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May 7, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. A Kearneysville, W.Va., man was charged Friday with robbing a 79-year-old woman in her home at gunpoint, according to a press release from the Martinsburg Police Department. Harvey Michael Wilt, 26, of 867 Wide Horizon Blvd. in Kearneysville, was charged with armed robbery and kidnapping, according to the release. Police said they received complaints of a person knocking on doors in the area of Rosewood Drive and Greenbrier Drive in Martinsburg.
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NEWS
April 28, 2007
Woman's dispute with medic leads to charges MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A woman who apparently requested medical attention was arrested Thursday night after allegedly becoming hostile with the EMS responders who came to her aid, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records Donna Sue Thurston, 54, of no fixed address, was arraigned on misdemeanor counts of obstructing a police officer, public intoxication, battery on a medic and...
NEWS
May 2, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Five people were arrested Saturday after police were called to break up a fight at the Waffle House on Foxcroft Avenue, according to a Martinsburg Police Department press release. Between 60 and 80 people were in the parking lot when officers arrived about 3:15 a.m., police said. An officer had to use a Taser on a male who had punched another male, police said. Other people tried to interfere with the arrest and yelled obscenities, police said. Levar Karem Bryant, 30, of the Bronx, N.Y., who allegedly punched the other male, was charged with disturbing the peace and obstructing a police officer, police said.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | November 3, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. ? A Ranson, W.Va., man who was hospitalized from burns he received when police used a combination of pepper spray and a Taser to arrest him last year is seeking $40 million in damages in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court. The complaint, filed Oct. 23 on behalf of Steven C. Scott by attorney Sherman Lambert, names West Virginia State Police and agency leader Col. David L. Lemmon; Berkeley County Sheriff's Department and Sheriff Randy Smith; Ranson Police Department and Chief William Roper; City of Ranson; Berkeley County Commission; and 10 "Does," who Lambert indicated he would name later when their identities are known, as defendants.
NEWS
December 14, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A 31-year-old man was in Eastern Regional Jail on Monday on counts of first-degree robbery, felon in possession of a firearm and two other felony charges, according to court and jail records. Arthur Lee Hairston Jr., no fixed address, also was charged with obstructing an officer and fleeing on foot, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Magistrate Harry L. Snow set a $122,000 cash-only bond in an arraignment hearing on Saturday. At 9 p.m. Friday, Martinsburg Police Department patrol officers J.L. Harper and D.P. North arrested Hairston after the defendant attempted to flee on foot near the intersection of West John and South Raleigh streets, according to court records.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | July 29, 2005
HAGERSTOWN pepperb@herald-mail.com Wayne's Country Store clerk Peggy Moats was fed up with robbers by the time Bernard Leonard Cole walked into the west Hagerstown store in March and demanded all of her money. The West Washington Street business has been robbed six times in more than four years, she told Washington County Circuit Judge John H. McDowell Thursday after Cole pleaded guilty to second-degree assault in connection with the March 8 incident. So, at about 7:50 p.m., after Cole told Moats "I want all your money or I'll shoot you," and tried to get into the store's cash register - hitting Moats four times in the process - Moats "grabbed the keys to the store, fled the store and locked him inside," said Washington County Assistant State's Attorney Gina Cirincion.
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By ROBERT SNYDER | March 11, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. A grab bag of new law enforcement equipment soon will be making its way to law enforcement in Berkeley County following a check presentation Friday by U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito. Capito, R-W.Va., presented Sheriff Randy Smith and Chief Deputy Kenneth Lemaster with a Department of Justice equipment grant award for $148,500 that will be used to purchase laptop computers and new firearms for the office's 45 law enforcement officers. The money will be used to purchase 50 new handguns to replace the department's 10-year old cache of firearms and provide the office with 45 new laptop computers, Smith said.
NEWS
August 9, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - An argument over the price of a Ferris wheel ticket Thursday at the Berkeley County Youth Fair led to a scuffle involving three members of a Martinsburg-area family and Berkeley County Sheriff's Department deputies, police said Friday. Troy Marion Feltner, 34, of 1356 Rock Cliff Drive, was charged with three counts of obstructing an officer and counts of battery of an officer, disorderly conduct and public intoxication, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.
NEWS
October 14, 2008
SMITHSBURG -- A Cavetown man was taken into custody Monday night after the Rite Aid Pharmacy at 22441 Jefferson Boulevard was robbed at gunpoint by a man carrying what he claimed to be an explosive device, according to a press release from the Washington County Sheriff's Department. The device turned out to be a hoax, officials said. Christopher Allan May, 28, of 22535 Cavetown Church Road, was charged with armed robbery, theft and multiple counts of assault, reckless endangerment and handgun violations, including the use of a handgun in the commission of a violent crime, the release said.
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