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December 26, 2012

Mercer County Sheriff's Department — Dec, 14-20, 2012

MERCER SHERIFF

Dec. 14

BREAKING AND ENTERING: An employee of Subway on Rt. 52 in Bluewell reported money was missing from the store’s cash register.

PETIT LARCENY: A male subject reported his mother’s generator was missing.

LEAVING THE SCENE; NO OPERATORS: A male subject reported that another male had left the scene of an accident on Lorton Lick Road. The male was later found to be operating the vehicle without a license.

Dec. 15

BURGLARY; DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY; GRAND LARCENY: A male subject reported damage to his property and that items were missing from his land near Oakvale and Kelleysville.

MISSING PERSON: Sgt. G.W. Woods and Dep. W.C. Wilborn responded to Pitzer Lane off of Clover Dew Dairy Road near Princeton in reference to a missing female. The male complainant advised that his wife was found missing after he woke up. The case was forwarded to the detective bureau.

ATTEMPT TO COMMIT MURDER FIRST DEGREE; DOMESTIC BATTERY: Dep. A.M. Ballard and G.C. Paitsel responded to Prosperity School Road in Rock in reference to a female being shot in the head. Upon arrival, the officers were told by a male subject “here he is.” The male subject pointed towards his son, the suspect of the crime. The son advised that his girlfriend, the victim, was on drugs and had battered him in the past. The officers noted the male was vague in his responses to the questions of the crime. The victim reported that she and the suspect had an argument after drinking and he had simply returned with a riffle and shot her.

Dec. 16

RESIDENTIAL FIRE (INFORMATION ONLY): Dep. G.C. Paitsel and A.M. Ballard responded to Old Pisgah Road in reference to a subject possibly inside of a residential fire. The officers located a deceased male subject and a relative advised that two subjects allegedly living with the deceased could have started the fire. The investigation was forwarded to the State Fire Marshall’s office.

CHILD ABUSE RESULTING IN RISK OF INJURY: A female subject reported to Dep. W.E. Rose that a child had been found near the Village Apartments near Princeton. The officers transported the child to the Mercer County Courthouse. Later a male subject who lives in the Village Apartments reported that his child was missing. He advised that he had tried to take a nap only to wake up and find the child missing. The case was forwarded to Children Protective Services.

Dec. 17

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A female subject reported damage to her car at Mercer Mall.

LEAVING THE SCENE (PROPERTY DAMAGE): A female subject advised that her vehicle had been struck by another vehicle that had left the scene after the accident.

BURGLARY: A male subject reported damage to his mother’s home on Raintree Lane.

Dec. 18

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A male subject reported damage to his pickup truck that was parked in his driveway.

FELONY DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY; FRAUDULENT SCHEMES: Two male subjects reported a female subject had attempted to sell a house she did not have ownership of and later when she and her daughter were asked to vacate the property, the home was extensively damaged.

MISCELLANEOUS CRIMINAL PETITION; BODY ATTACHMENT: Dustin Reynolds, 21, of Princeton, turned himself in on warrants for the above charges.

Dec. 19

CAPIAS WARRANT: Jonathan Croy, 29, of Princeton, was arrested.

CAPIAS WARRANT: Sarah Rotenberry, 24, of Princeton, was arrested.

Dec. 20

DOMESTIC BATTERY: Sgt. G.W. Woods, and Dep. A.M. Ballard W.C. Wilborn responded to Elder Avenue in Glenwood in reference to a domestic dispute. Both the male and female subjects involved reported physical abuse by the other. Julie Grubb, 24, and Brian Bailey, 33, of Princeton, were arrested.

DOMESTIC BATTERY: Dep. A.M. Ballard responded to Rock in reference to a domestic altercation that had already taken place. A female advised that her husband had struck her and left the residence in her car. The female further advised that her husband was out on bond for a domestic violence charge where she was the victim. The female refused to prosecute the male for the incident.

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