Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

September 6, 2012

Mercer County Sheriff's Department — Aug. 24-29, 2012

Bluefield Daily Telegraph


Aug. 24

• PUBLIC INTOXICATION: Dep. K.M. Saddler responded to Mercer Mall in reference to an intoxicated male subject. The officer learned that mall security had escorted the male to the security office and located him “passed out” there. The officer observed the male having slurred speech, “pin point pupils”, and disorientation. The officer located several strips of suboxone which the male claimed to have a prescription for. Kevin Brinkley, 27, of Bluefield was cited.

• HIT-AND-RUN WITH INJURY; NO OPERATORS LICENSE: Sgt. S.J. Cary responded to New Hope Road near Guard Drive in reference to a hit-and-run with injury. The officer observed several subjects standing over a male lying in the roadway. The officer noted the male had several injuries. A witness advised that he was following a red truck that struck the male. Another subject located the suspect vehicle at the intersection of Guard Drive and New Hope Road. The officer located a small child in the vehicle. The officer located the driver and noted that he could smell the odor of alcohol coming from him. Also, the officer noted the driver allegedly had slurred speech, his eyes glazed over and bloodshot, and was unsteady when moving. The officer spoke with a female passenger who stated that she wasn't drunk, “only buzzed.” The female further advised that she had allowed the male to drive after they stopped at a local gas station. The officer observed a large dent in the side of the vehicle. Joseph Waldron, 26, of Princeton, and Amber Smith were arrested. While in a holding cell, Waldron allegedly became belligerent and injured himself by hitting his head on the cell bars. The officer further noted the Waldron did not possess a valid operator's license.

• GRAND LARCENY: The owner of Hylton Electric reported a radiator was missing from the business on John Nash Boulevard.

• BREAKING AND ENTERING; GRAND LARCENY: Dep. E.P. Parks learned several items were missing from a building on John Nash Boulevard near Bluefield.

Aug. 25

• BURGLARY: A female subject reported she had returned home and found her door kicked in and items missing from her apartment at Princeton Village.

Aug. 27

• UNEMPLOYMENT FRAUD: Monique Younger, 27, of Bluefield, was arrested on multiple warrants.

Aug. 28

• WORTHLESS CHECKS: Brandon Farley, 26, of Princeton, turned himself in on a warrant for a worthless  check.

• DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE; FAILURE TO MAINTAIN CONTROL; NO INSURANCE: Dep. C.K Lester and G.C. Paitsel responded to Route 10 near the bottom of Arista Mountain. The officers located the driver of an SUV in the accident and observed the odor of alcohol coming from his person. The officers had the male perform three field sobriety tests which he failed. Later, the driver registered a BAC of 0.171. The driver allegedly told the officers that he had been drinking early in the day. The officers issued a charge of failure to maintain control because the male allegedly crossed the center line causing the accident. The driver was unable to produce a valid insurance card. Jonathan Rye, 41, of Matoaka, was arrested.

Aug. 29

• WORTHLESS CHECK: Tyrone Miller was arrested for a worthless check written to the Mercer County Animal Shelter.

• BREAKING AND ENTERING; PETIT LARCENY: A male subject residing on Old Oakvale Road reported tools missing from his garage.