Fayetteville Police Department

  • Agency: Fayetteville Police Department
  • Address: 204 Church Street, Fayetteville, 25840 WV
  • Chief: P A Tygrett Jr (Chief of Police)
Phone: (304)574-0255
Fax: 304-574-1678
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Fayetteville Police Department is located at 204 Church Street, Fayetteville, 25840 WV. The Chief of Police of the department is P A Tygrett Jr. The Fayetteville Police Department phone number is (304)574-0255.

Fayetteville Police Department News

Bridge Day is this Saturday October 20th A few road closures to keep in mind… The New River Gorge Bridge Northbound and Southbound lanes will be closed at 7am on October 20th. Route 60 will be used as an alternate route to bypass the bridge. Court Street will be closed between Wiseman Avenue and Maple Avenue with detour around it. Keller Avenue will be one way with direction going from Hresan Blvd toward Court Street. Hresan Blvd will be one way with direction going from Park Drive toward Keller Avenue.

Bridge Day and Fayetteville's Homecoming is this weekend, October 19-20th, 2018. There will be lots of activity going on in our little town, please maintain safe speeds and drive cautiously this weekend to allow for the large number of pedestrians that will be on our streets. Here are a few activities going on in Town this weekend that everyone should be aware of... FRIDAY: 5 pm-Festivities will begin with the Homecoming Parade. Parade Lineup begins at 4pm at the High School. VEHICLES NOT PARTICIPATING IN THE PARADE SHOULD ATTEMPT TO STAY OFF MAPLE AVENUE BETWEEN 4-6 PM IF AT ALL POSSIBLE TO ALLOW PARADE TRAFFIC TO FLOW FREELY. 6:30pm-Midnight: BRIDGE JAM- Vehicles attending Bridge Jam will be using the Cascade Festival Grounds (Gaines Property) access located in the upper FHS parking lot. 7:30pm- The Fayetteville Pirates will host the Midland Trail Patriots. There will be homecoming festivities before the game and during half time. You will want to get there early. SATURDAY: 9:15 am-Active West Virginia will host the Bridge Day 5K. Please watch for runners in town and allow them the room they need to run safely. 12 pm- Midnight- Bridge Jam will resume. 3pm-5:30pm- The Annual Chili Cook Off and Craft Beer Fest will be held in front of Town Hall.

Trick or Treat will be on October 31st from 6-8 pm

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced a major takedown today of drug traffickers resulting in the dismantling of a multi-state Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) responsible for distributing over 600 grams of heroin, fentanyl and almost a kilogram of methamphetamine, cocaine and oxycodone. Joining United States Attorney Stuart in the announcement were Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) David Gourley, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Resident Agent in Charge (RAC) Adam Black, West Virginia State Police Captain Jason Davis, West Virginia National Guard Lieutenant Colonel William Annie, Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney Larry Harrah, Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley, Oak Hill Police Chief Michael Whisman, Fayetteville Police Chief David Kinzer, Nicholas County Sheriff William Nunley, Summersville Police Chief John Nowak, National Park Service Chief Ranger Duane Michael, United States Marshal Michael Baylous, as well as representatives from the Beckley Police Department, Beckley/Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, and the Southern Regional Drug and Violent Crime Task Force. The DEA and ATF offices in Newark, New Jersey also provided valuable assistance in this investigation. "Today we are taking further steps to tackle the drug crisis which is especially hurting the people of West Virginia," Attorney General Jeff Sessions said. "President Trump has made ending this crisis a top priority for this administration and under his leadership the Department of Justice has taken historic new steps to put drug traffickers in jail. Today we announce the dismantling of a drug trafficking organization that spread addiction and death from West Virginia to New Jersey. As part of this operation, law enforcement has charged around 40 defendants, seized multiple pounds of addictive drugs – including heroin, fentanyl, and oxycodone -- and hundreds of thousands of dollars of allegedly ill-gotten gains. And so I want to thank U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart, DEA, ATF, the Marshals Service, and especially our fabulous state and local partners. By taking drug traffickers off of our streets, they are helping to keep the American people safe." The takedown today was the result of a long-term investigation led by DEA and the Central West Virginia Drug Task Force (CWVDTF), dubbed “Operation Mountaineer Highway.” A total of 38 individuals have been charged in federal and state court. The long-term investigation which stretched from West Virginia to New Jersey resulted in the seizure of large quantities of controlled substances, over 65 illegally possessed firearms, and over $360,000 in United States currency, which represents proceeds of the DTO’s drug trafficking operations. The first strike occurred in October 2017 when members of the DEA Charleston Heroin Enforcement Group and Tactical Diversion Squad, and investigators with the CWVDTF arrested a Fayette County drug dealer for selling heroin and methamphetamine. During a post arrest debrief, a drug dealer identified two of his primary drug suppliers. The identified drug suppliers were known to law enforcement in Fayette County, West Virginia, but had eluded investigators. Through their investigation, law enforcement officers were led to a DTO in Newark, New Jersey. Over the course of nine months, investigators conducted an exhaustive investigation linking the local DTO to sources in South Carolina and ultimately to sources in New Jersey. While this investigation is ongoing, investigators have been able to dismantle a DTO operating across multiple states and responsible for distributing large quantities of methamphetamine, heroin, oxycodone pills, and cocaine. The heroin examined by the DEA lab has been found to contain heroin and fentanyl. The distribution of these drugs occurred in a rural region of West Virginia with a population of less than 10,000 that has been plagued by record high levels of overdose deaths for the past several years. It is believed that the dismantling of this DTO will significantly curtail the opioid scourge in Fayette County and the surrounding area. The arrests and seizures break down as follows: • 12 individuals have been charged in four federal indictments in the Southern District of West Virginia with conspiracy to distribute, possession with intent to distribute, and the distribution of heroin and fentanyl, methamphetamine, cocaine, and oxycodone; • Two defendants have been charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm; • 26 individuals are facing state charges filed by the Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney; • Over 1000 oxycodone pills were seized; • Over 600 grams of Heroin/Fentanyl were seized; • Almost a kilo of methamphetamine was seized; • Over $360,000 in United States Currency was seized; and • Several vehicles were seized that were used to transport controlled substances. Over 100 federal, state and local law enforcement officers took part in today’s takedown effort. The West Virginia National Guard also provided a number of personnel in a support function to the operation. “Today was a major takedown of a major drug trafficking organization but, more important, today was a major takeback – of our streets, towns, and communities,” said United States Mike Stuart. “This is an important day for the people of southern West Virginia. As a result of the remarkable work of multiple law enforcement agencies, a significant drug trafficking organization has been shut down. We have been incredibly aggressive in our efforts to hold drug traffickers accountable, and we will continue our aggressive efforts until the poison peddlers and drug dealers are out of business. This case is a testament to what can be accomplished when federal, state and local law enforcement work so well together towards a common goal.” Today’s actions would not have been possible without the seamless collaboration of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. The investigation was led by the DEA and the Central West Virginia Drug Task Force, with assistance and support from the West Virginia State Police, ATF, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department, the Nicholas County Sheriff’s Department, the Summersville Police Department, the Oak Hill Police Department, the Beckley Police Department, the Beckley/Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, the Southern Regional Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, and the West Virginia National Guard. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia and the Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, are working together hand-in-hand to remove these dangerous drug traffickers from our streets. “These arrests today should send a clear message to anyone wanting to distribute illicit drugs in this community,” said D. Christopher Evans, Special Agent In Charge of DEA’s Louisville Field Division, which oversees operations in West Virginia. “We will find you and we will shut down your operation, wherever you are,” Evans added. “Today is a monumental day for Fayette County and the State of West Virginia,” said Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney Larry Harrah. “Today was made possible by many hours of great work by all of the law enforcement agencies involved in this historic investigation. I am so proud of the teamwork demonstrated by our dedicated officers. Because of their efforts the drug trade in Fayette County has taken a significant hit and the work continues.” “When federal, state and local agencies come together to work joint investigations, the cases have substantial impact on communities,” said Captain Jason E. Davis, West Virginia State Police, Bureau of Criminal Investigations. “This case illustrates the benefits of multi-agency collaboration.” "A project of this scale will have a measurable impact on this area," said Fayette County Sheriff Mike Fridley. "These operations are not just targeting simple street level dealers, the project's goal is to ultimately cut the heads off of many snakes as possible." "Today we see the results of a long term, multi-agency investigation into the illegal drug trafficking of multiple suspects in and around the City of Oak Hill,” said Oak Hill Police Chief Michael Whisman. “I hope this sends a clear message to others who are involved in this type of illegal activity." The investigation is ongoing and could result in additional federal and state charges in the future. Please Note: An indictment is merely an allegation and all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Fayetteville Fireworks have been postponed till Saturday July 7, 2018 at dusk.

Beginning around 6:00 pm on July 4th, 2018 traffic flow on Park Dr. will be regulated to one way, going from the intersection with Fayette Ave towards Hresan Blvd. Traffic on Hresan Blvd will also be restricted to one way, flowing from the intersection with Park Dr. towards Keller Ave. All traffic planning to attend the fireworks display will be required to enter the area on Park Dr. at Fayette Ave. A limited amount of handicap parking will be available on Park Dr. and at the paved portion of the Little League Field parking lot. Additional parking will be available in the area of the skateboard park, Senior League Field, Grace Baptist Church on Hresan Blvd. and the Board of Education Central Office on Fayette Ave. People wishing to attend and park in one of these locations, or while visiting a resident in the area, should plan on arriving no later than 8:30 pm in order to afford themselves time to locate a parking place and arrive at a viewing area before the show begins at dusk. At the conclusion of the fireworks display all traffic leaving the parking lot at the Little League Field will be required to exit directly across from the entrance onto Sarah St. All traffic leaving from the Senior League Field and Grace Baptist Church will be required to exit and travel down Hresan Blvd to Keller Ave. Anyone needing to pick up someone from the Town Park area will need to access Park Dr. from Fayette Ave

Happy Independence Day!

Just a reminder on 9/7/2017-The Town of Fayetteville passed a new Firework Ordinance. There are to be NO fireworks discharged after 10 pm or before 11 am on weekdays and after 11 pm or before 10 am on weekends. Also NO fireworks are to be discharged ON ANY DATE other than the following holidays; Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, New Year's Eve and Day or 2 days before those holidays. You are encouraged to read the entire ordinance and penalty that is attached as photos to this post.

Patrolman S. T. Maynor shared some bicycle safety tips with some Cub Scouts from Troop 199 at the Fayetteville Town Park. Thank you Troop 199 for inviting us 😊

Press Release This is an updated press release for the Armed Robbery that occurred at the Co Mac Convenience Store in Fayetteville, WV on May 1, 2018. Chief D. L. Kinzer releases the following information: Three subjects have been arrested following an extensive joint investigation between the Fayetteville Police Department, Fayette County Sheriff’s Department and the Pennsylvania State Police. After viewing video surveillance from the Co Mac Convenience Store as well as other footage obtained from area businesses, residences, and highway camera systems it was determined that there were two masked males that entered the store with a tire iron, demanded money and threatened the life of the store clerk. After committing the alleged crime of Armed Robbery they exited to the back of the store with an undisclosed amount of money. These subjects then entered an awaiting vehicle driven by the third subject and fled the area. The investigation resulted in the arrest of Corey Allen McCartney, William Edward Guy and Silvestre Sales Perez. Based on warrants issued by the State of West Virginia the Pennsylvania State Police located and arrested McCartney and Perez. After their arrest William Guy turned himself into the City of Washington Police Department in Pennsylvania. All three subjects are currently being held in Pennsylvania pending extradition back to West Virginia.

A kid's 20 inch bike was found at Fayetteville Town Park over the weekend. If your child is missing a bike please call Fayetteville Police Department with a serial number or a detailed description. 304-574-0255 Monday through Friday 8 am-4 pm

Fayetteville Police Department would like to welcome our newest Officers, Patrolman Levi Garretson and Patrolman Tyler McMillion.

PRESS RELEASE At approximately 6:30 am on Tuesday, May 01, 2018, notification was received through the Fayette County 911 Center of a robbery that had reportedly just occurred at the Co-Mac Convenience Store located at the intersection of U.S. Route 19 and Laurel Creek Road in the corporate limits of Fayetteville. The Clerk advised 911 that she had been robbed by two males, one subject was carrying a crow bar and that the subjects had fled on foot. The Fayetteville Police Department responded to the scene and with assistance from The Fayette County Sheriff’s Department began searching for the suspects. This incident remains under investigation by Patrolman Kaci Cooper and Captain Chad Davis of the Fayetteville Police Department. Anyone with any information concerning this incident is asked to contact the Fayetteville Police Department at (304) 574-0255 or the Fayette County 911 Center at (304) 574-3590.

Fayetteville Police Department is pleased to offer an option for citizens looking for a location to conduct custodial child exchanges per custodial agreements and/or court orders. Custodial exchanges happen every day and are usually done in less than ideal environments. The parking area in front of the Fayetteville Police Department is a neutral territory and is under 24 hour surveillance. While the area is recorded at all times it may not be monitored by live personnel. Please note this is not a place to drop off children for a later pick up time, the exchanges must be done person to person. It is recommended that while doing an exchange you have a cell phone handy in case an emergency should arise. Our goal is to provide a neutral, monitored location to increase the public's peace of mind. The Fayetteville Police Department makes no guarantees, assurances or promises as to the safety or security of interactions at the zone. As always we strive to make the community safer, and we hope this designated child exchange zone will do just that.

We would like the citizens of Fayetteville to be aware of a report about a possible attempted dognapping. An older model Explorer darker in color with maybe CB antennas (one on the back window and one on the side) was seen in town calling and whistling for a dog to come to the car. The owner was thankfully nearby and once they spotted him the vehicle took off. After hearing of several dogs missing nearby we thought it would be a good idea to let the public know so they can watch closely when letting their dogs out. Call the Fayette County Emergency Services Non-Emergency number at 304-574-3590 to report any suspicious activity.