Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Police Blotter

February 22, 2014

Police blotter - February 23, 2014


Feb. 13

PETIT LARCENY: A female subject reported her laptop and cell phone were stolen from her residence on North Wickham Avenue.

DOMESTIC BATTERY: Ptlm. D.A. Weatherly responded to Bee Street in reference to a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival and approaching the residence, the officers observed hearing children cry for help. The officers entered the residence and located a male subject lying on the floor bleeding from his forehead and hand. A female subject at the residence reported the male subject had been drinking and had snapped. The male allegedly grabbed the female's throat, ripped her shirt, and grabbed a child at the residence. Jacob Laplante, 27, of Princeton, was arrested.

PETIT LARCENY: A male subject reported several of his items had been taken from his possession at the Princeton Community Hospital.

Feb. 14

DRIVING MOTOR VEHICLE WITHOUT INTERLOCK; DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE WITH MINOR IN THE VEHICLE: Ptlm. C.L. Mullins responded to Morrison Drive in reference to a motor vehicle accident. The officers arrived and spoke to the female driver. The female allegedly appeared unstable on her feet and the officers located a male child in the vehicle. The female allegedly admitted to consuming alcohol and reported having taken a medication prescribed by a doctor. The female failed three field sobriety tests and registered a 0.044 blood-alcohol content in preliminary testing. The female was marked a refusal for further testing. The officers noted the female was required to use an interlock and none was present in the vehicle. Tiffaney Holzinger, 31, of Pipestem, was arrested.

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE: Ptlm. J.L. Faris and D.B. Morey responded to Mercer Street in reference to a vehicle with an intoxicated driver. The officers located the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. The vehicle complied. The officers observed the driver to have bloodshot eyes and slurred, slow speech. The officers also observed the driver to have an odor of alcohol. Allegedly, the male driver admitted to having drank in the evening. The male registered a 0.225 blood-alcohol content in preliminary testing. He failed three field sobriety tests. Allegedly, the male refused further blood-alcohol testing. Claude Kendall, 65, of Princeton, was arrested.

Feb. 17

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A female subject reported her car was damaged on Harrison Street.

Feb. 19

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE; CARRY CONCEALED WITHOUT A LICENSE: Ptlm. D.B. Morey was on patrol on Courthouse Road where he observed a vehicle with a broken registration lamp and failing to use a turn signal at Sheetz. The vehicle struck a pole in the parking lot and the officer initiated a traffic stop. The officer approached the vehicle and observed the driver's eyes to be bloodshot, his speech slurred, and that he had an incoherent attitude. The officers noted the male had vomit and saliva on his person. The male allegedly admitted to consuming alcohol. The male allegedly advised a loaded pistol was in the vehicle in the dashboard. The male allegedly refused field sobriety testing and did not register a sufficient sample in further testing. Lucky Kennelly, 19, of Princeton, was arrested.

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE WITH CHILD ENDANGERMENT: Ptlm. D.B. Morey responded to Mercer Street in reference to vehicle with a drunk driver. The officer located the vehicle and observed a defective registration lamp on the vehicle and the vehicle swerve in the road. The officer initiated a traffic stop and the vehicle complied. The officer observed the driver to have slurred speech and an incoherent attitude. The officer noted a female subject was "passed out" in the passenger seat and two children were not restrained in the vehicle. The driver failed three field sobriety tests. The officers noted signs of opiate use on the male driver's person.  The male allegedly registered a 0.000 in blood-alcohol testing. The children were given to a relative for temporary custody. Jonathan Hadley, 24, of Davy, was arrested.

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