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OFFICER OF THE MONTH

Patrolman First Class Mike Jones has been selected as the Martinsburg Police Department’s Officer of the Month for June 2019.

Read more at:
www.martinsburgpd.org/officer-of-the-month/
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OFFICER OF THE MONTH

Patrolman First Class Mike Jones has been selected as the Martinsburg Police Department’s Officer of the Month for June 2019.  

Read more at:
http://www.martinsburgpd.org/officer-of-the-month/

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He should be the officer of the month every month! He does so much for the community!!

Congratulations Officer Jones Thank you for being Kind to so many

Congratulations Officer Jones! Thank you for all you do.

Congratulations. Thank you for your service.

Congratulations Officer Jones thank you for your service.

Congratulations and thanks for your service!

Congratulations Officer Jones

Congrats Officer Jones! Thank you for your service.

Patrolman First Class Mike Jones. Thank you so very much for your service

Congratulations🎉🎈 Thanks for your service

Congratulations Officer Jones!

Congratulations Patrolman First Class Jones! Thank you for your service.

What a goober. Love ya brotha. Congrats

Congratulations Jones!

Congratulations

Congratulations

Congrats

Mike way to go ! congrats

Congratulations

Congratulations

Congratulations Jones!

Congratulations officer Jones

Congratulations!!

Congratulations and thank you !

Congratulations

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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

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.

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
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On Saturday, June 8, 2019, the Buckys 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

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What if people live in that area would they be able to get out?

Leigha Adkins-Walls Jesi S. Knipe Alex Gremour Denise Berry Dawn Novak

Lauren Hovermale

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
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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)  Dont meet alone, take someone with you.
3)  Dont give out personal information
4)  Trust your instincts

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Tina Brosmer Sabol

Thank you for caring for our safety and community. I appreciate your service .

Thank you for sharing.

May 13th we met the guy to sell our iPhone - and he had it in his hand and ran with it. Report filed with Berkeley co sheriffs department The guys Facebook is Marty mar (marmar) and his wife or gf is Taee Marie (Tasia). I would not meet these two anywhere for anything, meeting in public does not matter to this guy, we met him with my husband who is 6’2”.

Sheri Deter Davis

Alexis Crosen

Linda Sandridge

Allison Mosher

Hagerstown police department has a spot located right in there parking lot just for fb yard sale and other meets for selling items

Perfectly said. Thank you.

Best thing to do is to meet somewhere very public. Sheetz or the police parking lot. Where there is a lot of people and cameras. I also let my buyers know ahead of time that i do carry and have a CCW. Just to keep everything on the up and up.

It not like it use to be, sad

Have an assigned parking space at the PD for transactions.

Halle Jenkins

Kandy Brown

Pamela Heironimus Burleson

Joshua Morrison

MPD Rocks. Thanks

So true.

Meet in the police department parking lot. Anywhere I go, I’m armed.

Brian Kuhn- Be careful out there, Brother.

Just throw em off the 81 bridge...

DON'T give money to anyone posing as a panhandler. 99.9% of them are scam artists. You make yourself a target of crime!

Martinsburg PD is garbage, making cases against people just so they can fine them.

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FULL TIME POLICE DISPATCHER II WANTED:

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.
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Destini Strickland-Cole Douglas Cole

That is a dream job. Ashamed the pay so little for such a responsibility.

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Thanks for the heads up. But don’t think a 60 percent pay cut would help my bills. Lol.

Rhiannon Heartley

Mary Sugg

Misti Brooke Kidwell

Melissa Little

Ashlyn Norton

Dylan Baxter

Lauren McCune

Andrew Rightnour Catie Harrison

Mechelle Reed

Austin Lang

A lot of McDonald's employees will be applying.

What days? Rotating?

lol martinsburg police trash chasing people for stupid fines

I can do it.. As long as there is no drug test.. And get wxtra breaks now and then..

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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

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God bless our Martinsburg First Responders

Amanda Butts

Ashley Taylor

Is this open to homeschool students?

I think it just changed over because a few weeks ago we noticed it was closed

Can the weather channel please show me tons of days on the weather forecast.

Brent Terwilliger you should do this. Michele Terwilliger

I would some more information please

How do we know if out child got a spot?

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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

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

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Go Patrol Wilson. 😘

Godbless you

Thanks for sharing this! As the Activities Leader for the Children's Garden, please know that all officer's are welcome during our hours of operation. Official FB name is Gateway Children's Garden.

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.

Read the full press release at:
www.martinsburgpd.org/2019/05/city-cops-vs-state-troopers-in-battle-of-the-badges-basketball-game/
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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.   

Read the full press release at:
http://www.martinsburgpd.org/2019/05/city-cops-vs-state-troopers-in-battle-of-the-badges-basketball-game/

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Mpd all the way

Will be great... see you all there..come on MPD..

Michael Roberts are you doing this?

Pfc. Fritz and K-9 Atlas were glad to meet with the students of Tuscarora Elementary School as part of career day. The students learned how MPD's K-9 team work on a daily basis. ... See MoreSee Less

Pfc. Fritz and K-9 Atlas were glad to meet with the students of Tuscarora Elementary School as part of career day.  The students learned how MPDs K-9 team work on a daily basis.Image attachment

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Who is the contact for your community outreach program? I would love to schedule a time this summer for the Gateway Children's Garden to host these 2 officers.

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.
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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.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Thank you to the bicycle officer who escorted the Martinsburg High 10th grade history students for their walking field trip on Wednesday.

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

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.

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Raleigh street through to Rock Cliff dr is already backed up Today both ways were issues

Thanks for the heads up 😊

Chris Karr lovely

You should take up knitting or something to occupy your time dear. That and lay off the Moonshine before lunch.

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.

To view this informative three-part interview, visit:
www.localdvm.com/issues-and-insiders
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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.  

To view this informative three-part interview, visit:   
https://www.localdvm.com/issues-and-insiders

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WOW that is Wonderful and I think the "Junior Police Academy" is a AWESOME addition, thank you and STAY SAFE AND GO BLUE

Great job!! Keep up the wonderful work you're all doing!!!

wood job!

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.
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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.

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Thanks for sharing!

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.

Out by the old ice plant.

Kristi Jones

Erica Helmick Waugh

Thanks for the update and information!!

Ashley Dearing

Bruce Jefferson

I have a pic but it won't let me post it

Where is this located

Roger Butts

Alexa Cain

Staci Hurst

Chris

John Neace

Ed Harrison

Joshua Henry don’t you live near Molar Ave?

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Officer Of The Month

Patrolman Joel Larson has been selected as the Martinsburg Police Department’s Officer of the Month for May 2019.

Read more at: www.martinsburgpd.org/officer-of-the-month/
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Officer Of The Month

Patrolman Joel Larson has been selected as the Martinsburg Police Department’s Officer of the Month for May 2019.

Read more at: http://www.martinsburgpd.org/officer-of-the-month/

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Congratulations Officer Larson. Well deserved recognition! May the Lord protect you, your family and your fellow officers 👮‍♀️

Thank you for your service.

Officer Joel Larson. This is so awesome! Congratulations!!

Congratulations Patrolman Larson, thank you for your service!

Congratulations Thank you for your service to our community.

CONGRATULATIONS Patrolman Larson and THANK YOU for your Service STAY SAFE AND GO BLUE

So happy for all of you! He always was a wonderful young man! It’s great he’s finally getting recognition...

Thank you Officer Larson and congratulations!

Amazing. God bless and and always protect him!

Thank you all for your service. Congrats

Congratulations and thanks for your service!

Thanks for your service

Congratulations. God bless

Congratulations stay safe

That’s fantastic and well deserved.

Congratulations, Joel! The city of Martinsburg is a better, safer place to live because of the work you and your fellow officers are doing.

Congratulations brother!

Congratulations brother!

Congratulations great work!

Congratulations! Keep up the great work you do for our community!

Congratulations! Very impressive!

Congratulations! 🚔💙

Congratulations Joel, thanks for your service

Well done! Thank you for your service to our community.

Thank you City of Martinsburg Police and Officer Larson

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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.
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So proud of our MPD!!!! 💙💙💙💙

Great Job MPD keep up the great work.

Looking good!

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

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 Martinsburgs 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

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Keisha Davenport

Oh my gracious

Ragan Hite

What about impact on House and Garden Tour?

James Miller

JayAre Myers

Where is the start and end of the race? I use Raleigh street many many times during the weekend.

Dan

Brenda Kish Nancy Kay Frankenberry Meyers

Sarah Knapp 🙄

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MPD Announces New Junior Police Academy

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.

For more information, visit our website at:
www.martinsburgpd.org/2019/04/mpd-announces-new-junior-police-academy/
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MPD Announces New Junior Police Academy

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.   

For more information, visit our website at:
http://www.martinsburgpd.org/2019/04/mpd-announces-new-junior-police-academy/

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Conggratulations! Check out Crusaders Supply & Service Company to help outfit these new recruits!

This is good. Hopefully it will improve community relations! I believe the State Police did something like this

My daughter did it years ago and went to Musselman Middle.

FYI- OVI, Eagle, North, and South are the only intermediate and middle schools that kids who live in city limits attend (unless they go out of district). That is why it is these schools. Martinsburg police department has city jurisdiction. They do not patrol the county.

Why is this only for certain schools? My daughter would like to do this but she is in Mountain Ridge Middle.

Thanks Marybeth Cole

Is there a cost for this?

Glad you are leaving out the other middle schools in the county

Jennifer Hite

Is this open to homeschooled children or just public school?

Wonderful, let's fill to standing room only

Gia Leguizamon

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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/
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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: 
http://www.martinsburgpd.org/resources/

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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.

nice job blessed be, be safe

Thank you for your service ❤

great work ladies and gentlemen and 3 high fives for volunteers like Garcia and family at the thanksgiving event

Totally encouraging! Keep up the great work, and thank you MPD.

Great job 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 😊.

Great work! Thanks for your service!

Great work from our MPD..such dedication..thank you all!

Keep up the good work, Blue.

Great work you are doing keep it up MPD

Thank you for your sacrifice and efforts in making Martinsburg a safe place!

0 homicides, but I believe shootings are on the rise. Either way, great job.

Congratulations.

Demographics is destiny.

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.

Daburg PD don’t play .

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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!
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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 Churchs 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 Saturdays 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!

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Martinsburg Police Department MPD, 👍love what you guys have done and continue to do to promote and foster fellowship and Cohesion in the community

Love.....Charity J Butts, that's Shon isn't it?

I love mrs Clark . She stayed with my daughter when she missed the bus in middle school, they were the only two people left at the school... she even offered to drive her home! (Of course I still picked her up lol). She is a wonderful lady.

Such an amazing way to come together!!! Would love to see all schools (North Middle) have a day that the police could do something fun with the students like this!!

Thanks to everyone such a good story working with our youth!

Thank you Martinsburg Police Department for showing up and making a difference at South Middle School! Thank you for making a difference every single day!

Thanks, Principal Clark and the MPD and WVSP for helping us make it happen you guys rock!!!!!

Whoah, flash back to middle school basketball with Coach Washington... happy times

Ms Clark is an amazing person beautiful woman and outstanding teacher love her she’s the best

Victoria Knipple

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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.
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Gosling Marsh needs it really bad.

Woodbury ave martinsburg really needs paving bad.

pretty)

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.

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www.martinsburgpd.org/officer-of-the-month/
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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:  
http://www.martinsburgpd.org/officer-of-the-month/

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And congratulations to Patrolman Gibbons for the excellent training and mentoring he provides to Patrolman Meeks. I’m sure Meeks will be a far better officer having spent his first months out of the academy leaning from a seasoned and well respected police officer with nearly twenty years of experience like Patrolman Gibbons.

Very proud of our police officers!

Congratulations to you both, and thank you all for keeping our community safer!

Thank you for your service!

I know Gibbons is a great asset to our area! He helped me out in my neighborhood one time when I had an issue ! He was at my home talking to me and handled the situation in a timely manner!!

congrats and stay safe

Congratulations Patrolmen. You guy's are great.

A great read and well deserved award. Please tell your brother “ job well done” and BE SAFE!

Thank you men for your service to our community

Thank you, guys! Martinsburg PD takes great care of us residents.

Congratulations to both officers. They represent the high caliber achieved by the men and women who serve the people of Martinsburg. Well done!

Congratulations and thanks for your service!

Thank you for your service guys!!

Congratulations gentlemen

Congratulations Gibbons and Meeks! Thanks for helping keep us safe💕

Congratulations! Thank you both for your service.

Congratulations and thank you for your service to our Community.😊👍👨‍✈️👨‍✈️

Congratulations to you both!! Thank you for your dedication and service to our community 👍😊

Gray job fellas! Congratulations!!

Thank you for your service

Congratulations to you both, and thank you for your service!!!

Congratulations Patrolman Erin Patrick Gibbons & welcome Patrolman Meeks...Martinsburg is so lucky to have you both...

Congratulations, and thank you very much for your service

Congratulations Erin Patrick Gibbons! He's one of kind. He treats people with respect and is so passionate about what he does. Thanks for trying to keep our streets safe. Teresa Gibbons, you're one lucky lady. 😍😍

Congratulations and thank you for your service besafe out there

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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...
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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:
http://www.martinsburgpd.org/2019/02/mpd-shuts-down-w-king-street-drug-house-third-violation-for-d-c-landlord/

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Great job, MPD!!!

Now they need to condemn the property and force the owner to tear it down

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

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.

Great work MPD & Task Force!!!!! Keep up the awesome work!!! Dont make it easy for these drug houses and dealers!!!! Enough is Enough!!

So, since it’s been busted so many time, will the owner now finally lose the property and the tenets be evicted? Cuz they’re just going to keep doing it.

If it's the 3rd time for that property? At what time does the landlord become liable, and in what way? I would think forfeiture, but criminal? Maybe, conspiracy? Thoughts?

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

Great job MPD and Task Force! Thank you for your service!

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.

Great job to everyone involved !!!! Thank you for your hard work 🔥💪🏻

Lily Donlon

Takes 3 times???

Congratulations ... many thanks for all the hard work that goes into taking care of this problem! Greatly appreciated!

Great Job

woo hoo

Great job! Thank you!

Thank you!

Congratulations ...great job MCPD

Awesome job

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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

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!

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Welcome to the city of Martinsburg, prayers for your safety.

Congratulations an stay safe. Thank you for your service.

Congrats and stay safe..

congratulations thank you for your service and be save out there

Congratulations and will pray for safety

Dalton Condo congratulations brother

Congratulations Ethan Anderson!

WELCOME WE SUPPORT YOU

Congratulations and be safe

Congratulations men. Thank you for joining our PD. God speed.

Congratulations! Welcome to the burg, and thank you for helping to keep us all safe!

Congratulations and thank you for your service! Stay safe out there!

Congratulations. Welcome. To all stay safe out there and thank you all for your service.

Congratulations ... thank you for your service to our community. Praying for your safety!

Congrats! Thank you for your service!

Congratulations and welcome!!

Congrats! Be safe.

👮‍♂️👮‍♂️👮‍♂️. Thank you sirs. Be careful out there.

Congratulations thank you for your service🎉👏🏼

Congratulations

😅

Congrats and welcome!! Stay safe

Congratulations! Be safe and wishing you Gods many blessings in your new careers!!!

Congratulations!! And thank you!!🚓🚔

Awesome BE SAFE!! 👮‍♀️ 🚔 🚨

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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/
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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:  http://www.martinsburgpd.org/officer-of-the-month/

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Officer McDreamy

Do you let all your teachers mentally abuse special Ed children in your town? Just read the news you guys are disgusting

Congratulations rodney!

Congratulations Officer Crawford. Thank you very much for your service

Congratulations Patrolman Crawford. God speed and thank you for your service to our beloved City.

Congratulations Crawford Family!

Congratulations Rodney

Congratulations Patrolman Crawford! Thank you for your service!!

Congratulations and thank you for keeping our community safe.

Congrats Rod!! Thanks for your service 🙏🏻 for safety

Congratulations! Thank you for your service.

Congratulations Crawford!

Thank you for your service

thank you for all that you do please safe out there congratulations

Congratulations

Congratulations

Congratulations! Thank you for your service! Keep up the excellent job you are doing!

Congratulations!!

Congratulations

Congratulations

Congratulations

Congrats

Congratulations

Congratulations

Well Done! congratulations!!!!!!

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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.
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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.

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Great job! MPD. Keep up the good work of ridding Martinsburg of this crime/drug behavior.

I'm sorry, but how is it that these three PSYCHOPATHS committed "no crime" when what is described here is literal *torture*?! This wouldn't even be okay if they were neurotypical but especially because they were special needs, likely due to being on the spectrum and particularly vulnerable because of communication barriers/being nonverbal. I have an autistic child (thankfully not at THAT school) and what they did was absolutely criminal. Surely you can find something to stick them with and then put their names and faces everywhere to spread their shame. They shouldn't be sitting at home on PAID leave and seeing no charges whatsoever. That's ridiculous and I don't accept that that can't be *legally* held accountable. Smfh. wjla.com/features/7-on-your-side/disturbing-audio-recording-made-inside-an-elementary-school-clas...

Good Job MPD !

The shooting took place FEBRUARY 3RD. NOT February 7th, as stated above. The arrest took place February 7th, as stated above.

Glad he was caught but this is scary! Did he know the house or person?

Good job mpd

WDVM news is covering this story and providing a photo of the guy. Law enforcement tends to publicize the suspects info so as to help the prosecutor and investigators to build a case and establish timelines from information gathered from people that see the photo and go "Yeah, let me tell you about this guy...." Same with defense wanting to hear the "Saw his pic. Couldn't have been him. At time of crime, saw him at the bar, store, a town 3 over...."

Great job! Glad to hear all these serious crimes are being solved.

Great job MPD!

Good job MPD! Glad he was caught.

Well done MPD!

Great work MPD!!

Good job, Blue. Keep up the good work and stay safe.

Glad he was caught.

Annie Barrett

Yeah, looks like I am heading to the Mugshots Facebook page since the writer could not be bothered to include a picture. 🙄

Patricia Allen

WELL DONE, P.D.!

Nice work!

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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/
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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:  http://www.martinsburgpd.org/2019/01/landlord-steps-up-works-with-mpd-to-shut-down-another-drug-house/

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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 🙏🏻

Great job guys!!! Thank you, keeping each of our MPD Officers in prayer!

Good Work!! Getm All!!! This how we keep streets clean and neighborhoods safe again!!!! God bless you all for your due diligence!!!!!!

😚

,what apts was it??

Shut them all down!!!

Way to go!! Thank you all for your vigilance.

Pebble lane.....

Awesome

Way to go! Good work!

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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/
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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:  http://www.martinsburgpd.org/officer-of-the-month/

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Missing 14 year old girl. Martinsburg. www.facebook.com/100001152505862/posts/1975174219197642/

Congratulations Be safe.

You all do a great job! May I suggest either putting an officer at the beginning of school and the end of school at ST Joe on Queen Street They have offered to pay for this service. or, a blinking school zone lighton Queen St. Today I watched two things happen from Queen street: 1. a station wagon with two men in it turned from Queen and gunned the gas and almost ran over the man in the crosswalk there and a parent and a child going to school. and 2. Someone sped up to run the end of a yellow light on Queen and again almost hit a father and a child crossing Queen to go to school at the intersection of Queen and Stephen. Thank you again for all you do do!

Congratulations and thank you for your service!

Congratulations!!! Lara Duke what a great young man your son in law is.

Congratulations! Thank you for you your service.

He deserves it. Great guy. Congratulations Rod.

Congratulations Officer Holloway.

Congratulations and thank you for your service

SO PROUD of you Rod, Blue Ridge School class of '10. Love you, man!

Congratulations Thank you for your service and please keep up the good work! 🇱🇷👍

CONGRATULATIONS STAY SAFE AND GO BLUE

Congratulations, Patrolman Holloway!! Well done. Thanks for all that you do!

Congrats from Solenberger’s Hardware in Winchester, Virginia Officer Holloway!👏💙👏

Very sweet guy. Please stay safe

Congratulations Holloway!!

Wonderful! We have a great police department!

Congratulations! Thank you for your dedicated service.

Congratulations Patrolman Holloway. Well done👍👌

Congratulations

Yay!!! Officer Holloway, congratulations and well deserved 🌟

Congrats and thank u for your service

Outstanding!!!! MPD Rocks. Congratulations.

Congrats Officer Holloway. You are working for a great Police Dept. stay safe and thanks for your service.😊👍

Congratulations Officer Holloway!!!

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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/
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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: http://www.martinsburgpd.org/2019/01/mpd-kicks-off-new-year-by-shutting-down-three-more-drug-houses/

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Awesome! Keep up the good work and get rid of all of them!

Great Police work! Thank you everyone.

Awesome work!

Good work; thanks!

Great Job!!! Keep up the good work!!!! We need to make drug dealers and Lanlords accountable for the drug houses and drug dealers!!! Thank you for diligently helping to keep our neighborhoods safe and drug free!! God Bless you all for what you do to keep us and our children safe 👍

WTG MPD. Keep up the good work

🤮Robin D. Crout Kark Kaylie Shipley

Awesome job guys!!

Keep up the good work officers..thank you....

Nice work MPD!

Great job! Thank you! Please keep up the good work.

Awesome job now so many more to go 👊 you got this

Awesome job !!! I hope they shut them all down

Excellent work ... keep it up and clean it up!

Great Job!!!

Yay!!! Keep it up PD but be careful while doing it.

Great job! Keep up the good work.

Great job

Keep that dangerous pot off the street! Great work!

Awesome 👏

Great job!!

Good job, now get the one on my street.

Mike Shaffer

Great work Chief Richards & our MPD ...again thank you all...be safe.

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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-...
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My daughter is in that picture! So proud!

Nice . The children will remember this partnership.

Love being with the children & helping to decorate our Police Station Christmas Tree..🎄🎅

Cute kids and great program!

That's really nice

Nice! Merry Christmas City Of Martinsburg all Department's thank you for all the Hard Work throughout the Entire Year 24/7....

Super!!

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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

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!

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My children got two of the beanie babies. It made then both smile so much! My son actually took his to his dad’s house for Christmas all the way in Utah (this was their first Christmas away from me and they weren’t looking forward to it, but I think it made him feel better.) thank you so much!

This community has so many generous people, thanks to them and to the police department for this act of kindness.

Very nice.

You all are so welcome...

So cute. 😊

Awww that was really nice.

Amen and God bless you all

They are great people!!

Great idea !!!

Thank you for donating

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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

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I would like to know if the kids that did this will be in school tomorrow.

Parents need to be there when kids leave in the morning and making sure there aren’t any weapons of any kind in their bags or pockets

This school is a complete joke.

This didn't happen until we allowed a few too force their will too take God out of the schools. Believe me this was not what the forefathers had he mind. Don't let the few rule you

What's wrong with these kids today. Can't blame the parents all the time.

Linda Gall your right can't always blame the parent

It was during dismissal, my daughter was freaking out calling me scared as she was in the gym waiting on the bus. It happen before 255

Kids know better.they have seen news.need to be punished

They sent a text that you sign up for through BCS website. I want there to be charges. Both my daughter and nephew attend there. Kids only do crap like this to see what they can get away with.

My nephew is terrified to go back to school on Monday.

No contact from Martinsburg North Middle school

wtf... This is what happens when you take away parents rights to correct their children

The problem is that kids are not being raised to value and respect life...

P.S. The bullying is ridiculous there and the county needs to give the school more assistance even if that means the county contacts the state. I'm in that school volunteering A LOT. The teachers and administration are awesome and neex the assiatance. Veterans day turned into us, Veterans, doing some serious discussion on how to handle bullies and how th bullies need to learn to protect their community not tear it apart. I do appreciate the text. All I can say is I thanked God my mom picked them up early. Severe punishment is needed. These kids need a wake up call. Cuz, Lord help y'all in court if one of mine get hurt because y'all were lenient.

This is not the full story from the students makes you wonder what really happen !

Laura Chaney, Layla’s school

just got notification just 12 mins ago

Having a officer walk the halls talking to kids is not what needed. Safety must be in force at the door not in the hallways where it could be too late

Happened after dismissal

I see more and more around this country of middle schoolers. This is what happens when kids are bullied, not raised right, take Good out of schools etc.. Nothing like this in 80s or 90s.

No contact what so ever from the school or school broad was sent home. School safety is a joke too these people hope when the next election comes that the voters will vote to replace them with true leaders that make safety first.

Scary.

Wow

UNBELIEVABLE

Tina Mcpherson-Washington

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*Updated Press Release for Shooting at 147 North Queen Street*

Last night, the Martinsburg Police Department arrested and charged Clyde Sylvester Patterson III with the robbery and shooting of Guadalupe Bustillos at 147 North Queen Street. The defendant is currently incarcerated at the Eastern Regional Jail. MPD has determined that there is no further danger to the public from this incident

Arrested:
Clyde Sylvester Patterson III
DOB: 09/28/59
125 North Queen Street, Apt. 6, Mtsbg WV

Charges: Robbery, Malicious Wounding
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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.

Throw the book at him & throw away the key! Thanks to the police dept for their hard work!😠

That's all he's charged with WTH

These charges just hold him. Anytime you shoot someone above the waist the option for attempted murder is on the table. Even in self defense. They must wait until the investigation is done to make sure this was not some type of squabble where she was shot in self defense or the gun accidentally went off or other mitigating circumstances.

Where is this murder charge 👀🤷🏼‍♀️

Good job to the Martinsburg PD. Folks we need to let the prosecutor decide what charges are finally placed against this man. I am sure she will charge and indict with the highest charges she can and include lesser offenses to ensure a conviction.

I hope he gets what he deserves while he's rotting away awaiting trial in the ERJ. He doesn't deserve to walk out of there the same way he walked in. He needs to have an 'accidental fall' and break both of his legs.👏👏👏

Great work MPD!

I give the MPD and all law enforcement enormous credit for having the bravery to go after dangerous criminals like this to keep us all safe. They put their lives on the line to capture extremely scary monsters every day. Thank you so much. We are grateful.

Why is he only getting charged with malicious wounding?? Should be attempted murder! I know a guy that did 1 year for malicious wounding.. I mean do we even know if this lady will make it? Crazy..

We need to get the death penalty back. Does anyone know how to go about getting it here in West Virginia? Whatever it takes I'll help to get it back

He should've been charged with attempted murder and armed robbery!! What's wrong with this city!!

Shooting someone in the FACE is not malicious wounding- that's attempted murder.

You watch. The defending attorney will find some sort of loophole to either get him off or a slap on his wrist with a lesser charge. The system never fails to amuse me.

Great work thank God you got him off the streets

Thank you Martinsburg PD

Wonderful job MPD! Prayers that the lady makes a full recovery.

Malicious wounding in wv is only 2-10 years

So if I'm reading this correctly he was arrested directly next door

does anyone have a photo/mugshot of him?

what gets me is.....if they would of charged him with murder everyone would be in a up roar.....now that hes being charged with robbery and malicious wounding everyone thinks he should be charged with more 🤦🏼‍♂️🤦🏼‍♂️

Thank you to our Police Department as well as prayers for Guadalupe Bustillos for recovery!

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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.
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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!

Prayers for her and her family.. MPD go hard find who did this

I am looking to open up a new storefront............this right here is why I haven't even considered Martinsburg. Positive thoughts and prayers to this lady and her friends and family.

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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/
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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:
http://www.martinsburgpd.org/officer-of-the-month/

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Congratulations and thank you!

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 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!! So proud of my brother Quenton Burner!

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 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.👍

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On Tuesday, December 4, 2018, Main Street Martinsburg will be hosting the annual Christmas Parade in downtown Martinsburg at 6pm. The parade route will be closed after 5pm, with parking restrictions being enforced after 4pm. No parking will be permitted in the 100 and 200 blocks of North and South Queen Street. Vehicles left in these areas will be subject to tow after 4pm. A detailed map of the parade route follows. ... See MoreSee Less

On 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.

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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

Scooter Sheffler

Karissa Ann McBee Watch for traffic

Kolt Sandy Jennifer Boyd wanna go tomorrow night?!

Kacy are you going?

Scott Mooney

Katelyn Duncan

Deeanna Clark

Quentin Edwards Austin Ennis

Keegan Cramer

Orlando Gois

Lyndsey James

Heck now you tell me!! I can not make it

Katelyn Hardy

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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).
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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).

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Thank you to the City of Martinsburg Police Department for your help and support of the parade today.

I had a sign fall outside that was made for my business. It was an old mirror turned into an "open" sign. The wind knocked it over and it shattered. The nice officer that is blocking West Martin St by Queen St, for the VA Centers parade came down and helped us clean it up. I couldn't see his Badge number or his name but I just wanted to say thank you for coming down quickly and helping us.

Its will include firefighter anD EMS will be in it?

I'm an Army Veteran. Thanks for the support everyone. Who do I see about riding my motorcycle in the parade?

Shelly Pumphrey Billings Julie Wengert Kate Tucker

If it weren't for the women and men who are active, here to still tell the history of or have sacrified their lives for us the would be no game to play. They get on day to be known for what they are doing and did for this country. Let them have their day with no grief. We finally get to honor them with a parade and show our support. The football team got their time this school year and every other year before this.

The Martinsburg AFJROTC will be representing in the parade and doing the colorguard at the game.

Britt Sherman - Didn’t know if Trent wanted to put something out on the MHS Twitter feed about traffic for the game Saturday?

Is this the same route as the Christmas parade?

Trent Sherman David Walker

This could affect some of the fans for Saturday’s playoff game at the high school. I hope the school puts out a flyer to remind parents about this.

Please join us in honoring our Veterans

Faye Collins Warner

Chris

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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

On Saturday, October 20, 2018, the Martinsburg Police Departments 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.

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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.

That’s our Aaron❤️

They were awesome

They look great

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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.
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On September 24, 2018, Ptlm. Rodney Crawford assisted a local hospital in making contact with Sarah Murphy, whos 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 Childrens Hospital for surgery.  

Once at Childrens 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.  

CJs mother, Sarah Murphy stated, CJ is so happy with his new bike and is thankful that Ptlm. Crawford has been checking on him.  I cant 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.Image attachment

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How awesome!

You and your wife are angels

Love it....Good guys for sure

Just wonderful. Thank you!

Thank you Palm. Crawford. You and your wife are wonderful examples of caring people. 💕

Good cop big Hart let's give a big hand!!!

There are good people in this world!!

Thank you for all you do!

Goodness comes from the heart !

God bless this family!!! Sending lots of Prayers 🙏🙏

I am CJ Gma , Wanted to shout out a BIG Thank you to Mr Officer Crawford for his compassion understanding and kindness for CJ kept in touch with him during his hard surgery and afterwards, Made him a happy little boy he didnt have much toys n things and officer Crawford his wife and others helped him out and made him a happier boy , Thank you again!!

That was such a wonderful caring thing to do thank you so much and thank you for your Service Be Safe and GO BLUE

Kindness that was awesome of him and his wife .I bet the little cj.was happy and excited and still get on it with a smile...very nice and thoughtful of the officer and his wife...god bless

Wonderful Thank you for helping Ptlm Crawford and his wife Thank you Martinsburg Police for sharing this story

Thank you Ptrlm Crawford for being a hero not only to little CJ but also to our community. God bless you.

Awesome job!

God bless you!

That’s awesome!!

Awww so sweet!!

I'm so happy to see there are officers that truly have a ❤️! Thank you, palm. Crawford and Mrs. Crawford!

Awesome!!!

This is awesome .

Thank you Rodney Crowford for going beyond your call of duty and making little CJ so happy if you ever need help please let me know

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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
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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

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Katie Kline

Is that your basket Katie?

That’s beautiful

What a wonderful recognization.

Mary Miller Vanorsdale

❤️❤️

Very nice. Good to hear something positive that brings the community together!!

Mallorie Burditus

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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!
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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!

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That's my grandson dribbling the ball. He was a happy boy telling his story. He said while playing ball he did one of his slick moves and slid on the gravels lying in the road. At that time the officer was riding by and stopped to make sure he was ok. Then he started playing ball with them. His sister videoed them playing :). Thank you officer Miller! The boys hope to see you again I'm sure 🙂

CONGRATULATIONS Officer Miller and Thank you for your service Stay Safe and GO BLUE

Officer Miller is truly a great officer! Way to go!

Praise God what a wonder young man to do this with the kids we need more officers like Aaron thank you guys for your services

Way to go mpd godbless great job

Great job Patrolman Miller and the rest of the MPD!

Way to go, keep that up and be safe !

Thank you Martinsburg Police Department! 👍🏼

That's awesome Aaron Miller! Robin Miller he is such a great young man.

Thank you MPD

Great job Aaron Miller!!

having moved to martinsburg from Baltimore I have to say that the police department here rocks. I have met several of the officers in down town where I live and its really a refreshing change to see the police interested in the community and citizens respecting the officers.

Patrolman Miller has been a great addition to MPD!

Way to go Aaron Miller, keep doing you!!

WAy to go Martinsburg city. Arron miller

Wonderful MPD & thanks Patrolman Miller..

Glad to see this

I remember when i was younger the police came through the neighborhood amd talked to all of us. Good and safe times

As we all know this community needs all the positive involvement as it can have our children see so much in this town that more actions and involvement with the children could make more successful actions from children as they grow up...positive actions get positive reaction....thank you officer Miller Martinsburg needs more officer like miller

community policing at it's best!

Thanks to the city police

Cops being human. AMAZING

Definition of a good cop

I saw the picture, but I didn't realize it was Aaron! No surprise!

This is awesome! Great job Aaron Miller !

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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/
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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:  http://www.martinsburgpd.org/2018/09/suspect-arrested-after-firing-shots-on-burke-street/

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Continued prayers for MPD. Thanks to all who serve our community and keep us safe!

Martinsburg. Time to get out.(not the place to bring up you kids)

great job men and women of MPD. I live on martin and church and when they came after this guy all hell broke loose. I had no idea of what was going on but seeing this many patrol cars I knew it was about to get real.

There are some crazy people in this town!

Bravo Zulu, Blue. Well done. Keep it up and stay safe.

Great job MPD.

Holy crap ppl are crazy this now up on the gerrardstown mountain a crazy woman shot and killed one of her kids injured another shes on tge loose up here and in Maryland another shooting.

Way to go MPD. Thank you officers for all you do to try and make our streets safe.

Hannah team work 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Wow

Yay for our police force!

Great job MPD.. thanks!

Tony Carline

Good boy, Atlas!

This was right by my house

Awesome job!

Great job Martinsburg PD... Be safe!

Kt Carter

Dawn Weetenkamp Steigerwald

Great job Ryan and Atlas!!!!

Great job godbless you all

Great response time!

Great job, stay safe please.

Great job !!

Great Job thank you and Stay Safe and GO BLUE

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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/
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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:   http://www.martinsburgpd.org/officer-of-the-month/