• WORTHLESS CHECKS: Sgt. S.J. Cary arrested Christina Louise Rathburn, 40, of Princeton, on two worthless check warrants.
• CAPIAS: Sgt. S.J. Cary arrested Wesley Dean Robertson, 44, of Bluefield, on a failure to appear warrant involving failure to meet obligation support of a minor.
• DOMESTIC BATTERY, ROBBERY: Dep. D.A. Furches and Sgt. G.W. Woods responded to Murdock Street in Princeton, where a domestic disturbance was reported. Woods went to the home, while Furches followed a van the suspect was believed to be fleeing in. The complainant reported the suspect had entered her home through an unlocked door and demanded a check for $35. When the complainant refused, the suspect allegedly grabbed her hand, hurting her in the process, took her purse and left the house. The suspect, Clifford H. Wiley, 47, of Princeton, was charged with domestic battery and robbery.
• DOMESTIC BATTERY: While working a special detail at Mercer Mall, Maj. D.B. Bailey responded to Center Court, where an altercation between two juveniles was reported. The parties were separated by Bailey and mall security. The alleged victim reported the suspect struck her in the face and abdomen. Both parties were banned from the mall for one year and released to the custody of their parents.
• DOMESTIC BATTERY: Dep. A.M. Ballard, Dep. W.C. Wilborn and Dep. J.R. Coburn responded to Bicknal Flats Road in Rock, where unwanted subjects were reported. When the officers arrived, a woman at the scene advised she and her husband had argued and that he tried to choke her. The man reported, however, that he had called 911 because his in-laws had come to their house and refused to leave. Neither party wished to pursue charges. The woman reported she would stay at a relative's house overnight.
• FAILURE TO APPEAR: Cpl. J.J. Ruble arrested Shannon Anderson, 34, of Princeton, on a failure to appear warrant.
• DOMESTIC BATTERY: Cpl. J.J. Ruble, Dep. W.E. Rose and Dep. C.M. Williams responded to Dunn Lane, where a complainant reported he had been in an altercation with his daughter. When officers attempted to speak with the daughter, they found she had climbed out her window and fled. The complainant was advised of the domestic violence petition process, and he reported he did not wish to pursue charges at the time.
• BREAKING AND ENTERING, FIRST-DEGREE ROBBERY, GRAND LARCENY: Cpl. S.A. Sommers responded to Executive Lounge in Green Valley, where a complainant reported two white males entered the business, brandished a firearm and demanded money. She handed over the cash, and the two males allegedly fled, running west on Blue Prince Road. Dep. E.P. Parks, Trooper Moore and Trooper Marsh searched the area for suspects, while Sommers gathered statements. The complainant described one man as tall - approximately 6 feet tall - and weighing 170 pounds. She reported he had a pointy nose and was wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and a red bandana over his face. The second suspect was about 5 feet, 6 inches tall, wearing a white or gray shirt and a white bandana over his face.
• DOMESTIC ASSAULT, BATTERY: Dep. E.P. Parks and Cpl. S.A. Sommers responded to Sunny Meadows, where a complainant met the officers and followed them to the courthouse. The woman said her husband came into the bedroom and demanded to see her phone, accusing her of adultery. During the altercation, the woman stated the man held her down on the bed and refused to let her get up. She did break free and managed to get the couple's two children out of the home and into the car, but the man allegedly grabbed the older of the two children as she attempted to leave. He did eventually allow her to leave the residence. The woman reported she did not wish to pursue criminal charges until she consulted an attorney, but she sought a domestic violence protective order.
• BURGLARY, GRAND LARCENY: Dep. D.A. Furches responded to Mintwood Avenue, where a complainant reported a man broke into his residence through a back window and forced open a two-drawer filing cabinet, taking cash and jewelry. The officer located a shoe print and a partial fingerprint from the cabinet. A man identified as a potential suspect issued a statement to police, but no arrest was made. Furches noted the case was still under investigation.
• CONSPIRACY, PASSING OF UNAUTHORIZED CURRENCY: Dep. W.C. Wilborn received a written statement from a pizza delivery driver from Papa John's advising he had received a counterfeit $50 bill from two male subjects who met him at Bethel United Methodist Church on Eads Mill Road. The investigation was ongoing.
• VIOLATION OF DVP: Dep. J.D. Ellison arrested Clifford Wiley, 47, of Princeton, on a charge of violating a domestic violence protective order.
• OBSTSRUCTING, DISORDERLY CONDUCT, PUBLIC INTOXICATION: Cpl. J.J. Ruble and Dep. E.P. Parks responded to Pleasant Valley Mobile Home Park, where a neighbor dispute was reported. When they arrived, a woman began yelling that a man had some of her belongings inside a trailer and refused to let her get them. She claimed the man had her coat, purse and liquor inside the residence and refused to give them back. The man claimed he didn't have any of the items and offered officers the opportunity to see for themselves. Meanwhile, the woman continued to behave in belligerent manner and allegedly burst into the residence as officers were looking for her belongings. Connie Mae Easter, 45, of Kellysville, was arrested.
• BATTERY: Dep. J.R. Coburn responded to Kirk Street to assist Princeton Police on a traffic stop, possibly involving an assault at the One Stop Exxon on Oakvale Road. Coburn detained the suspect and was transporting him to the Exxon station, when the man allegedly told him he did try to steal beer from the store. The complainant at the scene reported the man took two cases of beer and pushed her down at the door, where she was attempting to stop him from stealing. The man continued out the door, but the woman reported she was able to trip him, causing him to spill the beer. Ricardo Justin Gutierrz, 19, of Princeton, was charged.
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