PRINCETON — Mercer Sheriff
BREAKING AND ENTERING TO AUTO; GRAND LARCENY: A male subject reported a pressure washer had been stolen from the back of his vehicle while it was parked at the Comfort Inn on Ambrose Lane near Princeton.
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY (INFORMATION ONLY): A male subject reported an elderly male subject had struck his fence with his vehicle on accident. The officer investigating, Dep. D.A. Furches, believed the matter to be civil in nature.
PETIT LARCENY: A female subject reported her purse was missing after a visit to the Dollar General Store on Athens Road near Princeton.
FORGERY (THREE COUNTS): A female subject reported three of her child's checks had been taken and cashed without his permission. The case was forwarded to the detective bureau.
HIT AND RUN: Several subjects reported to Dep. J.D. Gills a female subject had backed into a parked car at the Dollar General near Bluewell, gotten out and surveyed the damage before leaving the scene.
BURGLARY: A male subject living near Falls Mills Road reported several items were stolen from his residence. The case was forwarded to the detective bureau.
POSSESSION OF MATERIAL DEPICTING MINORS ENGAGED IN SEXUALLY EXPLICIT CONDUCT; RECEIPT OF MATERIAL DEPICTING MINORS ENGAGED IN SEXUALLY EXPLICIT CONDUCT: Eric Hitt, 28, of Princeton, was arrested on the charges listed. Allegedly, the subject possessed a computer and external hard drive which he knew contain images of minors engaged in sexual activity.
PETIT LARCENY; BREAKING AND ENTERING TO AUTO: Two female subjects reported items were missing from a vehicle parked at Mercer Mall.
BURGLARY; PETIT LARCENY: A female subject reported her purse had been stolen.
BURGLARY; PETIT LARCENY: A male subject reported several items were missing from his residence on Aloe Lane near Princeton.
LOST/STOLEN TAG: A male subject reported the license plate from his vehicle had been stolen.
DOMESTIC ASSAULT; DOMESTIC BATTERY; DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: Sgt. G.W. Woods responded to Braxton Avenue off of Airport Road in reference to a domestic disturbance. While in route, the officer was flagged down by a male subject. The officer noted the vehicle the male was traveling in appeared damaged. The male reported his girlfriend had damaged the vehicle. The male was taken into custody due to statements made by the female subject to Emergency Services. Woods and Dep. C.K. Lester continued to the girlfriend's residence. The girlfriend allegedly reported striking the male subject after learning he had been texting an ex-girlfriend. Allegedly, the male subject choked her and had thrown her into a door in response. The female allegedly struck the male several times during the argument. The officer observed damage to a door inside the residence. Joseph Thomas, 28, of Cabin Creek, and Erin Jones, 24, of Bluefield, were arrested.
FRAUDULENT USE OF CREDIT CARD (WARRANT): Brandyn Taylor, 26, of Princeton was arrested on a warrant.
PETIT LARCENY: A male subject reported a laptop computer purchased for his wife was stolen.
WORTHLESS CHECK: Brenda Cardwell, 61, of Bluefield, turned herself in on a warrant.