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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 ANDREW SCHOTZ | July 15, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.VA.-A Berkeley County, W.Va., man who was injured Thursday in a fight involving his brother and another man has died, West Virginia State Police said Saturday. Douglas "Scott" Funk II, 23, of 244 Dinner Belle Court in the Brookstone subdivision north of Hedgesville, died Friday night, police said. Funk previously was listed in critical condition at City Hospital in Martinsburg. Christopher Michael Speikers, 21, of 13095 Back Creek Valley Road in the Tomahawk section of Berkeley County, was charged with one felony count of malicious assault after the fight, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records.
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August 4, 1997
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - West Virginia State Police said three members of a Winchester, Va., family were taken to Winchester Medical Center after their car rolled over Sunday on Interstate 81. The accident occurred just after 4 p.m. about a mile south of Exit 12 when a southbound minivan driven by Robert Lutjan of Roanoke, Va., switched from the right to the left lane, police said. Carmel M. Taibia-Lehn, 42, of Winchester, drove onto the berm to avoid a collision and lost control of her car, flipping it over, police said.
NEWS
July 14, 1997
The FBI and authorities in North Carolina on Sunday located a West Virginia man who allegedly fled with his two young children in March, according to West Virginia State Police. Bobby Gene King Jr. was being held Monday in Charlotte pending extradition to Berkeley County, W.Va., police said. He is charged with felony concealment of a minor, police said. The children, two daughters, were being kept by North Carolina Health and Human Services officials until the mother, Julia McGhee arrives, police said.
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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.
NEWS
December 5, 2011
A 37-year-old Shepherdstown-area man died early Sunday after the car he was driving crashed into a tree along W.Va. 480 in Jefferson County, West Virginia State Police said Monday. Timothy David Kamer of 236 Maddex Drive was pronounced dead by county medical examiner Donald Shirley at the scene of the crash, which happened just after 3 a.m. north of Orleans Drive near Kearneysville, W.Va., according to a news release. Kamer was driving north in a white 1992 BMW on W.Va. 480, also known as Kearneysville Pike, when the car went off the west side of the road, rolled through a plain of grass and struck a tree in a head-on collision, police said in the news release.
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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 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.
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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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