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by CANDICE BOSELY | March 30, 2004
City officials consider park near Roundhouse MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Members of the Martinsburg City Property Committee at a Monday meeting discussed building a small park at the intersection of Race and Commerce streets. The park will contain a "storyboard" telling the history of the nearby Roundhouse and a plaque donated by the American Society of Civil Engineers, said Hal Snyder, with Alpha Associates. The Society named the Roundhouse an important historical property.
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March 13, 1997
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A man walked off with about $60 following a robbery of an Exxon service station along North Queen Street Wednesday, according to West Virginia State Police. The robbery occurred about 3 p.m. at the Exxon station just off the Queen Street exit of Interstate 81, said Trooper D.M. Olack. The robber initially walked into the service station and asked a clerk if she could make change for a $50 bill, Olack said. The clerk said no, and the man left the store, Olack said.
NEWS
August 15, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Martinsburg Police Department will designate portions of several city streets as no-parking zones on Saturday to accommodate Main Street Martinsburg's sixth annual Bike Night. The rally is expected to draw a large number of motorcycle enthusiasts. All vehicles in the affected streets will be required to be moved by midnight today. Any vehicles left in the areas will be towed, according to a news release from the police department. The no-parking streets are: o 100, 200 and 300 blocks of South Queen Street o 100 and 200 blocks of North Queen Street o 100 and 200 blocks of West King Street o 100 block of East Burke (vehicles must be removed by 8 a.m. Saturday)
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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.
NEWS
April 4, 2012
A 6-year-old child was flown to a Virginia hospital after being struck by a van Tuesday on North Queen Street in Martinsburg, W.Va., the Martinsburg Police Department said. The child, whose name was not released, was in critical condition at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Virginia, according to a police department news release. A woman who answered the phone at the police department Wednesday morning said officers didn't have an update on the child's condition. Officers said the child crossed into heavy traffic with another child and an adult at about 4:40 p.m. in the 800 block of North Queen Street.
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by MATTHEW UMSTEAD | March 21, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Berkeley County Public Service Sewer District employee was injured Tuesday morning when equipment fell off the flatbed of a tractor-trailer and onto the work truck he was driving on North Queen Street at the railroad underpass, police said. Thomas Wells Jr., 41, of Inwood, W.Va., was treated for injuries at City Hospital after Martinsburg Fire Department workers needed about 40 minutes to free him from the truck because the errant equipment had trapped him, police and fire officials said.
NEWS
March 5, 2013
A Hagerstown man accused of fleeing police Saturday night near Martinsburg was charged with fleeing while driving under the influence of alcohol and controlled substance, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Michael Shereff LeGrand, 27, of 1400 Haven Road, Apt. F21, was detained by police in the area of the Essroc cement plant off South Queen Street after a short pursuit, according to court documents. Berkeley County Sheriff's Deputy C. Cochran initially stopped the car LeGrand was driving on Apple Harvest Drive near New York Avenue after noticing a temporary tag appeared to be falling off the vehicle, according to court documents.
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By DAVE McMILLION, Charles Town | September 24, 1998
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - City and county officials say they will start looking for additional sources of water in the county to help spur economic growth in the area. Old rock quarries, which hold millions of gallons of water, are possible sources, officials said. One quarry that could be used for a water source is near the newly opened Musselman High School in Inwood, W.Va., said Berkeley County Administrator Deborah Sheetenhelm. Another quarry with large reserves of water is near Capitol Cement Corp.
NEWS
May 18, 2011
14 stores found to be noncompliant in Martinsburg alcohol check   Fourteen stores were listed as non-compliant after the Martinsburg Police Department and the Alcoholic Beverage Commission conducted a compliance operation targeting clerks who were selling alcohol to minors, according to a news release from the police department. Clerks who sold alcohol to minors were cited for unlawful sale of alcohol by a alcoholic liquor licensee, the release said. The compliance operation was conducted using a minor under the age of 21, the release said.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | March 14, 2013
Police shot a Virginia man multiple times during an altercation with police in downtown Martinsburg Wednesday night along Queen Street, the city's police department announced Thursday afternoon. Wayne Arnold Jones, 50, of Stephens City, Va., was pronounced dead at the scene in the 100 block of Queen Street, police said in a news release. Police said they used projectile stun guns twice on the man and he was later shot after stabbing an officer in the torso with a knife. The officer's stab wound was later determined to be minor, and he did not need medical attention, police said.
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