Morgantown Police Chief
Newshound

Morgantown, WV

#143 Sep 22, 2012
City council had a marathon executive session at their last meeting. Once again, rumors abound that changes are coming.
Motown Resident

Morgantown, WV

#144 Sep 23, 2012
Newshound wrote:
City council had a marathon executive session at their last meeting. Once again, rumors abound that changes are coming.
Really!! What rumors? I haven't heard anything than the City Manager and every other department head are keeping their jobs. We're you all hoping for something different?
City Resident

Morgantown, WV

#145 Sep 24, 2012
Motown Resident wrote:
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Really!! What rumors? I haven't heard anything than the City Manager and every other department head are keeping their jobs. We're you all hoping for something different?
I don't think it's all rumor. Obviously council is keeping quiet due to executive session being personal. I predict sweeping changes soon.
Silverstar5

Morgantown, WV

#146 Sep 24, 2012
Newshound wrote:
City council had a marathon executive session at their last meeting. Once again, rumors abound that changes are coming.
Agree that rumors are many but disagree that changes are coming. I have come to the conclusion that the current council isn't what this city needs to move forward. Now look forward to the next election.
Pablo

Morgantown, WV

#147 Sep 24, 2012
Here's a question for everyone. What's happened to the crime rate in Morgantown? Are overall conditions in the city better or worse? I have only lived here for 8 months. I would be interested to hear some of the opinions.
City Resident

Morgantown, WV

#148 Sep 25, 2012
Pablo wrote:
Here's a question for everyone. What's happened to the crime rate in Morgantown? Are overall conditions in the city better or worse? I have only lived here for 8 months. I would be interested to hear some of the opinions.
My personal opinion is the crime rate has increased. The overall conditions in the city has declined tremendously in the last 24 months. If you read this and other sites you will see that most of the problems came about after the long time city manager and several department leaders left. The city has been struggling since.
Newshound

Morgantown, WV

#149 Sep 30, 2012
Pablo wrote:
Here's a question for everyone. What's happened to the crime rate in Morgantown? Are overall conditions in the city better or worse? I have only lived here for 8 months. I would be interested to hear some of the opinions.
If last night was any indication, the crime rate in Morgantown resembles other things going on in the city......Out of control.
Ron

Morgantown, WV

#150 Sep 30, 2012
Newshound wrote:
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If last night was any indication, the crime rate in Morgantown resembles other things going on in the city......Out of control.
What happened that was so out of control? I'm sure a few people passed out, but it appeared that everyone welcomed Baylor to Morgantown without incident.
Newshound

Morgantown, WV

#151 Sep 30, 2012
Ron wrote:
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What happened that was so out of control? I'm sure a few people passed out, but it appeared that everyone welcomed Baylor to Morgantown without incident.
Without incident? Cars and a house burned after the game. But guess that's just normal these days.
Ron

Morgantown, WV

#152 Sep 30, 2012
Newshound wrote:
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Without incident? Cars and a house burned after the game. But guess that's just normal these days.
Yea, I just read that on Channel 12. That is terrible. It did say the house only had minor damage, but the cars were destroyed. Well, I was hoping our hometown would get some positive news coverage, since everyone I saw was being very polite to the visiting Baylor fans. I just don't get this fascination with burning stuff. It is stupid.
City Resident

Morgantown, WV

#153 Oct 1, 2012
Ron wrote:
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Yea, I just read that on Channel 12. That is terrible. It did say the house only had minor damage, but the cars were destroyed. Well, I was hoping our hometown would get some positive news coverage, since everyone I saw was being very polite to the visiting Baylor fans. I just don't get this fascination with burning stuff. It is stupid.
Sadly, Morgantown has very little positive things these days. I have been very critical of our current city administration and the events of this weekend is just another reason to continue pushing for change. The continued increase in crime is taking it's toll. I am told that WVU officials are very concerned which may eventually have a positive effect in getting people moved out. It's very obvious to me that police visibility in critical areas would go a long way in deterring and stopping crime yet we see less police presence.
Pizzaguy

Morgantown, WV

#154 Oct 2, 2012
City Resident wrote:
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Sadly, Morgantown has very little positive things these days. I have been very critical of our current city administration and the events of this weekend is just another reason to continue pushing for change. The continued increase in crime is taking it's toll. I am told that WVU officials are very concerned which may eventually have a positive effect in getting people moved out. It's very obvious to me that police visibility in critical areas would go a long way in deterring and stopping crime yet we see less police presence.
I have deliever pizza in morgantown for over 2 years and agree that you don't see the cops around like before. I work 6 nights a week so I should know.
Code Blue

Morgantown, WV

#155 Oct 8, 2012
So when will this town wake up and realize what's really going on? The police chief needs to quit whining about his people getting pelted by debris and start planning for the possibility that things may get out of hand when WVU wins a major game. Maybe it wouldn't have been so bad or not happened at all if proper planning had been done. Elected officials,citizens and the media need to ask some questions. Sure, the police were overwhelmed but just how many officers were on duty after the game and why were other police agencies not called until things were totally out of control? The "riot" situation may well have been prevented or at least lessened to a large degree if the city had someone in charge who had some prior policing experience in a university atmosphere. How many times do the police need to be caught "off guard" before something is done. As a citizen, I'm tired of rowdy students taking over our city.
Parking War

Morgantown, WV

#156 Nov 1, 2012
Code Blue wrote:
So when will this town wake up and realize what's really going on? The police chief needs to quit whining about his people getting pelted by debris and start planning for the possibility that things may get out of hand when WVU wins a major game. Maybe it wouldn't have been so bad or not happened at all if proper planning had been done. Elected officials,citizens and the media need to ask some questions. Sure, the police were overwhelmed but just how many officers were on duty after the game and why were other police agencies not called until things were totally out of control? The "riot" situation may well have been prevented or at least lessened to a large degree if the city had someone in charge who had some prior policing experience in a university atmosphere. How many times do the police need to be caught "off guard" before something is done. As a citizen, I'm tired of rowdy students taking over our city.
Hell they can't even handle simple parking enforcement. The city has made a big deal out of the parking along the mon boulevard but drive there or down beechurst and see cars all along the road and on the sidewalk and no tickets.
Code Blue

Morgantown, WV

#157 Dec 3, 2012
Is anyone else concerned with the increase in violent crime and the lack of police visibility in Morgantown? Is it time for some changes? Don't think I would venture out after dark these days.
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City Resident

Morgantown, WV

#159 Dec 6, 2012
Code Blue wrote:
Is anyone else concerned with the increase in violent crime and the lack of police visibility in Morgantown? Is it time for some changes? Don't think I would venture out after dark these days.
I think everyone is concerned, problem is, nobody at city hall seems to care. Ask anyone, our city is going down the tubes.
Lofty

Morgantown, WV

#160 Dec 28, 2012
I recently noticed that my neighborhood (Greenmont) is slowly succumbing to some of the same problems mentioned by others. As a long time resident, I've seen our neighborhood totally decay and then be revived but now seems to be on a downward spiral again. This was brought to my attention by a neighbor who has lived here much longer than I. He showed me that "little problems" become bigger when left unchecked. As I look around, I see several junk vehicles, missing street signs, decaying property and a we never see the police patrol our neighborhoods. I recently saw a young officer in a restaurant and asked if they still patrol neighborhoods and he told me rarely do officers patrol unless a crime is reported. He said their services are being cut back? Is the city in that bad of shape?
Silverstar5

Morgantown, WV

#161 Dec 29, 2012
Lofty wrote:
I recently noticed that my neighborhood (Greenmont) is slowly succumbing to some of the same problems mentioned by others. As a long time resident, I've seen our neighborhood totally decay and then be revived but now seems to be on a downward spiral again. This was brought to my attention by a neighbor who has lived here much longer than I. He showed me that "little problems" become bigger when left unchecked. As I look around, I see several junk vehicles, missing street signs, decaying property and a we never see the police patrol our neighborhoods. I recently saw a young officer in a restaurant and asked if they still patrol neighborhoods and he told me rarely do officers patrol unless a crime is reported. He said their services are being cut back? Is the city in that bad of shape?
It's what's called the "broken window theory". Basically, one window broken in an abandoned building leads to another and if they are let go, the whole building decays and soon it's the whole block and then the whole neighborhood. The same theory is true for crime. In my opinion, the city departments used to be very vigilant in taking care of problems but no so anymore. It doesn't take a urban specialist to see that our city leadership has failed us..
City employee

Morgantown, WV

#162 Dec 30, 2012
Silverstar5 wrote:
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It's what's called the "broken window theory". Basically, one window broken in an abandoned building leads to another and if they are let go, the whole building decays and soon it's the whole block and then the whole neighborhood. The same theory is true for crime. In my opinion, the city departments used to be very vigilant in taking care of problems but no so anymore. It doesn't take a urban specialist to see that our city leadership has failed us..
Leadership (or lack of it) is THE problem. We continue to hear rumors that changes are coming but that has gone on for months. And yes, we are told there is no money for anything so just the bare minimum is being done by all departments. It's amazing what has happened in just 2 years.
City Resident

Morgantown, WV

#163 Dec 31, 2012
City employee wrote:
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Leadership (or lack of it) is THE problem. We continue to hear rumors that changes are coming but that has gone on for months. And yes, we are told there is no money for anything so just the bare minimum is being done by all departments. It's amazing what has happened in just 2 years.
City employees and residents alike are seeing first hand what poor management has done to our city. It's not just the police force or other individual departments, it's the entire city operation including residents and businesses that are suffering at the hands of "outsiders" who have no connection or vested interest. The positive side to this is that historically these "experts" that have been hired and brought in have used Morgantown as a stepping stone to bigger and better things and will soon move on, just as others have before them. I do blame some members of city council for allowing this to take place in the first place, but we must hold out hope that they will learn from their mistakes.

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