News | | March 16, 2011
A man who was convicted of money laundering and drug charges is accused of stealing money from a land development company that he and a Berkeley County sheriff's deputy owned together, according to court records. George H. Van Wagner, 58, of P.O. Box 867, Martinsburg, was arraigned Wednesday by Berkeley County Magistrate Sandra L. Miller on one felony count of embezzlement, according to court records. Van Wagner is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from Topaz LLC, a venture that he and Sheriff's Deputy Steven Crites formed in 2006, according to court records and the West Virginia Secretary of State's office.
March 24, 2013
What are the regulations in Maryland for obtaining historic tags for your car or truck? Once you get the historic registration, are there restrictions for how you are allowed to use the vehicle? The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration website at www.mva.maryland.gov provides the following information about historic registration: To qualify for historic registration, your vehicle must not have been substantially altered, remodeled or remanufactured from its original design; must be a passenger vehicle, motorcycle or truck (with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less)
April 16, 2012
A Berkeley County sheriff's deputy has pleaded not guilty to bank fraud charges that have been filed against him in federal district court in Martinsburg. Steven A. Crites, 41, of 501 Ropp Drive, Martinsburg, was released on his own recognizance Friday after being arraigned by Magistrate David J. Joel, according to court records. Crites' trial is scheduled to begin June 19, according to court records. Crites requested to be placed on administrative leave a couple of weeks ago, Berkeley County Sheriff Kenneth Lemaster said Monday.
May 7, 2012
When David Warrenfeltz heard about the deaths of Williamsport High School sports standouts Brendon Colliflower and Samantha Kelly, he thought about how “eerily similar” the accident late Saturday on Rench Road was to the one that claimed his friend, Nick Adenhart. Warrenfeltz, coach of the Williamsport High School baseball team, was for years the catcher for Adenhart, who died along with two friends in a car accident April 9, 2009, in Fullerton, Calif., shortly after making his debut that year for the Los Angeles Angels.
May 6, 2012
Feeling horrified and numb, a steady stream of friends of Williamsport High School seniors Brendon Edward Colliflower and Samantha Rae Kelly turned out at the spot along Rench Road on Sunday afternoon where the two sports standouts were killed in an accident the night before. Colliflower, a pitcher on this year's Williamsport High School baseball team, and Kelly, a tennis and volleyball athlete at the school, had been to the high school's prom at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va., Saturday night.
March 7, 1997
The jury in a wrongful death suit ruled Friday not to hold the City of Martinsburg and two city police officers responsible for a fatal collision that occurred during a high-speed police chase in 1993. The chase, which involved Officers John Orem and William Brandenburg, ended when the car they were pursuing on U.S. 11 crashed head-on into another car, killing its driver, Henry Lee White. John H. White filed the wrongful death suit almost a year after his son's Aug. 26 death.