Jefferson County Sheriff's Department

  • Agency: Jefferson County Sheriff's Department
  • Address: 102 Industrial Blvd, Kearneysville, 25430 WV
  • Chief:
Phone: 304-728-3205
Fax: 304-728-3299

Jefferson County Sheriff's Department is located at 102 Industrial Blvd, Kearneysville, 25430 WV. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department phone number is 304-728-3205.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Department News

During the week of October 28 - November 3, 2018, there were 617 calls for service within the county's jurisdiction. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office initiated or responded to 568 of these calls. There were: 203 Traffic Stops 46 Civil Situations/Services Provided 37 Directed Patrols 36 Requests for Public Service 27 Motor Vehicle Accidents 26 Alarms 26 Child Related 16 Disturbances 13 Suspicious Persons/Activities 12 Warrant Service Attempts. 10 Welfare Checks 9 Citizen Assists 9 FPO Service Attempts 7 Animal Related 6 Reports of Breaking and Entering 6 Domestic Violence situations 6 Fraud Complaints 6 Intoxicated Drivers/Persons 6 Psychiatric Emergencies 6 Thefts 6 Traffic Hazards 5 Overdoses 5 Reckless Drivers 4 Reports of Suspected Drug Activity 4 Noise Complaints 4 Reports of Trespassing 3 FPO Violations 3 Transports 2 911 Hangups 2 Assaults 2 EMS Assists 2 Fireworks 2 Gunshots Heard 2 Illegal Parking Complaints 2 Stolen Vehicles 2 Threats 5 Various other calls for service 18 Arrests were reported as a result of these contacts

DOH has advised that on November 5th and 6th, Chestnut Hill Rd will be closed from it's intersection with 340 to a point about 1.5 miles south during daylight hours to enable paving operations.

The West Virginia State Police are investigating the vandalism of a DNR sign located at Moulton Park. If you have any information about who is responsible for defacing the sign, please contact Cpl Perry at 304-725-9779.

Yesterday Jefferson County Sheriff Pete Dougherty, alongside Circuit Judge David Hammer and Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney Matt Harvey, publicly thanked Shirley Writt for her efforts in preventing a drunk driver from re-entering the roadway. On April 4, 2018, Ms. Writt observed a vehicle traveling westbound in the eastbound lane of Rt 9. She called 911 to alert law enforcement and then stayed on the line to provide updated information to dispatchers on the location and actions of the vehicle. She subsequently saw the vehicle drive into the median and stop. She then made the heroic decision to block the car with her own and await the arrival of law enforcement, therefore protecting the citizens and visitors of Jefferson County from a repeat drunk driving offender. On August 27th, the driver appeared before Juge Hammer and pled guilty to 3rd offense driving under the influence and has been sentenced to pay $5,000, serve not less than 2 years nor more than 5 years in a state correctional facility, and to be on probation for 7 years following release. The deputies and staff join the Sheriff in offering our thanks to Ms. Writt for her assistance in making Jefferson County safe.

During the month of November, the deputies of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office will once again be allowed to forgo shaving for a good cause. For the second year, the WV Child Advocacy Network is facilitating a statewide effort called No Shave for the Brave (formerly known locally as Beards for Kids). Through this initiative, participating Jefferson County Deputies will be raising funds for our local Child Advocacy Center, Safe Haven. Safe Haven provides an invaluable service to the children of the tri-county area by assisting with the investigation, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse. This is accomplished by providing a safe, child-friendly facility, a multidisciplinary team response to abuse allegations, and professional support, education, and advocacy services. Safe Haven is a grant funded program which provides services to families and investigators at no cost. Any local funds raised offers a tremendous help toward them being able to complete their mission. You can donate to the Safe Haven Team or support your favorite participating deputy by visiting the link provided. 100% of funds raised will go to Safe Haven. https://no-shave-for-the-brave.causevox.com/team/safehavencac

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office wishes everyone a happy and safe Halloween. Remember to watch out for witches, goblins, ghouls, and trick-or-treaters too as you are out traveling tonight.

During the week of October 21 - 27, 2018 there were 544 calls for service in the county's jurisdiction. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office initiated or responded to 500 of these calls. There were: 164 Traffic Stops 48 Directed Patrols throughout the county 39 Requests for Public Service 33 Civil Situations/Services Provided 22 Motor Vehicle Accidents 15 Alarms 14 Disturbances 13 Domestic Violence Situations 12 Welfare Checks 10 Animal Related 10 Intoxicated Drivers 10 FPO Service Attempts 9 Child Related 8 Citizen Assists 8 Suspicious Persons/Activities 7 Fire/EMS Assists 7 Warrant Service Attempts 6 Attempts to locate 6 Threats 5 Reports of Suspected Drug Activity 5 Fraud Complaints 4 Reports of Breaking and Entering 4 FPO Violations 4 Illegal Parking complaints 4 Thefts 3 Reports of Destruction of Property 3 Reports of Gunshots Heard 3 Noise Complaints 3 Reports of Shoplifting 2 911 Hangups 2 Cardiac Arrests 2 Fights 2 Reports of Harassment 2 Transports 11 Various other calls for service 15 Arrests were reported as a result of these contacts

Jefferson County Cold Weather Shelters will open this week. If you know someone in need of a warm place to go, please share the below schedule: Nov. 1-9 St. James Nov. 10-16 Charles Town Baptist Nov. 17-23 St. James Nov. 24-30 Asbury UMC Charles Town Dec. 1 - 7 St. Thomas Dec. 8-14 Shepherdstown Presbyterian Dec. 15-21 Zion Episcopal Dec. 22-28 Asbury UMC Charles Town Dec. 29-Jan 4 Oakland UMC Jan. 5-11 Asbury UMC Charles Town Jan. 12-18 Fellowship Bible Church Jan. 19-25 Covenant Jan. 26-Feb1 Oakland Community Church Feb. 2-15 Asbury UMC Shepherdstown Feb. 16-22 Asbury UMC Charles Town Feb. 23-Mar 1 Fellowship Bible Mar. 2-8 TBD Mar. 9-15 Oakland UMC Mar.16-22 Shepherdstown Presbyterian Mar.23-29 TBD The shelter closes the morning of March 30.

DEA Drug Take Back Day is from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The lobby of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office will be open during this time to accept your unused prescription drugs. You can also turn them in at Ranson Police Department, Sheperdstown Police Department, or at the West Virginia State Police office. If this time is not convenient for you, a permanent drug turn in receptacle is available during regular business office hours at the Sheriff's Office. Remember your turn in is always accepted with no questions asked. To find a collection site in your area, you can visit the Drug Take Back Day website. https://takebackday.dea.gov/?src=deatakeback.com

It is National School Bus Safety Week. WV Governor's Highway Safety Program has issued a reminder of how easy it would be for the unthinkable to happen Please slow down when children are present and never run a bus's lights or stop sign!

****UPDATE: Due to the expected inclement weather from Hurricane Willa, the decision has been made to postpone the checkpoint to a later date.**** The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, with the support of other local agencies, will be conducting a DUI checkpoint beginning Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 8:00 PM until 1:00 AM Sunday, October 28, 2018 at Route 51 and Tuscawilla Drive. Residents of Tuscawilla Hills and Locust Hill are encouraged to use the Summit Point Road entrance during this time period. Funding for this checkpoint is provided in part by the WV Commission on Drunk Driving Prevention and Governors Highway Safety Program.

During the week of October 14 - 20, 2018, there were 584 calls for service in the county's jurisdiction. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office initiated or responded to 561 of these calls. There were: 157 Traffic Stops 56 Civil Situations/Services Provided 49 Directed Patrols throughout the county 33 Requests for Public Service 30 Motor Vehicle Accidents 26 Alarms 19 Domestic Violence Situations 19 Suspicious Persons Activities 18 Welfare Checks 14 FPO Service Attempts 13 Animal Related 13 Child Related 13 Thefts 11 Disturbances 11 Intoxicated Persons/Drivers 10 Citizen Assists 8 Warrant Service Attempts 7 Reports of Suspected Drug Activity 5 Breaking and Entering 5 Threats 4 Cardiac Arrests 4 Reports of Trespassing 3 911 hangups 3 EMS Assists 3 Fights 3 Reports of Harassment 3 Noise Complaints 2 Abandoned Vehicles 2 Reports of Destruction of Property 2 Missing Persons 2 Stolen Vehicles 2 Traffic Hazards 2 Transports 9 Various other calls for service 24 Arrests were reported as a result of these contacts.

During the week of October 7 - 13, 2018, there were 631 calls for service within the county's jurisdiction. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office initiated or responded to 589 of these calls. There were: 138 Traffic Stops 53 Civil Situations/Services Provided 44 Public Services 42 Directed Patrols throughout the county 33 Alarms 28 Motor Vehicle Accidents 22 Domestic Violence Situations 20 Disturbances 17 Child Related 17 Welfare checks 16 Suspicious Persons/Activities 15 Intoxicated Persons/Drivers 14 FPO Service Attempts 14 Thefts 9 Citizen Assists 9 Threats 8 Warrant Service Attempts 7 Reports of Suspected Drug Activity 6 Transports 5 Breaking and Entering 5 Reports of Gunshots Heard 5 Noise Complaints 5 Traffic Hazards 4 Destruction of property complaints 4 Psychiatric Emergencies 3 Animal Related 3 Assaults 3 EMS Assists 3 Fights 3 Fraud Complaints 3 Reports of Harassment 3 Mental Hygienes 3 Pursuits 3 Reckless Drivers 3 Trespassing Complaints 2 Abandoned Vehicles 2 ATV Complaints 2 FPO Violations 2 Missing Persons 2 Reports of Panhandling 2 Illegal parking complaints 2 Reports of Shoplifting 5 Various other calls for service 27 Arrests were reported as a result of these contacts.

***Update: She has been found! Thank you for your assistance.*** The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing person. Kristin Bowers, 50, white female, 5'10", 230 lbs, was last seen on October 11, 2018 at approximately 10:30 a.m. in the Hidden River Area. She was wearing glasses, a black or blue skirt, purple shirt, blue jacket and black slippers. She has not taken her medication for several days and is possibly confused. If you have any information about her whereabouts, please contact Cpl Forman with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office at 304-728-3205.

During the week of September 30 - October 6, 2018 there were 550 calls for service within the county's jurisdiction. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office initiated or responded to 489 of these calls. There were: 130 Traffic Stops 36 Directed Patrols throughout the county 36 Requests for Public Service 35 Civil Situations/Services Provided 25 Motor Vehicle Accidents 19 Alarms 19 Disturbances 16 Child Related 14 Suspicious Persons/Activities 13 Domestic Violence Situations 13 Intoxicated Persons/Drivers 13 Requests for Welfare Check 9 Reports of Suspected Drug Activity 9 FPO Service Attempts 9 Warrant Service Attempts 8 Citizen Assists 7 Reports of Harassment 7 Thefts 7 Traffic Hazards 6 Destruction of Property 5 Animal Related 5 Threats 5 Reports of Trespassing 4 Assaults 4 Breaking and Entering 4 Reports of Gunshots Heard 4 Noise Complaints 3 Abandoned Vehicles 3 Stolen Tags 2 Fire/EMS Assists 2 Fights 2 Reports of Illegal Dumping 2 Overdoses 2 Panhandling Complaints 2 Pursuits 2 Transports 7 Various Other Calls for service 25 Arrests were reported as a result of these contacts.

Jefferson County Government is closed Monday, October 8, 2018 in observance of Columbus day. This includes the Sheriff's Tax Office as well as the Law Enforcement Business Office.

The link to the FY18 Sheriff's Annual Report can be found by visiting the press releases page on our website (link below). http://www.jeffersoncountywv.org/county-government/elected-officials/sheriff-s-law-enforcement-office/press-releases

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in identifying the individuals in the attached photo. If you have any information about their identity or the incident, please contact Deputy Hess with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office at 304-728-3205.

During the week of September 23 - 29, 2018, there were 549 calls for service within the county's jurisdiction. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office initiated or responded to 497 of these calls. There were: 111 Traffic Stops 49 Directed Patrols throughout the county 42 Requests for Public Service 39 Civil Situations/Services Provided 26 Motor Vehicle Accidents 24 Disturbances 22 Alarms 19 Child Related 11 Domestic Violence Situations 11 FPO Service Attempts 11 Thefts 10 Citizen Assists 10 Suspicious Persons/Activities 9 Intoxicated Persons/Drivers 7 911 Hangups 7 Reports of Destruction of Property 7 Fraud Complaints 7 Trespasssing 6 Reports of suspected drug activity 6 Threats 6 Requests for Welfare Check 5 Harassment Complaints 5 Reckless Drivers 5 Stolen Vehicles 4 Animal Related 4 Reports of Gunshots Heard 4 Reports of Shoplifting 4 Warrant Service Attempts 3 Noise Complaints 3 Psychiatric Emergencies 2 ATV Complaints 2 Burglaries 2 Cardiac Arrests 2 Fire/EMS Assists 2 FPO Violations 2 Traffic Hazards 2 Transports 6 Various other calls for service 18 Arrests were reported as a result of these contacts.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in identifying the couple in this photo. They are considered persons of interest in a theft that occurred on August 30, 2018 at John's Diner. If you have any information about their identity, please contact the Deputy Chandler with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office at 304-728-3205

During the week of September 16 - 22, 2018, there were 628 calls for service within the county's jurisdiction. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office initiated or responded to 561 of these calls. There were: 170 Traffic Stops 56 Directed Patrols throughout the county 36 Civil Situations/Services Provided 30 Requests for Public Service 28 Alarms 26 Disturbances 24 Motor Vehicle Accidents 17 Suspicious Persons/Activities 15 Child Related 12 Animal Related 12 Domestic Violence Situations 12 Welfare Checks 10 Reports of Suspected Drug Activity 10 Intoxicated Drivers/Persons 10 FPO Service Attempts 9 Fraud Complaints 9 Warrant Service Attempts 8 Thefts 7 Breaking and Entering 7 Trespassing 6 Motorist Assists 5 Noise Complaints 4 Abandoned Vehicles 4 Reports of Gunshots Heard 4 Overdoses 4 Transports 3 Building checks 3 Fights 3 Harassment Complaints 3 Threats 2 FPO Violations 2 Reports of Illegal Dumping 2 Reckless Drivers 8 Various other calls 18 Arrests were reported as a result of these contacts

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During the week of September 9 - 15, 2018, there were 602 calls for service within the county's jurisdiction. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office initiated or responded to 536 of these. There were: 120 Traffic Stops 50 Requests for Public Service 38 Civil Situations/Services Provided 38 Directed Patrols throughout the county 26 Motor Vehicle Accidents 25 Fraud Complaints 22 Child Related 22 Disturbances 18 Welfare Checks 17 Suspicious Persons/Activities 16 Alarms 11 Warrant Service Attempts 10 Domestic Violence 10 FPO Service Attempts 10 Thefts 9 Threats 8 Citizen Assists 8 Harassment Complaints 8 Intoxicated Drivers/Persons 7 Reports of Suspected Drug Activity 6 Breaking and Entering 6 Traffic Hazards 5 Fights 4 911 Hangups 4 Noise Complaints 4 Illegal Parking Complaints 4 Stolen Vehicles 4 Reports of Trespassing 3 Animal Related 3 Psychiatric Emergencies 2 Abandoned Vehicles 2 Assaults 2 Attempts to locate 2 ATV Complaints 2 Overdoses 2 Reckless Drivers 8 Various other calls 19 Arrests were reported as a result of these contacts.

There has been some hate speech materials distributed in the County mostly near Shepherdstown. It's the same type of material that has been distributed over the years across the four state area. We regret this occuring in our communitiy and know if we find illegal action will be be taken.

***UPDATE*** DOH is advising that the work is complete. Sulphur Springs Road has reopened. Per DOH personnel: Sulphur Springs Road in Jefferson County will be closed tomorrow for a pipe installation from 9 AM until completed.