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September 6, 2012

Princeton Police Department — Aug. 23-29, 2012


Aug. 23

• SHOPLIFTING: Officer J.S. Bish was working loss prevention for Grants on East Main Street when he observed a male subject allegedly place a package of fudge cookies down the front of his pants. The male allegedly observed the officer coming toward him and walked down an aisle excitedly. The officer then observed the male remove the items from his pants and place them back on the shelf. Charles Akers, 43, of Princeton, was cited.

Aug. 24

• DOMESTIC ASSAULT: Ptlm. D.R. Murray and J.S. Bish, and Lt. B.R. Woodard responded to North Caperton Street to a domestic disturbance. The male and female in the residence advised they were arguing over their relationship. The male advised he would like the female to leave and was informed to use a magistrate to accomplish that. Both agreed to stop arguing.

Aug. 25

• DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A male subject advised that someone had cut his passenger side rear tire at Princeton Community Hospital.

• CHILD NEGLECT: Ptlm. D.R. Murray and Sgt. T.A. Gray responded to East Main Street in reference to a child left in a car. The officers observed a vehicle matching the description with a small child in the back seat. The officers noted the window was down but the child was heavily sweating. The mother of the child advised that she had only left the child for a few minutes. However, a witness reported the child was left in the car for at least 40 minutes. The officers advised the mother to expect a visit from Child Protective Services.

Aug. 26

• PETIT LARCENY: A female subject reported money was missing from a car parked at KFC on Stafford Drive.

• DRIVING SUSPENDED (THIRD OFFENSE): During a traffic stop, a driver was found to be driving under a suspended license. Later, it was learned the driver had two prior convictions for driving suspended. Scott Blankenship, 52, was arrested.

• DRIVING REVOKED FOR DUI: Ptlm. D.R. Murray and Lt. K.T. Compton observed a gray truck traveling down and alleyway near Thorn Street. The officers were familiar with the driver and initiated a traffic stop. The driver advised that he did not have a license. The officers learned that he was driving under a suspended license. Craig Smith, 37, of Rock, was arrested.

Aug. 28

• GRAND LARCENY: A manager for Recycle West Virginia advised that an employee's bag was missing from a picnic table.

• ASSAULT; DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A female advised her nephew was in Knob Park and an unknown male approached him, knocked him off his bike, and broke a cell phone in his possession.

Aug. 29

• BATTERY: Sgt. T.A. Gray, and Lt. K.T. Compton and J.W. Howell responded to Bee Street in reference to an altercation. A female subject advised the officers that a blonde female juvenile was the instigator of the fight. The officers located another female who advised that the same female had struck her on the head.

• POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE; NO OPERATORS: During a routine traffic stop, the driver was found to be driving without a license. Upon retrieving the driver's license, the officers located a pill bottle containing what appeared to be marijuana. Steven Bowling, 48, of Princeton, was cited.

• DISORDERLY CONDUCT; BATTERY ON AN OFFICER: On a second call to a residence on Lazenby Avenue, the officers located a male who wished to file a complaint. The officers advised the male who appeared intoxicated to cease and wait for morning. He allegedly became belligerent. Harvey Ketnor, 47, of Princeton was arrested.

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