Martinsburg Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • Mediation set for W.Va. police shooting lawsuit

    Tuesday | via Big News Network.com 

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  • Attorneys to enter mediation in case involving fatal...

    Monday | via Martinsburg Journal 

    Attorneys will meet for mediation proceedings later this week in a case involving a $200 million lawsuit filed against the city of Martinsburg in connection with the fatal shooting of a Virginia man last year by police. Wayne Arnold Jones, of Stephens City, was shot 23 times on March 13, 2013, following an incident that began in the vicinity of the 100 block of South Queen Street.

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  • Bail set in kidnapping case

    Monday Sep 22 | via Martinsburg Journal 

    A judge agreed to set bond Monday for a woman indicted in February by a Berkeley County grand jury in connection with an incident last year, during which an elderly woman was held captive in her bathroom for more than a week. West Virginia 23rd Judicial Circuit Judge John Yoder agreed to grant a motion for bail filed on behalf of 44-year-old Tara R. Allen, of Martinsburg, by her attorney Robert C. Stone.

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  • Man wanted in Shipwrecked stabbing apprehended in DC

    Thursday Sep 18 | via Martinsburg Journal 

    A U.S. Marshals Task Force arrested Elan Bell-Veney, wanted in the stabbing of five people at Shipwrecked Bar in Martinsburg in June, on Thursday in Washington, D.C. According to a news release, 28-year-old Bell-Veney, of Gemstone Drive in Martinsburg, was found hiding in an apartment in the 1500 block of Benning Road NE in Washington, D.C. Bell-Veney was wanted by the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department on five warrants charging him with malicious wounding in connection with the stabbing, which occurred at the bar on Edwin Miller Boulevard on June 27. A warrant was also issued for Bell-Veney's arrest by the Federal Probation Office in Martinsburg for violating his probation charging possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.

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  • Police: Victim knew shooter

    Tuesday Sep 16 | via Martinsburg Journal 

    Police say a man shot and killed Sunday afternoon in Berkeley County likely knew his killer and that it appears he had driven to meet someone when he was shot. During a press conference late Monday afternoon, Sgt.

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  • Reward offered for info on killer

    Tuesday Sep 9 | via Martinsburg Journal 

    The young mother of a 2-year-old daughter had a soft spot for anyone she considered the underdog, Hawkridge's mother told reporters Tuesday. Her 22-year-old daughter's life was tragically cut short June 28 when Hawkridge was gunned down in the driveway of her townhome apartment near Martinsburg, the target of an unknown killer or killers who still remain at large.

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  • Woman charged in assault, burglary

    Tuesday Sep 2 | via Martinsburg Journal 

    A Martinsburg woman was arrested Monday on felony warrants charging her with unlawful wounding and burglary in connection with a July 4 incident in the city, during which she is accused of breaking into another woman's home and assaulting her.

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Martinsburg Law

If I live in West Virginia (but neglected to change my driver's license over from Maryland where I previously lived) and then got a DUI in West Virginia, should I get my WV driver's license before my DUI hearing?
Yes. You have a lawful obligation to switch driver's license, tags, registration, etc. regardless of your dui charge as...
I live in WVa and my DUI hearing of the DMV court has been postponed twice now the first time was due to the cop out of town and my lawyer and I did not know why it happened a second time.
I see no one answered your question. Consider speaking to a local DUI attorney for more info.
I got a first offense DUI last month and i recently got denied for a public defender because of my savings account (which i started because i have been working every single day to save for the fine I am sure i will be getting). The lowest lawyer i can find is ranging from 4-6 grand and i just cant afford that at all. Do i get a court appointed attorney the day of court? I just don't want to show up looking like i don't care about this charge but i simply don't have the funds for a lawyer.
Contact the local Bar Association (an organization for lawyers) in your county. Most Bar Associations operate a lawyer...
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.
I had an Arraignment for a DUI. The prosecutor told me "No alcohol". That's fine with me. I'm not on probation, but was advised that police can come to my home and breathalyze me. I'm concerned about that; reason being is that I've had prior issues with "corrupt" cops in my county. I've tried to file complaints against them about 2 years ago. I'm certain that the DUI was a "revenge" sort of issue, whole other story, unbelievable! Anyway, I don't trust any police in this area now. It would be so easy for them to alter the results of a breathalyzer. I just don't know how to protect myself. If I asked to be taken for a blood test, they don't have to honor that, correct? Please help, as I have very good cause for my concern. Thanks in advance!
Hire an attorney for the dui. They cannot just come to your house and give you a breath test.
I took a portable breathalyzer. I had not drank enough to think that I would not pass it! I could not believe the results, .21!!! I took a deep breath, did not hold back. Officer looked at the results, then wanted me to do it again, I did, he looked at the results again, and made my blow into it again! So I had blown into it 3 consecutive times, with only a couple of seconds in between each one.
While I would certainly call a local lawyer in your State, I would advise that you blow ZERO times into any portable or...
I was in one lane rd that goes through federal park and swerving to miss many pot holes. A federal park officer pulled me over an claimed I was impaired. I took and passes a breathalizer and let him search my car. He then gave me a ticket for failure to operate vehicle and a dui ticket. He did not arrest me but made me call a friend to drive my truck home. Both tickets had no fines and stated I would have go to court but had no court date. The incident happened in Maryland.
Yes you should get an atty. A DUI conviction will result in the suspension of your license, plus other penalties and...