Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Police Blotter

January 19, 2014

Princeton Police, Mercer Sheriff blotters Jan. 9-15



BREAKING AND ENTERING OUTBUILDING; GRAND LARCENY: A male subject reported several items were taken from an outbuilding on his property on Camp Creek Road in Camp Creek. Follow up from the Detective Bureau was requested.

Princeton Police

Jan. 9

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE; POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE: OXYCODONE: Lt. T.A. Gray responded to the intersection of Princeton Avenue and South Second Street in reference to a suspicious vehicle. Upon arrival, the officer located an SUV with two male subjects "passed out" inside. The vehicle was sitting in the intersection, running and in gear. The officer placed the vehicle in park and turned off the ignition. The officer then spoke to the driver. The officer asked the male to exit the vehicle, noting that he had to use the officer's vehicle for support. The male driver denied drinking but reported taking medication for his back. The officer noted the male had problems keeping his balance and was falling asleep on his feet. The officer determined the male to be under the influence of a controlled substance. The officer did a search of the male locating two pills believed to be oxycodone. Stephen Reed, 25, of Coal City, was arrested.

Jan. 10

OBSTRUCTING AN OFFICER: During a follow-up investigation, Ptlm. J.A. Angle observed a male subject he knew to live in the residence he needed to follow up with walking down Wickham Avenue. The officer asked if a male subject was at the residence and the subject replied in the affirmative. The officer arrived at the residence and was advised the male subject he needed to talk to had left, walking with a cane. The officer located the same male subject from before who allegedly told a neighbor the law was after him. The officer spoke with the male subject who allegedly admitted to lying about his identity because he was scared. Benny Lester, 55, of Princeton, was arrested.

SIMPLE POSSESSION: During an investigation, Ptlm. J.L. Faris located a male subject with a gun enclosed in a cell phone case on his belt and a leafy, green substance believed to be marijuana in his pocket. The male allegedly admitted that he did not have a concealed weapons permit. Lee Jenkins, 33, of Princeton, was arrested.

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