Bank Robbery In Berkeley County

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A bank robbery at the Martinsburg WVA Federal Credit Union was reported on June 27th, 1:10pm in Berkeley County.

There was one injury reported, with one of the bank tellers suffering a hand injury during the robbery.

The bank employees were able to give a detailed description of the individual, which was immediately given to Berkeley dispatch.

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department’s Criminal Investigation Division personnel were in the area, and were able to search routes for the suspect.

Deputy Weidman was able to follow the individual as other deputies came to assist. The suspect was apprehended on Eagle School Road without incident.

The perpetrator was identified as Daniel Keith Sandlin. After looking at the bank’s security footage, Sandlin was found with stolen money in his pocket. No weapon was displayed or used during the crime.

Daniel Sandlin was charged with bank robbery and was reprimanded to the Eastern Regional jail on a $50,000 bond. 

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Berkeley County woman charged with child neglect after drowning

West Virginia state seal. Used by written permission by Chief Deputy and Chief of Staff of West Virginia Chuck Flannery

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department investigators charged Shannon Heinbuch, 34, with felony Child Neglect Resulting in Serious Body Injury following an incident on April 14th that led to her son almost drowning in a pool.

Heinbuch found the one year old child unresponsive in the pool at their residence on Talbott Lane in Martinsburg.

Law enforcement and EMS arrived at the residence shortly after the 911 call.

The child was taken to Berkeley Medical Center and later flown to Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC.

Investigators at the scene spoke with Heinbuch and found that she was under the influence of alcohol on the evening of the drowning.

She was arraigned by the Magistrate Court after the arrest and was unable to post bond.

Heinbuch remains at Eastern Regional Jail awaiting a preliminary trial.

According to the release from Berkeley County Sheriff’s the child was still in intensive care at Children’s National as of April, 24th. 

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WCSO arrests Inwood man for online solicitation of minors

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The Warren County Sheriff’s Office announced an arrest made stemming from an investigation launched on February 28th.

The investigative team launched a proactive, undercover operation in the Warren County area regarding the online solicitation of minors.

During the operation, an adult male contacted an investigator who was acting as a juvenile under the age of 15.

The suspect then requested photos and lewd content and transmitted obscene materials with who he believed was a juvenile female.

The investigative team identified the perpetrator as Steven Sherman, 57, from Inwood, West Virginia.

On April 16th, investigators from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, successfully apprehended Sherman and took him into custody without incident.

Following his arrest, he was taken to Eastern Regional Jail and appeared before a magistrate where he was ordered to be held without bond pending extradition to Virginia.

His court date is set for May 9th at 9 am in Warren County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

Sherman is currently charged with three counts of using communication systems to facilitate certain offenses involving children.

If you have information on this case, contact Sgt. Ramey of the Warren County Sheriff’s Office at 540-635-7100 or by email at

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The Toebbe’s federal espionage trial has been rescheduled

The federal espionage trial of Jonathan and Dianna Toebbe has been rescheduled according to the Journal News.

The trial will now begin with jury selection on May 17, 2022 in Martinsburg.

The case was rescheduled to give the U.S. Government more time to review the sensitive information involved.

The couple believed they were selling the information to a foreign government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) videotaped the couple dropping off the information.

The drop off location was near a hiking trail in Jefferson County which is why the case is being held in Martinsburg.

The couple have been housed in the Eastern Regional Jail in Berkeley County since October.

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