The City of Martinsburg is accepting applications for the position of Full Time Police Dispatcher II. Shift of 4PM Midnight will apply-no day shift available. High school diploma or GED equivalent with specialized course work in general office practices and two (2) years of increasingly responsible related experience, or any equivalent combination of related education and experience.
The successful applicant will monitor telephones and radio in the dispatch center, answer all incoming calls and ascertain the nature of the call, dispatch police vehicles for emergency responses, maintain a log on radio and telephone communications, input data into the computer system, and other related duties as required. The successful applicant must be able to deal with the public and staff of the Police Department in a calm, rational and reasonable manner in often stressful situations. Must have teletype certification or be able to obtain teletype certification timely.
Starting wage of $32,235 with an excellent benefit package. Applications should be filed with the HR Director, 232 N. Queen St., Martinsburg, WV 25401 or online at www.cityofmartinsburg.org no later than Friday, August 23, 2019. ... See MoreSee Less
Corporal Eric Neely and Patrolwoman Britney Conner have been selected as the Martinsburg Police Department’s Officers of the Month for August 2019. Eric Neely is an MPD veteran with 16 years of service and Britney Conner has a year and a half on the job. In earning the Award, both officers demonstrated superior initiative, teamwork, and attention to duty in investigations that resulted in felony arrests and the shutting down of three more drug houses.
Corporal Eric Neely and Patrolwoman Britney Conner have been selected as the Martinsburg Police Department’s Officers of the Month for August 2019. Eric Neely is an MPD veteran with 16 years of service and Britney Conner has a year and a half on the job. In earning the Award, both officers demonstrated superior initiative, teamwork, and attention to duty in investigations that resulted in felony arrests and the shutting down of three more drug houses.
Nighttime Construction Work on WV 45 Arden to Martinsburg
BURLINGTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Highways advises motorists of upcoming delays on WV 45 in Berkeley County beginning Sunday night, August 11, 2019. This is necessary for a resurfacing project involving edge and base failure repairs, paving, and stone shoulder work. Work will start at the Junction of CR 30 and will continue north on WV 45 for 3.36 miles ending 0.25 Ni. W. Exit 12.
Delays can be expected from 7 p.m. till 6 a.m., Sunday nights through Friday mornings. Work will continue until completed. Tentative completion date is the end of August. C. William Hetzer, Inc. will be performing the work at a cost of $749,106.84,
Work will be performed under the direction of flaggers using a pilot truck & driver. Motorists are advised to travel with caution through the work zone. ... See MoreSee Less
Join MPD tonight at War Memorial Park from 6-8pm for National Night Out Against Crime. Enjoy free food, free activities and visit with various community organizations. Bring the whole family out for some fun! ... See MoreSee Less
In connection with the shooting investigation from Saturday, August 3rd in the 200 block of Woodbury Avenue, the Martinsburg Police Department is asking the public's assistance to provide any video footage associated with incident.
Don't forget to make plans to join the Martinsburg Police Department at War Memorial Park tomorrow night for National Night Out. Join MPD from 6pm-8pm for this community event which will include free food, free swimming, free miniature golf, a DJ, a bounce house, face painting and a bicycle give away. Along with members of the Martinsburg Police Department, the Martinsburg Fire Department will on hand as will many community organizations. Please join MPD at this family friendly event tomorrow evening! ... See MoreSee Less
MPD Shuts Down New Drug House—Police Chief Seeks Fine for Drug House Scofflaw
The Martinsburg Police Department announced the initiation of one more case under the city’s “Drug House Ordinance” for the rental property at 909 Fountainhead Lane and found the landlord of 122 S. Raleigh Street operating in defiance of an Order of Abatement for a previously recognized Drug House.
Whenever the police find tenants living in squalid conditions in these raids, the city should automatically pull the records of the most recent rental property inspection performed by the code enforcement branch and note when the last inspection was performed, by whom, what conditions were noted, and what, if anything, was done about it. Besides shutting down drug houses, one of the most tangible results of the new police ordinances has been the attention brought to lack of building code and rental property code compliance and enforcement.
They have been doing a great job! We had an issue in my neighborhood and they did everything they could to take care it, and it worked. Very appreciative of their efforts.
Great job MPD💚💚💚
Great job MPD!!
Great job! Keep up the good work!
Great Job, Continue To do What you do....MPD
Thank you ... thank you! Great job!
Good job guys...keep it up
Great job. Keep it up.
Can't wait until they get the bunch over top of my parents apartment... I pray it's soon
Keep up the awesome work.
How many repeat offenses can a landlord commit? Is this applicable to repeat offenses at the same address or for multiple properties? What are the consequences?
Outstanding job !! Thank you very much for your hard work 💪🏻🔥
MPD was excited to host the recent visit by the boys and girls of the of the Berkeley County Schools Little Leaders Academy. Officers Bill Parks and Austin Shank led the group on a tour of our station and invited everyone to come back next year after we move into our brand new police building! ... See MoreSee Less
Task Force Leads the Way—Six More Drug Houses Shut Down
The Martinsburg Police Department announced today the initiation of six more cases under the city’s “Drug House Ordinance” for the rental properties at: 414 N. High Street, 427 Porter Avenue, 315 S. Kentucky Avenue, 316 E. Liberty Street, 612 N. Queen Street, and 314 N. Maple Avenue. Three of latest drug house cases were the result of a long-term criminal investigation led the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, one stemmed from an MPD prostitution enforcement mission, one resulted from a search warrant conducted by the West Virginia State Police, and the sixth came from an MPD Canine Unit drug investigation.
The owners of the rental properties have been identified as: Barry Schenberg/Potomac Housing for 414 N. High Street, Steve Barnes/Capital Development for 427 Porter Avenue and 314 N. Maple Avenue, Donald Evans for 315 S. Kentucky Avenue, and Mickey Duncan for 316 E Liberty Street and 612 N. Queen Street. The latest drug house violations are the fourth and fifth for Mr. Duncan.
Keep it up ... you are all doing a fantastic job! Thank you MPD! 🙏💙
Great job MPD!!
Great Job MPD
Thank you for cleaning up our town!! Lots down, lots more to go! 💙🖤
Great job MPD & TF💚💚💚
Great job Martinsburg PD!
Excellent and commendable work. Thank you for the fine service of the department, your efforts are greatly appreciated.
Great work. Now if we could have a lot more police presence right down town! I hate driving my kids through and watching all these addicts in the streets. I hope they get the help they need, but it’s time to clean up our town.
Great work! Thank you!
Awesome job, keep it up!!!
Great job guys!
Thank you MPD!!
I’m surprised that Orem doesn’t own these 😂
good jod keep it up
Excellent work guys!!!! Keep it up!!!!!
Way to go, MPD!
WTG, guys and gals.
Martinsburg Police Department do they still do ride alongs? Wanna see if this is something I would really want to do?
Good job! Weird thing is, all these drug houses are rentals!
Patrolman Ryan Fritz and Police Canine Atlas have been selected as the Martinsburg Police Department’s Officers of the Month for July 2019.
Officer Ryan Fritz and Atlas form MPD’s Canine Unit—a vital resource in implementing our Department’s community policing strategies. The unit is directed to accomplish an essential but challenging task—effectively focusing on aggressive, proactive, and effective drug enforcement while also engaging positively with schools, youth, and community residents. The Canine Unit supports all MPD Units including Patrol, Downtown Unit, School Resource Officer, and Special Response Team; our Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force; and neighboring law enforcement agencies.
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
The City of Martinsburg will sponsor fireworks on Thursday, July 4th, 2019 at 9:30pm. The fireworks will be set off on Townsend’s Farm between I-81 and North Tennessee Avenue in the area of Professional Court, the same location as the past several years.
War Memorial Park will close at 8:30 pm and visitors will not be permitted after that time. All park functions and services will operate on a normal schedule and no special events are planned. Firework viewing is prohibited in the park.
Parking along the Raleigh Street Extension and Interstate 81, including the entrance and exit ramps, is strictly prohibited. Officers will patrol those areas to enforce the no parking restrictions.
Spectators viewing the fireworks in the area of Tavern Road and Tennessee Avenue should be aware of changes to traffic patterns at the conclusion. All traffic in these areas will either be directed to Old Mill Road/Tennessee Avenue or directly to I-81 on Tavern Road depending on viewing location.
The Martinsburg Police Department wishes everyone a safe and happy 4th of July. ... See MoreSee Less
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 😆
Fireworks still on?
Daniel L Swope Jr.
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
CITY OF MARTINSBURG FULL TIME POLICE DISPATCHER SUPERVISOR
The City of Martinsburg is accepting applications for the position of Full Time Police Dispatcher Supervisor. High school diploma or GED equivalent with specialized course work in general office practices and two (2) years of increasingly responsible related experience, or any equivalent combination of related education and experience. Additional specialized training is desirable.
The successful applicant will be responsible for all clerical, administrative and technical dispatch duties, including but not limited to, receiving and dispatching routine and emergency information; all pertinent record keeping and assisting in the administration of standard operating policies and procedures of the Dispatch Center. This position functions as the supervisor of the Dispatch Center/Dispatch Center staff. Supervisory experience preferred; successful applicant must be a strong leader. Candidates must be able to deal with the public and staff of the Police Department in a calm, rational and reasonable manner in often stressful situations. Must have required dispatch certification or be able to obtain required dispatch certification within 90 days of employment.
Starting wage is $39,626 dependent on qualifications with an excellent benefit package. Applications should be filed with the HR Director, 232 N. Queen St., Martinsburg, WV 25401 or online at www.cityofmartinsburg.org no later than Friday, July 5, 2019. EEO/AA. ... See MoreSee Less
On Saturday, June 29, 2019, the Miss West Virginia Pageant Parade will be held in downtown Martinsburg at 11am. For this event, the below listed streets will be closed at 10am and will remain closed until the event’s conclusion at approximately 1pm. Please use alternative routes during this time period if you are traveling in the listed areas.
During this event, parking will be prohibited as noted below after 9am. All vehicles parked in these areas will be towed away. Please make a note of this restriction and make arrangements to park elsewhere during that time.
The Martinsburg Police Department appreciates your cooperation and understanding in advance. The parade route is below.
The following streets will be closed to traffic and parking will be prohibited: 200 block of North Queen Street 100 block of North Queen Street 100 block of South Queen Street 200 block of South Queen Street 100 block of West King Street 100 block of East King Street 100 block of West Burke Street 100 block of East Burke Street 100 block of West Martin Street 100 block of East Martin Street ... See MoreSee Less
MPD “Operation Spring Cleaning” Shuts Down West Martin Street Drug House
The Martinsburg Police Department announced today the initiation of another case under the city’s “Drug House Ordinance” for the rental property at 208 W. Martin Street following an intensive drug investigation, search warrant, and arrest for Heroin Distribution from the residence. The latest success is part of “Operation Spring Cleaning”, MPD’s on-going, aggressive, street-level drug enforcement initiative. Chief Maury Richards has appeared before Martinsburg Chief Magistrate Ella Buckner to obtain an Order of Abatement to address the illegal drug activity.
Great job. Wish it could be done with some of the motels and their owners
I think the Martinsburg PD for its continued efforts on the incessant drug problem that plagues this town. My husband and I are moving into a new home on W King St and were impressed by the installation of a light that looks like a Victorian lamp post. We were also told of cameras in the alley way behind us. Thank you for the proactive movements.
Awesome! Keep up the great job ladies and gentlemen! Thanks for what you do!
In addition to the kudos, I do have one request. There is this incessant beeping in the area we are moving into, around the 7 11. It's a shrill, repetitive 3 cycle blasting. It almost sounds like a truck is backing up, or the warning to remove smoke detector batteries, only amplified ten fold. We've been moving into our new home for a week and it's been carrying on the entire time. When I asked our neighbors they said it's been going on for quite awhile. Is it possible to track down this screeching disruption of the peace? Thanks so much and again thank you for showing a visible effort for the drug plague.
Great job, MPD! 👍👍👍
Great job MPD
Awesome job MPD!! Clean out the Burg💚💚
Great job! Thank you
Great job thank you
Bravo Zulu to city pd for all the busts. But it proves we have quite an epidemic on our hands with these drug houses and a huge drug problem not only in the city but what's in the county we here very little about? City pd officer told me that for every 1 house they shut down, 5 to 10 more open. But they are making a difference no doubt.
Good work guys!
WE NEED THE OLD MARTINSBURG BACK
Yay! Way to go
It does say the police, Baker, homelessness coalition and city will meet. Well his brother is council member and I think his dad was too. So I'm sure no punishment
Owner is Chris Baker. Isn’t that the recently deceased city council member’s (Mark Baker) son??
Now can we get the state an sheiff Dept do they job
What happens now. Isn't this a Baker who is on the Town council. Hasn't he had more then one shut down. So seems nothing happens to landlords. Like Orem.
MPD Shuts Down Three More “Problem Building” Drug Houses
The Martinsburg Police Department announced today the initiation of three more cases under the city’s “Drug House Ordinance” for the rental properties at 721 Winchester Avenue, 321 West Race Street, and 122 South Raleigh Street following recent drug investigations and arrests by MPD Patrol officers at the three multi-unit apartment buildings. The owners of the rental properties have been identified as John Perlov, for 721 Winchester Avenue; Jeremy Thompson of Ma-Jer Investments LLC for 321 West Race Street; and Dennis Grove for 122 S. Raleigh Street. Chief Richards described all three properties as “problem buildings” with multiple calls for police service during the past 12 months including 37 calls on Winchester Avenue, 10 calls on West Race Street, and 15 calls on South Raleigh Street. The repeated police-calls have included multiple disturbances, trespassing, suspected drug activity, threats, wanted persons, arrests, and drug overdoses.
On Sunday, June 16, 2019, Main Street Martinsburg will be hosting a Cruise-In for classic cars, located in the downtown area from 2-5pm. Parking will be prohibited in the 100 blocks of North and South Queen Street and in the 100 blocks of East and West Burke Street from noon until the conclusion of the event. Please be advised of the no parking restrictions in these areas as well as the road closures. ... See MoreSee Less
FIREWORKS NOTICE PROHIBITED DISCHARGE WITHIN MARTINSBURG CITY LIMITS Effective August 11, 2016, the City of Martinsburg approved Ordinance 2016-22, which amended Section 545.10 “Fireworks: Definition, Sale, Possession and Discharge.” The Ordinance updates the type of fireworks that may be sold by vendors, per WV State Code. HOWEVER, PLEASE NOTE THE DISCHARGE OF FIREWORKS WITHIN THE MUNICIPAL CITY LIMITS REMAINS PROHIBITED DURING ANY TIME OF YEAR. Complaints regarding the discharge of fireworks within the City of Martinsburg limits should be reported to the Martinsburg Police Department at 304-264-2100. Violators cited for discharging fireworks within the City shall be fined not more that $500 or imprisoned not more that thirty (30) days or both. The City of Martinsburg appreciates your cooperation and wishes its residents and visitors a safe summer and Happy 4th of July. Go to our web page by clicking the link below for more information. www.martinsburgpd.org/2019/06/discharge-of-fireworks-prohibited/... See MoreSee Less
Good luck having anyone check it out. I called the previous two years and no one responded. Even after a neighbors firework landed on my roof 🙄
I wish the city and county would team up and launch fireworks off at the fairgrounds. It’s tons of parking they could have music with bands playing all day it could be a lot of fun.
You know how often I hear fireworks discharged??? Happened all weekend, actually. Thing is, they cant catch it unless we as citizens call and report it. 🤷♀️ that's on everyone else. There are truly bigger matters to handle on this city.
Our tax dollars at work. Hate to see someone get fined for sparklers. Gotta take the fun out of everything.
Remember when the British tried to come up with bull crap ordinances and fines? Led to America and Americans celebrating Independence Day! 😄
Well, tell that to the people on my street.
That’s a laugh , there was a big show in our neighborhood last year over a hr long with yes! Mortars a lot of the u could here the thud of them shooting them up, I had to wait to try and take my dog out after 12 min
Unfortunately, when calling about fireworks in one location there may be calls that take precedence elsewhere.
I agree 100% that they shouldn't be set off until the 4th of July. However GOOD LUCK in preventing that from happening considering they're sold everywhere WAY BEFORE.
Can't wait to see all of the civil disobedience, again, this year! It's Independence Day!
Guess they don't enforce that people setting them off on my street all the time through out the summer and they do nothing about it! Now if I was setting them off I am sure I would get a fine for it!!!
How fines were actually collected last year? Stop giving ppl "warnings" and enforce this.
Started a week ago off High Street. Will last through the end of September. 🙄🙄🙄
I don’t understand this city. They allow the fireworks to be sold within the city but you cannot light them. Talk about a double standard
Fireworks scare my dogs to death!! So thanks to all of you who think it's no big deal
They’re just fireworks, not that big a deal. Someone’s always looking for something to complain about.
Jus in city limits? What is the for rest of county?
I agree not till the 4th should they be set off
I accept that challenge.
You can't be a west Virginia resident and purchase mortars
It's all fun and games until someone's roof catches fire!!!! OR until you blow your hand off!!!
Land of the "free" lol
Yeah let's worry about fireworks with the drug problem in DA BURG.
some of yall are real FUDDY DUDS.... ugh...LET FREEDOM RING...
On Saturday, June 8, 2019, the Bucky's Ltd Autobody/ Norwalk Soap Box Derby will be held in downtown Martinsburg. For this event, the below listed streets will be closed at 4am on June 8th, and will remain closed until the event’s conclusion at approximately 3pm. During this event, parking will be prohibited as noted below after 4am. All vehicles parked in these areas will be towed away. Please make a note of this restriction and make arrangements to park elsewhere during that time. The Martinsburg Police Department appreciates your cooperation and understanding in advance.
The following streets will be closed to traffic and parking will be prohibited: 100 block of South Queen Street 200 block of South Queen Street 300 block of South Queen Street 100 block of East King Street 100 block of West King Street 100 block of East Stephen Street 100 block of West Stephen Street 200 block of South College Street 300 block of South College Street 200 block of South Spring Street 300 block of South Spring Street
The following streets will be closed to traffic without parking restrictions: 100 block of East John Street 100 block of West John Street ... See MoreSee Less
On Friday, May 31, 2019, the Martinsburg Police Department responded to 2 robbery calls. In both incidents, the victim had been in contact with an unknown individual on a social media yard sale site and agreed to meet the suspect to purchase a cell phone. One suspect was arrested and the other identified in the first incident. We have goods leads on the identity of the suspects in the second incident as they are believed to be related.
The Martinsburg Police would like to remind our community to be mindful for several things when dealing with online yard sale sites such as Facebook, Craigslist, Letgo or other similar sites.
1) Always meet in a well lit, public place 2) Don't meet alone, take someone with you. 3) Don't give out personal information 4) Trust your instincts ... See MoreSee Less
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.
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!
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.
Pamela Heironimus Burleson
May 13th we met the guy to sell our iPhone - and he had it in his hand and ran with it. Report filed with Berkeley co sheriffs department
The guys Facebook is Marty mar (marmar) and his wife or gf is Taee Marie (Tasia). I would not meet these two anywhere for anything, meeting in public does not matter to this guy, we met him with my husband who is 6’2”.
MPD Shuts Down N. Raleigh Street Drug House Identified as “Problem Building”
The Martinsburg Police Department announced today the initiation of another case under the city’s “Drug House Ordinance” for the rental property at 207 North Raleigh Street, after the May 26, 2019 drug investigation and arrest by MPD Patrol officers at the multi-unit apartment building. The owner of the rental property has been identified as Jayson Jones of Inwood and found to be in violation of the Drug House Ordinance. Richards described Jones’s rental property as a “problem building” with 39 calls for police service during the past 12 months.
Early Sunday morning, Patrolmen Rodney Crawford and Nashon Cook responded to a trespassing complaint at the eight-unit building and found numerous people inside Apartment 5. While securing the apartment, the MPD officers found John Laurin, 22, to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and 5.6 grams of heroin with an estimated street value of $1,120. The heroin was packaged in 16 small plastic baggies for sale and distribution. Laurin was placed under arrest and charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin.
The City of Martinsburg is accepting applications for the position of Full Time Police Dispatcher II. The shift would be 4pm- midnight. High School diploma or GED equivalent with specialized course work in general office practices and 2 years of increasingly responsible related experience, or any equivalent combination of related education and experience.
The successful applicant will monitor telephones and radios in the dispatch center, answer all incoming calls and ascertain the nature of the call, dispatch police vehicles for emergency responses, maintain a log on radio and telephone communications, input data into the computer system and other related duties as required. The successful applicant must be able to deal with the public and staff of the Police Department in a calm, rational and reasonable manner in often stressful situations. Must have teletype certification or be able to obtain teletype certification timely.
Starting wage of $31,916 with an excellent benefit package. Applications should be filed with the HR Director, 232 N. Queen St., Martinsburg WV 25401 or online at www.cityofmartinsburg.org no later than FRIDAY May 31, 2019. ... See MoreSee Less
The deadline for enrollment in the Martinsburg Police Department's Junior Police Academy is this Friday. Space is limited and classes are filling up quickly! Get your applications in to your school or drop them at MPD. If you have any questions, contact Corporal Luciano. ... See MoreSee Less
Patrolman Kevin Gayle of the Martinsburg Police Department took some time on Thursday to show his police cruiser to Adelayna Wilson during a Pre-K event at the Butterfly Garden in Ambrose Park ... See MoreSee Less
City Cops vs State Troopers in “Battle of the Badges” Basketball Game
Chief Maury Richards announced that the Martinsburg Police Department will square off against Troopers of the West Virginia State Police in a charity basketball game at Martinsburg South Middle School. The MPD vs WVSP “Battle of the Badges” will be held on Monday, May 20th. The competition will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a police and students game. Tip off for the second game, featuring the contest between MPD Officers and State Troopers, will follow immediately after. Admission is a two-dollar donation for adults and children under 12-years-old will be admitted for free. All monies received will be donated to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
As the school year begins to wind down, MPD Officers were glad to safely escort the students of Burke Street Elementary, Berkeley Heights Elementary and Winchester Avenue Elementary to the Martinsburg High School for a special presentation by Show Choir.
Also pictured, seniors at Martinsburg High School showed their appreciation for School Resource Officer Everhart by pulling a prank on him. ... See MoreSee Less
The Martinsburg Police Department would like to inform the community of a road closure for Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Beginning at 7AM, the 700 block of North Queen Street will be closed in order for WV DOT to complete asphalt repairs. A detour will be set up along Second St to Union Ave, back to Queen Street. If possible, please take alternate routes such as the Raleigh Street Extension. ... See MoreSee Less
WDVM Interview Highlights MPD’s Success and Innovations
Last Sunday, WDVM-TV aired a recent interview with Chief Maury Richards and Deputy Chief George Swartwood on the station’s acclaimed news program, Issues and Insiders, hosted by Mark Kraham. The wide-ranging discussion covered important topics including: the release of MPD’s 2018 Annual Report; our sustained three-year reduction in serious crime; the continued success of Martinsburg’s innovative Drug House Ordinance; MPD’s June launch of our brand-new Junior Police Academy; and the construction progress of our state-of-the-art Police and Municipal Court building that is scheduled for completion this December.
The Martinsburg Police Department would like to inform the community of a road closure.
Moler Ave between Vast Street and Factory Street will be closed until further notice due to a sinkhole. This is the area that normally floods and the sinkhole has made it unsafe for travel. Please use alternate routes, either Raleigh Street Extension or North Queen Street and avoid the area if possible. ... See MoreSee Less
Really grateful for notifying the public. Can we please get a sign at each end of Dry Run Road when they put them up on both sides of the bridge. It can't be as hard for them to do as turning around is for those people who get all the way to the river. It causes time loss, and the temptation to try crossing for some frustrated drivers.
On April 29th 2019 Martinsburg Police Department’s, Deputy Chief George B Swartwood and Pfc. Ryan Fritz and K-9 Atlas attended a breakfast brunch at the Arden United Methodist Church while performing a K-9 Demonstration and informative talk with several members of the Church. The host, Barbara Frankenberry, and several members of the Church posed for photos with K-9 Atlas and also made a generous donation to the MPD Canine Unit. A great and informative time was had by all and MPD would like to thank everyone for their invitation and kindness. ... See MoreSee Less
On Saturday, April 27, 2019, various streets (see map highlights) will be temporarily closed in the city beginning at 7:45 am for Main Street Martinsburg's 5K Truffle Shuffle . Streets will re-open as soon as all runners have cleared the intersections. If you plan to drive through town prior to 10 am tomorrow morning, please plan to avoid the race route ... See MoreSee Less
The Martinsburg Police Department announced today the start of its new 2019 Junior Police Academy. The Junior Police Academy will be a special opportunity for young people to learn about the job of policing, work closely with expert police instructors, achieve goals, make new friends, and have fun. Two separate sessions will be held at Orchard View Intermediate School, located at 1455 Delmar Orchard Road. The first is scheduled from June 24 to 28 and the second from August 5 to 9. The times will be from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Enrollment will be limited to students who will be entering Grades 5, 6, and 7 from Orchard View and Eagle Intermediate Schools and North and South Middle Schools. Applications are now available from the Principals and Counselors and at the Martinsburg Police Department. Enrollment will be limited to 50 students per session.
Conggratulations! Check out Crusaders Supply & Service Company to help outfit these new recruits!
FYI- OVI, Eagle, North, and South are the only intermediate and middle schools that kids who live in city limits attend (unless they go out of district). That is why it is these schools. Martinsburg police department has city jurisdiction. They do not patrol the county.
Is this open to homeschooled children or just public school?
Glad you are leaving out the other middle schools in the county
Is there a cost for this?
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.
Martinsburg Safer: MPD Annual Report Shows Continued Crime Reduction
The Martinsburg Police Department has released its 2018 Annual Report, announcing a continued significant decrease in major crime during the past year. For the third consecutive year, burglaries and robberies decreased, both down 10% from 2017. In 2018 there were 166 total burglaries in Martinsburg compared to 185 during 2017. Robberies saw a reduction to 18 last year from 20 in 2017. These reductions are the latest in a dramatic decline in serious crime during the past three years. Since 2015, burglaries in Martinsburg have been reduced by 51% and robberies have plummeted by 55%.
Other categories of reported crime also reveal a steady reduction as compared to 2017. In 2018 Sexual Assaults and Abuse declined 7%, total crimes involving weapons dropped 35%, assaults and batteries were down 7%, and shoplifting declined by 13%. There were zero homicides in Martinsburg during 2018.
Last Saturday, nine MPD Officers and State Police Troopers were invited by South Middle School Principal Rosa Clark to team up with a group of 14 local students for a great basketball tournament. Four teams made up of both students and cops played in a round-robin tournament that was competitive and fun. The games were part of the New Life Community Church's "Intervene 2019" program. Student Ministries Pastor Ryan Parsons explained that through the Intervene 2019 initiative, the Inwood church assembled 500 volunteers to assist in school beautification, landscaping, cleanup, painting, mulching, gardening, and repair projects at five area schools. In addition to South Middle, the schools include: Martinsburg High School, Hedgesville High School, Inwood Primary, and Pikeside Learning Center. The church also provided hot dogs, popcorn, chips, and drinks as part of Saturday's festivities. We extend our thanks from MPD and WVSP for including us in this special program and our appreciation to New Life Community Church for their dedication to our schools and community! ... See MoreSee Less
Martinsburg Police Department MPD, 👍love what you guys have done and continue to do to promote and foster fellowship and Cohesion in the community
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
Such an amazing way to come together!!! Would love to see all schools (North Middle) have a day that the police could do something fun with the students like this!!
Thanks to everyone such a good story working with our youth!
The City has just been advised by Jefferson Asphalt Products that the milling and paving schedule for next week will be as follows, weather permitting:
Monday, March 18th: mill Delaware Avenue Tuesday, March 19th: mill Ledge Drive and Burke Street (Queen to Maple) Wednesday, March 20th: pave and stripe Burke Street Thursday, March 21st: pave Delaware Avenue Friday, March 22nd: pave Ledge Drive
The public is notified they should expect delays and travel an alternate route, if possible. Your cooperation and patience are appreciated.
When Jefferson Asphalt updates the schedule for the following week, the City will provide a press release to advise the public.
Any concerns/questions, please contact the City of Martinsburg Planning Department at 304-264-2131 or Martinsburg Public Works Department at 304-264-2126. ... See MoreSee Less
Landlord Works with MPD to Make Latest Drug House Another Success Story
Chief Maury Richards announced the successful resolution of another Drug House Ordinance case and praised the responsible action of the landlord to fix the problem. Close cooperation between the Martinsburg Police Department and Ms. Yuen Kim Yee, the Washington, D.C. owner of the rental property at 311 ½ W. King Street, has resulted in cleaning up the most serious single problem faced since the adoption of the City’s innovative Drug House Ordinance.
Chief Maury Richards announced the successful resolution of another Drug House Ordinance case and praised the responsible action of the landlord to fix the problem. Close cooperation between the Marti...
So now she'll be singled out as a snitch...wtg...
As I believe what ur doing is to better the community but honestly think it would be better to just say this place was shut down...
They should really had left the landlord name out of it ...for safety reasons!!
That’s real good...put the landlord out there to dry now.
Well done Martinsburg Police department. Sadly, until the punishment is more severe. Drug houses will always be a problem
Nice now Tear the house down
Something seriously wrong here more people worried about the landlord than the drug problem in the burg just goes to show how bad the drug problem really is
Good .. run them all out ..
But move into county
I've seen this name before with happening. I'm thinking slum Lord
Great now lets move outside the city n clean up! Start w falling waters
Not so bright publicizing the Landlord's name😡 especially under these circumstances!
Thank you Jesus
Why would they put that the landlord had anything to do with it ?!
Another families child will not OD today!
Great job! To both the landlord and LE.
Everytime a property is cited under the drug ordinance, the landlord’s name is published because it’s ultimately their responsibility to know what is going on in their property and to clean up any and all city violations.
Congratulations to you both, and thank you all for keeping our community safer!
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 ... many thanks for your hard work.
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 and thanks for your service!
Very proud of our police officers!
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!
MPD Shuts Down W. King Street Drug House—Third Violation for D.C. Landlord
The Martinsburg Police Department announced today the initiation of another case under the city’s “Drug House Ordinance” for the rental property at 311 ½ W. King Street, after a recent investigation and search warrant by the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force revealed Apartment 5 at this location to be the source of a major heroin distribution operation. This is the third time that the Drug Ordinance has been invoked for the West King Street property, a fact that Martinsburg Police Chief Maury Richards described as, “absolutely outrageous and unacceptable.”
During the regularly scheduled monthly Martinsburg Municipal Council meeting on February 14, 2019, the Martinsburg Police and Fire Departments released the 2018 EMS Operations and Joint Overdose Response report. to read the report, please visit:
Martinsburg Fire and Police Department: EMS Operations and Joint Overdose Response Strategies On Thursday, February 14, 2019, Chief Richards of the Martinsburg Police Department and Captain Weller of ...
During the February 14th Martinsburg Municipal Council meeting, the Martinsburg Police Department formally swore in 3 new police officers. Pictured are Patrolman Ethan Anderson, Patrolman Dalton Condo and Patrolman Lawrence Meeks. Welcome to the Martinsburg Police Department! ... See MoreSee Less
Patrolman Rodney Crawford has been selected as the Martinsburg Police Department’s Officer of the Month for February, 2019. An MPD veteran with 2 years of service, Officer Crawford is a great example of the outstanding new members that MPD continues to recruit.
On February 3, 2019 at approximately 4:00 p.m., Officers with the Martinsburg Police Department and the Martinsburg Fire Department responded to 405 South Raleigh Street for a call of a man shot in the chest. Upon their arrival they found Mr. Corey Barkhamer, 26, inside the residence with multiple gunshot wounds. Officers and Medics rendered aid and Barkhamer was transported to Berkeley Medical Center where he later died from his injuries. MPD Detectives learned that Mr. Barkhamer was a resident of 405 South Raleigh Street and was shot during an attempted home invasion by an unknown suspect.
MPD Detectives continued their investigation and determined involvement in the murder by Alvin Gilbert, 27. On February 7, 2019 Gilbert was located and arrested on outstanding drug distribution warrants and brought to the Martinsburg Police Department. Gilbert waived his Miranda rights and gave a statement eventually confessing to the killing. He was transported to the Eastern Regional Jail to await his arraignment for a charge of 1st degree murder. ... See MoreSee Less
I'm sorry, but how is it that these three PSYCHOPATHS committed "no crime" when what is described here is literal *torture*?! This wouldn't even be okay if they were neurotypical but especially because they were special needs, likely due to being on the spectrum and particularly vulnerable because of communication barriers/being nonverbal. I have an autistic child (thankfully not at THAT school) and what they did was absolutely criminal. Surely you can find something to stick them with and then put their names and faces everywhere to spread their shame. They shouldn't be sitting at home on PAID leave and seeing no charges whatsoever. That's ridiculous and I don't accept that that can't be *legally* held accountable. Smfh.
Good job MPD! 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. 🙄
LANDLORD STEPS UP- WORKS WITH MPD TO SHUT DOWN ANOTHER DRUG HOUSE
Police Chief Maury Richards announced that successful resolution, with full cooperation of the landlord, of another case under Martinsburg’s innovative “Drug House Ordinance.” Yesterday, Richards and Assistant City Prosecutor Nicola Smith appeared in front of Municipal Court Judge Dale Buck regarding the Order of Abatement that shut down illegal drug activity in two apartments at the Franklin Manor apartment complex at 700 W. Burke Street. Mr. Steven Nehrt, Regional Manager of Humphrey Management, was present to report on the progress that has been made to fully resolve the problem.
This should have happened a long long time ago !!! I lost both of my cousins, not even 2weeks apart behind the doors of one of those apartments in October 2017. I thank god that something had finally been done 🙏🏻
Great job, 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!
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.
SO PROUD of you Rod, Blue Ridge School class of '10. Love you, man!
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 STAY SAFE AND GO BLUE
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! Thank you for your dedicated service.
Congratulations, Patrolman Holloway!! Well done. Thanks for all that you do!
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.
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.
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 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!
Yahoo keep shutting them down.
Great work Chief Richards & our MPD ...again thank you all...be safe.
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.
BURKE STREET ELEMENTARY STUDENTS HELP DECORATE POLICE DEPT TREE!
Several 3rd grade students from Burke Street Elementary were honored to help decorate the Martinsburg Police Dept Christmas tree yesterday.. The students placed handmade ornaments on the tree that adorns the 1st floor lobby at City Hall. After hanging their ornaments, students received a candy cane and gathered for a group picture.
We would like to thank Tom and Harriet Johnson for purchasing some Beanie Babies for officers to hand out during the upcoming week and spread some Christmas cheer. Thank you Tom and Harriet! ... See MoreSee Less
My children got two of the beanie babies. It made then both smile so much! My son actually took his to his dad’s house for Christmas all the way in Utah (this was their first Christmas away from me and they weren’t looking forward to it, but I think it made him feel better.) thank you so much!
This community has so many generous people, thanks to them and to the police department for this act of kindness.
Martinsburg Landlord Arrested for Drug House Violations
Police Chief Maury Richards announced today the arrest by MPD officers of Codie J. Calvert, a Martinsburg landlord for violation of the City’s Drug and Gang House Ordinance. On September 5th, Kyle Simmons, Calvert’s tenant, was arrested for running a drug-dealing operation at 487 E. Burke Street. Simmons was charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin and Methamphetamine. Richards obtained an Order of Abatement to clean up the illegal drug activity on her rental property located at 487 E. Burke Street. The property owner had repeatedly refused to comply with the City Magistrate’s Order to abate the nuisance. Instead of seeking to evict him, Calvert allowed Simmons to continue living in the house. On November 27th he was arrested there again by the police during a domestic-related dispute. This morning, after Calvert failed to attend a Drug House hearing for a second time, Municipal Judge Dale Buck issued a bench warrant for her arrest. Calvert was placed in custody this afternoon by Sergeant Justin Darby.
Martinsburg’s Drug House Ordinance includes penalties for property owners found in violation but who fail to take action to abate the nuisance within 30 days of notification. A fine may be assessed by the Municipal Court of not less than $100 and not more than $1,000 for each day that the property owner is in violation. Calvert has been in violation for 56 days and faces a potential fine of $5,600 to $56,000.
Chief Richards stated that, “This is a very serious situation. There have been 10 calls-for-service from this location after the initial drug arrest and it’s disrupting the neighborhood. This is unacceptable. MPD will not rest until we’ve totally cleaned up this problem.” The Martinsburg Chief noted that many neighbors on the block of 400 East Burke Street have been attending court hearings, writing letters, and fully supporting the actions of MPD to shut down this drug house. “The commitment and solid support from neighbors on this block have been fantastic. Seeing residents standing up for their neighborhood like this is very powerful,” stated Richards. “The Martinsburg Police Department is going to lock up every drug-dealer and shut down every drug house that we can find. Every decent family in Martinsburg deserves to live on a block free of drug-dealers and drug houses. I promise that we will shut this one down too.”
Martinsburg Landlord Arrested for Drug House Violations December 12, 2018 Police Chief Maury Richards announced today the arrest by MPD officers of Codie J. Calvert, a Martinsburg landlord for violati...
She sounds more like a Slumlord than a Landlord.👏👏👏
Martinsburg is trying to be a safe place
Yeah! This is so awesome to see!! Burke street will one day be like it used to be! Free to let your children cross the street and not worry about what could happen. Go MPD!
They need to bring this law to the County 🤬🤬🤬
When will MPD be shutting down the drug house on Winchester Ave?There are officers and rescue personelle on a beyond regular basis and nothing appears to be happening.
Chief Richards and MPD Officers and all others involved, are doing a great job. God bless each of you and protect you. Thank you, all.
Fantastic job guys!
My question is after 10 times why is this guy still on the street anyway? Sounds like he just been getting his hands slapped and send on his way.
Thank you so much!!!
Get them! The landlord must be getting something out of it. Money or free drugs. Shut them down and show them you mean business. I know you got this MPD. Just be safe and thank you for everything you do for making our community a better place to live!!
Another great job by MPD! Thank you!
Hold enough folks accountable and maybe the message will get out.
Another great job, guys! Thx!
Way to go mpd godbless great job
Good job. You make a huge difference to those who own homes in downtown Martinsburg.
Aw yea!! Nice to see some accountability being enforced 🙌🙌
Once agai. Chief Richards great job with the work of you and your officers...
On 12-14-2018 at approximately 1445hrs members of the Martinsburg City Police Department responded to North Middle School for report of a juvenile armed with a weapon. Upon arriving on scene, officers located two juvenile males inside the school with members of the staff. The males had a toy airsoft pistol and 3 knives on them. No threats were supposedly made to the staff or students by the two males subjects and no one involved was injured. The juvenile prosecutor’s office has been contacted regarding possible charges. ... See MoreSee Less
I would like to know if the kids that did this will be in school tomorrow.
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 !
This school is a complete joke.
Kids know better.they have seen news.need to be punished
Rosado Kasandracon mas razon ahy q ir mira esto
Linda Gall your right can't always blame the parent
Happened after dismissal
What's wrong with these kids today. Can't blame the parents all the time.
Earlier today, the Martinsburg Police Department announced the arrest of Clyde Sylvester Patterson III, 59, for yesterday’s robbery and shooting of Guadalupe Bustillos, 64, of Martinsburg, at Lupita’s Grocery store located at 149 N. Queen Street. Patterson, who resides at 125 N. Queen Street, was charged with Robbery and Malicious Wounding and is being held in the Eastern Regional Jail on a $120,000 bond.
Malicious wounding??? He shot her in the face with a gun FFS... He clearly meant to kill her! I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks attempted murder is the appropriate charge...
Good job MPD!! It’s ridiculous that he even has a bond though, charges need to be added to keep him off the streets.
Job well Done
Why not attempted murder? That wasn't a kiss on the cheek he gave that lady.....good work MPD
Is anyone aware if a "Go Fund Me" type page has been established to help the victim. She will not be earning an income and will be huge medical bills. Please let us know if there is any fund set up. Thank you.
Thank you !!!
Thank you Martinsburg Police Department for your fine detective work! 👍🏻
What about armed robbery and attempted murder?
Great job guys!!!
Thank you mpd we need justice for Lupita she is very loved by all
God bless all of you for your dedicated and professional work. Thank all of you. I am proud to say I was once part of the department, years ago.
Tiffany Dawn Sommer
He is a danger to society and should definitely be kept off the streets! Why not attempted murder though versus malicious wounding.
Well done MPD! Thank you! May God continue to bless and protect each and every one of you.
I'm so relieved to know she is doing well and able to identify her assailant!
It is attempted murder and that is what he should be charged with No Bond either ,period!
Great job MPD. Now lets hope judicial system works as it should.
Great job by the Department. My doors were double locked last night. My prayers are with the victim, a friend of someone I go with to church. Thank you MPD
*Updated Press Release for Shooting at 147 North Queen Street*
Last night, the Martinsburg Police Department arrested and charged Clyde Sylvester Patterson III with the robbery and shooting of Guadalupe Bustillos at 147 North Queen Street. The defendant is currently incarcerated at the Eastern Regional Jail. MPD has determined that there is no further danger to the public from this incident
Arrested: Clyde Sylvester Patterson III DOB: 09/28/59 125 North Queen Street, Apt. 6, Mtsbg WV
Better hope Guadalupe survives this because this will then become murder. She is such a sweet lady. So hard to think he probably went in her store several times a day or a week knowing his address was the 100 block also, and she probably felt perfectly safe. Heartbreaking They better not release him!
I 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!😠
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.
At 4:37 p.m. today, Martinsburg Police officers responded to a 911 call of a woman shot on North Queen Street. Officers entered Lupita’s Grocery store located at 149 N. Queen Street and found a woman, who has since been identified as the store’s proprietress, Guadalupe Bustillos, 64, of Martinsburg, laying on the floor. The victim had what appears to be a single gunshot wound to the face. Emergency Medical Services were immediately called and transported her to the Berkeley Medical Center for emergency treatment. Witnesses provided the police with a description of a single offender as a black male, tall, and wearing a black jacket and blue jeans. Police searched the surrounding area but were unable to locate the suspect. The victim remains in critical condition. Emergency Department staff report that she will be transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital for further medical treatment and evaluation. The Martinsburg Police Department believes that the likely motive in this crime is robbery and continues to follow all evidence and leads in this incident. The investigation remains on-going. ... See MoreSee Less
And I almost took my 8 year old up to see Santa at Flowers Unlimited an annual thing we do. 😡🙏 for this lady and her family and friends! Also 🙏 for downtown Martinsburg!!!!! Just sad all the way around!!!
Yeah I'm that guy hang that SOB.
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
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.
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.