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Princeton Police blotter May 30-June 5

PRINCETON — Princeton Police

May 30

DRIVING REVOKED FOR DUI (FIRST OFFENSE); FAILURE TO APPEAR (HIT AND RUN): While on a traffic stop, Ptlm. D.B. Morey learned a male driver was wanted on a traffic stop and had a suspended driver’s license. Matthew Furches, 20, of Princeton, was arrested.

May 31

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (SECOND OFFENSE); DRIVING REVOKED FOR DUI: Ptlm. E.D. Leftwich responded to the Athens Crossroads in reference to a three-vehicle accident. The officer arrived and located a male subject walking “in an incoherent manner” around the vehicles. The male failed three field sobriety tests. The male allegedly reported consuming prescription medication before driving. James Kestner, 43, of Princeton, was arrested.

BURGLARY: A female subject reported several items were missing from her residence on Washington Street.

June 1

DOMESTIC BATTERY (TWO COUNTS): Lt. T.A. Gray located two female subjects involved in a physical altercation at Princeton Community Hospital. Laura Smith, 42, and Julie Smith, 40, both of Princeton, were arrested.

June 2

BURGLARY; PETIT LARCENY: A male subject reported locating another male subject inside his residence on Meador Street. He also reported his possessions had been gone through by the other male.

PETIT LARCENY: A female subject reported an envelope containing her money was taken from CVS on Stafford Drive.

June 3

GRAND LARCENY: A male subject reported his motorcycle was missing from a residence on Harrison Street.

Mercer Sheriff

May 29

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY (FELONY): A female subject reported her rental property had been damaged on Armory Road near Brushfork.

PETIT LARCENY; THEFT OF MAIL: A female subject reported a package containing tablets was stolen from her residence on Electric Avenue near Princeton.

May 30

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE; NO REGISTRATION: While on patrol, Sr. Dep. A.M. Ballard observed a vehicle traveling west on W.Va. Route 123 with an illuminated registration light that was not functioning. The officer began to follow the vehicle and observed as the vehicle crossed the center line of the roadway. The officer initiated a traffic stop and the vehicle complied. The male driver allegedly reported the vehicle had just been purchased and  that the registration being used belonged to another vehicle. The male subject failed three field sobriety tests and allegedly did not comply with additional alcohol testing. He registered a 0.077 blood-alcohol content in testing. Gary Watkins, 53, of Mount Carbon, was arrested.

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE — DRUGS: Sgt. G.W. Woods observed a vehicle traveling south on W.Va. Route 20 near Glenwood that crossed the center and end of road marking lines. The officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop but the vehicle did not comply. The driver then pulled over allegedly a mile past the officer’s initial contact. The officer then observed the male driver of the vehicle to be delayed in responding to commands. The male subject failed three field sobriety tests. He allegedly reported his sandals had affected his ability to perform one of the tests but decline to try again without his shoes. Richard Wallace, 63, of Kimball, was arrested.

DOMESTIC BATTERY; PUBLIC INTOXICATION: Two subjects, one male and one female, reported they had struck each other in an argument at Mercer Mall. Lt. J.E. Parks observed the male subject to have glossy, bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and slowed motor skills. The male allegedly reported consuming one beer. The officer believed the number to be higher.

PETIT LARCENY; BURGLARY: A female subject reported a video game system was missing from her home on Doolittle Lane near Glenwood.

May 31

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY; PUBLIC INTOXICATION: A male subject reported another male had become belligerent after an argument between the first male and the second male’s girlfriend. Allegedly, the male subject damaged a vehicle and was located away from the scene. James Reynolds, 27, of Princeton, was arrested.

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (0.15 OR HIGHER BLOOD-ALCOHOL CONTENT): Several deputies responded to U.S. 460 near Giles County in reference to a motor vehicle accident. The officers arrived and located a male subject a short distance away from the crash. The male was transported back to the scene. The officers observed the odor of alcohol on his person. The officers requested the male perform three field sobriety tests. The male allegedly admitted being intoxicated. He registered a blood-alcohol content of 0.180 in preliminary testing and 0.188 in further testing. The male subject allegedly admitted to not having insurance or a driver’s license. Justin Brinkley, 22, of Princeton, was arrested.

PETIT LARCENY: A manager at Sheetz reported two cases of beer were stolen from the store.

June 1

PUBLIC INTOXICATION; DISORDERLY CONDUCT: Several individuals were arrested following multiple reports of noise complaints at Dara Heights near Princeton. Antonio Ware, 45, of Princeton, Clayton Haiston, 47, of Gary, Robert Jennings, 29, of Maybeury, and LaQuell Martin, 19, of Keystone were arrested.

DRIVING REVOKED FOR DUI; LEAVING THE SCENE (WITH PROPERTY DAMAGE): A driver in an accident was located after allegedly leaving the scene of an accident. Patrick McKinney, 37, of Lashmeet, was arrested.

BURGLARY (DAYTIME); PETIT LARCENY; DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A male subject allegedly unauthorized was found inside of a kitchen at a residence on Matoaka Road near Rock. Freal Thompson, Jr., 55, of Princeton, was arrested.

June 2

BREAKING AND ENTERING TO AN AUTO; GRAND LARCENY: Several residents of Rustic Hill Drive near Princeton reported items were missing from their vehicles.

OBTAINING GOODS UNDER FALSE PRETENSE: A male subject reported a water meter near Bluewell had been tampered with.

BREAKING AND ENTERING TO AUTO; PETIT LARCENY: A male subject reported a camera was taken from his vehicle near Glenwood.

June 3

WORTHLESS CHECKS (THREE COUNTS): Danny Stevenson, 28, of Bluefield, was arrested on warrants.

WORTHLESS CHECKS (THREE COUNTS): Tiffani Scott, 19, of Princeton, turned herself in on warrants.

PUBLIC INTOXICATION; DISORDERLY CONDUCT; OBSTRUCTING/RESISTING AN OFFICER: Det. Cpl. S.A. Sommers responded to the Mercer County Tax Office in reference to an intoxicated male subject arguing with the employees. The officer observed the male to have slurred, slow speech, disshelved clothing, and a fresh urine stain on his pants. The male allegedly refused to comply with the officer’s instructions and allegedly attempted to jerk away from the officer twice. Adam Copley, 25, of Bluefield, was arrested.

OBSTRUCTING/RESISTING AN OFFICER: Allegedly, a male subject became belligerent during Sgt. S.J. Cary’s response to a call. Josh Sizemore, 26, of Princeton, was arrested.

June 4

PETIT LARCENY: A female subject reported a male subject had stolen her lawn mower. The officer located the male subject pushing the lawn mower a short distance away. The owner reported only the female subject was to use the mower. Christopher Pettrey, 31, of Princeton, was arrested.

June 5

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE; DRIVING REVOKED FOR DUI: While on patrol, Sr. Dep. A.M. Ballard observed a vehicle traveling with a non-functional brake light and that the vehicle crossed the fog line marking the end of the road. The officer initiated a traffic stop and the vehicle complied. The male subject driving allegedly advised he had a suspended license. The male subject failed three field sobriety tests and registered a blood-alcohol content of 0.152 in preliminary testing. Later, testing found the blood-alcohol content to be 0.147. The officer noted the male subject was “very cooperative” during the stop. Brandon Ramsey, 27, of Princeton, was arrested.

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