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April 19, 2014

Princeton Police Blotter April 11-16

PRINCETON — Princeton Police department

April 11

PUBLIC INTOXICATION: Ptlm. J.L. Faris responded to the Sunoco gas station on Mercer Street in reference to an intoxicated person. Upon arrival, the officer made contact with the male subject inside the gas station. The officer noted the male subject had the odor of alcohol on his person, his speech slurred, and it appeared the male couldn’t keep his eyes open. The male allegedly reported consuming alcohol “all day.” Barry Farley, 22, of Thomasville, N.C., was arrested.

April 12

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A female subject reported her vehicle had been damaged on Mercer Street.

PETIT LARCENY: A male subject reported his wallet was taken from Taco Bell.

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (THIRD OFFENSE): While on patrol, Ptlm. E.D. Leftwich observed a vehicle traveling without lights on Rogers Street. The officer followed the vehicle, observing it traveling in the median of the roadway. The officer initiated a traffic stop and the vehicle complied. The officer observed the male driver to have the odor of alcohol on his person. The male subject allegedly admitted to consuming alcohol that night. The male subject failed one field sobriety test and refused to complete the other two. The male subject registered a 0.212 blood-alcohol content in testing. Benjamin Anderson, 27, of Princeton, was arrested.

April 13

BURGLARY: A male subject reported unauthorized access to his domicile and that items were missing.

BURGLARY: A male subject reported his residence on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue had been broken into and items were missing.

April 14

BREACH OF PEACE: Lt. B.R. Woodard and Ptlm. E.D. Leftwich responded to First Community Bank in reference to a belligerent customer. The officers arrived and located a male subject smoking a cigarette inside of the building while acting in a belligerent manner. The male subject allegedly continued to act belligerently. Michael McPherson, 62, of Princeton, was arrested.  

April 15

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE: Ptlm. E.D. Leftwich was dispatched to Stafford Drive in reference to a hazardous driver. While attempted to locate the vehicle, the officer located a blue vehicle crossing the center line and running off the road on Brick Street. The officer initiated a traffic stop, the vehicle complied. The officer approached the vehicle and observed the male driver’s vehicle to have the odor of alcohol. The male subject failed all three field sobriety tests. The officer observed a half-empty bottle of alcohol in the vehicle and several empty bottles of alcohol in the vehicle. Secondary testing indicated the male subject had a blood-alcohol content of 0.207. Billy Hylton, 37, of Princeton, was arrested.

FOUND PROPERTY: A handgun was located in a safety deposit box at BB&T bank.

April 16

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY; PETIT LARCENY: A male subject reported a building on his property had been accessed without permission and a firearm was missing from it.

FAILURE TO MAINTAIN CONTROL; NO INSURANCE; DRIVING SUSPENDED: Jerry Billings, 48, of Princeton, was arrested on warrants.

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