Morgan County Sheriff's Department

  • Agency: Morgan County Sheriff's Department
  • Address: 111 Fairfax Street, Berkeley Springs, 25411 WV
  • Chief:
Phone: 304-258-1067
Fax: 304-258-8630

Morgan County Sheriff's Department is located at 111 Fairfax Street, Berkeley Springs, 25411 WV. The Morgan County Sheriff's Department phone number is 304-258-1067.

Morgan County Sheriff's Department News

Honoring all veterans today but especially those of Morgan County Sheriff's Department: Lt. Seth Place, Deputy Luke Shambaugh and Deputy Josh Lebo. Thank you for your service to your country and Morgan County!

AAA Traffic Safety Award Presentation Date: 9 November 2018 The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department along with several other police departments in the region were honored with traffic safety awards and a luncheon honoring police traffic safety initiatives on 9 November 2018 at Tari’s restaurant in Berkeley Springs. Sheriff Bohrer, Chief Walter, Deputy Jenkins (Governor’s Highway Safety Officer) and Administrative Assistant Ronda Michael attend the ceremony where Morgan County Sheriff’s Department was honored with a Platinum Award for 2018 efforts.

Deputy Reserve Report - October 2018 MC Deputy reserves provided 113 hours of volunteer work providing outstanding service to the citizens of MC in October 2018. Great job guys and gals!

Court Security Report - October 2018 MC Court Security Officers screened 6,962 folks coming into MC Court House and were responsible for guarding 33 adults and 4 juveniles for a total of 155.5 hours in October 2018. Great job CSOs!!!

Totals for Week of 28 October 2018 Felony Arrests: 6 Misdemeanor Arrests: 3 Citations Issued: 33 Warnings Issued 7 Criminal Investigations: 11 PRO Reports (schools) 0 Crashes Investigated: 3 Complaints Answered Requiring No report: 36 Assist other Agencies: 11 Special Details: 14 Alarm Calls: 5 Legal Process: 20 Legal Process Attempted: 10 K9 Deployments: 1 Transports: 9 Training Hours: 36 Home Confinement Checks: 10 HC New Subjects: 0 HC Completions: 0 HC Suitability Investigations: 0 HC Drug Tests: 0

Many reports have came in today about KKK literature being distributed in the area. In fact I received one also. This happens from time to time all over the the country. If anyone sees a vehicle or obtains a tag number please report it to us. Best thing to do is throw away and give no credit to this.

Sheriff’s Message 2 November 2018 From Sheriff K.C. Bohrer Although the school year is well under way and drivers should be knowledgeable that school is in session the sheriff’s department is receiving numerous complaints about motorists not obeying school bus lights, cutting buses off in traffic and speeding in school zones. Deputies and I try to be in school zones nearly every day we can to patrol and run radar to catch those who violate school zone safety laws. We wish to strongly advise the motoring public of the law and our policy on zero tolerance for anyone violate laws pertaining to the safe transportation of our school children. §17C-12-7. Overtaking and passing school bus; penalties; signs and warning lights upon buses; requirements for sale of buses; mounting of cameras; educational information campaign; limitation on idling. (a) The driver of a vehicle, upon meeting or overtaking from either direction any school bus which has stopped for the purpose of receiving or discharging any school children, shall stop the vehicle before reaching the school bus when there is in operation on the school bus flashing warning signal lights, as referred to in section eight of this article, and the driver may not proceed until the school bus resumes motion, or is signaled by the school bus driver to proceed or the visual signals are no longer actuated. This section applies wherever the school bus is receiving or discharging children including, but not limited to, any street, highway, parking lot, private road or driveway: Provided, That the driver of a vehicle upon a controlled access highway need not stop upon meeting or passing a school bus which is on a different roadway or adjacent to the highway and where pedestrians are not permitted to cross the roadway. (b) Any driver acting in violation of subsection (a) of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction for a first offense, shall be fined not less than $250 or more than $500, or confined in jail not more than six months, or both fined and confined. Upon conviction of a second violation of subsection (a), the driver shall be fined not less than $500 nor more than $1,000, or confined in jail not more than six months, or both fined and confined. Upon conviction of a third or subsequent violation of subsection (a), the driver shall be fined $1,000, and confined not less than forty-eight hours in jail but not more than six months. (c) Where the actual identity of the operator of a motor vehicle operated in violation of subsection (a) of this section is unknown but the license plate number of the motor vehicle is known, it may be inferred that the operator was an owner or lessee of the motor vehicle for purposes of the probable cause determination. Where there is more than one registered owner or lessee, the inference created by this subsection shall apply to the first listed owner or lessee as found on the motor vehicle registration: Provided, That a person charged with a violation of subsection (a) of section under the provisions of this subsection where the sole evidence against the owner or lessee is the presence of the vehicle at the scene at the time of the offense shall only be subject to the applicable fine set forth in subsection (b) of this section upon conviction: Provided, however, That, the offenses set forth in subsection (f) and (g) of this section are separate and distinct from that set forth in subsection (a) of this section. (d) Service of process of a complaint issued pursuant to subsection (c) of this section shall be effected consistent with West Virginia Rule of Criminal Procedure 4. (e) In addition to the penalties prescribed in subsections (b) of this section, the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles shall, upon conviction, suspend the driver’s license of the person so convicted: (1) Of a first offense under subsection (b) of this section, for a period of thirty days; (2) Of a second offense under subsection (b) of this section, for a period of ninety days; or (3) Of a third or subsequent offense under subsection (b) of this section, for a period of one hundred eighty days. (f) Any driver of a vehicle who willfully violates the provisions of subsection (a) of this section and the violation causes serious bodily injury to any person other than the driver, is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall be confined in a state correctional facility not less than one year nor more than three years and fined not less than $500 nor more than $2,000. (g) Any driver of a vehicle who willfully violates the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, and the violation causes death, is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, shall be confined in a state correctional facility not less than one year nor more than ten years and fined not less than $1,000 nor more than $3,000.

Thanks to the members of MCSD and families who donated candy, manned our table and all those who stopped by tonight to the sheriff's department.

Members of the MCSD Tax Department and court house staff dressed for Halloween as 101 Dalmations (I guessed cows) along with a very convincing wicked Cruella Deville aka Lara. Nice job Ladies!

The MCSD wishes everyone a and Happy Halloween! Before you head out to trick or treat please take a moment to review these valuable reminders. Sheriff Bohrer https://www.rd.com/advice/parenting/7-trick-or-treating-safety-tips/

Please post, share and forward? Thanks, KCB

Ref: Felony Arrest – Possession with Intent to Deliver –Harman, James David, Jr. Misdemeanor Arrest - Possession of Marijuana- Seager, Jonathan Kirk Date: 30 October 2018 On this date Deputy Jenkins was patrolling the area of Fish Hatchery Road at the intersection of Unger and Big Oak Tree Road. He located two vehicles setting there. As he approached to investigate he was further alerted to suspicious behavior on the part of the subjects. Jenkins separated the subjects and began to perform a pat down search for officer safety. Further investigation revealed the presence of controlled substances and paraphernalia. Jenkins secured all subjects and requested a backup unit. Subsequent searching and investigation lead to the discovery of a large sum of cash, multiple cell phones, and digital scales. Recovered was $ 1052.00 in cash and approximately 2 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine. Further investigation pending.

Today is Deputy Chris Roper s birthday. Happy birthday Chris and thanks for your service!

Ref: Search Warrant – Coon Hollow Lane Date: 29 October 2018 Recently Deputy Link began an investigation into animal cruelty at 611 Coon Hollow Lane Hedgesville, WV in conjunction with Morgan County Animal Control. A Special Agent with the Criminal Investigation Division of the IRS provided information to Deputy Link that there were eight dogs chained out back and in poor condition. There was no food, water or human care for several days. Puppies were also inside the home that could be observed through windows. This same home had been the subject of a search warrant in 2014 in relation to a dog fighting and illegal gambling investigation originating in Baltimore, MD. This investigation lead to a search warrant being executed at the residence on 26 October 2018. Deputy Link, Sheriff Bohrer, Chief Walter, IRS Special Agent Corio, Morgan County Animal Control and Berkeley Springs Police executed the warrant. Items seized included weapons, ammunition, numerous documents, items used to train dogs in dog fighting, and electronic communications devices. The dogs were removed by animal control and an animal rescue organization form Maryland. The investigation is continuing by Deputy Link.

Totals for week of 21 October 2018. KCB Felony Arrests: 2 Misdemeanor Arrests: 6 Citations Issued: 28 Warnings Issued 14 Criminal Investigations: 9 PRO Reports (schools) 0 Crashes Investigated: 4 Complaints Answered Requiring No report: 51 Assist other Agencies: 15 Special Details: 11 Alarm Calls: 3 Legal Process: 24 Legal Process Attempted: 7 K9 Deployments: 2 Transports: 6 Training Hours: 1 Home Confinement Checks: 8 HC New Subjects: 0 HC Completions: 0 HC Suitability Investigations: 0 HC Drug Tests: 0

The Morgan County Sheriff's Department members and families will be hosting trick or treat goodies on Wednesday, 31 October between 6pm and 8pm at the sheriff's department station. Stop by and say hi and get your child a treat. KC Bohrer.

Wanted: Kevin R. Cain, W/M, DOB 1/17/1974 for felony capias.

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