Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Police Blotter

January 2, 2013

Mercer Çounty Sheriff's Department — Dec. 20-25, 2012


Dec. 20

OBTAINING BY FALSE PRETENSES: A branch manager with United Rentals on Oakvale Road reported items were not returned per the rental agreement. Officers learned that the individual suspected of the crime was currently under investigation for other matters.

JOYRIDING: A female subject reported that her son had taken her car without her permission and had crashed the car over an embankment in Bramwell. Warrants are pending.

Dec. 21

BREAKING AND ENTERING; PETIT LARCENY: Dep. A.M. Ballard and G.C. Paitsel responded to CJ Lawn and Garden on Hinton Road in reference to an alarm. The officers learned the front door had been broken out and the cash register was missing. The case was forwarded to the detective bureau.

Dec. 23

DOMESTIC ALTERCATION: Dep. A.M. Ballard and G.C. Paitsel served an order of domestic violence protection on a male subject after his intimate partner reported that he had struck her. The female advised the male had become agitated for no reason and had struck her after he had attempted to pick up a suitcase carrying a gun. The male advised that the female was unfaithful in their relationship and he had only struck her when she had become aggressive.

HIT AND RUN; DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: Dep. E.P. Parks and K.M. Saddler learned that an individual in a gold sedan had struck the Village Mart on Low Gap Road.

PETIT LARCENY: An employee of Melrose Gas and Food Mart reported an elderly customer had driven off without paying for gasoline. The employee advised the male appeared to have difficulty with the credit card machine on the pump and had been told to pay when he finished pumping. The male allegedly drove away without paying.

Dec. 24

DOMESTIC ASSAULT:  A female subject reported that during the exchange of her son with her ex-husband, the ex-husband had become physically aggressive towards her. The female advised the officers that the two had been arguing on the phone and the male allegedly refused to give her their son. When he finally did, he allegedly pushed her away from him by her face and allegedly told the female that he would harm her if the son wasn't there.

DOMESTIC BATTERY; DOMESTIC ASSAULT: A female reported that her husband had become physically abuse to the point that a neighbor had to pull the male off of her. She further advised that she felt threatened when the male allegedly attempted to slap her.

Dec. 25

BURGLARY; PETIT LARCENY: A male subject reported damage to his apartment in Princeton and that items were missing.


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