Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Police Blotter

August 15, 2012

Mercer County Sheriff Department — Aug. 3-8, 2012


Aug. 3

• VIOLATION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ORDER OF PROTECTION: A female victim reported that her estranged husband had violated the terms of an order of protection on July 23 and 27. Alton Green, 60, of Bluefield, turned himself in.

• PETIT LARCENY: Two subjects, one male and one female, reported to Dep. J.D. Gills that several items were missing from the construction site at Oakvale School. The officer learned a subject was attempting to sell the items to Recycle West Virginia. Dep. W.E. Rose responded and learned from the passenger in the vehicle that his cousin had asked if he wanted a ride to town and did not know that the property in the vehicle was stolen. Upon arrival, Gills asked the driver of the vehicle to step outside. The driver allegedly confessed to stealing the items in question. Michael Brown, 27, of Ballard was arrested.

• WORTHLESS CHECKS; BENCH WARRANT (DRIVING REVOKED): William Rowe, 41, of Princeton, was arrested after it was learned he was wanted on the above listed charges.

• DOMESTIC ASSAULT; BRANDISHING: Dep. H.L. Walters and J.D. Gills responded to Acuff Lane in reference to a domestic disturbance. A female subject reported that her father had asked her to check on his wife because she had been drinking and become upset. The female stated that she had entered the home and the female inside was “acting crazy.” The female allegedly went into the kitchen to get a knife while the daughter retrieved a baseball bat and struck the female in the arm. Another female entered the home and reported that the female had thrown the knife at her before leaving. The female allegedly returned the next night, saw the other two females outside and ran toward them with a knife while threatening to kill them. The officers spoke to the female in question and observed the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on her person. The female reportedly told the officers that she had “five or six beers.” The other two females, the daughter and the female that had entered the home, reported that the female had thrown the knife in the yard which the officers located. Melissa Beggs, 43, of Rock, was arrested.

• BURGLARY; GRAND LARCENY: A neighbor reported that items were out of place in a home that she had been housesitting for at Lynnwood Circle near Princeton. The owners of the home were out of town and were requested to make a list of what was missing upon their return.

Aug. 4

• BURGLARY; GRAND LARCENY: Two subjects reported to Cpl. S.A. Sommers that a dryer and a television were missing from their trailer in Brushfork Mobile Home Park. The case was forwarded to the detective bureau for investigation.

• BREAKING AND ENTERING; GRAND LARCENY: Dep. A.M. Ballard, C.K. Lester, and G.C. Paitsel responded to One Stop Beverage Mart on Cumberland Road in Bluefield. The officers observed the glass in the front of the store had been broken out. The officers also located a large dirty rock behind the counter. The officers observed the security footage and determined that two males had entered the store, drug a large barrel in the store, taken all of the cigarettes and two cases of beer before leaving.

Aug. 5

• BURGLARY; DOMESTIC BATTERY: Dep. J.D. Ellison and W.E. Rose responded to Carl Wade Road in reference to a juvenile male subject reportedly walking to a residence from Borage Avenue to kill the occupants of the residence on Carl Wade Road.  The occupants of the residence, a male and female, reported that another male subject had broken into the home and had grabbed the female on the arm during an argument. The officers learned the male in question was not 15 but was 24. The officers were familiar with the subject in question and traveled toward his residence to make sure that the subject was not walking toward the residence. While in route, the officers located a silver vehicle that drove to subject's residence. The subject exited the vehicle and allegedly cooperated with the officers' request. The subject allegedly advised that the female was “playing with him” and he was done with her. Warrants are pending.

• GRAND LARCENY: A female subject reported that her vehicle had been stolen from a repair shop on Hurricane Ridge Road in Bluefield. The case was forwarded to the detective bureau for investigation.

Aug. 6

• BURGLARY; GRAND LARCENY: Lt. J.P. Parks learned that jewelry was missing from a home on Old Bluewell Road in Brushfork. A female subject reported that she had been gone for three days and that only a male and female had been in the home while she was away. The male currently is at the Southern Regional Jail and reportedly sold some jewelry to the Bronze Look while the female subject was away.

• DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE: Dep. H.L. Walters responded to Brushfork in reference to a possible driver under the influence. The officer located a vehicle matching the description given at Burger King and approached the vehicle. The officer observed the odor of alcohol in the vehicle. Both of the males in the vehicle allegedly admitted to drinking before heading to Burger King. The officer removed the driver of the car from the vehicle. Allegedly, the male failed three field sobriety tests and was unable to produce a sufficient amount of breath for the breathalyzer test. Johnnie Rose, 52, of Bluefield was arrested.

Aug. 7

• GRAND LARCENY (AUTO): A male subject reported that a truck was missing from a business on Grassy Branch Road near Bluefield.

• FORGERY AND UTTERING (SIX COUNTS): McKenzee Stinnette, 39, of Rock, was arrested after entering into a plea agreement for allegedly stolen and cashed six checks from her mother from July 2 to Aug. 7.

• DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A male subject reported damage to his car that he had parked to sell at the intersection of Old Oakvale Road and Oakvale Road.

• BURGLARY: A female subject reported that jewelry was missing from her home on Mercer Springs Road.

• BURGLARY; PETIT LARCENY: A female subject reported that her home on Pearle Street in Princeton had been entered and several dresser drawers appeared to have been gone through and two necklaces and cash  were missing from the home.

Aug. 8

BURGLARY; GRAND LARCENY: A male subject reported that while he and his wife were out of town, someone had entered his home on Marsh Fork Road in Camp Creek and stolen several pieces of jewelry.


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