Alerts
By: Sutton StokesJanuary 28, 2021

EPD Update About 1/21 South Elkins SWAT Operation

 
Statement of EPD Chief Travis C. Bennett, providing additional details about last week’s SWAT team operation at a home on Evans Drive in South Elkins:
 
“The individual found deceased at the location of the January 21 EPD SWAT team operation was Ty Garrett Hilderbrand, age 35.
“Mr. Hilderbrand had recently moved from Missouri to Elkins and lived at the home that was the scene of last week’s standoff. He was not the only resident of this house, but he was alone in the house at the time of this incident.
 
“Prior to the January 21 incident, EPD had contact with Mr. Hilderbrand in relation to a domestic violence call. In the course of this contact and during subsequent communications with law enforcement and community members, Mr. Hilderbrand stated that he was armed and that he intended to resist our investigation. He also threatened to burn down his house, which is located in close proximity to other houses and an elementary school.
 
“When Mr. Hilderbrand was found deceased, he was in possession of a handgun and a rifle. The house had been heavily barricaded.”
 
T.C. Bennett
Chief of Police
Article, Police Department, Press Release, Press release

Reported Shooting at Heavner Acres

Elkins W. Va., May 7, 2024: On Monday, May 6th, 2024 at approximately 3:40 pm, officers of the Elkins Police Department responded to 36 Heavner Acres for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, EPD officers located Mark Wirth 67, suffering from a gunshot […]

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Police Department, Press release

EPD Statement on the Passing of Sheriff Miller

The Elkins Police Department and The City of Elkins would like to express their sincere condolences to the Miller Family and the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office on the passing of Sheriff Virgil Miller. Sheriff Miller was a pillar of law enforcement leadership […]

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Press release

EPD Advice for Halloween Safety

EPD Chief Travis Bennett offers the following safety tips for safe trick-or-treating this Halloween. In Elkins, by longstanding council resolution, trick-or-treating is observed every year on Halloween (Oct. 31), 6:30-8 p.m. Halloween is a fun holiday but it does pose a few […]

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Announcements, Police Department, Press release

Illegal Parking Near Railroad and Third

Statement from EPD Chief Travis Bennett: EPD personnel have observed illegal, unsafe parking patterns near the intersection of Railroad Avenue and Third Street. Drivers are reminded that, in this area, the only allowed street parking is either (1) parallel to the curb […]

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Police Department, Press release

EPD Investigating Death on Graceland Drive

Statement from Elkins Police Chief Travis Bennett: Early on the morning of Sunday, August 21, Elkins Police Department officers responding to a call found a seriously injured person on Graceland Drive, which runs parallel to and on the east side of Randolph […]

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Police Department, Press release

EPD Scam Alert

Local Spike in “Impostor Scams” EPD is seeing increased cases of “impostor scams” in Elkins. These scams begin with a call, text message, or an email from someone you trust: a government agent, a family member, a fraud-prevention worker, your student-loan lender, […]

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