Two Martinsburg residents charged with burglary

Police were serving warrants in the neighborhood when they noticed a man climbing out of a window

July 22, 2012

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Police said they saw a man climbing out of a house with stolen items wrapped in a sheet when they went to Aero Street Sunday afternoon to serve warrants, according to the Martinsburg Police Department.

When police arrived at the scene at about 1 p.m., they saw Stephanie Laing standing outside.

Laing, 25, of 201 Aero St., was arrested and charged with burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary, police said.

As officers were getting ready to check the home at 201 Aero St., which is near Hack Wilson Way, Jack McFarlan was observed climbing out of a window of a home at 115 Aero St., police said.

Police said McFarlan kicked in the front door of the house while people were sleeping upstairs.

Police said McFarlan made numerous threats to them while he was being processed.

McFarlan, 26, of 201 Aero St., also was charged with burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary.


McFarlan and Laing also were served with warrants for shoplifting and conspiracy, police said.

McFarlan and Laing were being held in the Eastern Regional Jail Sunday evening, a jail spokesman said. Bond had not been set for them, since they had not yet been arraigned, the spokesman said.

— Dave McMillion

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