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Police briefs

April 07, 2007

Man faces charges after cocaine seized



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg man was arraigned on one count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance Friday after police seized 13 individually wrapped packs of cocaine from his apartment the day before, according to court records.

Daniel Winfrey Wirsing, 29, of 501 W. King St., Apt. 3, in Martinsburg, was arraigned by Berkeley County Magistrate Joan V. Bragg, who set a $50,000 bond for the case.

Martinsburg Police Department Detective S.F. Doyle said in a complaint against the accused that 9 grams of cocaine, a small bag of marijuana, two scales and $664 in cash were found in Wirsing's bedroom.

A special response team operation was staged to enter the apartment, and Wirsing was detained upon entry, according to the complaint.

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Taser used in man's arrest on drug charge



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police needed to use a Taser to arrest a Martinsburg man Thursday afternoon after he allegedly delivered crack cocaine to an undercover police informant, according to a Martinsburg Police Department press release.

Arkavier Kernada Floyd, 30, of 114 Fair Lawn Gardens, Apt. 2, in Martinsburg, was charged with delivery of crack cocaine and obstructing an officer, according to the release.

Floyd was arrested after delivering crack cocaine to an undercover police informant near South Street and Porter Avenue, according to the release. Police used a Taser to stop Floyd when he attempted to flee on a bicycle, according to the release.

Floyd is being held in the Eastern Regional Jail in lieu of $60,000 bond, according to the release.

In a separate incident Thursday afternoon, Salvatore Friscia Jr., 34, of 45 Quarry Road in Bunker Hill, W.Va., was charged with delivery of marijuana and obstructing an officer, according to a press release.

Friscia was taken to Eastern Regional Jail to await arraignment, according to the release.




W.Va. State Police plan sobriety checks



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - West Virginia State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints between Friday, April 13, at 10 p.m. and Saturday, April 14, at 4 a.m., according to a state police press release

The sites will be:

·U.S. 11 South between Bernice Avenue and Wheatland Street in front of Newbraugh's Plaza and the Martin and Seibert Law Firm.

·U.S. 11 South at the intersection with Tabler Station Road in front of Tri-Star and Gateway Motors.




Man charged with threatening club



McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police arrested a McConnellsburg man Tuesday and charged him with making terroristic threats over the telephone to the Fraternal Order of Eagles club in Harrisonville, Pa., according to a state police press release.

Randy Edward Mills, 44, of 640 E. Maple St. in McConnellsburg, was charged with making terroristic threats, harassment and disorderly conduct, according to the release.

Mills allegedly called the club and made threatening calls to employees there late Monday and early Tuesday, according to the release.

Mills is being held in the Franklin County Prison after being unable to post a $20,000 bond, according to the release.

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