Tag: Morgan County Sheriff's Department

Five from Berkeley Springs picked up in large drug sweep Thursday

Suspects indicted in a federal drug case were picked up around the Eastern Panhandle today, Thursday, November 30, as officers from multiple police agencies swept the region following the unsealing of a grand jury indictment. Five of the 26 individuals named in the case are Berkeley Springs residents. Twenty-six people[Read More…]

Man finds fatal crash victim along Pious Ridge

Editor’s note: This story has been edited to correct errors. An Elkins man was found deceased Sunday along a Morgan County roadway in what police believe was a single-vehicle accident that went undetected for multiple days. Morgan County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Johnnie Walter said Monday that officers were called[Read More…]

Local man dies after Sunday motorcycle accident

A Morgan County man was severely injured on Sunday, October 15 in a motorcycle accident on Pious Ridge Road, and has died of his injuries after being  flown by helicopter to Winchester Medical Center for treatment.  Morgan County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Johnnie Walter said officers were dispatched to the[Read More…]

Maryland man arrested for shots fired, threats at party

An off-duty Metro D.C. police officer attending a house party on Walther Court in Berkeley Springs called 911 to report gunshots being fired in the air on Saturday night, July 8 at around 11:30 p.m. According to a criminal complaint filed in Morgan County Magistrate Court by Sgt. Scott Lemon[Read More…]

County first responders put public safety on display

by Lisa Schauer Morgan County Emergency Communications (911) hosted a “Meet the Faces of Public Safety” event on Saturday, June 24 behind the Morgan County Courthouse. Representatives from the volunteer fire companies of Berkeley Springs, Great Cacapon, South Morgan and Paw Paw, as well as Morgan County Rescue (EMS), Morgan County[Read More…]

Barney closes 26-year career in law enforcement

by Kate Evans Morgan County’s Prevention Resource Officer,  Corporal Kevin Barney, is retiring from his position in Morgan County Schools, and closing a career as a deputy for the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department. Barney has served as the county’s Prevention Resource Officer (PRO officer) for 16 years, and worked in[Read More…]

Discovery of body opens suspicious death investigation

On Friday morning, local emergency officials were alerted to the discovery of a deceased body on a property off Winchester Grade Road south of Berkeley Springs. Law enforcement officers who responded to the remote area along a creek are now treating the incident as a suspicious death, and continue to[Read More…]