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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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February 21, 1998
Martinsburg boy, 16, killed in automobile accident MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A 16-year-old Martinsburg, W.Va., boy was killed Saturday morning in a two-vehicle wreck on Berkeley Station Road, according to West Virginia State Police. Aaron Setting was a passenger in a 1984 Buick when he was killed in the wreck shortly before 7 a.m., said West Virginia State Police. Walter Dunn, age unavailable, was traveling north on Berkeley Station Road in a 1979 Ford station wagon, police said.
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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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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.
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
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.
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.
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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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