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March 4, 2013
Police are investigating an armed robbery at California Dreams bar and grill at 4502 Hedgesville Road west of Martinsburg, W.Va., according to a Berkeley County emergency communications supervisor. The reported robbery, which was called in at 3:10 p.m., is being investigated by the West Virginia State Police, according to police. The robber displayed a handgun when he robbed the business, police said. He was described as a white male in his 20s and he had a beard, police said.
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November 27, 1996
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - An Inwood man whose car ran off Interstate 81 and hit a tree early Tuesday morning died later that day from his injuries at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center, West Virginia State Police said Wednesday. John T. Stoebe, 48, of Roane Court, was northbound on I-81 near the 11-mile marker at about 2:30 a.m. when his 1995 Buick ran off the left side of the highway and struck a tree, police said. He was alone in the vehicle, police said.
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August 26, 2010
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Police were looking for a man who robbed the Shepherdstown office of BB&T bank Thursday afternoon. The robber demanded money without showing a weapon and took an undisclosed amount of cash from two tellers, West Virginia State Police Sgt. K.E. Plumer said. The robber concealed his face with a black handkerchief before walking into the bank, Plumer said. No one was injured in the robbery, which was reported at 2:24 p.m, according to a news announcement on Friday.
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By CANDICE BOSLEY | June 24, 2005
martinsburg@herald-mail.com HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. ? A 73-year-old woman with Alzheimer's disease was found in a heavily wooded area Thursday afternoon, nearly 18 hours after she wandered away from her home, police said. The woman was found by a search and rescue dog named Shilo, whose handler, Elaine Merceruio, is with EVAK K-9 Search and Rescue, the West Virginia State Police said. Police did not release the woman's name, citing her medical condition. She lives in the Cherry Run Village subdivision outside of Hedgesville.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | February 27, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police are looking for a man who robbed the 7-Eleven in the eastern Berkeley County community of Baker Heights on Monday night. The white male took an undisclosed amount of money from a clerk after she was confronted by the man in the business at 2943 Charles Town Road about 10:40 p.m., according to West Virginia State Police. The clerk gave the man cash from the register after he reached inside the red sweat shirt he was wearing and ordered her to give him all of the money in the machine, which he immediately approached upon entering the store, police said The suspect might have parked a getaway car at the Subway restaurant across Charles Town Road from the convenience store, police said.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | October 1, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg man visiting his mother at the Capital Heights apartment complex Wednesday said two men tried to rob him, but when he fought back he was hit with a gun and gunshots were fired, according to police. West Virginia State Police Trooper D.S. See said the attempted armed robbery happened at around 8 p.m. No arrests were made. The victim, Dale Everhart, 24, of Martinsburg, told See that two men approached him and demanded he hand over his money and his jewelry, See said.
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September 30, 1998
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - An autopsy showed that the baby given birth to in secret by a Falling Waters, W.Va., teenager last Saturday was stillborn, West Virginia State Police said Wednesday. The baby girl was found in a garbage bag by the 15-year-old girl's mother, who until then hadn't known that her daughter gave birth or that she was pregnant, said Sgt. Rob Blair. The girl's mother took the baby and her daughter to Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown, where the baby was pronounced dead, according to the investigating office, Senior Trooper R.J. Elswick.
NEWS
May 14, 2013
Authorities are investigating incidents at two cemeteries in Martinsburg, where approximately 50 to 60 crypts have been tampered with, according to a news release from the West Virginia State Police. According to the release, Trooper 1st Class R.D. Eshbaugh on Tuesday responded to the Pleasant View Cemetery on Charles Town Road, where a caretaker at the facility noted damage to the mausoleum buildings on the south side of the property. Further investigation revealed approximately 50 crypts between two buildings had been tampered with, according to the release.
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By JOSHUA BOWMAN | August 17, 2008
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia State Police are investigating what they say could be a homicide in Jefferson County. Edna Mae Trout, 57, of Mount Airy, Md., was found dead Friday about 4 p.m. in her van off Bloomery Road near the Millville power station, police said. Police described Trout's wounds as "severe," but have not released any more information about the nature of the wounds or how she died. "We're in the initial phases of this investigation, and we don't want to say too much that it would compromise the investigation," state police Capt.
NEWS
January 11, 2004
KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - A 51-year-old Jefferson County man was killed Friday night when his small passenger car and a Waste Management garbage truck collided on W.Va. 9 in Kearneysville, according to West Virginia State Police. James Shank Jr., the driver of the 1989 Ford Escort, died in the 8 p.m. accident, West Virginia State Police Senior Trooper M.L. Dickerson said Saturday. The Waste Management truck was westbound and the Escort was eastbound when the two vehicles hit head-on just past W.Va.
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