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 in front of the Station Square Office Complex, (2) in the angled parking spaces along the side of the Delmonte Market, or (3) parallel to the curb adjacent to the city parking lot near the Davis Trust Company. Aside from two spots reserved for tour buses on the other side of the street, parking is not allowed anywhere else on Railroad Avenue, including in the wide area of the street adjacent to the Delmonte and Station Square. Cars parked anywhere other than the designated spots cause confusion and hazards and may be ticketed and towed.
Free parking is available in the city hall parking lot, located at the intersection of Fourth Street and Railroad Avenue.
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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, […]Read More
EPD Statement on Social Media Rumors
Statement of EPD Chief Travis C. Bennett: After news that EPD and WVSP are investigating two entirely separate, isolated matters (on Randolph Avenue and in Highland Park, respectively), social media users have been sharing false and misleading information. In particular, people have […]Read More
Annual Report: EPD Made 91 Drug Arrests in 2021
Officers investigated 371 cases and received 2,412 hours of training The Elkins Police Department has released its 2021 annual report, providing statistics and insights from a year that saw officers respond to 5,412 calls for service, make 91 drug arrests, and receive […]Read More