Martinsburg Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • Man accused of punching, robbing woman in midstate h...

    Monday Feb 13 | via PennLive.com 

    A man accused of punching and robbing a Chambersburg woman at a Franklin County hotel is sought by state police. A warrant for the arrest of Wesley Laquan Harvey, 40, of Freeport, N.Y., was issued by state police in Chambersburg after an incident at 10 a.m. Feb. 10 at the Fairfield Inn in Guilford Township.

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    Related Topix: Chambersburg, PA, Franklin County, PA

  • Man going to Grand Jury for murder

    Tuesday Feb 7 | via Martinsburg Journal 

    A local Martinsburg man was murdered on Jan. 12 during and attempted robbery. Three individuals were arrested for first degree murder.

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    Related Topix: Winchester, VA, Boyce, VA

  • Two charged with prostitution in Strasburg

    Thursday Feb 2 | via Northern Virginia Daily 

    Members of the newly formed I-81 Corridor Human Trafficking Working Group charged two women with prostitution in Strasburg on Tuesday. Strasburg Police Chief Tim Sutherly said the working group, made up of law enforcement officials from different state, local and regional agencies, arrested two women at the Ramada Inn who had arranged to perform sexual services on an undercover officer.

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  • Man steals old woman's purse

    Wednesday Feb 1 | via Martinsburg Journal 

    A Martinsburg man is facing a felony charge after allegedly stealing a 96-year-old woman's purse on Monday. Cody Lee Gorman, 24, of Chardonnay Avenue, was arraigned Monday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court for a felony charge of second degree robbery.

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  • City Police: Crime down across Martinsburg community

    Tuesday Jan 31 | via Martinsburg Journal 

    Due to what he says are targeted community efforts and strong police work, Martinsburg Police Chief Maury Richards said crime in the city has decreased since 2015. Richards said he doesn't have statistics for the entire county, but crime is down significantly within Martinsburg city limits.

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  • Juvenile detention center employee faces charges

    Thursday Jan 26 | via Martinsburg Journal 

    A former employee of the Vicki Douglas Juvenile Detention Center has been charged with three counts of internet solicitation of a minor and two counts of possession of child pornography. Accoring to the Crimes Against Children Unit, 27-year-old Jonathan Jeremy Alvarez of Martinsburg solicited former juvenile detainees at the center for sexual gratification via the internet.

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  • Crime Report for January 26

    Wednesday Jan 25 | via Martinsburg Journal 

    Jesse Wayne Miller, 21, of Hedrick Avenue in Martinsburg, was arraigned Wednesday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court for a felony charge of wanton endangerment. Ronald E. Mills, Jr., 27, of Nadenbousch Lane in Inwood, was arraigned Wednesday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court for a felony charge of driving on a license revoked for DUI, third offense.

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    Related Topix: Martinsburg, WV, Inwood, WV, Kearneysville, WV

  • Former juvenile detention center employee charged wi...

    Wednesday Jan 25 | via Martinsburg Journal 

    A former employee of the Vicki Douglas Juvenile Detention Center has been charged with three counts of internet solicitation of a minor and two counts of possession of child pornography. Accoring to the Crimes Against Children Unit, 27-year-old Jonathan Jeremy Alvarez of Martinsburg solicited former juvenile detainees at the center for sexual gratification via the internet.

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  • Court upholds shooting convictions

    Tuesday Jan 24 | via Martinsburg Journal 

    The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia has upheld convictions for two men stemming from a September 2012 shooting death outside of Brickhouse Bar in Martinsburg. The Jan. 19 opinion issued from the Court affirms the felony convictions levied against Rashuan R. Boyd and Christopher R. Wyche, related to the shooting death of Samson Edmond.

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    Related Topix: Violent Crime, Martinsburg, WV

  • Police and Court Report for January 24

    Monday Jan 23 | via Martinsburg Journal 

    Roger Hite was sentenced to 40 years for first-degree robbery and two to 10 years for malicious assault Monday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court with sentences to run concurrent. Circuit Court Judge Gray Silver III sentenced Hite, 47, after previously accepting guilty pleas to the two felony crimes in December.

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  • Three arrested in the murder of Ramon Walker

    Jan 20, 2017 | via Martinsburg Journal 

    The Martinsburg Police Department has announced the arrest of three individuals who have been charged with the murder of Ramon Walker, who was found deceased in his apartment Jan. 12. Kevin C. Hamill, 27, of Winchester, Virginia; Courtney L. Hamill, 18, of Inwood; and Destiny A. Baker, 19, of Martinsburg, have each been charged with single counts of first-degree murder, armed robbery and conspiracy. Hamill has also been charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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    Related Topix: Inwood, WV, Martinsburg, WV, Charleston, WV

  • Police and Court Report for January 20

    Jan 20, 2017 | via Martinsburg Journal 

    A Charles Town man is facing two felony charges after police say they intercepted his package of marijuana shipped from California, where recreational marijuana is legal. Richard Eugene Pratt, 59, of East North Street, was arraigned Jan. 5 in Jefferson County Magistrate Court for felony charges of possession with intent to distribute marijuana and conspiracy.

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  • Police standoff in Berkeley County ends in suicide

    Jan 10, 2017 | via West Virginia Metro 

    Berkeley County Sheriff Curtis Keller told MetroNews affiliate WEPM News the man was not identified immediately, pending notification of his family. Keller said the incident began shortly after 12:15 a.m. when deputies were dispatched to the man's Poor House Road home to investigate a reported domestic situation involving his girlfriend.

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    Related Topix: Berkeley County, WV

Martinsburg Law

Can i get a license suspension for dui removed from my record since i was not convicted of dui?
I got a dui in june 2015. All charges were dropped last year( i l live in wv) . I completed the wv dmv interlock program, and never lost my privilege to drive, just had a restricted license for the req time period. No conviction is on my driving record, but it does state suspended license due to dui , even though no conviction. Is there a way to have this removed? I am trying to go back to school for my cdl
Unfortunately not. A general copy of a driving record one gets at a local DMV goes back five years.
Will i go to jail for a first offence driving on revoked-dui?
Was driving on revoked license. I finished my interlock two years ago and completed all my DUI classes. The catch is that even though i went to all classes and my file states i was there, i havent paid them off yet.
The first thing you need to do is complete the process of having your driver's license fully reinstated and lawful....
I currently have a WV restricted license with an interlock device. Can I move to Georgia and obtain a restricted license with in
Looking to move to another state
The specific answer will come from the department of motor vehicle, your probation officer if any and or your attorney...
Can the results be used at trail.can the field sobriety test be used at trail
Can a field sobriety test results be used at trail .in the state of wv .no breath or blood was taken at hospital or jail .
Yes, the administration of roadside field sobriety exercises can be presented by the state at trial; however, their...
Can a officer refile a charge as a new one or does it has to be the prosecution. The charge appears with 2 different case #.
I had a DUI charge (the whole case was sketchy). .05 BAC, I was parked. I filed a complaint against the officer and he was exonerated. After almost 9 months the case got demised by the prosecution. Two weeks after, the officer, not the prosecution refiled the charges(no new evidence, he said that I violated a plea deal even though they admint that there was no plea deal). His boss sent me an email with the summons(not served since i live in another state). After i refused to go until i was served, the issued an arrest warrant.
If the case was dismissed then jeopardy had not attached (Double jeopardy means you cant be twice charged with the same...
Can the charges be refiled if the case was dismissed for a misdemeanor DUI?
I was charged with a DUI on May 2014. Blood test came back .05 and the officer made a lot of mistakes in the report. The prosecutor filed a motion to dismiss and it was signed by the judge on March 2015. I received a phone call from a Sgt which told me that I was summoned and they would refile the charges. He said that I didn't follow the plea deal. A plea was never made or agreed, in fact I was very adamant about not making a deal.
Depends if it was dismissed without prejudice or not. Impossible to tell over the internet. If you would have taken...
Four years ago got charged with DUI in Virginia when 18 years old blew .o8 BAC. Last weekend got pulled over in West Virginia
and blew .16 got charged with aggravated DUI. Does this count as my first or second? Can West Virginia take my Virginia license? I live and work in Virginia.
I am re-categorizing this post under DUI/DWI so an experienced DUI attorney can answer your question. Good luck.