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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. Shift of 4PM Midnight will apply-no day shift available. High school diploma or GED equivalent with specialized course work in general office practices and two (2) years of increasingly responsible related experience, or any equivalent combination of related education and experience.

The successful applicant will monitor telephones and radio in the dispatch center, answer all incoming calls and ascertain the nature of the call, dispatch police vehicles for emergency responses, maintain a log on radio and telephone communications, input data into the computer system, and other related duties as required. The successful applicant must be able to deal with the public and staff of the Police Department in a calm, rational and reasonable manner in often stressful situations. Must have teletype certification or be able to obtain teletype certification timely.

Starting wage of $32,235 with an excellent benefit package. Applications should be filed with the HR Director, 232 N. Queen St., Martinsburg, WV 25401 or online at www.cityofmartinsburg.org no later than Friday, August 23, 2019.
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Great opportunity! What is a teletype certification exactly? I am willing to learn!

$32,000 a year for a very high stressed job! You have got to appreciate anybody willing to do this! These are folks who do it for the job not the money!

Collet Rodda Crabill

Y'all need police that can handle situations in a calm manner

Ashley Price

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Officers of the Month

Corporal Eric Neely and Patrolwoman Britney Conner have been selected as the Martinsburg Police Department’s Officers of the Month for August 2019. Eric Neely is an MPD veteran with 16 years of service and Britney Conner has a year and a half on the job. In earning the Award, both officers demonstrated superior initiative, teamwork, and attention to duty in investigations that resulted in felony arrests and the shutting down of three more drug houses.

To read more, please visit:

www.martinsburgpd.org/officer-of-the-month/
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Officers of the Month

Corporal Eric Neely and Patrolwoman Britney Conner have been selected as the Martinsburg Police Department’s Officers of the Month for August 2019.  Eric Neely is an MPD veteran with 16 years of service and Britney Conner has a year and a half on the job.  In earning the Award, both officers demonstrated superior initiative, teamwork, and attention to duty in investigations that resulted in felony arrests and the shutting down of three more drug houses.  

To read more, please visit:  

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

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Congratulations to you both and God Bless you both and your families.

That's my son and I'm very proud of him and his work!!! Congratulations to both of them.

My Son-In-Law ❤️ Wonderful husband and Father also!

Great job ! You Go Girl, Be safe

Congratulations

Congratulations! Thank you for your service

Awesome officers 👮‍♀️ congratulations and most of all thanks for protecting our community

Congratulations. Thank you and 🙏🏼 for keeping us safe. May angel 😇 ride with you

Congratulations Eric Great job ❤️

Congratulations thank you for keeping our city safe!

Congrats officers! Thanks for keeping us safe

Congratulations very proud of you

Congratulations to both of these great officers ⭐⭐

Congratulations My nephew JR BUTCHER worked for the police department.He is missed by a lot of ppl

Congratulations to you both

Congrats to both!

Congratulations to both of you!! Great job!! Thank you and stay safe.

Congratulations!!! Great job, keep it up.

Congratulations to,you both!

Congratulations

🙌 Way to go! You guys rock! Thanks for doing what you do! Stay safe!!!

Congratulations! You are greatly appreciated!

Congratulations!

Congratulations 🇺🇸🚔

Congratulations Eric!

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Martinsburg area residents:

Nighttime Construction Work on WV 45 Arden to Martinsburg

BURLINGTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Highways advises motorists of upcoming delays on WV 45 in Berkeley County beginning Sunday night, August 11, 2019.
This is necessary for a resurfacing project involving edge and base failure repairs, paving, and stone shoulder work. Work will start at the Junction of CR 30 and will continue north on WV 45 for 3.36 miles ending 0.25 Ni. W. Exit 12.

Delays can be expected from 7 p.m. till 6 a.m., Sunday nights through Friday mornings. Work will continue until completed. Tentative completion date is the end of August.
C. William Hetzer, Inc. will be performing the work at a cost of $749,106.84,

Work will be performed under the direction of flaggers using a pilot truck & driver. Motorists are advised to travel with caution through the work zone.
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So they mess up the interstate where people don’t want to travel that road, then start on the back roads to make it even more complicated. I might as well move to Winchester!

How lucky for the drivers in this area to have to deal with, for the start of school.

They have one week left to finish the Bridge at Belle Vista On Tuscarora Pike... Before School Starts... and they just set the steel beams last week.. 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻

If these are the same people that patched Clyde Borum Road we're in trouble😡

Does anyone know when they gonna pave Berkeley Station Rd?

What road is CR 30?

Samu-El Powell

Ike Ausherman

Joanna

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MPD would like to thank everyone who helped make the 4th annual National Night Out Against Crime a success last night. We hope to see everyone out next year! ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you all for everything you do and be safe.

We enjoyed it

Such a wonderful evening...everyone enjoyed it thanks to all our working MPD..

Thank you for what you do, be safe

Thanks so much

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Join MPD tonight at War Memorial Park from 6-8pm for National Night Out Against Crime. Enjoy free food, free activities and visit with various community organizations. Bring the whole family out for some fun! ... See MoreSee Less

Join MPD tonight at War Memorial Park from 6-8pm for National Night Out Against Crime.   Enjoy free food, free activities and visit with various community organizations.  Bring the whole family out for some fun!

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It was a great event! Thank you so much for putting this together and for all you do for our community! You are appreciated ♥️♥️♥️♥️

Will be there.. thanks for your dedication to our town ♥️

My daughter will be there she loves it

Amanda Butts Valerie Hess

Tori Glaze

Jennifer Birch can this be shared on Rosemonts page?

Tiffanie Robinson

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Don't forget to make plans to join the Martinsburg Police Department at War Memorial Park tomorrow night for National Night Out. Join MPD from 6pm-8pm for this community event which will include free food, free swimming, free miniature golf, a DJ, a bounce house, face painting and a bicycle give away. Along with members of the Martinsburg Police Department, the Martinsburg Fire Department will on hand as will many community organizations. Please join MPD at this family friendly event tomorrow evening! ... See MoreSee Less

Dont forget to make plans to join the Martinsburg Police Department at War Memorial Park tomorrow night for National Night Out.  Join MPD from 6pm-8pm for this community event which will include  free food, free swimming, free miniature golf, a DJ, a bounce house, face painting and a bicycle give away.  Along with members of the Martinsburg Police Department, the Martinsburg Fire Department will on hand as will many community organizations.  Please join MPD at this family friendly event tomorrow evening!

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Thank you Martinsburg Police Dept for a great event!

Thank You Martinsburg Police Department We enjoyed the event Had a blast , cant wait for More

Rain or shine?

Michael Crowe

Nicholas Williams

Denise Johnson McCain

Bianca Stevens

Deborah Harmison I am off. Let’s take Elric

Ash Renee Ash Renee

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National Night Out 2019

The Martinsburg Police Department will be hosting our fourth annual National Night Out Against Crime at War Memorial Park in Martinsburg on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

The celebration will provide a unique opportunity for residents to meet members of the Martinsburg Police and Fire Departments for family fun, music and free food.

Special events will include free swimming, free miniature golf, a DJ, a bounce house, face painting, a bicycle give away and various informational booths.

Please join us at National Night Out! For more information, visit:
www.martinsburgpd.org/2019/08/national-night-out/
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National Night Out 2019

The Martinsburg Police Department will be hosting our fourth annual National Night Out Against Crime at War Memorial Park in Martinsburg on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  

The celebration will provide a unique opportunity for residents to meet members of the Martinsburg Police and Fire Departments for family fun, music and free food.  

Special events will include free swimming, free miniature golf, a DJ, a bounce house, face painting, a bicycle give away and various informational booths.  

Please join us at National Night Out!  For more information, visit:
http://www.martinsburgpd.org/2019/08/national-night-out/

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Amber Kent we attended last year and it was so much fun, you should bring the girls if you aren’t busy

Beth Butts

Britney Hatfield Valdivia

Beatitudes Hair Nadira Selph

Deborah Harmison lets take Elric to see the fire trucks and police trucks

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MPD was excited to host the recent visit by the boys and girls of the of the Berkeley County Schools Little Leaders Academy. Officers Bill Parks and Austin Shank led the group on a tour of our station and invited everyone to come back next year after we move into our brand new police building! ... See MoreSee Less

MPD was excited to host the recent visit by the boys and girls of the of the Berkeley County Schools Little Leaders Academy.   Officers Bill Parks and Austin Shank led the group on a tour of our station and invited everyone to come back next year after we move into our brand new police building!

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My daughter loved it , she was having fun Thank you

Thank you

My daughter love this and I hope u all do more of this. Isabelle really enjoy it she still talks about it alot. Was this in the journal? Thank You

Where will the new building be?

My little one was one of those that was there and she just can not stop talking about this. #futurepolice

Dana Blickenstaff

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Patrolman Ryan Fritz and Police Canine Atlas have been selected as the Martinsburg Police Department’s Officers of the Month for July 2019.

Officer Ryan Fritz and Atlas form MPD’s Canine Unit—a vital resource in implementing our Department’s community policing strategies. The unit is directed to accomplish an essential but challenging task—effectively focusing on aggressive, proactive, and effective drug enforcement while also engaging positively with schools, youth, and community residents. The Canine Unit supports all MPD Units including Patrol, Downtown Unit, School Resource Officer, and Special Response Team; our Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force; and neighboring law enforcement agencies.

to read more, visit:

www.martinsburgpd.org/officer-of-the-month/
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Patrolman Ryan Fritz and Police Canine Atlas have been selected as the Martinsburg Police Department’s Officers of the Month for July 2019.

Officer Ryan Fritz and Atlas form MPD’s Canine Unit—a vital resource in implementing our Department’s community policing strategies. The unit is directed to accomplish an essential but challenging task—effectively focusing on aggressive, proactive, and effective drug enforcement while also engaging positively with schools, youth, and community residents.  The Canine Unit supports all MPD Units including Patrol, Downtown Unit, School Resource Officer, and Special Response Team; our Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force; and neighboring law enforcement agencies.  

to read more, visit:

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

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Congratulations Officer Fritz!! You do amazing things for this community!! 😊😊

Congrats to you officer Fritz and your fur baby!!!

Congratulations Fritz!

Congratulations

Congratulations

Congratulations to you and your partner

Congratulations 🎊🎈

Congratulations officers fritz and atlas on jobs well done.

Patrolman Ryan Fritz and Police Canine Atlas CONGRATS!

Congratulations Patrolman Fritz and Atlas! Thank you for your service.

Congratulations

Thank you both so very much for your service

Congratulations

Congratulations to you both

Congratulations K-9 Atlas and Patrolman Fritz, thank you both for your service🐕👮

Congratulations

Congratulations Fritz and Atlas!

Congratulations

Thank you for all that you do, Patrolman Fritz, and of course you too, Atlas!

Thank you officer and good boy Atlas!

WTG to BOTH of you. I really want to give Atlas hugs and kisses.🐾

CONGRATS... Keep up good work.

Congratulations, Fritz!!

Congratulations

Congratulations to both of you 🇺🇸

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The fireworks scheduled for this evening in Martinsburg have been cancelled due to weather and will be rescheduled for tomorrow, Friday, July 5th at 9:30pm. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks for letting us know!! Happy 4th!

What the hell City of Martinsburg!! You said 930! Some of us Martinsburg tax paying citizens were on our way because YOU SAID 930. We missed a great portion of them because you didn't stick to the time you told us! My little one, who was super excited to see a great show was disappointed. Thanks for that. Please don't do thus to us next year. If you say "rescheduled to 930", stick to your time. We have to stick to the times you set for us to pay our taxes/bills, you should be respectful to us and do what you say too. Shameful!!

Ok thank you

noooooo ! i was waiting all year long for that today

Any updates for tonight or are they cancelled again?

Can you come to west John st and stop all the fireworks some of us have to get sleep for work

Come out to north end. Plenty going on out here.

This was a lie they tell you 9:30 but they started at 9:00 what a waste of gas trying to find a place to watch them..🤬🤬

They are going just fine on Rosemont.

Plenty going off on Woodbury ave. If you want to see them

Where do they set off the fireworks at? New to the area.

There were plenty of people setting off fireworks near Circle Drive.

What if it rains tomorrow night? Do the kids not get to see fireworks if tomorrow doesn't work? Cause it's suppose to rain I think

Brandi Miller

Karen Stoneberger

Brandon Dean

Annie Barrett

Jordon Thompson

David Painter

Andrew Fincham

Tavonna Lebre

Kasie Gordon

Melissa Mcdonald

Jenna Gainey

Patrick Otey Denise Johnson McCain

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The City of Martinsburg will sponsor fireworks on Thursday, July 4th, 2019 at 9:30pm. The fireworks will be set off on Townsend’s Farm between I-81 and North Tennessee Avenue in the area of Professional Court, the same location as the past several years.

War Memorial Park will close at 8:30 pm and visitors will not be permitted after that time. All park functions and services will operate on a normal schedule and no special events are planned. Firework viewing is prohibited in the park.

Parking along the Raleigh Street Extension and Interstate 81, including the entrance and exit ramps, is strictly prohibited. Officers will patrol those areas to enforce the no parking restrictions.

Spectators viewing the fireworks in the area of Tavern Road and Tennessee Avenue should be aware of changes to traffic patterns at the conclusion. All traffic in these areas will either be directed to Old Mill Road/Tennessee Avenue or directly to I-81 on Tavern Road depending on viewing location.

The Martinsburg Police Department wishes everyone a safe and happy 4th of July.
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Waste of money. We can’t even see them. Why even have them then? I wrote this before in other places. I wish the city and county would team together and have something either at the Fair Grounds or perhaps even Poor House Park. Plenty of space at both places for parking and also room especially the fair grounds for live music, food ect.

The gates to the parking lots are still there at war memorial park

It would be helpful if permitted parking/viewing areas would be shared.

Are the fireworks still going on this evening?

we was there when the shooting took place it was bad

What about the fairgrounds? Just a suggestion

Are there any updates on fireworks yet?

Following for cancellation notice.

Yeah... I’ll be busy watching stranger things 3 😆

Meh

Fireworks still on?

Rachel Brown

Daniel L Swope Jr.

Holli Fergus

Kevin Bootz

Cara Henry

Elisha Lee Temple

Angela Mohr not sure if you knew about these or not

Martinsburg Police Department will fireworks be posted

One question why did they take the fence down around the park it’s going to be hard to keep people out if you can’t secure the property

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CITY OF MARTINSBURG
FULL TIME POLICE DISPATCHER SUPERVISOR

The City of Martinsburg is accepting applications for the position of Full Time Police Dispatcher Supervisor. High school diploma or GED equivalent with specialized course work in general office practices and two (2) years of increasingly responsible related experience, or any equivalent combination of related education and experience. Additional specialized training is desirable.

The successful applicant will be responsible for all clerical, administrative and technical dispatch duties, including but not limited to, receiving and dispatching routine and emergency information; all pertinent record keeping and assisting in the administration of standard operating policies and procedures of the Dispatch Center. This position functions as the supervisor of the Dispatch Center/Dispatch Center staff. Supervisory experience preferred; successful applicant must be a strong leader. Candidates must be able to deal with the public and staff of the Police Department in a calm, rational and reasonable manner in often stressful situations. Must have required dispatch certification or be able to obtain required dispatch certification within 90 days of employment.

Starting wage is $39,626 dependent on qualifications with an excellent benefit package. Applications should be filed with the HR Director, 232 N. Queen St., Martinsburg, WV 25401 or online at www.cityofmartinsburg.org no later than Friday, July 5, 2019. EEO/AA.
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Perfect job for you if you could

Airaka Riner, what is the required dispatch certification?

Shannon Fultz

Mechelle Reed

Steven Rockwell I guess you could apply and take the pay cut.

George W Donovan Jr.

Rhiannon Heartley

Abbey Gough

Jessie

Jennifer

Ashley Neidig

Ashley Price

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On Saturday, June 29, 2019, the Miss West Virginia Pageant Parade will be held in downtown Martinsburg at 11am.
For this event, the below listed streets will be closed at 10am and will remain closed until the event’s conclusion at approximately 1pm. Please use alternative routes during this time period if you are traveling in the listed areas.

During this event, parking will be prohibited as noted below after 9am. All vehicles parked in these areas will be towed away. Please make a note of this restriction and make arrangements to park elsewhere during that time.

The Martinsburg Police Department appreciates your cooperation and understanding in advance. The parade route is below.

The following streets will be closed to traffic
and parking will be prohibited:
200 block of North Queen Street
100 block of North Queen Street
100 block of South Queen Street
200 block of South Queen Street
100 block of West King Street
100 block of East King Street
100 block of West Burke Street
100 block of East Burke Street
100 block of West Martin Street
100 block of East Martin Street
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On Saturday, June 29, 2019, the Miss West Virginia Pageant Parade will be held in downtown Martinsburg at 11am.
For this event, the below listed streets will be closed at 10am and will remain closed until the event’s conclusion at approximately 1pm.  Please use alternative routes during this time period if you are traveling in the listed areas.  

During this event, parking will be prohibited as noted below after 9am. All vehicles parked in these areas will be towed away. Please make a note of this restriction and make arrangements to park elsewhere during that time. 

The Martinsburg Police Department appreciates your cooperation and understanding in advance.  The parade route is below.

The following streets will be closed to traffic
and parking will be prohibited:
200 block of North Queen Street
100 block of North Queen Street
100 block of South Queen Street
200 block of South Queen Street
100 block of West King Street
100 block of East King Street
100 block of West Burke Street
100 block of East Burke Street
100 block of West Martin Street
100 block of East Martin Street

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Thx. We r in Destin FL.

Sarah Panek

Kim Taylor

Adriana Stottlemyer this is saturday.

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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About time Jones! Congratulations!!!

Congratulations. Thank you for your service.

Congratulations Officer Jones! Thank you for all you do.

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

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

Congrats mike

Congratulations and thank you !

Congrats Officer Jones! Thank you for your service.

What a goober. Love ya brotha. Congrats

Congratulations🎉🎈 Thanks for your service

Congratulations Officer Jones Thank you for being Kind to so many

Mike way to go ! congrats

Congratulations! Thank you!

Congratulations and thanks for your service!

Congratulations officer Jones

Thank you for all that you do!

Congratulations Officer Jones!

Congratulations Officer Jones.

Congratulations Officer Jones

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

Congratulations officer Jones

Congratulations!

Congratulations

Way to go, Mike!

Congratulations Jones!

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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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Thank you for sharing.

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

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.

Perfectly said. Thank you.

MPD Rocks. Thanks

Have an assigned parking space at the PD for transactions.

So true.

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

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

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

5. Carry...

Just use common sense when meeting under these circumstances.

It not like it use to be, sad

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

Tina Brosmer Sabol

Sheri Deter Davis

Brian Kuhn- Be careful out there, Brother.

Halle Jenkins

Alexis Crosen

Joshua Morrison

Allison Mosher

Kandy Brown

Pamela Heironimus Burleson

Linda Sandridge

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”.

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

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

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

A lot of McDonald's employees will be applying.

What days? Rotating?

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lol martinsburg police trash chasing people for stupid fines

Dylan Baxter

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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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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.

Is this open to homeschool students?

God bless our Martinsburg First Responders

I would some more information please

Amanda Butts

Ashley Taylor

How do we know if out child got a spot?

Brent Terwilliger you should do this. Michele Terwilliger

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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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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.

Go Patrol Wilson. 😘

Godbless you

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

Mpd all the way

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

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

Thanks for the heads up 😊

Chris Karr lovely

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

wood job!

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

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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Roger Butts

Out by the old ice plant.

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.

Joshua Henry don’t you live near Molar Ave?

Erica Helmick Waugh

Alexa Cain

Staci Hurst

Ashley Dearing

Kristi Jones

Chris

John Neace

Ed Harrison

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

Bruce Jefferson

Thanks for the update and information!!

Where is this located

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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 Thank you for your service to our community.

Thank you for your service.

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

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

Congrats officer Larson u are number. 1.in my book 🤦

Congratulations, Joel!!

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

Bravo Zulu, Patrolman Larson -- keep fighting the good fight!

congratulations sir

Congratulations

Congratulations!

Way to go Joel!! Congrats!

Congratulations!!! Well deserved!

Congrats

Good job Joel

Thank you all for your service. Congrats

Congrats TY 💙🖤🚔🚨

Congratulations Patrolman Larson, thank you for your service!

Congratulations!!!!

Congratulations,Joel love Grams

Congratulations!

Congratulations! Very impressive!

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

Congratulations brother!

Congratulations Joel, thanks for your service

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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!!!! 💙💙💙💙

Looking good!

Great Job MPD keep up the great work.

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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Ragan Hite

Oh my gracious

Dan

Keisha Davenport

James Miller

Brenda Kish Nancy Kay Frankenberry Meyers

What about impact on House and Garden Tour?

Sarah Knapp 🙄

JayAre Myers

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

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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!

Gia Leguizamon

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

Is this open to homeschooled children or just public school?

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

Is there a cost for this?

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

Thanks Marybeth Cole

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

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

Jennifer Hite

Wonderful, let's fill to standing room only

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

Keep up the good work, Blue.

Thanks for all you sacrifice and thanks to your families for the sacrifice as well.

Thank you for all you do to keep our community safe!! 💙🖤💙🖤

Thank you ... thank you for keeping us all safe!Excellent work!,

Thank you for your service ❤

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

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

Great work you are doing keep it up MPD

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

Great work! Thanks for your service!

Your sacrafices and hard work are greatly appreciated day in and day out!!! Keep up the great work!! May God bless all of you and keep you safe 😊.

nice job blessed be, be safe

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

Demographics is destiny.

Great job MPD!!!

Ya, just the beating of teenagers... smh. Can’t believe those cops got their jobs back. Y’all can’t be trusted.

Congratulations.

Way to go guys. Nice Job

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

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

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

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

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

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

Victoria Knipple

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!

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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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Woodbury ave martinsburg really needs paving bad.

Gosling Marsh needs it really bad.

thnxz for the adviser

Officers of the Month

Patrolman Erin Gibbons and Patrolman Larry Meeks have been selected as the Martinsburg Police Department’s Officers of the Month for March 2019.

To read more, please visit:
www.martinsburgpd.org/officer-of-the-month/
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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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Congratulations to you both, and thank you all for keeping our community safer!

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

Congratulations!!!!!

Congratulations

Congratulations ... many thanks for your hard work.

Congratulations!!!!

Thank you for your service!

Give them each another stripe 🙂

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 !!!

Congratulations

Congratulations and thanks for your service!

Congratulations gentlemen

Congratulations!!

Very proud of our police officers!

Congrats!

Congratulations Patrolmen. You guy's are great.

Thank you men for your service to our community

Gray job fellas! Congratulations!!

Awesome!!! Congratulations to you both

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

Congratulations guys! Job well done!

Congratulation guys. Good job

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

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

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

Great job, MPD!!!

Ok so now what? Three strikes you're out? Apparently something isn't working with this landlord 🙁 I applaud the work of MPD!

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

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.

Why should the landlord be responsible for the tenant actions

YES GOOD WORK MARTIMSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT. WHEN IS PAW PAW GOING TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE DRUGS UP HERE TALK BUT NO ACTION..HMMMM MAKES YOU WONDER

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

Lily Donlon

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.

Takes 3 times???

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

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

Great Job

woo hoo

Need to be looking at s raleigh street all you see are drug heads walking the stteets

Great job! Thank you!

Thank you!

Congratulations ...great job MCPD

Awesome job

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 mcpd...

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?

Esther Quaglio Tami Medler

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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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Congratulations

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

Congrats and stay safe..

😅

Congratulations an stay safe. Thank you for your service.

CONGRATULATIONS

Dalton Condo congratulations brother

Congratulations Ethan Anderson!

Congratulations!!!!!

Congratulations

congratulations thank you for your service and be save out there

WELCOME WE SUPPORT YOU

Congratulations and welcome!!

Congratulations and will pray for safety

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

Congrats.

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

Congratulations!! And thank you!!🚓🚔

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

Congratulations and be safe

Congrats!

Congrats! Thank you for your service!

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

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

Congrats! 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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Congratulations

Congratulations

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

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

Congratulations!!

Congratulations

Congratulations rodney!

Congratulations

Officer McDreamy

Congratulations

Congrats

Congratulations

Congratulations

Well Done! congratulations!!!!!!

Congratulations Crawford Family!

Congratulations

Congratulations on a job well done! Your an amazing son that always strives for excellence. Love you!

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

👏👏👏👏congratulations!!

Congratulations!!

Congratulations

Congratulations

Congratulations Rodney

Congratulations

Congratulations Officer Crawford. Thank you very much for your service

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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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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! Glad he was caught.

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

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

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

Good Job MPD !

Great 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...."

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

Good job mpd

WELL DONE, P.D.!

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

Great work MPD!!

Well done MPD!

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

Annie Barrett

Glad he was caught.

Nice work!

Patricia Allen

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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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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 🙏🏻

Pebble lane.....

Awesome

Great job, MPD & Landlord!!

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

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

Shut them all down!!!

,what apts was it??

Way to go! Good work!

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

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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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Congratulations!!

Congratulations

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

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

Congratulations

Congratulations Be safe.

Congratulations and thank you for your service!

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! Thank you for you your service.

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

Congratulations and thank you for your service

He deserves it. Great guy. Congratulations Rod.

Congratulations Officer Holloway.

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

Congrats!! Well deserved!!

Awesome and congrats🤗

Congratulations

CONGRATULATIONS STAY SAFE AND GO BLUE

Congratulations

Congratulations

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

Awesome guy! Truly as asset to the community. Congratulations!

Congratulations Holloway!!

Congratulations! Thank you for your dedicated service.

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

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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 the pressure on the 300 block of S. Kentucky Avenue. Thank you for the work you have done on our block! Stay safe, God Bless!

Awesome job guys!! I love seeing some accountability finally being enforced on the landlords that turn a blind eye to this.. ..but can we focus on the REAL problem (heroin and other hardcore narcotics) and leave the plants alone? #priorities 🙃

Keep that dangerous pot off the street! Great work!

I’m not sure the problem here. The landlord appears to be a productive citizen of society 🤷‍♀️🤦‍♀️🙄 Good Job MPD!

Great work MPD and Task Force! Thank you for your service.

Mike Shaffer

Great job 🙏🏻

Good to see Martinsburg city has a police chief with balls now. And a backbone. Keep up the good work in MPD, God bless you all

Great work !! Thank you all 👍🔥💪🏻

Good job, now get the one on my street.

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

Great job

Great work officers and Atlas. The city is getting better ever day thanks to all of your diligent work and efforts to make Martinsburg a great city to live in.

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 👍

🤮Robin D. Crout Kark Kaylie Shipley

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

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

Great!!!😀😀

Yahoo keep shutting them down.

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

Awesome work!

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

Thank you MPD for all your officers do to make this town a better place for us.

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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.

Super!!

Cute kids and great program!

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

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

That's really nice

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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.

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...

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

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.

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

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.

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

Tina Mcpherson-Washington

Courtney Hanshew

This school is a complete joke.

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

Scary.

Rosado Kasandracon mas razon ahy q ir mira esto

Felicia

Jimmy Maradiaga

Tara Pennington

Linda Gall your right can't always blame the parent

Donna Dennis

Happened after dismissal

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

Scott Mobley

April Denny Ruiz

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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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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 hope the prosecutor changes it to attempted murder

I'm confused and need an explanation. No need for smart or rude comments either. I and other parents where in the location across from here with our children. How come we were not put on some kind of alert especially if the suspect had not been apprehended yet? That is a MAJOR concern for me and I'm sure others

Thank you MPD for a great job done and making us feel safe again. Praying for the her and the family.

I 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.👏👏👏

Glad they caught him....need to charge him with robbery and ATTEMPTED MURDER!!

They gave his address which never happens maybe they want the community to take care of him

How is this not attempted murder

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.

That's all he's charged with WTH

I sure hope this incident does not hurt downtown business that Main Street Martinsburg has worked so hard to promote. Our prayers go out to the lady that was wounded and our hopes are that she will have a speedy recovery and be back working in her shop very soon. Thanks to the MPD for getting this individual off the street. Hopefully the courts will do their duty in prosecuting him.

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.

Malicious wounding charge??? He deserves attempted murder charges during robbery

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 🤦🏼‍♂️🤦🏼‍♂️

Attempted murder in the first degree life in prison

Job well done, thanks Martinsburg Police Department. Praying for her full recovery and justice is served. Merry Christmas everyone 🎄😳

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

A family member did a gofund me page to be able to be able to help her with the surgery she needs ! www.facebook.com/100002229371165/posts/2031359616948331/

Left flowers at door. Hope Lupita comes home soon.

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.

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

Where is this murder charge 👀🤷🏼‍♀️

Malicious wounding in wv is only 2-10 years

He will probably walk with only probation with the system we have here. He will get 5 yrs supervised probation.

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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.

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.

West Virginia needs the death penalty

They better catch the scrum bag that did this makes me sick she’s such a nice women I remember there was days when I lived in town and didn’t have enough money for what I wanted and she just told me it’s okay hun you need to eat for that precious little baby boy in your belly this makes me so sad praying

Thank u to the EMS for acting quickly and possibly saved her life

Unfortunately she didn't make it

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....

This really makes me mad. This woman just wanted to live the American dream and have her own business. What did this lady do to deserve this? MPD...GET THIS GUY!

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.

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.

Pray she survives and will be ok... No one deserves this

Wow people have gone wild today

Prayers to the victim and her family! ☝🙏

Prayers for Lupita downtown sucks! Carry a gun!

Martinsburg used to be such a great little town. You were safe on the street at any hour night or day. Sad

Such a sweet lady, praying for her.

Any updates if the shooter has been caught?

Any type of security from anywhere near by to get a picture?

lock him away for the rest of his life and see to it that his human rights are routinely violated.

Is there video surveillance u can post

Praying for this woman, and the subject gets caught

Prayers. Have they caught him yet?

She was providing service to our community. Prayers for her and family.

Such a sweet lady and she was always helping people.

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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:
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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 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.

Congratulations

Congratulations and thank you!

Congratulations!

Whoo Hoo! Time to celebrate in the kayak!

Thanks for the job you do !

Congratulations

Congratulations!!

Congrats!

Congratulations

Congratulations!! So proud of my brother Quenton Burner!

Great job guys!

Congrats!!

Congratulations!!!

Congratulations guys. ✌🏻

Congrats and thanks for all you do for us. God bless.

Thank you for service

Congrats to both officers. Great work guys, stay safe, and God Bless you both👍💜👮

Awesome Mike! Congratulations!

CONGRATULATIONS to 2 of WV's finest STAY SAFE AND GO BLUE

Congratulations to you both! Stay safe officers!

Congratulations, stay safe!

Congratulations guys

Congratulations!

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