K-9 Butch contributes to drug arrests
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Bath Police Chief James Minton told the Bath Town Council on Monday night "the K-9 team has been extremely successful for these first two weeks."
Minton said about 20 drug arrests were made with the help of K-9 Butch.
"We stop a vehicle for a traffic violation, and if we feel we have a reason, we bring out the dog, and drugs have been discovered," Minton said.
"This town is not Mayberry anymore," Mayor Susan J. Webster said. "We have a lot of people coming through here."
"The dog gives you the ability to search if there is probable cause," she said.
K-9 Butch joined the Bath Police Department on March 5. He is a 2-year-old German Shepherd and is a "dual-purpose K-9" who will be used for patrol work as well as for drug searches, Minton said previously.
Sidewalk snow, ice, debris must be removed
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Effective immediately, no accumulation of snow or ice may be left on sidewalks in the Town of Bath and must be removed within 24 hours by the property owners or persons occupying the property adjacent to the sidewalk.