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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.
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NEWS
March 15, 2013
A man wanted by the West Virginia State Police on six counts of sexual abuse of a minor was arrested last month by members of the Mountain State Fugitive Task force, a deputy U.S. Marshal announced Friday. Donald Freedman Graham, 29, of Kearneysville, W.Va., was arrested Feb. 27 after task force members converged on a mobile home where he was located, according to a news release from deputy U.S. Marshal Jon LaLiberte. The case pending against Graham was investigated by State Police Trooper W.R. Garrett and LaLiberte said in the news that additional victims were identified and interviewed after the man's arrest.
NEWS
September 5, 2010
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- A 26-year-old Morgan County woman was flown to Winchester (Va.) Medical Center on Saturday after being shot with a shotgun and beaten with a baseball bat, according to a West Virginia State Police press release. Robert Alan Gretsinger, 58, of Berkeley Springs, was charged with attempted murder and malicious wounding in the incident at 1255 Pious Ridge Road, West Virginia State Police Sgt. S.E. Davis said. Gretsinger allegedly fired several shots at Carrie Lowe after she took the keys to his truck at his home, Davis 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.
NEWS
December 13, 2010
A Bunker Hill, W.Va., man was killed Monday morning when his vehicle struck a utility pole on Goldmiller Road near Gerrardstown in Berkeley County, West Virginia State Police said.   Earl Jenkins, 55, of Bunker Hill, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a state police press release.   The accident happened at about 7:15 a.m., when Jenkins was traveling south in a 2000 Jeep Wrangler, exited the roadway and struck the pole, troopers said.   The cause of the accident remained under investigation.
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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.
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 MATTHEW UMSTEAD | July 24, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Northfield, Minn., man charged with driving under the influence for at least the fourth time was one of 10 motorists that West Virginia State Police troopers arrested at a sobriety checkpoint over the weekend. Nathan Alan Olson, 29, was arrested about 11:30 p.m. Saturday by 1st Lt. S.R. Dawson during the checkpoint along U.S. 11 south of Martinsburg, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Olson was arraigned by Magistrate Harry L. Snow on DUI third offense, a felony, and misdemeanor possession of marijuana less than 15 grams, according to court records.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | October 15, 2006
Ted Anderson spent the night of Oct. 15, 1986, crammed into a room with seven other cops in an out-of-the-way Virginia hotel. One officer spent the night in a bathtub and several lay on the floor. Anderson didn't sleep at all. Early the next morning, a Thursday, a caravan of about 100 police vehicles - including Anderson's - made its way up Interstate 81 into Martinsburg, where the largest drug bust in the town's history took place as most of the dealers were still sleeping.
NEWS
January 28, 2007
Suspect captured, 2 sought in robbery MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Berkeley County Sheriff's Department announced the capture Saturday of one of three suspects in the Jan. 14 armed robbery of the Waffle House on Edwin Miller Boulevard. According to a sheriff's department press release, Garry L. Himes was taken into custody after officers from the department, with assistance from the Martinsburg Police Department and West Virginia State Police, served a search warrant on Saturday about 12:30 a.m. at a home in Hedgesville, W.Va.
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