Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

June 9, 2013

Princeton police blotter June 9


Bluefield Daily Telegraph

PRINCETON — Mercer Sheriff



May 30

DOMESTIC ASSAULT; DOMESTIC BATTERY; ASSAULT; BATTERY: Sgt. G.W. Woods, Dep. A.M. Ballard and Sr. Dep. W.C. Wilborn responded to Ruffner Street near Bluefield in reference to a domestic dispute. A female subject advised the officers that her ex-husband had hit her on three separate occasions and that he had threatened to kill her while they were driving in Green Valley. A friend of the female witnessed the attack.

GRAND LARCENY (AUTO): A male subject reported that his vehicle had been stolen from Littlesburg Road near Bluewell.

May 31

REPORTING FALSE EMERGENCY: Dep. J.D. Gills and K.M. Saddler responded to Sandhurst near Bluefield in reference to a disturbance. The officers spoke to a male subject who advised that another male had broken into his home and had gotten a knife. The officers were unable to locate the second male subject and left the scene to assist in another matter. A short time later, the male subject allegedly called emergency dispatch twice once reporting a shots fired incident. After the officers arrived back at the scene, they were unable to locate anyone to confirm the caller's report of shots fired. The officer spoke to the male subject and he allegedly advised that no shots were fired, he just wanted the officers to return. Michael Bailey, 55, of Bluefield, was arrested.

June 1

STRIKING UNATTENDED VEHICLE: Dep. K.M. Saddler responded to Low Gap Road in reference to a car striking an unattended vehicle. A female subject reported that she was watching television when she heard a crash outside. The female looked outside and located a white car speeding away. Later, the female went outside and observed damage to her vehicle. The officer observed damage to the vehicle consistent with a strike from another vehicle.

June 4

GRAND LARCENY: An employee of CNX reported that the company had several gates stolen from properties around Mercer County.

ASSAULT; TERRORISTIC THREATS VIA INTERNET: A female subject reported that her son, a student at PikeView High School, had another students make threats to him. Allegedly, the dispute centers around the son's girlfriend and the desire of the other male subject to make the girl become his girlfriend. The officer observed a social networking site that contained the alleged threats. The school was alerted to the threats and opted to discipline the student. The case was also forwarded to the juvenile authorities.

MALICIOUS ASSAULT; WANTON ENDANGERMENT: Dep. C.K. Lester and Sr. Dep. W.C. Wilborn responded to Bluefield Regional Medical Center in reference to a female with a gunshot wound in her arm. The officers learned the incident occurred at the Sweet Dreams Night Club on Grassy Branch Road near Bluefield. Lester went to the night club and located three shell casings. Wilborn went to BRMC and spoke with the female subject's boyfriend who advised that he was shooting pool and she was at the bar when a fight began. Allegedly, the fight began when the boyfriend was accused of stepping on someone else's foot. The boyfriend advised that he was sprayed with mace after stepping on someone's foot. When he and his girlfriend left the night club, they were confronted by several individuals including one female. The boyfriend and the female then got into their vehicle attempted to leave the area. The boyfriend heard several shots ring out and the female advised she had been shot. At that point, the boyfriend took her to the hospital. The female later confirmed her boyfriend's account with minor differences. The case was forwarded to the detective bureau.

June 5

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY; PETIT LARCENY: A female subject reported her mailbox had been stolen from her home on Bramwell Hill Road.



Princeton Police



May 30

WARRANT FOR TRESPASSING; WARRANT FOR FLEEING ON FOOT: James Fleshman, 21, of Hinton, was located and arrested on charges from Summers County.

May 31

DOMESTIC ASSAULT (SECOND OFFENSE): Two female subjects reported that during a discussion at their residence on North Wickham Avenue, a male subject, who was the subject of the conversation became upset and threatened to kill both the female subjects. Allegedly, the male subject followed the female subject outside in a threatening manner. Michael Wisenhunt, 45, of Princeton, was arrested.

FILING FALSE REPORT: Officers from the Princeton Police Department, Princeton Fire Department and Princeton Rescue Squad responded to Athens Road in reference to a medical condition. A female caller reported to emergency dispatch that something was coming from the attic making it hard to breathe in the residence and a white substance was growing on the windows. A Princeton Fire Department officer gained entry and the officers found the case unfounded. The officer then contacted emergency dispatch who determined the female had called from Lowe's and Sam's Club. Sgt. T.A. Gray waited until the female caller returned home and arrested Joyce Ellis, 51, of Princeton.

PETIT LARCENY: A female subject reported her grandson had taken cash from a drawer in her residence on Mercer Street. Warrants are pending.

June 1

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE; FLEEING DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE; RECKLESS DRIVING; FLEEING-POLICE OFFICER VEHICLE: Ptlm. D.B. Morey located a suspicious vehicle while on routine patrol. The vehicle allegedly did not proceed on a green light for 30 seconds and had expired registration. The officer initiated a traffic stop. The vehicle allegedly continued to turn down several streets before losing control of the vehicle and crashing into a ditch. The driver allegedly continued on driving until stopped on Princeton Avenue. The officers located an odor of alcohol and spilled alcoholic beverages in the vehicle. The driver allegedly failed three field sobriety tests. The driver registered a blood alcohol content of 0.128. Brandon Ramsey, 26, of Princeton, was arrested.

IDENTITY THEFT: A female subject reported that someone else had tried to open a credit card in her name.

DOMESTIC BATTERY (SECOND OFFENSE): Sgt. T.A. Gray, Sr. Ptlm. J.D. Halsey, and Ptlm. B.E. Grimm responded to Washington Avenue in reference to a fight in the roadway. Upon arrival, the officers located three male subjects involved in a fight in the area. Allegedly the dispute began one of the male subjects confronted his ex-wife for cheating on him. Allegedly, the daughter of the male and female subject and some neighbors intervened. Warrants are pending.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT: Officers responded to Christie Avenue in reference to an intoxicated male. Two female subjects reported that a male subject inside their residence had threatened one of the females before leaving. Steven Uhler, 36, of Princeton, was arrested.

FLEEING IN A VEHICLE; DRIVING REVOKED FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE; SIMPLE POSSESSION: While near the intersection of Tip Top Street and Park Avenue, Ptlm. B.E. Grimm located a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Park. The officer initiated a traffic stop. The driver allegedly refused to comply and stop the vehicle. While in pursuit the driver of the vehicle allegedly threw a baggy containing a substance believed to be marijuana from the vehicle. Sgt. E.T. Pugh located the baggy. The driver then stopped the vehicle and Walter Nance, 22, of Princeton, was arrested.

June 2

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (SECOND OFFENSE); DRIVING REVOKED FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE: Officers were conducting a traffic stop as part of the Governor's Highway Safety Program. During the traffic stop, the officers located a vehicle with a defective brake lamp. The officers initiated a traffic stop and the male driver stopped the vehicle. He allegedly admitted to drinking when the officers inquired. The officers then conducted field sobriety testing which the driver allegedly failed. The driver registered a blood alcohol content of 0.106. The male allegedly refused to comply with a more thorough blood alcohol test. Freddie Bailey, 46, of Princeton, was arrested.

FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE: Officers located and arrested Steven Crist, 21, of Princeton, on a warrant from Tazewell County.

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE; SIMPLE POSSESSION: While patrolling on High Street, Lt. K.T. Compton and Ptlm. B.E. Grimm located a vehicle traveling without an inspection sticker. The officers initiated a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle allegedly admitted to consuming marijuana before operating the vehicle. The officers also located a small amount of marijuana in the driver's shoe. Jonathan Myer, 23, of Princeton, was arrested.

UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF FIREARM; BRANDISHING DEADLY WEAPONS; DOMESTIC ASSAULT: Ptlm. J.E. Malm made contact with a female subject who advised that her son had gotten into an argument with his father. The father allegedly told the son to wait before returning with a shotgun and pointing at his son. The female subject and the father's mother stepped between the subjects. The father allegedly made verbal threats against the female and his son. The next day, the father located the female subject and continued to make verbal threats. Allegedly, the male subject was keeping a shotgun in his truck as well. Warrants are pending.

June 3

ENTERING WITHOUT BREAKING; PETIT LARCENY: A male subject reported a flat screen television was stolen from his vehicle.

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (SECOND OFFENSE); DRIVING REVOKED FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (SECOND OFFENSE): Sgt. E.T. Pugh was contacted by Chief J.W. Howell who requested the officer to stop a vehicle on Mercer Street. Howell reported that he had seen the male consume an alcoholic beverage while driving his vehicle. The officer located and stopped the vehicle. The officer could smell the odor of alcohol coming from the driver's person. The officer had the driver perform field sobriety tests which the driver allegedly failed. Steven Stinnette, 51, of Kegley, was arrested.

PETIT LARCENY: A male subject reported his stereo system was stolen from his vehicle parked on Highland Avenue.