Pedestrian hit on Interstate 81
MARTINSBURG – The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) and Berkeley County Emergency Ambulance Authority (BCEAA) have responded to a report of a body lying on the side of Interstate 81 on the north side around Mile Marker 23 on Sunday around 10:30 p.m., according to a BSCO statement.
The statement said another caller at the scene made contact with a 42-year-old woman, who had been hit by a vehicle. The victim was transported to Berkeley Medical Center for his injuries.
An initial investigation indicated that the victim was walking on the freeway when he was struck by a vehicle which left the scene, and after speaking with the victim, the incident is believed to be the result of an attempt to suicide, according to the statement. Evidence at the scene indicated that the vehicle involved was a white tractor-trailer, which allegedly continued north into Maryland.
The incident is still under investigation and anyone with information related to the incident is asked to contact Cpl. A. Ennis with the BCSO at 304-267-7000.
Some W.Va. DMV services are still offline
CHARLESTON — Some West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicle departments are still offline, and it’s unclear when repairs to the system’s central computer will be completed, according to the state.
Customers should visit the DMV website for up-to-date alerts before visiting a regional office or trying the online portal, the Department of Transportation said in a news release Monday.
The Office of Technology is working on the outage with the help of third-party vendors, who are working around the clock, according to the statement.
The outage was first reported last week.
Couple arrested in Maryland over reported weapons dump
HAGERSTOWN – At approximately 9:56 a.m. Sunday, officers from the Hagerstown Police Department responded to the 100 block area of West Bethel Street for a weapons dump report.
Upon arrival, officers found the casing of a handgun that had been fired on the roadway. There were no injuries resulting from the shooting. Further investigation using city surveillance cameras revealed the shooting was the result of a dispute between Nathaniel Hynson, 39, of Hagerstown, and Karem Roberts, 31, of Hagerstown.
The dispute resulted in Hynson jumping on the hood of Roberts’ vehicle as he was traveling in the wrong direction on West Bethel Street. Roberts discharged a handgun from the driver’s seat toward Hynson and continued driving with Hynson holding the hood of the vehicle. A passenger holding a toddler was also in the vehicle at the time of the shooting. Child Protective Services has been notified regarding the child.
Officers located nearby Hynson and placed him under arrest. Hynson suffered a minor laceration to his finger after holding the vehicle. While in police custody, Hynson bit an officer and lacerated his hand.
Officers then located Roberts and the vehicle he was driving during the conflict. Roberts was arrested and officers obtained a search warrant for the vehicle, recovering a handgun. The handgun matched evidence found at the scene.
Hynson was charged in the case with the following: fighting, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, obstruction, multiple pedestrian traffic violations and assaulting a law enforcement officer.
Roberts is prohibited from owning a firearm in Maryland based on previous convictions for convictions in New York for torturing and injuring animals and assault convictions in Maryland for assault, distribution of drugs and carrying a dangerous weapon with the intent to injure.
Roberts was charged in the case with the following charges: first degree assault, second degree assault, reckless endangerment, numerous firearms charges, multiple traffic violations, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.