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by DAVE McMILLION | May 17, 2004
charlestown@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A woman holding onto the windshield wipers rode on the hood of a Jeep for about a block after being struck by the vehicle Saturday afternoon near the intersection of John and Raleigh streets, said a Martinsburg Police Department spokesman. The woman fell off the Jeep after the driver slammed on the brakes, said Sgt. Glenn Macher. The victim, Uniqua Ratford, 21, of Rock Cliff Drive, Martinsburg, was taken to City Hospital.
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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | November 11, 2004
shappell@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - A Martinsburg Union Rescue Mission resident/employee was rushed into emergency surgery after he was attacked, a Martinsburg Police Department sergeant said. Two men wanted in connection with the attack were at large late Wednesday. Gregory Mathers, 50, who works and lives at the mission, in the 600 block of West King Street, sustained a gash on the neck when he was attacked in a nearby alley at about 5 p.m., said Martinsburg Police Department Sgt. Glenn Macher.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | September 16, 2003
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A man who police allege stole his mother's car and wrecked it at the Martinsburg Mall, where it caught on fire, was charged with two felony counts Monday. Joshua Daniel Hopkins, 19, of 121 Redemption Way in Martinsburg, was charged with grand larceny and fleeing from police while driving under the influence. Hopkins was arrested after Sgt. Glenn Macher, with the Martinsburg Police Department, spotted him speeding through the mall parking lot at around 11:30 a.m. Macher estimated Hopkins' speed at 60 to 70 mph, police alleged.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | August 19, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A block of North Queen Street between Race and Martin streets was taped off Wednesday night for a knapsack found in City Hall that was deemed suspicious by police. Martinsburg Police and West Virginia State Police handled the incident, according to Martinsburg Police Department Lt. G.F. Macher Jr. The package was discovered on the first floor of the building about 9:15 p.m. during a routine lockdown following municipal court. The building was nearly empty at the time, with the exception of uniformed officers and civilian staff, Macher said.
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September 30, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Students between the ages of 9 and 14 are invited to participate in the Martinsburg Police Department's 19th Junior Police Academy, which be held from Oct. 12 through Dec. 14, Lt. G.F. Macher Jr. announced. The nine-week program explores a wide range of police-related topics, including the day-to-day operation of the city's police department in a "very structured" environment, Macher said in a news release. There is no fee to attend the academy. Applications, which much be submitted to the police department by 5 p.m. on Oct. 8, are available from school guidance counselors at all public schools in Berkeley County.
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By BRYN MICKLE | December 1, 1998
MARTINSBURG, W. Va. - Holiday shoppers at the Martinsburg Mall ran into an unexpected delay this weekend as police slowed traffic to make sure people were wearing their seat belts. Martinsburg police spent more than two hours Sunday afternoon handing out leaflets and reminding drivers about West Virginia seat belt laws at a vehicle checkpoint on Foxcroft Avenue. "What better day to do it on than a Sunday during a shopping day?," said Martinsburg City Police Sgt. Glenn Macher Jr. Macher said police were checking for compliance in several areas, including state laws that mandate: Everyone in the front seat must wear a seat belt.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | December 16, 2005
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police closed down a section of West Burke Street and surrounded a large apartment building Thursday after an older woman inside fired several shots from a shotgun, according to officers with the Martinsburg Police Department. The woman, Alice Sajovic, eventually agreed to turn herself in after speaking with police, including a phone conversation with Martinsburg Police Department Chief Ted Anderson. An arrest warrant charging her was issued Thursday night.
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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | November 12, 2004
shappell@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A man wanted in the stabbing of a Martinsburg Union Rescue Mission resident/employee was taken into custody and charged Thursday morning, the Martinsburg Police Department said. Jeffrey A. Nelson, 38, whose last known address was 411 Miller Road in Winchester, Va., was charged with malicious wounding in the stabbing of Gregory Mathers at the West King Street facility, police said. Police said Nelson and a vehicle police were searching for Wednesday, a yellow Jeep Cherokee, were spotted at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg at about 11:29 a.m. Nelson was detained by Veterans Affairs Police on an unrelated charge, according to police.
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August 24, 2000
Elderly couple beaten in W.Va. By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Lying in a hospital bed recovering from injuries she suffered four days earlier in an incident Martinsburg City Police are classifying as road rage, Elizabeth James was still stunned Thursday. continued James, 66, and her friend Robert Everheart, 68, were attacked in War Memorial Park after being followed by a car as they drove through town, police said.
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By AMY WALLAUER | June 9, 1998
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 16-year-old Hedgesville High School student spent the last day of the school year in the hospital and the police station after he went to school drunk then stole and wrecked a car, police alleged. Martinsburg City Police on Monday charged the teenager as a juvenile with grand larceny of a motor vehicle, driving under the influence and driving without a license. West Virginia State Police say a juvenile petition for underage consumption will be presented to the Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney's office.
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May 3, 2011
Police on Sunday responded to the parking lot of Union Sales Dodge on East Race Street and discovered a person had been stabbed in the back, according to the Martinsburg Police Department. The victim also was kicked, and a folding knife that was used in the attack was found at the scene, according to a news release. The disturbance occurred at about 5:30 p.m., Lt. G. F. Macher Jr. said Monday. During the attack, the victim’s cellphone was taken, Macher said. Rodney Edwards and Tina M. Ernst, both of 311 N. Maple Ave., each were charged with receiving and transferring stolen property, police said.
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September 30, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Students between the ages of 9 and 14 are invited to participate in the Martinsburg Police Department's 19th Junior Police Academy, which be held from Oct. 12 through Dec. 14, Lt. G.F. Macher Jr. announced. The nine-week program explores a wide range of police-related topics, including the day-to-day operation of the city's police department in a "very structured" environment, Macher said in a news release. There is no fee to attend the academy. Applications, which much be submitted to the police department by 5 p.m. on Oct. 8, are available from school guidance counselors at all public schools in Berkeley County.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | August 19, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A block of North Queen Street between Race and Martin streets was taped off Wednesday night for a knapsack found in City Hall that was deemed suspicious by police. Martinsburg Police and West Virginia State Police handled the incident, according to Martinsburg Police Department Lt. G.F. Macher Jr. The package was discovered on the first floor of the building about 9:15 p.m. during a routine lockdown following municipal court. The building was nearly empty at the time, with the exception of uniformed officers and civilian staff, Macher said.
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By DAVE McMILLION | May 19, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Maryland man had his car taken from him by a knife-wielding assailant at the intersection of King Street and Porter Avenue Monday afternoon and the car was used 30 minutes later in a robbery at a Centra Bank in Inwood, W.Va., police said Monday night. Police are asking for the public's help in finding the robber, who was last seen traveling north on U.S. 11 after the bank robbery in the stolen gray Ford Escort, police said. At 4:19 p.m., a 65-year-old Maryland man was inside his Escort station wagon at King Street and Porter Avenue when a man approached the car and asked the driver what time it was, said Lt. Glenn Macher Jr. of the Martinsburg Police Department.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | December 16, 2005
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police closed down a section of West Burke Street and surrounded a large apartment building Thursday after an older woman inside fired several shots from a shotgun, according to officers with the Martinsburg Police Department. The woman, Alice Sajovic, eventually agreed to turn herself in after speaking with police, including a phone conversation with Martinsburg Police Department Chief Ted Anderson. An arrest warrant charging her was issued Thursday night.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | September 28, 2005
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Sara Jackson has been having a rough time recently - she lost one of the two jobs she was working while raising her two young children and putting herself through nursing school. Tuesday became even worse when a wheelchair ramp on a school bus slammed into the back of her parked car on Second Street in Martinsburg. The driver of the bus forgot to raise the lift after dropping off children around the corner, Sgt. G.F. Macher of the Martinsburg Police Department said.
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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | November 12, 2004
shappell@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A man wanted in the stabbing of a Martinsburg Union Rescue Mission resident/employee was taken into custody and charged Thursday morning, the Martinsburg Police Department said. Jeffrey A. Nelson, 38, whose last known address was 411 Miller Road in Winchester, Va., was charged with malicious wounding in the stabbing of Gregory Mathers at the West King Street facility, police said. Police said Nelson and a vehicle police were searching for Wednesday, a yellow Jeep Cherokee, were spotted at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg at about 11:29 a.m. Nelson was detained by Veterans Affairs Police on an unrelated charge, according to police.
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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | November 11, 2004
shappell@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - A Martinsburg Union Rescue Mission resident/employee was rushed into emergency surgery after he was attacked, a Martinsburg Police Department sergeant said. Two men wanted in connection with the attack were at large late Wednesday. Gregory Mathers, 50, who works and lives at the mission, in the 600 block of West King Street, sustained a gash on the neck when he was attacked in a nearby alley at about 5 p.m., said Martinsburg Police Department Sgt. Glenn Macher.
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by DAVE McMILLION | May 17, 2004
charlestown@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A woman holding onto the windshield wipers rode on the hood of a Jeep for about a block after being struck by the vehicle Saturday afternoon near the intersection of John and Raleigh streets, said a Martinsburg Police Department spokesman. The woman fell off the Jeep after the driver slammed on the brakes, said Sgt. Glenn Macher. The victim, Uniqua Ratford, 21, of Rock Cliff Drive, Martinsburg, was taken to City Hospital.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | September 16, 2003
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A man who police allege stole his mother's car and wrecked it at the Martinsburg Mall, where it caught on fire, was charged with two felony counts Monday. Joshua Daniel Hopkins, 19, of 121 Redemption Way in Martinsburg, was charged with grand larceny and fleeing from police while driving under the influence. Hopkins was arrested after Sgt. Glenn Macher, with the Martinsburg Police Department, spotted him speeding through the mall parking lot at around 11:30 a.m. Macher estimated Hopkins' speed at 60 to 70 mph, police alleged.
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