Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

August 27, 2012

Mercer County Sheriff's Department — Aug. 16-23, 20`1


Bluefield Daily Telegraph

— MERCER SHERIFF

Aug. 16

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A male subject reported damage to his vehicle that had been parked at Walmart near Princeton.

RECEIVING/TRANSFERRING STOLEN PROPERTY; BREAKING AND ENTERING; DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY; PETIT LARCENY: Dep. K.M. Saddler learned that several items were missing from the Montcalm Waste and Water Treatment plant. The officer was advised that the gate had been forced open and cut. The officer later located one of the items at a local pawn shop and returned it to the owner. Warrants are pending.



Aug. 17

PETIT LARCENY: A female subject on Low Gap Road, near Princeton, reported that a cast iron bathtub she kept in her yard was missing.

DOMESTIC BATTERY; CAPIAS: A female subject reported to Dep. J.D. Ellison that she was the victim of domestic battery. The female reported that her live-in boyfriend had struck her in the back of the head and stole her purse. The female alleged the argument was over her wanting to get a pill and the boyfriend not wanting her to. The boyfriend also allegedly advised the female that there were warrants out for her arrest. The female reportedly requested the officer check. The officer did and indeed learned the female was wanted. The officer spoke with the boyfriend, and he advised that the pill part of the story was true but denied striking the female. Several neighbors confirmed the boyfriend's story. The female refused medical treatment and to press charges against the female. Amy Floria, 26, was arrested.

GRAND LARCENY: Dep. K.M. Saddler was informed that seven motors were missing from T&N Electric in Bluefield. The case was forwarded to the detective bureau for investigation.

FORGERY; UTTERING; CONSPIRING TO COMMIT A FELONY: An elderly female victim reported that her grandson had stolen a check from her home and together with a friend, forged her signature and cashed the check.



Aug. 18

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A female reported damage to her vehicle in Michelle's Mobile Home Park.

PETIT LARCENY: A male subject advised Dep. D.A. Furches that a prospective buyer of his ATV had taken it for a test drive and not returned with the vehicle. The officer located the vehicle in Athens after the suspect had allegedly sold it to him.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A female reported that while visiting her mother on Borage Avenue in Princeton that her brother had kicked the side of her vehicle, cracking the taillight.

DRIVING SUSPENDED FOR MISCELLANEOUS; NO MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTION STICKER; IMPROPER REGISTRATION; NO INSURANCE: While patrolling in Michelle's Mobile Home Park, Dep. M.S. Horn observed a male subject driving a vehicle. The officer knew the male was driving on a suspended license and later learned that the tags were allegedly not for the vehicle and the vehicle was uninsured. Christopher Hodges, 21, of Bluefield, was arrested.



Aug. 21

FAILURE TO APPEAR: Randy Keen, 22, of Princeton, was arrested.

VIOLATION OF COURT ORDER: Dep. K.M. Saddler learned that a female subject was being harassed by a male subject by telephone in violation of a court order. Warrants are pending.

Aug. 23

ATTEMPTED ENTRY WITHOUT BREAKING: Dep. W.C. Wilborn and A.M. Ballard responded to Matoaka Road in reference to an attempted break in. The officers located a male subject walking away from a vehicle. When the officers initiated contact, the male allegedly asked if another male had called on him because he was there checking door knobs looking for a place to stay. The officer performed a search of the male and located a pipe commonly used for smoking marijuana which the male subject advised it wasn't his. The officers also located property taken from the car of another resident along the road. Gary Goins, 25, of Matoaka, was arrested.