Elkins Police Department

  • Agency: Elkins Police Department
  • Address: 401 Davis Avenue, Elkins, 26241 WV
  • Chief: Jack Batdorf (Chief of Police)

Elkins Police Department is located at 401 Davis Avenue, Elkins, 26241 WV. The Chief of Police of the department is Jack Batdorf. The Elkins Police Department phone number is 304-636-0678.

Elkins Police Department News

Elkins Police Dept Will be testing for Patrolman written test will be on July 29 application must be in before the 28th contact Elkins City Hall for Information

From Chief Cross: !!!ATTENTION!!! WINTER DRIVING TIPS AND HOW TO AVOID BEING IN A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT! YES ROADS GET SLICK BUT IF YOU USE COMMON SENSE AND GOOD DRIVING HABITS ALMOST ALL ACCIDENTS CAN BE AVOIDED! SPEED IS THE #1 CONTRIBUTING FACTOR TO CAUSING ACCIDENTS IN THE WINTER! ALMOST ALL TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ARE CAUSED BY DRIVER ERROR! THE AVERAGE STOPPING DISTANCE OF A VEHICLE TRAVELING AT 25MPH IS 40-45 FEET ON DRY ROADS. JUST KEEP THIS IN MIND AS YOUR READING THIS! WHEN THE ROADS ARE SLICK SLOW DOWN AND DON'T FOLLOW AS CLOSELY TO THE VEHICLE IN FRONT OF YOU! FOUR WHEEL DRIVE MAY HELP YOU GET MOVING ON BAD ROADS BUT IT DOES NOT HELP YOU STOP!!! AGAIN SLOW DOWN!!! QUIT LETTING EVERYTHING DISTRACT YOU FROM PAYING ATTENTION TO THE ROAD!! PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT THE OTHER VEHICLES ON THE ROAD ARE DOING! DON'T JUST ASSUME WELL MY LIGHT IS GREEN SO I CAN GO, PAUSE AND LOOK TO MAKE SURE THE INTERSECTION IS CLEAR! GET YOUR VEHICLE SLOWED WAY DOWN BEFORE YOU REACH AN INTERSECTION! A YELLOW LIGHT DOES NOT MEAN PUNCH THE GAS SO YOU CAN MAKE IT THROUGH THE LIGHT, IT MEANS YIELD, STOP, WHOA!! THE EXCUSE " YES OFFICER I SEEN THE YELLOW LIGHT BUT I COULDN'T GET STOPPED IN TIME" DOES NOT WORK! IF YOU PAY ATTENTION DURING YOUR APPROACH TO THE INTERSECTION YOU WILL SEE THAT YELLOW LIGHT IN PLENTY OF TIME TO GET YOUR VEHICLE STOPPED!! PAY ATTENTION USE COMMON SENSE! IF YOU SEE THE LIGHT HAS BEEN YELLOW FOR AWHILE GET YOUR VEHICLE SLOWED DOWN AND STOPPED CAUSE THE LIGHTS PROBABLY GONNA CHANGE TO RED SOON!! THIS APPLIES TO ALL YEAR ROUND!! GET GOOD TIRES ON YOUR VEHICLE!! WE'VE ALL WORN SHOES THAT DON'T GET GOOD TRACTION AND KNOW HOW DANGEROUS THAT CAN BE! NOW IMAGINE YOUR VEHICLE THAT WEIGHS THOUSANDS OF POUNDS WITH BAD TIRES ON SLIPPERY SURFACES! SLOW DOWN, PAY ATTENTION AND USE COMMON SENSE AND YOU WILL MOST LIKELY MAKE IT THROUGH THE WINTER AND THE REST YEAR WITHOUT CAUSING OR BEING APART OF AN ACCIDENT! BE CAREFUL AND GOD BLESS!!

From: Chief Cross A little shout out to Patrolman T. C. Bennett and his K-9 partner Macy Bennett and Macy are having a very good year finding and taking drugs off the streets. Substantial amounts of heroin, meth, illegal narcotic medication and marijuana has been apprehended thanks to Macy's strong nose and Officer Bennett's hard work. Officer Bennett and Macy are a very capable and effective K-9 team so if you see them coming you better watch out Macy's nose is hard to beat!

From: Chief Cross On the 7th of December Sergeant R. W. Belt of the Elkins Police Department obtained several search warrants in reference to drug activity at residences here in town. On the same day after the wonderful Christmas parade, Chief Cross, Sergeant Belt, Patrolman T. C. Bennett and Patrolman A. M. Wyshyavanuk with the Elkins Police Departments Tactical Response Unit along with Patrolman C. G. Boatwright, Patrolman J. D. George also of the Elkins Police Department and Deputy Pingley and Deputy Pennington of the Randolph County Sheriffs Department executed said search warrants. A total of 10 subjects were arrested for felony possession of narcotics with intent to deliver, 1 arrest for misdemeanor possession and 1 arrest for child endangerment made by Deputy Pingley. Large amounts of narcotics and money were seized along with firearms and a vehicle. Thank you to the Randolph County Sheriffs Department and Randolph County EMS for there assistance.

From: Chief Cross Escaped inmate has been captured

No business, school or anything needs to be on lock down in regards to this escaped inmate!

From: Chief Cross Early this morning the 7th of December, officers from the Elkins Police Department responded to a report of an inmate that assaulted a correctional officer, stole keys to a vehicle, jumped out of a window and escaped from the Davis Medical Center using the vehicle he stole the keys to. The vehicle has been recovered on 33 east near Revelle's Campground. The subject is still on the run. Subject was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, black jeans and black boots. There was no weapons in the vehicle but it is not known if the subject acquired any weapons while on the run and due to the fact that the subject assaulted a correctional officer and escaped I would consider the subject to be dangerous! Patrolman 1st Class K. A. Shiflett is handling the investigation. Inmate information: Offender ID (OID) Number: 3520610 Name: McAtee, Mark Duwayne Sex: Male Birth Date: 12/18/1993 Height: 5' 10" Weight: 162 lbs. Race: White Location: HCC

From: Chief Cross Last post of the day! With all the evil bad stuff going on in this world I want to encourage everyone who reads this post to use this Christmas season to get in the Christmas Spirit and be good to each other! Then continue that spirit into 2017! God Bless you all!

From Chief Cross: Its the Christmas shopping season and I want to encourage all businesses to be on the lookout for counterfeit currency. Get you some counterfeit detector pens and check every bill not just the big ones! Also tell your clerks/cashiers to ask people to produce their ID's when they use credit or debit cards this would significantly cut back on the theft of and fraudulent use of these cards.

From: Chief Cross 11/28/16 Elkins Police Department activity 10/01/16 thru 10/31/16 Calls: 523 Cases: 119 Arrest: 78 Drug offense arrest: 28 Activity 11/01/16 thru 11/28/16 So far Calls: 426 Cases: 103 Arrest: 51 Drug offense arrest: 15 Activity totals so far for the year 01/01/16 thru 11/28/16 Calls: 6047 cases: 955 Arrest: 520 This is not every category but here are some of the arrest totals so far this year. Drug offense arrest: 149 Weapon charges: 22 Fleeing by foot or car: 12 Petit Larceny: 19 Grand larceny: 10 Shoplifting: 30 Burglary: 12 Stolen Property: 10 Counterfeit money Posses or utter: 6 Robbery: 4 Destruction of Property: 16 Assaults & batteries: 15 Malicious Assault: 6 Battery, obstruct, interfere w/ Officer: 21 Assault on health care worker: 2 Domestic assault & battery: 26 Child abuse: 5 Sexual abuse/ assault: 3

From: Chief Cross Our Officers were very busy answering calls, making arrest and out patrolling on foot and by vehicle. As mentioned in my earlier post numerous arrest were made and many calls were answered but I would be all day typing if I was to provide you with details from everything we done so here is just a little info. Here are two incidents that myself and everyone else should be thankful that there is Police Officers out there patrolling and keeping us safe: On 10/05/16 Patrolman J. D. George was on foot patrol in the city park and located a lost child approximately 5 years of age and returned him to his parents. Also on 10/05/16 Patrolman 1st Class K. A. Shiflett located 2 lost juveniles and returned them to their parents. A few details in reference to some of the arrest made from 10/01/16 thru 10/09/16. On 10/01/16 while on foot patrol, Patrolman 1st Class K. A. Shiflett and Patrolman A. M. Wyshyvanuk arrested a male subject for prohibited person with a firearm and possession of schedule IV drugs. On 10/03/16 Patrolman 1st Class K. A. Shiflett made a traffic stop on a vehicle for expired registration. The driver was arrested for illegal possession of Schedule I, II and IV drugs On 10/03/16 Patrolman 1st Class B. D. Tice arrested a male subject during a traffic stop for being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. On 10/04/16 during a traffic stop, Sergeant R. W. Belt and Patrolman J. D. George assisted by K-9 Officer Patrolman T. C. Bennett with K-9 Macy arrested 2 male subjects and 1 female subject for possession of schedule 1 narcotics. The driver of the vehicle was also cited for not having a motor vehicle inspection sticker and improper registration. On 10/06/16 while on foot patrol in the area of 2nd Street, Patrolman 1st Class K. A. shiflett and Patrolman 1st Class T. H. Foster observed several subjects traveling on foot in a high crime area. Both Officers did make contact with the subjects and one of the subjects was discovered to be in possession of a syringe and a schedule III drug and consequently was arrested. On 10/07/16 While on foot patrols in the area of 2nd Street, Patrolman 1st Class K. A. Shiflett, Patrolman 1st Class T. H. Foster and Patrolman J. D. George observed a male and female subject that were sitting in the hall way of 220 2nd Street. The Officers made contact with the subjects and obtained permission to search their bags. The female subject was found to be in possession of a schedule IV drug and consequently arrested. On 10/07/16 Patrolman 1st Class K. A. Shiflett observed a male subject who was riding a bicycle and acting suspicious. Two Officers who were on foot patrol, Patrolman 1st Class T. H. Foster and Patrolman J. D. George were able to make contact with the male subject. The male subject was discovered to be in possession of a schedule 1 narcotic and consequently arrested. On 10/07/16 Patrolman 1st Class K. A. Shiflett conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for an expired registration. During the traffic stop the passenger in the vehicle was found to be in possession of a schedule I narcotic and drug paraphernalia and consequently arrested. The driver was arrested for driving on a suspended license. On 10/07/16 while on foot patrol, Patrolman 1st Class K. A. Shiflett along with Patrolman 1st Class T. H. Foster responded to the area of 2nd Street in reference to a report of suspicious activity. While in that area they observed a male and female subject traveling on foot in the area of 220 2nd Street. The Officers made contact with the subjects and discovered the male subject to be in possession of a schedule I narcotic and drug paraphernalia. The male subject was arrested. On 10/07/16 while on foot patrol Patrolman 1st Class B. D. Tice observed and made contact with a male and female subject acting suspicious while seated in a parked vehicle. After obtaining probable cause to do so Patrolman 1st ClassTice and Shiflett searched the vehicle and located illegal narcotics, pills, drug paraphernalia, currency and scales commonly used to weigh illegal narcotics. The male subject who was seated in the drivers seat was arrested for possession with intent. On 10/08/16 Coporal G. L. Brown along with Elkins P. D. Tactical Response Unit executed an arrest and search warrant on a room at a local hotel establishment. A male subject was arrested on the arrest warrant and another male subject was arrested for possession of a schedule I narcotic. On 10/08/16 Patrolman 1st Class K. A. Shiflett and other Officers from the Elkins Police Department executed an arrest and search warrant at a local rental property in reference to a robbery and malicious assault. Evidence pertaining to the robbery and malicious assault was discovered inside of the apartment at the rental property. A male and female subject was arrested in reference to the robbery and malicious assault. Another male subject who was located inside of the apartment was arrested for an outstanding warrant not related to the robbery and malicious assault. On 10/09/16 Patrolman 1st Class K. A. Shiflett and Patrolman J. D. George conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for an expired registration. The vehicle was occupied by several subjects. A male occupant of the vehicle was arrested for possession with intent.

From: Chief Cross Elkins P.D. activity during Festival week 10/01/16 thru 10/09/16 Calls 167 31 arrest on 50 charges A few of the bigger arrest made: 6 arrest for drug law violations 1 arrest for sexual abuse 3rd degree 1 arrest for indecent exposure 1 arrest for malicious assault 1 arrest for robbery 1st degree 2 arrest for prohibited person with firearms

From: Chief Cross Elkins P.D. activity the week before the festival 09/23/16 thru 09/30/16; Calls 172 Arrest 19 Cases 22 Totals for Septembers Calls 664 Arrest 60 Cases 101

A small red and black fanny pack was found and turned into the Elkins Police Department over the weekend. There is a set of keys and some money in the fanny pack. You can come into the Elkins Police Department and further identify the fanny pack and the contents if it is yours. Chief Cross

CLOWNS The Elkins Police Department has received several complaints and seen the reports from other places of people dressed up as clowns trespassing and trying to scare people. WV Code 61-6-2 §61-6-22. Wearing masks, hoods or face coverings. (a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, no person, whether in a motor vehicle or otherwise, while wearing any mask, hood or device whereby any portion of the face is so covered as to conceal the identity of the wearer, may: (1) Come into or appear upon any walk, alley, street, road, highway or other thoroughfare dedicated to public use; (2) Come into or appear in any trading area, concourse, waiting room, lobby or foyer open to, used by or frequented by the general public; (3) Come into or appear upon or within any of the grounds or buildings owned, leased, maintained or operated by the state or any political subdivision thereof; (4) Ask, request, or demand entrance or admission to the premises, enclosure, dwelling or place of business of any other person within this state; or (5) Attend or participate in any meeting upon private property of another unless written permission for such meeting has first been obtained from the owner or occupant thereof. (c) Any person who violates any provision of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned in the county jail not more than one year, or both fined and imprisoned. Not only is this against the law it is just plain stupid!! If you are dressed up like a clown and you scare the wrong person or their children or any child at all you may come to regret your actions! Don’t be an idiot! Don’t go around disturbing other people just for your personal enjoyment! Remember this you may not get caught but there is always KARMA!!! We will ARREST you if we catch you, which actually may be better for your health than if a angry citizen catches up with you first!! Chief C. D. Cross

We are thinking of possibly of having a youth gun safety day ages Pre-K & K, 1st & 2nd, 3rd & 4th. grades. Program material will be the NRA Eddie The Eagle Youth Gun Safety Program. Kids will have time to interact with some of our officers at the class and after the class a waver can be signed if you would like you child to go out with an officer and fire a gun on the range. The parent would be responsible with providing the firearm and ammunition for the child they wish their child to use. Right now this is something we are wanting to plan but want to get an idea of how many people would be interested before setting a date. We are looking at September or October for dates.

Elkins Police Department Civil Service Test scheduled for September the 10th 2016 at 8:00am. Stop by Elkins P.D. or the Mayors Office to pick up an application packet. Applications must be submitted by 4:00pm on September the 9th 2016. Completed application packets must be returned to the Mayors Office

Elkins Police Department stats 01/01/16 thru 07/28/16 Total calls for service: 3769 Total cases: 510 Total arrestees: 247 Total Officers: 10 For comparison 01/01/15 thru 07/28/15 Total calls for service: 2751 Total cases: 454 Total Arrestees: 154 Total Officers: 7

Chief Cross and the Elkins Police Department would like to thank the Brewstel Brewshop for their generous donation to the department!