Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Police Blotter

September 1, 2013

Princeton Police, Mercer Sheriff blotters Aug. 22-29



PETIT LACENY: A member of the maintenance staff at the Mercer County Courthouse reported locating a male prisoner's property envelope in a trash can. From the security tape, the officer observed two females leave their cell to obtain a drink of water. Allegedly, one of the females took the envelope and was observed going through the contents on camera footage. The officer did not observe the other female handle any of the property. The female was transported back to the Southern Regional Jail to await video arraignment.

TRESPASSING: A female subject reported two male subjects gained unauthorized access to her property. Warrants are pending.

Aug. 29

GRAND LARCENY: A male subject reported a box of tools was taken from the back of his work truck.

Princeton Police

Aug. 22

BREAKING AND ENTERING; PETIT LARCENY; DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A male subject reported damage and items were missing from a business on Mercer Street.

BREACH OF PEACE: During the investigation of a theft, Ptlm. R.S. Gibson and Lt. T.A. Gray spoke to a male subject. Allegedly, the male claimed to be drunk. The officers advised they would not take the complaint while the male was drunk. The male allegedly became belligerent. The male allegedly refused to comply with the officers' instructions. Thomas Yates, 62, of Princeton, was arrested.

Aug. 23

FAILURE TO APPEAR; SIMPLE POSSESSION: Purcell Lash, 19, of Princeton, turned himself in on warrants.

SHOPLIFTING: An employee of Roses reported a male subject had taken several pairs of shoes without paying for them. Warrants are pending.

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE; DRIVING REVOKED FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE; POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE; SPEEDING: Ptlm. E.D. Leftwich and Sgt. J.D. Halsey were on radar patrol on Thornton Avenue when they observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. Radar determined the vehicle was traveling at 41 mph. The officers initiated a traffic stop. The vehicle almost collided with a vehicle before coming to a stop. Upon approaching the vehicle, the officers observed the smell of alcohol coming from the vehicle. The officers noted driver appeared glassy eyed. The driver allegedly admitted to drinking that night. The driver allegedly failed three field sobriety tests. The officers observed white powder coming from the male's nose consistent with drug use. The male was found to be in possession of seven hydrocodone pills. The male allegedly refused to provide a breaZth sample for testing. Joseph Lane, 47, of Princeton, was arrested.

FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE: Ptlm. J.E. Malm located and arrested Mandy McPeak on multiple warrants.

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