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NEWS
April 18, 2011
West Virginia State Police were looking for an unidentified male who shot a Martinsburg man several times in the upper body early Sunday at a bar in Charles Town. Travis Coon, 26, of Martinsburg, was taken to Jefferson Memorial Hospital and later flown to a Washington, D.C., area hospital after he was shot two or three times in the upper body, according to a state police press release. Troopers said the shooting occurred at about 2:30 a.m. at the Tap House sports bar at 107 Keyes Ferry Road.
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NEWS
August 10, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A lieutenant with the Martinsburg Police Department was arraigned Monday morning on a charge of battery, according to an e-mailed release issued by Police Chief T.C. "Ted" Anderson. The charge against Lt. John Sherman Jr. stemmed from a call for a battery in progress to which West Virginia State Police responded Thursday. Troopers responding to the 7:20 p.m. call to 9512 Tuscarora Pike learned that one of the people involved in the incident was Sherman, who was off duty at the time, the release alleges.
NEWS
September 12, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A man accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina was arrested Friday near Martinsburg, W.Va. when police stopped his vehicle on I-81 and found the man and the girl inside, West Virginia State Police said in a press release. Michael Lynn Fry, 33, of 459 Beagle Road in Myerstown, Pa., was taken to the West Virginia State Police Martinsburg Detachment, where he was processed for his North Carolina warrant and transported to Eastern Regional Jail, police said.
NEWS
March 4, 2009
BERKELEY COUNTY, W.Va. -- The ramp on southbound Interstate 81 at exit 16 was closed Wednesday morning because of an overturned tractor-trailer, a Berkeley County Emergency Services dispatcher said. No injuries were reported. The accident was reported at 8:15 a.m., she said. West Virginia State Police were expecting a backup on the Interstate, a trooper said.
NEWS
August 11, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A motorist was killed early Friday in an accident on Interstate 81, West Virginia State Police said. Police still are trying to identify the victim, whose body was badly burned, Sgt. G.S. Petsko said Friday night. Emergency dispatchers were notified of the accident in the southbound lanes of the interstate just south of the 12-mile marker at 12:25 a.m., officials said. Petsko said two vehicles were involved in the accident.
NEWS
July 22, 2011
The body of a man was found floating face down Thursday evening in a quarry in the 200 block of Berkeley Station Road north Martinsburg, West Virginia State Police said. Sgt. C.A. Mahood said Friday morning that police were trying to identify the man. “He still had his clothes on, but nothing to identify him,” Mahood said. ¿It's currently under investigation.¿ Mahood said the body was discovered between 8 and 9 p.m.
BREAKINGNEWS
February 3, 2012
A helicopter was called to the scene of a traffic accident Friday night in Shenandoah Junction, W.Va., a Jefferson County Emergency Services dispatcher said. The dispatcher said the accident was reported at 8:02 p.m. on Ridge Road. Neither the dispatcher nor West Virginia State Police had further details, including the exact location of the accident.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION, Charles Town | August 5, 1999
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A car belonging to a Winchester woman whose body was found near Charles Town has been found in a parking lot in Berryville, Va., state police said Wednesday. Virginia State Police found Kimberly Dawn Alexander's car Tuesday evening, said West Virginia State Police Sgt. S.E. Paugh. Police referred questions to the Winchester Police Department, which is assisting West Virginia State Police in the investigation of Alexander's death. Winchester Police investigators did not return phone calls.
NEWS
by SARAH MULLIN | June 6, 2002
martinsburg@herald-mail.com A woman who had gone to the Hedgesville Post Office to mail letters was found Tuesday night in the post office lobby bleeding from stab wounds, West Virginia State Police said Wednesday. Cathy A. Crissy, 43, of Hedgesville, was taken to City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va., where she died, police said. Hedgesville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Co. personnel who were called to the post office found Crissy laying in a pool of blood in the front lobby, according to state police reports.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | February 27, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - Police might have to wait until the end of the week before they get preliminary results of an autopsy to help determine whether a man involved in a six-hour police standoff last week died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound or gunshots fired by police, a West Virginia State Police spokesman said Monday. Sgt. Eric Burnett said officials with the state Medical Examiner's Office in Charleston, W.Va., requested more information from state police to help them make a determination about the cause of Dorsey Cox's death.
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