Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Police Blotter

October 20, 2012

Princeton police blotter Oct. 11-17



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.  

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