Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

April 21, 2013

Princeton Police Department, April 11-16

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

PRINCETON — April 11

DRIVING REVOKED FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE; FLEEING IN A VEHICLE; PROBATION VIOLATION: While on patrol on Karnes Avenue, Lt. K.T. Compton and Sgt. T.A. Gray drive through a stop sign at the intersection of Karnes Avenue and Mahood Avenue. The officers observed the male driver pick up speed and drive through the stop sign at Karnes Avenue and Honaker Street. The officers then "initiated the blue lights" and radioed Ptlm. B.E. Grimm that the vehicle was attempting to flee. The driver then stopped on Lower Bell Street. The officers later learned that the male subject was allegedly operating the vehicle with a revoked license. The passenger of the vehicle was found to be carrying a substance believed to be marijuana and on probation. Richard McKinney, 31, of Princeton, and Melvin Dunham, 25, of Princeton were arrested. McKinney was charged with Driving Revoked and Fleeing. Dunham was charged with a probation violation.

FLEEING ON FOOT: During a patrol, Lt. K.T. Compton and Sgt. T.A. Gray were on patrol on Lower Pine Street and observed the odor of marijuana coming from a group of nearby juveniles. The officers approached the juveniles and one allegedly fled toward nearby woods. Allegedly, the male threw something while running. The officers chased, caught and detained the male. The officers then asked why he had run. The male allegedly replied that he had a "blunt" and asked what the officers expected him to do. The juvenile was turned over to a guardian.

April 12

PETIT LARCENY: A female subject reported her weedeater had been stolen from her home on Highland Avenue.

UNDERAGE CONSUMPTION: Ptlm. J.D. Halsey responded to Kroger in reference to a vehicle behaving erratically. The officer located the vehicle in the parking lot of Schewels. The officer spoke with the driver and observed the odor of alcohol coming from the driver. The officer requested the male's driver's license and found him to be under the age of 21. The driver also allegedly advised that he had been drinking. Kenneth Bosewell, 18, of Princeton, was cited.

April 13

ENTERING WITHOUT BREAKING; PETIT LARCENY: Two female subjects reported that a television and a debit card had been stolen from their residence on Harrison Street.

April 14

SHOPLIFTING: Ptlm. B.E. Grimm responded to Dollar General store on Mercer Street in reference to a shoplifter inside the store. Upon arrival, an employee advised that he had confronted the male subject and retrieved the items. The employee reported seeing the male place items inside of his jacket and attempt to leave the store without paying. Roger Varney, 56, of Princeton, was cited.

POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE: Sgt. E.T. Pugh responded to Mercer Street in reference to a male subject staggering in the roadway. A subsequent search located a pill bottle containing several substances believed to be controlled. Clinton Altizer, 32, of Princeton, was cited.

April 15

 DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A female subject living on Ritchie Street reported that a paintball had been shot through her window.

April 16

DOMESTIC BATTERY: Ptlm. D.A. Weatherly responded to Princeton Avenue in reference to a domestic incident. The officer spoke to a female subject who advised that she and her boyfriend had been arguing and that the argument had escalated. The officer observed the female to have a cut on the right side of her head and scratches on her chest and neck. The officer located the male subject who the female reported had been drinking all day in the bedroom. The officer observed the male to have the odor of alcohol coming from his person. Thomas Cox, 31, of Princeton, was arrested.

PETIT LARCENY; CONSPIRACY: Ptlm. B.E. Grimm responded to Princeton Mart on Rogers Street in reference to a male and female had stolen a purse. The purse owner reported that female had taken a purse from her vehicle and was walking up South Walker Street. The officer later located the two. The female advised that she had been asked by her male companion to take the purse. Savannah and Brandon Farley, both 26 and of Princeton, were arrested.

BURGLARY: A male subject reported several items were missing from his home on Kee Street.

LARCENY: A female subject reported that another female had taken cash from the McDonald's on Stafford Drive.