Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Police Blotter

September 1, 2013

Princeton Police, Mercer Sheriff blotters Aug. 22-29

PRINCETON — Mercer Sheriff

Aug. 22

CAPIAS: Dep. J.E. Coulter located and arrested Hope White, 25, after being informed of a warrant for her arrest in Monroe County.

Aug. 23

PETIT LARCENY: A male subject reported the license plate had been stolen from his vehicle.

PETIT LARCENY: A female subject reported the license plate had been stolen from her vehicle.

BATTERY: A female subject reported her sister's boyfriend had pushed her outside of a door at residence on Littlesburg Road. Warrants are pending.

Aug. 24

ATTEMPT TO COMMIT A FELONY: A male subject reported to Dep. E.P. Parks that another male subject had traveled on to another person's property. The male subject reported the other male could be attempting to remove something from the property. Parks and Dep. D.A. Furches responded to the area. Upon arrival, they observed a male subject attempting to use a saw to remove a radiator from a bulldozer on the property. The male allegedly informed the officers that he did not have permission to be on the property. John Blankenship, 46, of Athens, was arrested.

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE; NO SEATBELT: Dep. A.M. Ballard was traveling on US 460 Westbound in Green Valley when he observed a vehicle traveling partially in the center-turn lane of the roadway headed East. The deputy believed the vehicle to be speeding but was unable to confirm this. The deputy turned around and located the vehicle near the intersection of US 460 and Courthouse Road. The vehicle was allegedly traveling below the speed limit when the officer located it. The deputy initiated a traffic stop and the vehicle complied. The officer approached the vehicle and observed the driver's seatbelt to be undone but fixed as if to appear connected. The driver appeared to have a slight tremor when the officer spoke with him. The driver replied he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. The officer advised the male driver of the reason he stopped him. Allegedly, the driver replied a sports utility vehicle was traveling behind him and he was trying to get out of the way. The officer did not observe a vehicle consistent with this. The male allegedly reported having a prescription for Xanax and had run out of the medication. The male allegedly reported not taking any other medications. Allegedly, he failed three field sobriety tests. The officer placed the male under arrested. While searching the car, the officer located drug paraphernalia in the vehicle and a prescription bottle of 19 pills on the male subject. The pills had been prescribed to the male. The male allegedly did not respond when the officer asked why he reported taking Xanax. The officer observed several needle marks on the male's forearms. Tony Underwood, 48, of Princeton, was arrested.

PETIT LARCENY: A male subject reported golf clubs had been stolen from his vehicle.   

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