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August 15, 2012

Princeton Police Department — Aug. 3-8, 2012


Aug. 3

•    OBSTRUCTING AN OFFICER, POSSESSION OF CRACK COCAINE: Officers responded to High Street, where a subject inside a red truck reported he was being threatened by subjects in the area. One of the two males inside the truck allegedly told officers he and a friend were awaiting the complainant’s wife’s return from the grocery store. According to a report by Ptlm. B.E. Grimm, the man’s wife told officers she didn’t know her husband was even on High Street and that she had not left him there to go to the grocery store. Officers then transported Donald Lewis, 46, of Bluefield, and Jerry Johnson, 39, of Princeton, to the police department on charges of obstructing an officer. Ptlm. J.S. Bish also reported finding crack cocaine inside Johnson’s shirt. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

•    ROBBERY: Ptlm. D.R. Murray responded to the Princeton Police Department, where a complainant reported he was robbed in the Wendy’s parking lot the day before. The man alleged that two males approached him in the parking lot and knocked him out. He further stated that he woke up a few hours later, and he was lying in the Wendy’s lot. He reported his cash and money were gone, but the complainant was unable to describe the males involved or provide the number to the phone he said was stolen. He also alleged that he was too tired that night to report the robbery, so he waited until the following night.

Aug. 4

•    POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WITH INTENT TO DELIVER: Ptlm. J.D. Halsey and Ptlm. D.R. Murray were patrolling Courthouse Road, when they reported seeing a man operating a Ford F-150 at a time when his driver’s license was suspended. Officers executed a traffic stop and reported that they were given consent to search the vehicle. During the search, Ptlm. D.R. Murray located a scale and a syringe in the driver’s side of the door. Officers also reported finding Dilaudid and a substantial amount of cash in the driver’s possession. Samuel Constan-tino, 28, of Princeton, was arrested and arraigned on charges of possession with intent to deliver.

Aug. 5

•    REVOCATION OF PROBATION: While on patrol, Ptlm. D.A. Weatherly reported seeing a red Honda being operated by a woman wanted on a Mercer County warrant. Cherie Waddell, 38, of Princeton, was arrested.

Aug. 7

•    THREATS MADE TO A GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL: Ptlm. T.A. Bailey responded to Highland Avenue, where a resident had reportedly contacted U.S. Capital officials over his military service. During the conversation, the local man allegedly made several threatening statements to government officials. Bailey talked with the man, who reportedly told the officers he only made references to the Aurora, Colo., shooting because he was angry, not because he really meant to hurt anyone. Bailey advised him he could be facing serious charges, but no arrests were made at that time.

•    PETIT LARCENY: A man filed a report at the station, alleging that he went to Princeton Community Hospital and left his dog inside his car with the window cracked for ventilation. When he returned to his car, the dog was missing.

Aug. 8

•    AGGRAVATED DUI: Ptlm. B.e. Grimm reported seeing a red garbage truck traveling recklessly through the parking lot of the Stafford Drive and Ingleside Road. The officer initiated a traffic stop and confirmed that the vehicle was the same possible DUI report that was phoned into 911 on Courthouse Road. Grimm reported that the driver’s eyes were very red and that he was exhibiting difficulty speaking. The driver allegedly reported that he had consumed “a few beers.” The suspect allegedly failed all field sobriety tests and registered a .188 on a blood-alcohol test. Benny Roberts, 21, of Bluefield, was charged with driving under the influence.

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