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.
January 15, 2013
Southbound Interstate 81 at Exit 23 (U.S. 11) was closed for more than 10 hours Monday night and Tuesday morning after a tractor-trailer hauling fish wrecked and landed on its side Monday night, West Virginia State Police said. The crash was reported at 9:14 p.m. Monday at the on-ramp from U.S. 11 to southbound I-81 near the 23-mile marker, a Berkeley County Emergency Services spokeswoman said. Both southbound lanes had reopened by 8 a.m. Tuesday, state police said. Southbound traffic was being routed off I-81 at Exit 23 onto U.S. 11 and back onto the interstate at Exit 20 (Spring Mills)
December 28, 2012
Martinsburg police shot and killed a woman Friday morning after she called police saying another woman was holding her at gunpoint. Tiffany Lee Overholser, 45, of 108 S. Georgia Ave., was taken to Martinsburg City Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, Martinsburg Police Department said in a news release. An autopsy was scheduled for Friday in Morgantown, W.Va., police said. The incident began at about 3 a.m. when police received a call through Central Dispatch about a woman at 108 S. Georgia Ave., who said another female was pointing a gun at her, police said.
December 18, 2012
A Kearneysville, W.Va., woman died Tuesday in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 81 near the Tabler Station Road exit south of Martinsburg, West Virginia State Police said. Danika Guier, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene from apparent injuries she sustained in the crash, which was reported at 1:57 p.m., police said in a news release. The other two motorists involved in the incident, Ashley French, 28, of Martinsburg, and Ann Prince, 47, of Mays Landing, N.J., were not medically transported, police said.
December 11, 2012
The southbound lanes of Interstate 81 near the Marlowe and Falling Waters exit were closed for more than an hour Monday night after a tractor-trailer crash. A Berkeley County 911 supervisor said at 10:30 p.m. she was sure traffic was backed up into Maryland and she said the 911 center was getting complaints from motorists caught up in the gridlock. Only the trailer section of the rig overturned, blocking both southbound lanes shortly before 9:30 p.m., the supervisor said. A state police spokesman said he thinks the crash might have been caused by two trucks that had traveled too closely together on the interstate.
October 12, 2012
A 34-year-old Hagerstown man was killed Thursday night in a single-vehicle crash in the 9000 block of Hedgesville Road, according to West Virginia State Police. Thomas Kegarise was a passenger in the front seat of a 2009 Kia Spectra driven by his brother, Timothy Lee Kegarise, also of Hagerstown. Thomas Kegarise was taken to Martinsburg City Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. Timothy Kegarise, 32, was flown to Winchester (Va.) Medical Center. A spokesperson there would not release his condition Friday.
October 2, 2012
Six Washington High School students were taken to Jefferson Memorial Hospital on Tuesday after the bus in which they were riding was struck by another vehicle, according to Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Susan Wall. Wall said she was told the students were taken to the hospital to be examined as a precaution after being examined at the scene of the crash on Hostler Road and W.Va. 9. Wall said she was told that some of the students suffered bumps and bruises in the crash. The bus driver is fine, Wall said.
August 23, 2012
The trial of a Hagerstown man accused of fleeing the scene of a fatal motorcycle crash in April 2011 was rescheduled for Dec. 4 to allow his defense attorney's expert to obtain and review a police accident reconstruction report. Steven Edward Thompson, 46, of 12202 Cedar Crest Ave., was indicted by a Berkeley County grand jury in February on charges of driving under the influence resulting in death, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and leaving the scene of an accident involving an unattended vehicle.
June 18, 2012
A Martinsburg man died after an accident Sunday night on Weaver Lane in Berkeley County in which he was thrown from his motorcycle, West Virginia State Police said. Ryan Andrew Hart, 26, of Martinsburg was pronounced dead at the scene, state police said in a news release. W.Va. State Trooper First Class J.J. Bowman and Trooper G.W. Merkich determined the motorcycle was traveling west on Weaver Lane and crossed the center portion of the roadway, at the crest of a hill, according to a state police news release.
June 14, 2012
A Berkeley County, W.Va., man was struck and killed by a vehicle Wednesday night on U.S. 11 near Martinsburg. Dale Edward Shanks, 62, of Gerrardstown, W.Va., was pronounced dead at the scene after attempts to revive him failed, according to a West Virginia State Police news release. Troopers said the accident happened at about 9:50 p.m. in the 1400 block of Winchester Avenue, which is also U.S. 11. Based on two witness statements, Shanks was stumbling in the roadway when he was struck by a van, police said in the release.