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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.
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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 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.
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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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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.
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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 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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January 22, 2013
A man suspected of a robbery at the Spring Mills Walmart pharmacy Tuesday afternoon was later arrested, West Virginia State Police said Tuesday night. Jesse Lee Gibson, 27, of Hedgesville, W.Va., was charged with robbery and possession of a stolen vehicle, State Police Sgt. M.A. Cole said. The vehicle was stolen in Pennsylvania, Cole said. Police were told the suspect went into the pharmacy and demanded Xanax, Cole said. He did not display a firearm, but threatened to use one, Cole said.
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January 27, 2001
Pa. man charged in hit-and-run, assault on trooper By JULIE E. GREENE / Staff Writer MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Carlisle, Pa., man was charged in connection with a hit-and-run accident late Friday afternoon and the assault of a police officer, according to West Virginia State Police. Christopher Mixell, 26, was charged with driving under the influence causing bodily injury, leaving the scene of an accident with an injury, failure to maintain control, no proof of insurance, obstructing an officer, giving false information to a police officer and driving with a license revoked due to driving under the influence, said West Virginia State Police Trooper K.W. Martin.
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by DAVE McMILLION | December 20, 2005
A Monday morning accident on W.Va. 9 near Baxter Road which claimed the life of a 12-year-old boy was the third fatal pedestrian accident involving a car in Berkeley County since Friday. The first death occurred Friday night when a man told police that a woman dressed in black was crouched in the middle of U.S. 11 north of Martinsburg, W.Va., near Koonstown Road. The motorist said the circumstances made it difficult for him to see the woman, who was described as 43-year-old Crystal Dawn Knode.
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