Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Police Blotter

July 12, 2014

Police blotter

— PRINCETON POLICE

July 3

PETIT LARCENY: A female subject reported her purse had been stolen.

July 4

DUI FIRST OFFENSE: During a traffic stop, officer D.B. Morey observed the male driver to exit the vehicle after pulling over. The officer observed an odor of an alcoholic beverage omitting from the driver’s breath. The driver performed three field sobriety tests and showed impairment. During a breath test the driver allegedly had a blood alcohol content of .165. Mark Edwards, 54, of Princeton, was arrested.

DOMESTIC BATTERY: A female subject reported that her boyfriend had grabbed her by the hair and dragged her down the stairs during an argument. The male subject was not found on the property and the officer was advised that another officer had made a traffic stop on the male subject. When the officer arrived the male subject allegedly said he had put his hands on the female subject. Arnold Mitchem, 53, of Princeton, was arrested.

July 5

OPEN CONTAINER: A male subject was observed by an officer to have an open container of beer on Mercer Street. The subject was advised to throw the alcohol away and go home. The subject was then observed shortly after the incident with another open container alcohol. Alvin Wise, 50, of Bluefield, was given two citations.

PETIT LARCENY: A male subject reported that several items had been stolen from his boat.

BURGLARY, PETIT LARCENY: A male subject reported that several items had been stolen from his home.

BATTERY: A female subject reported that another female subject had “jumped” her when confronted about money she had given the suspect for the purchase of cigarettes.

July 6

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A female subject reported that her car had been keyed. An officer observed two distinct and deep scratches on the driver’s side vehicle.

FLEEING DUI, DUI SECOND OFFENSE, FLEEING ON FOOT, DRIVING REVOKED DUI SECOND OFFENSE: During a traffic stop an officer observed a vehicle leave an area where there seemed to be an argument. The officer observed a male driver and instructed him to park the vehicle so he could make an investigation. The driver failed to comply and sped away. The officer attempted to apprehend the driver. After pulling into a parking lot, the driver fled from the officer on foot. The driver was then found at his residence and the officer observed the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the driver. James Hughes, 40, of Princeton, was arrested.

July 7

PETIT LARCENY: A male subject reported that his wallet was missing from his home.

DOMESTIC BATTERY: A female subject reported her father had become angry with her and threw a glass plate at her, striking her on the left side of her face. Michael Hickman, 56, of Princeton, was arrested.

July 8

DUI FIRST OFFENSE: During a traffic stop for having registration lights out, Officer J.E. Carroll observed the male driver’s eyes to be bloodshot and his voice to be slurred. The driver was asked to perform three field sobriety tests in which he showed impairment. Brandon Baker, 32, of Princeton, was arrested.

July 9

ENTERING WITHOUT BREAKING (AUTO), GRAND LARCENY, DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: An officer responded to a report from a female subject that a male subject had broken into a vehicle and stole it. She also reported there were several personal items in the vehicle.

July 10

SIMPLE POSSESSION (HYDROMORPHONE), NO OPERATORS: After approaching a vehicle at a gas station, an officer observed a female subject to have four needles in the vehicle with one containing a yellow substance. From a previous encounter, the officer knew the subject to have no operators. Tonya Cunningham, 37, of Bland, was given two citations.

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