Alerts
By: Sutton StokesOctober 14, 2020

Reminder: Significant Penalties for Passing Stopped School Busses

From EPD Chief Bennett:

EPD has received several reports of vehicles passing stopped school busses. I want to remind motorists that passing a school bus that is displaying its flashing warning signal is illegal and punishable by a minimum fine of $500 and/or up to 6 months in jail—even for a first offense.

I urge motorists to pay attention to their surroundings and keep their eyes open for school buses and children along the roadways on their way to and from school. If you approach a school bus with its warning signals flashing, regardless of the direction you are traveling, state code requires you to stop until the lights go off and the bus resumes motion. I would also ask that motorists pay attention to their speed in school zones.

The safety of children is of paramount importance to the Elkins Police Department. To protect children traveling to and from school, our officers will be conducting targeted enforcement of these violations. Here is a link to the relevant state code section if you would like to review the law yourself.

Thank you for helping us keep Elkins safe!

Chief T.C. Bennett

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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