Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

October 20, 2012

Princeton police blotter Oct. 11-17

Bluefield Daily Telegraph


Oct. 11

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A male subject reported a female had damaged his car with a rock in the parking lot of Kroger's.

SHOPLIFTING: Ptlm. T.A. Bailey responded to Kroger's in reference to a shoplifter. Management of the store advised a female attempted to conceal several items in her purse and leave the store. Jessica Mabe, 36, of Bristol, Tenn., was cited and released.

Oct. 12

BURGLARY: A female subject reported that copper wire had been stolen from her residence on North Seventh Street.

FAILURE TO APPEAR; SIMPLE POSSESSION: Ptlm. J.E. Faris and B.E. Grimm located a female subject that they knew was wanted on a warrant for failure to appear. The officers conducted a patdown on the subject and located drug paraphernalia and two pills on her person. Chelcie Baker, 23, of Princeton, was arrest.

CONSPIRACY (WARRANT): Summer Putorek, 19, of Athens turned herself into the department on a warrant from the Bluefield Police Department.

Oct. 13

DRIVING REVOKED FOR DUI: Ptlm. J.S. Bish and E.D Leftwich were conducting patrol and located a vehicle with registration believed to belong to another vehicle. Before the officers conducted a traffic stop, both males inside were allegedly observed driving the vehicle. Both were learned to have driver's licenses that were suspended. Mark Hill, 27, of Princeton, was arrested.

GRAND LARCENY: A male subject advised two pieces of construction equipment were missing from his residence on Old Beckley Road.

BURGLARY: A male subject reported items were missing from his closed in porch on Edwards Avenue.

UNDERAGE CONSUMPTION; DISORDERLY CONDUCT; SIMPLE POSSESSION: Four subjects were cited and released following a disturbance call at Town Square.

INSURANCE STOP; NO INSURANCE: Vernel Reyes, 37, of Statesville, N.C., was cited and released following his being found to have no insurance.

Oct. 14

MALICIOUS WOUNDING; DOMESTIC BATTERY: Officers responded to a fight on Bee and Harrison Streets. The officers arrived and placed two male subjects, one of which was allegedly carrying a stick, in handcuffs to determine what happened. One of the male subjects reportedly attempted to contact the other male about an item stolen from the other's residence. The same male subject attempted to strike the other with the stick. The male that was allegedly struck appeared to have lacerations to his head. The officers learned the two were related and one of the males had run to a home in the area.  

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A female subject reported someone had scratched the side of her car on Bee Street.

Oct. 15

GRAND LARCENY: The owner of Cutlip's Lawn Services reported tools were missing from the business.

FALSELY REPORTING AN EMERGENCY: Ptlm. R.S. Gibson was advised that a male subject had called 911 to report a fight between himself and another male. Upon arrival, the other male allegedly involved in the fight seemed confused when the officers asked. The officer asked the male if the male that called 911 was in the residence. The male advised that he was. The officer located the male hiding inside of a china cabinet. The male allegedly stated, “I'm sorry sir, I lied about us fighting. I'm drunk again.” The male also allegedly advised that he didn't know why he had called. The officer noted the male appeared to have the odor of alcohol on his person. Roger Butcher, 42, of Princeton, was arrested.

DUI (SECOND OFFENSE); REVOKED FOR DUI: Ptlm. J.S. Bish responded to the Foot Clinic on Rogers Street in reference to an intoxicated female. Multiple people in the business pointed toward a female that the officer observed swaying in her seat. The officer escorted the female out of the building to conduct a field interview. The officer noted a strong odor of alcohol on her person. The female allegedly advised that she had three beers to drink. The officer also asked the female how she got to the business. She allegedly pointed toward a car and said she drove it. The officer asked the female to phone someone to pick her up. While getting her phone out of her car, the female reportedly attempted to drive the vehicle before the officer shut it off. The female was observed to be having problems standing and allegedly refused a field sobriety test. The officer placed the female under arrest and she allegedly refused to complete the breathalyzer test. The female waived her right to counsel and advised she had driven from her residence in Glenwood under the influence of alcohol and medication. Elizabeth Conner, 64, of Princeton, was arrested.

FORGERY; UTTERING: Officers responded to CVS Pharmacy on Stafford Drive in reference to a male attempting to pass a fraudulent prescription. The pharmacist advised that the amount of pills on the prescription had been altered. The officers noted the number of pills had been changed and the male had attempted to pass the prescription. The male allegedly advised the officers of attempting to alter and pass the prescription. Nicholas Punturi, 21, of Princeton, was arrested.  

Oct. 16

PETIT LARCENY: A female subject reported her purse was stolen in the parking lot of the Workforce West Virginia building.

PETIT LARCENY: The administration at Mercer School reported that one of the four iPads at the school was stolen.

Oct. 18

PROBATION VIOLATION: Sgt. E.T. Pugh responded to Princeton Ave. in reference to a male subject wishing to turn himself in on a warrant. Gary Sanders, 23, of Princeton, was arrested.


Oct. 11

SHOPLIFTING (SECOND OFFENSE): Dep. J.E. Coulter was contacted by the complainant involving a shoplifting at Walmart near Princeton. The officer learned that it was the suspect's second shoplifting incident.

Oct. 12

FORGERY; UTTERING: A male subject reported two of his checks were missing and had been cashed used to make purchases without his consent.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A female subject advised that someone had damaged the passenger side window on her truck at her residence on Simmons River Road.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A male subject reported damage to his vehicle at Cracker Barrel on Meadowfield Lane.

HIT AND RUN ON PRIVATE LOT (MINOR DAMAGE); DUTY UPON STRIKING UNATTENDED VEHICLE: A female subject reported her car was struck by another vehicle at Wild Cat Recycling near Bluefield. The officer located the male subject believed to have hit the vehicle and left. The officer learned from the management of the store, the male, was unaware he hit the car.

Oct. 13

BREAKING AND ENTERING: Deputies responded to Exxon located on Old Beckley Road in response to an alarm. The officers arrived and noted the glass of the store had been broken. The officer observed that some cigarettes and cash currency had been stolen.

Oct. 14

GRAND LARCENY: Dep. C.K. Lester responded to Bramwell and learned two ATV's had been stolen. The case was forwarded to the detective bureau.

Oct. 17

GRAND LARCENY (AUTO): A female subject advised that her car was stolen from the parking lot at Mercer Mall.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY; PETIT LARCENY; ENTRY OF BUILDING OTHER THAN DWELLING: Dep. C.K. Lester responded to Glenwood Country Store in reference to a destruction of property. An employee advised that the glass to the door was broken. The officer observed a piece of metal hanging from the roof that made it appear someone had tried to access the roof to get in the store.