WVSP-Attempted Murder By Anonymous Officer – Sketchy Details Prevail

Wanted man shot in head by trooper

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Clendenin man whom police had been seeking for a week was shot in the head and critically wounded by a state trooper as the man drove his car toward the officer.

Troopers late Monday saw the man sitting in a vehicle in a parking lot near the intersection of Ambler Ridge Road and U.S. 119 near Walton in Roane County, according to a press release from Sgt. Ken McCord.

They said they recognized the man as a suspect for whom they had obtained arrest warrants related to an incident last week.

Troopers pulled into the lot and asked the man to exit his vehicle, McCord said.

The suspect ignored the request and began to pull his vehicle out of the parking lot, striking the cruiser and driving toward one of the troopers, according to the press release.

“The officer used his service weapon and fired at least one shot to stop the suspect from coming any closer,” McCord said. “One of the shots struck the suspect in the head.”

The man, who was not identified in the news release, was pulled from the vehicle by troopers, who began to perform first aid and called for an ambulance, the release said.

He was taken by helicopter to Charleston Area Medical Center’s General Hospital, where he was in critical condition today, police said.

No troopers were injured during the incident.

The warrants had been obtained after a man fled into the woods after being stopped by troopers last Wednesday.

Troopers had received a report of an SUV driving erratically when they spotted the vehicle and followed it to Kieffer Fork Road in Clendenin. They began following the vehicle and tried to pull it over. The driver, whom they later identified as Stephen Krein, 19, of Clendenin, refused to stop and nearly hit two troopers while trying to get away.

Troopers said Krein stopped only after a shot had been fired at the SUV’s tire and he then fled into the woods on foot. Three passengers in the SUV also tried to flee but were apprehended and arrested.

State Police said they wouldn’t release the name of the suspect who was shot until his family members had been notified.

However, Stephen Krein was listed in critical condition this morning at CAMC General.

The suspect’s vehicle was towed to the State Police lab Monday night for processing, and the scene was investigated by the crime response team.

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Another shooting of a suspect by WVSP, this time in Roane County.

A thorough investigation of news stories from various mainstream sources about this shooting reveals an awful lot of cutting and pasting going on. Most news articles refer to the “spokesperson”, who is a police officer. So, all the media is reporting so far is the story as told by the State Police.

This area is already plagued with police corruption and only a year ago another man was shot and killed by officers in what can only be described as an execution cover-up in Roane County.

“The officer used his service weapon and fired at least one shot to stop the suspect from coming any closer,” McCord said. “One of the shots struck the suspect in the head.”
At least one? Gee, that’s a safe statement. Then “one of the shots…”. I see. We are obviously being lied to again. That is impossible to deny with statements like that. What about holes in the window? What about shell casings? Can anyone count? What about witnesses?
Now, why would they lie? And absolutely NO mention of the name of the actual officer who did the shooting.
Think about this. State Troopers usually travel in pairs. So, two cops walk up to a PARKED car. They “recognize” the guy and figure he might be trouble. In that case, one cop probably walked up to each window of the vehicle. The guy takes off from a dead stop. He hits the cruiser, probably because it’s parked in front of his vehicle to block it into a parking lot the size of my kitchen. What did the trooper do, jump in front of the guy’s vehicle after he hit the cruiser??? That’s a right small parking area for all that alleged manuvering to be going on. Why not shoot his tires? They say he stopped and got out and ran the last time they tried that. Not exactly a huge threat to life and limb. More likely a drunk coward. And not known to be armed and dangerous, apparently.
I think it would be appropriate for some enterprising INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST to check this story out. We, as citizens who feel unsafe in the presence of certain West Virginia State Troopers, want and deserve to know the shooter’s NAME, and the actual FACTS and DETAILS of this shooting. As usual, any readers with inside info are welcome to respond.
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Published in: on December 3, 2008 at 12:53 am  Comments (8)  
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Let’s Take Back Our Counties!

As it is “election year” and many people do not see any point in voting, I want to possibly give some people an actual reason to vote. It can feel like a losing proposition to participate in a presidential election where the basic results are already decided by the media long before the election ever takes place. Our “American” way of life is going down the tubes fast economically, honesty and honor in politics has become a thing of the past. The Constitution is scoffed at by high ranking people with an agenda, the police state is in full swing, possibly even in the first stages of martial law without our notification, our country being stolen and controlled by traitors and evil doers. It makes a body feel quite helpless in the face of all these things. HOWEVER, things may not always be as they seem on the surface, as has been pointed out before.

We DO have a chance to help decide how things go within our own small communities by VOTING for a SHERIFF who has the guts and honor to stand up for the Constitution he swears to uphold, and the people who VOTED for him.

The County Sheriff is OBLIGATED to work as a representative and protector of the people. He is the only law enforcement officer in each county who is actually VOTED into office. And as such he has certain powers that other law enforcement officers do not, IF he chooses to exercise them. These powers apparently extend far beyond what we normally assume.

A County Sheriff takes an oath to serve and protect the people “from enemies, both foreign and domestic. He is voted into office by the people to represent them in regards to the higher powers of the government. His oath is to uphold the Constitution, but actually living up to the oath takes COURAGE, and the knowledge of what it actually means. This oath to follow the Constitution is more than just some words to be repeated at swearing in time!!! Any prospective candidate for sheriff needs to study and comprehend this document before swearing to uphold it. He must have the intelligence, insight, courage and morals to be able to follow this oath properly and without bias. He should educate himself as to not only what his duties are, but as to what he legally HAS THE AUTHORITY TO DO in any situation. And every single one of us should at very least educate ourselves in these matters as well, so that we can be more able to hold our elected officials accountable.

Here is an excellent video which underscores the responsibilities and rights of a county sheriff. Watch and learn.

Published in: on April 20, 2008 at 4:50 pm  Comments (1)  

Annual Mental Health Evaluations For WVSP!

I thought this was something interesting enough to repost for your education. It remains to be seen whether or not this would actually HELP the current state of affairs in WV. State Police are excellent  actors, most likely the majority having missed their true calling in life, and unless someone were uncontrollably drooling and picking boogers they would probably be found mentally competent, ESPECIALLY if they should happen to be using the same folks who do psych-evaluations for the court system…..

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http://www.herald-dispatch.com/homepage/x607061247

Panel urges mental health screenings for police to curb suicides
Jan 21, 2008 @ 01:16 PM
The Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — West Virginia State Police is working to implement yearly behavioral health screenings for troopers based on recommendations from a panel studying suicides among law enforcement.

Gov. Joe Manchin sought the review after Cpl. Marlo Gonzales, 39, of Hurricane, a 13-year-veteran of the force, was found dead last fall in his cruiser from a bullet fired from his service weapon. His death was the second suicide by a West Virginia state trooper since 1999.

Joe Thornton, deputy secretary of the state Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, said the goal is to implement all of the committee’s recommendations, though time and resources may cause some delays in putting them into practice.

While the existing system, including confidential counseling services, is adequate, the panel says in its Jan. 2 report to Manchin that more could be done, including erasing the stigma often associated with seeking help for emotional issues.

It suggested the agency try mandatory screenings for five years.

The agency also should do more to advertise the available mental health services and to help troopers feel more comfortable about seeking treatment.

The panel also recommended making psychological health and stability an integral part of performance ratings and reinforcing the occupational hazards of the job during recruit training.

It also suggests training supervisors to identify people who may need help and reviewing how prescribed medicines may affect troopers’ work.

Besides Thornton, the committee included John Linton, vice chair of the Department of Behavioral Medicine at West Virginia University; John Bianoni, commissioner of the West Virginia Bureau for Behavioral Health; and Carl “Butch” Berlin, a retired State Police lieutenant.
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Published in: on January 24, 2008 at 4:44 pm  Comments (1)  

$44 Million Gift For WVSP to aid WV “Drug War”

Reprinted from: http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/10639437.html

West Virginia’s State Police is getting help in the fight against illegal drugs – a funding boost nearly equal to half the agency’s annual budget.

Federal prosecutors are awarding the department more than $44 million from a settlement with the maker of OxyContin.

U.S. Attorney Chuck Miller says State Police deserves the award for helping his prosecutors investigate Perdue Pharma.

The three-year probe fueled a lawsuit alleging the company misled the public about its addictive painkiller.

Perdue Pharma forfeited $276 million to settle the case.

Miller and other federal officials plan to deliver the check to Gov. Joe Manchin and State Police brass at a Friday ceremony at the State Police Academy in Institute.

W.Va. student charged with bringing gun to school

W.Va. student charged with bringing gun to school

The Associated Press
Thursday October 04, 2007

BECKLEY — A Woodrow Wilson student is accused of bringing a gun to school, even though police did not find a weapon.

Cpl. Sam McClure of the Beckley Police Department says the 17-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday and charged with bringing a dangerous weapon into an education facility.

The boy’s name wasn’t released because of his juvenile status.

School officials told police Wednesday morning that a student reportedly had a handgun in his possession. The campus was placed under lockdown and searched by K-9 units but no weapon was found.

The arrest was based on witness reports that led police to believe the boy had brought a gun to school at some point.

Published in: on October 5, 2007 at 12:36 am  Leave a Comment  
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