Martinsburg Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • Heroin has countless cost on community

    Yesterday | via Martinsburg Journal 

    Aaron Mann grew up in Capital Heights, a tough local neighborhood where drugs like crack cocaine were common and openly sold in the streets. "At that time, back in the 1980s, kids really couldn't go outside and play, because it was so blatant and everyone was suspect.

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    Related Topix: Drugs, Prison, Martinsburg, WV

  • Journal Junction for January 15

    Wednesday Jan 14 | via Martinsburg Journal 

    Editor's note: Journal Junction offers the public a forum to applaud successes, discuss issues, point out problems and review the events of the day in a constructive manner. Journal Junction comments should be limited to two to four sentences and be no longer than 80 words.

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  • Suspect robs 7-Eleven at gunpoint

    Thursday Jan 8 | via Martinsburg Journal 

    Investigators from the Berkeley County Sheriff's Department are attempting to identify a suspect who robbed a 7-Eleven convenience store early Wednesday morning. At about 12:18 a.m., the sheriff's department received a report of a robbery that had occurred at the 7-Eleven at the intersection of Nadenbousch Lane and Winchester Avenue south of Martinsburg. 1 comment

    Related Topix: Berkeley County, WV, Martinsburg, WV

  • Brown facing two charges in fatal November crash

    Wednesday Jan 7 | via Spirit of Jefferson Advocate 

    A Martinsburg man is free on $50,000 bond after his arrest in a fatal Nov. 1 car crash in Jefferson County. Joshua D. Brown, 27, faces two felony charges in the three-car crash which killed Nelson Robinson Sr., an 87-year-old Army veteran from Shepherdstown.

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    Related Topix: Martinsburg, WV, Jefferson County, WV, Shepherdstown, WV

  • City case shows parallels to Ferguson

    Wednesday Dec 31 | via Martinsburg Journal 

    As 2014 drew to a close, local NAACP leaders hope for change in the coming year for the Eastern Panhandle. Leaders of the local civil rights organization began advocating for change after a federal judge in October threw out a $200 million lawsuit against the city of Martinsburg and five police officers who fatally shot Wayne Jones more than 22 times in March 2013.

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    Related Topix: Ferguson, MO

  • Major heroin supplier arrested in Berkeley County

    Dec 25, 2014 | via Martinsburg Journal 

    A man arrested last week in Berkeley County after 500 packs of heroin were seized from a woman's vehicle following a traffic stop is being held in Virginia on federal charges resulting from a drug trafficking investigation. Andre Keyes, 30, of Martinsburg, was arrested by state police along with Latoya Latrice Cook, 26, of Neptune Way, Bunker Hill, on Dec. 19 following the traffic stop on W.Va.

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    Related Topix: Drugs, Warren County, VA, US News, ATF

  • Accused kidnapper claims he has been tortured in jail

    Dec 25, 2014 | via Martinsburg Journal 

    A man indicted on kidnapping and robbery charges for allegedly holding a Martinsburg woman captive in a bathroom for more than a week says he has been tortured by police, correctional officers and other inmates since his arrest last year. Kent James Crangle, 64, of Alexandria, Virginia, made the allegations of abuse in a motion filed earlier this month by his attorney, Christopher Prezioso, asking a court to grant him a bond reduction.

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    Related Topix: Prison, Martinsburg, WV, Berkeley County, WV

  • Crime Report for December 24

    Dec 23, 2014 | via Martinsburg Journal 

    Maria Jannetta Fletcher, 44, of Crawford Quarry Road, Falling Waters, was arrested Tuesday in Berkeley County on one misdemeanor count of domestic battery after allegedly assaulting a man. Charles L. Edwards, 62, of no fixed address, was arraigned Tuesday in Berkeley County on a felony warrant charging him with failure to update sex offender registry information in connection with an incident in November, during which he allegedy failed to notify police that he moved to a new address and he allegedly drove an unregistered vehicle.

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    Related Topix: Falling Waters, WV, Berkeley County, WV, Martinsburg, WV

Martinsburg Law

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 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...
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 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 recieved my 45 day suspension in april of 2013. As of today I'm still suspended due to moving and car problems. I was told by dmv I had no other choice but to get a new car and request an out of state form for interlock program. I just got a car to use last week so I called dmv to get out of state form and now they are offering me incapable status. I already completed my safety classes and sent in letter with re-instatement fee. My question is if all this time I've been suspended will count as my 6 month suspension or will I have to wait another 6 months to drive?
Contact Interlock dept. at DMV headquarters for confirmation of all steps completed and in place for successful...
My lawyer changed jobs so I am now left to do this myself. My case was dismissed. Its been 2yrs since I got the dui. I did the deferral program and completed all steps. I filed the paper for the expungment and have a letter from the court saying that the paperwork is in proper form and a scheduled hearing date. What do i need to prepare for? I cant afford another attorney.
Generally you will be asked how this record has negatively affected you, so be prepared to answer that. Expungement...