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U.S. Marshalls and WV Police Arrest Area’s Most Wanted

June 14th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

On June 13, 2013 the Mountain State Fugitive Task Force comprised of members from the United States Marshals Service, Maryland State Police and the West Virginia State Police, were able to locate and arrest Peter Stankiewicz in Martinsburg, West Virginia.

Peter Stankiewicz 29, of Falling Waters was charged with soliciting a minor for sex by the West Virginia State Police from an incident that occurred back in October of 2012. The Marshals Service’s Mountain State Fugitive Task Force was asked in May of 2013 to locate Stankiewicz who was believed to have fled West Virginia shortly after his crime and returned to the Salisbury, Maryland area. Stankiewicz was recently added to the Eastern Panhandle’s Most Wanted list due to the nature of his crime.

During the investigation the task force was able to determine that Stankiewicz had returned to Maryland for a period of time, but then came back to West Virginia. The State Police and Marshals Service in West Virginia renewed their investigation in order to locate Stankiewicz. During the investigation information was received that Stankiewicz may be staying in the Falling Waters Area.

Around midday on June 13, 2013, U.S. Marshals and West Virginia State Troopers checked the campsite Stankiewicz was believed to be staying at and learned they had just missed him. Stankiewicz had gone to a medical appointment in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Task Force members were able to catch up to Stankiewicz in Martinsburg and arrest him without incident.

The Mountain State Fugitive Task Force (MSFTF) is comprised of three offices and covers the Northern portion of West Virginia. The Martinsburg Office of MSFTF is a team of the following Federal, State and Local agencies: West Virginia State Police, Martinsburg City Police Department, Shepherdstown Police Department, Berkeley, Jefferson, Mineral, and Morgan County Sheriff’s Offices and the U.S. Marshals Service.

The primary mission of the U.S. Marshals led task forces is to locate and capture fugitives charged with violent crimes, drug crimes, sex offenders and other violent felony offenses. Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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