Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Police Blotter

September 1, 2013

Princeton Police, Mercer Sheriff blotters Aug. 22-29

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PRINCETON — Aug. 25

POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE: Dep. W.E. Rose received a complaint of a marijuana plant growing on a back porch near Spanishburg. Upon arrival, Dep. J.D. Ellison, E.P. Parks, and Rose observed a three foot tall marijuana plant growing in a pot. The officers knocked on the door to the residence. A male subject answered and claimed ownership of the plant. Allegedly, he told the officers he wanted to see if he could grow one. The male also allegedly admitted to frequently smoking marijuana. Allegedly, this occurred while the male was on probation. The officers arrested the male subject. The officers then located a female living at the residence. Allegedly, she informed the officers that the plant was not hers but she did know it was illegal to grow. James Hill, 26, and Amber Wright, 27, of Spanishburg, were arrested.

PETIT LARCENY: A male subject reported items were missing from his motorcycle.

Aug. 27

DRIVING SUSPENDED: During an investigation of a car accident, Dep. D.A. Furches learned one of the drivers had a suspended license. Marisha Lumpkins, 36, of Princeton, was arrested.

STALKING: A female subject reported that another female subject was stalking her.

OBSTRUCTION; FALSE EMERGENCY: Sgt. S.J. Cary responded to Inland Court near Bluefield in reference to a theft. Two subjects, a male and a female, reported that the female's aunt had stolen money from their residence. The officer observed the two did not have matching statements. The female subject, when asked about the discrepancy, maintained her story. The female then took the officer to speak with her aunt. The aunt reported borrowing money from the two and agreeing to pay it back with interest. Allegedly, when she did not pay, the two subjects took her food stamp card and kept it for three months. A neighbor confirmed borrowing money as well and that the two had stolen her food stamp card as well. When confronted with this, the female allegedly admitted to filing a false report. The male subject allegedly was uncooperative. Jasmine Christian, 24, and Stevie Bailey, 55, of Bluefield, were arrested.

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