Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Police Blotter

October 8, 2012

Princeton Police Department — Sept. 27-Oct. 2, 2012


Sept. 27

PETIT LARCENY: A male subject reported tools were missing from under his carport on 10th Street. Another male living directly behind the other reported tools were also missing from his residence.

POSSESSION OF HYDROMORPHONE; OBSTRUCTING; FLEEING IN A VEHICLE; CHILD NEGLECT CREATING THE RISK OF AN INJURY: Lt. K.T. Compton and Sgt. T.A. Gray attempted to stop a vehicle for improper registration near the intersection of Thorn Street and Kee Street. The driver allegedly attempted to strike the police cars after they passed him to try to get him to stop. The driver stopped on North Wickham Avenue. The front passenger in the vehicle allegedly fled after the vehicle stopped. The officers advised the suspects remaining in the car to stick their hands out of the vehicle. One suspect complied, but the other did not. The officers located a small child in the back seat of the vehicle. The male subject allegedly attempted to resist being handcuffed. The other male reported that he was simply trying to buy pills from the suspect that fled. The officers allegedly located two pills in the anal cavity of the first male suspect. The other male's wife allegedly came into the department and became belligerent. Russell Lawrence, 38, Michael Rose, 28, and Tara Whistlehunt, 24, of Princeton were arrested.

MALICIOUS WOUNDING; BRANDISHING DEADLY WEAPON: A male subject reported he had been beaten with a pipe on the second floor of a building on Mercer Street.

PETIT LARCENY: A female subject reported her grandmother's cell phone and some clothes were missing as well.

Sept. 28

PETIT LARCENY: A female reported that her wallet was stolen from one of the gambling machines at Patty's. Warrants are pending.

Sept. 30

PETIT LARCENY: Officers J.S. Bish and J.L. Faris learned a storm gate belonging to the City of Princeton was missing from the intersection of Karnes Street and Mahood Avenue.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A female reported a male running from a dog had jumped across her car causing damage to her vehicle.

Oct. 1

PETIT LARCENY: A female reported her handicap placard and registration were stolen from the Kroger's parking lot on Stafford Drive.

Oct. 2

PETIT LARCENY; DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A female reported a lawn mower was missing from her business on Athens Road.

POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE; NO INSURANCE; NO REGISTRATION; DRIVING REVOKED FOR DUI (FIRST OFFENSE): Lt. K.T. Compton saw a female subject pull off the roadway on High Street in Princeton. The officer knew the defendant and asked if she had a driver's license. The female allegedly advised that she did not have one with her. Upon reaching to get an identification, the officer noticed a “tie off” rope and a needle on top of the female's purse. The officer conducted a patdown and located two pills. Later, it was learned the vehicle had no registration and insurance. Miranda Whittaker, 34, of Princeton, was cited and arrested.

DOMESTIC BATTERY: A male subject reported that he was attack by his ex-girlfriend in the parking lot near Kroger's.


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