Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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March 31, 2013

Princeton Police Department — March 21-26, 2013

Princeton Police Department

March 21

PETIT LARCENY: Officers learned items were missing parked at Springleaf on Stafford Drive.

SHOPLIFTING: The owner of Eagle's Nest Consignment Shop reported a shoplifter had taken a bottle of cologne from the store.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY; PETIT LARCENY: A female subject reported items had been stolen from her husband's truck and that the window had been damaged to get to the items that were missing.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: Lt. K.T. Compton and Sgt. T.A. Gray responded to the Princeton Towers on Stafford Drive in reference to an intoxicated male subject. The officers noted that they had responded to the same call ten minutes prior. The officers allegedly advised the male subject to leave at the first call. The officers responded after the individual attempted to gain access to the lobby. Charles Ellison, 51, was arrested.

March 23

PETIT LARCENY: A male subject reported his vehicle registration tag was missing from his vehicle.

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE: Ptlm. D.B. Morey was on patrol in the Rogers Street area when he located a vehicle crossing the center line. The officer initiated a traffic stop. The driver allegedly advised that he had been drinking hours earlier. The officer observed the subject to have slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, and the odor of alcoholic beverage on his breath. The male subject failed field sobriety testing and registered a 0.144 BAC at the police department. Joel McKinney, 29, of Princeton, was arrested.

March 24

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (FIRST OFFENSE) (AGGRAVATED):  Ptlm. J,D. Halsey initiated a traffic stop after locating a vehicle with a broken taillight. Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer along with Sgt. E.T. Pugh observed the odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle. The female subject failed three field sobriety tests. At the police department, she registered a 0.198 BAC. Nicole McKeown, 41, of Lashmeet, was arrested.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY; PETIT LARCENY: A female subject reported that the passenger side window had been broken out and her and a friend's purse was missing.

PETIT LARCENY: A male subject reported items were missing from his tractor-trailer parked on East Second Street.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY; DOMESTIC ASSAULT: Lt. K.T. Compton, Sr. Ptlm. J.D. Halsey, and Ptlm. D.B. Morey responded to 12th Street Extension in reference to a disturbance. The officers learned a male juvenile had assaulted his mother and left the residence. The officers located the male subject and his mother's boyfriend walking near the Southern Highlands facility. The male subject allegedly became agitated when his mother and her boyfriend had attempted to connect a laptop to the internet which had slowed his video game. The male allegedly jerked a router from the wall and threw it in the hall and threatened his mother while  she called emergency services. The juvenile was transported to the Sam Perdue Juvenile Detention Center.

ROBBERY (AGGRAVATED): A male subject reported two males had attacked him  at his residence. Allegedly, the males took money from the male subject.

March 25

BATTERY: A female subject reported another female had struck her 15 month old subject at the Mercer County Courthouse.

POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE: Ptlm. R.S. Gibson observed a vehicle run a stop sign and initiated a traffic stop on North Eighth Street. The officer advised the driver that he was being charged with failure to obey a stop sign. The officer located a female in the back seat and believed her to be behaving nervously. The female advised that she was just cold and not nervous. The officer frisked the subject and allegedly a package containing what was believed  to be cocaine feel from her person. The female allegedly advised that the item in question was "crack rock" and she had found it along the road. The officer also located a pipe commonly used to smoke cocaine on her person. Brenda Kanode, 51, of Princeton, was arrested.

March 26

PASSING UNAUTHORIZED CURRENCY: A store clerk at the Liberty gas station on Rogers Street reported finding fake currency when two males attempted to pay for items. The clerk did not accept the bills.

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