Berkeley County man arrested in connection with string of W.Va. burglaries

July 20, 2012
  • Matthew Wayne Killian
West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office on Friday announced the arrest of a Berkeley County man who was charged in connection with the burglary of a Whitings Neck Road home.

Matthew Wayne Killian, 27, of 294 Connector Road in Martinsburg, was arraigned Friday on one count of burglary and one count of conspiracy by Berkeley County Magistrate Sandra L. Miller, according to court documents.

Killian’s arrest comes after the completion of a three-week investigation of about a dozen burglaries in Berkeley and Jefferson counties within the last 30 to 45 days, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. Killian and a female were found hiding inside the residence by police, according to court documents.

Killian was being held Friday night at Eastern Regional Jail near Martinsburg on $35,000 bail, according to the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Authority website and court documents.

According to court records, the two felony charges stem from the alleged burglary of a home on Whitings Neck Road, which is in northern Berkeley County, according to court records.

Numerous jewelry and electronics items were recovered by police following the execution of a search warrant, deputies said.

Area residents who have been the victim of a burglary or break-in within the last 30 to 45 and have lost jewelry or electronic items may contact the law enforcement agency to which they reported the crime and provide a detailed list of the items to possibly recover them.

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