO TO SOMEONE ELSE.
Its another Baker-owned property....imagine that.
I remember them in prayer.
Already feel better about this city.
I love " super heroes " stories. Who knew that we have them in our very own town. Thank you for all that you do. Stay safe . 👮👏
Great job officers.. all of us in the 400 block have noticed a difference in foot traffic since the drug house was shut down. every little bit helps and we all truly appreciate all of your efforts.
Good job we support you all the way, Thank you!
Thank you. Your efforts are why I still live in the city. You make a huge difference.