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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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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
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 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.
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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 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.
NEWS
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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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 HEATHER KEELS | November 30, 1999
HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. ? One person was killed Thursday night when a vehicle struck a tree on Back Creek Valley Road, West Virginia State Police said. The accident was reported about 8:45 p.m. in the 13200 block Back Creek Valley Road in the Tomahawk community, a Berkeley County emergency services dispatch supervisor said. Police still were trying to identify the victim, who was not carrying identification, about 11 p.m., trooper J.S. Chumley said. No other vehicles were involved, he said.
NEWS
September 12, 2011
A Harpers Ferry, W.Va., man died following a head-on accident Sunday morning near the intersection of W.Va. 9 and Bloomery Road, according to West Virginia State Police. The crash was reported at 4:11 a.m., according to a news release. Police said a 1994 Buick four-door sedan driven by Steven Michael Bernath, 53, of Harpers Ferry was traveling on W.Va. 9 when it crossed the center line and collided with a 2008 work van. Bernath, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was later pronounced dead by Jefferson County Medical Examiner Donald Shirley, the release said.
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