SHOPLIFTING, CONTRIBUTING TO DELINQUENCY OF A MINOR: Alisha M. Kilts, 20, of Virginia Beach, Va., was arrested at the Women’s Belk in Mercer Mall for allegedly shoplifting $164 in underwear. She was with a juvenile at the time.
PETIT LARCENY, BREAKING AND ENTERING AUTO: A pioneer CD player was stolen from a 1985 Buick LaSabre. There are no suspects. Dep. S.A. Sommers investigated.
WORTHLESS CHECK: Roscoe Brown, 52, of Bluefield, was arrested for allegedly writing 17 worthless checks, in amounts from $5 to $75.
BREAKING AND ENTERING AUTO, PETIT LARCENY, DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A witness told police he saw three suspects in his truck, which was parked at his residence. He chased down two of them, and said he got the names of all three. There was damage to the truck totaling $600, and equipment valued at $500 was stolen.
WORTHLESS CHECKS: Kamala Joann Bane, 31, of Bluefield, was arrested after allegedly writing checks to Queen’s Pizza for $46.77, Veterinary Associates for $130.35, All Creatures for $320.05 and to the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department for $335.05.
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: The rear driver’s-side quarter panel of a pickup truck was damaged after witnesses said someone was trying to get the alarm to go off. The damage totaled $250.
DOMESTIC BATTERY: harles Robert Hall, 49, of Bluefield, was arrested after a he reportedly tackled a victim, pushing him into a kitchen door and breaking the glass with the victim’s arm. Both men were allegedly intoxicated at the time.
DUI: Chad M. Lowe, 26, of Cedar Bluff, Va., was arrested after Dep. S.A. Sommers noticed him traveling at a high rate of speed on U.S. 460. Lowe’s blood-alcohol later tested over the .08
PRINCETON POLICE DEPARTMENT
FAILURE TO APPEAR, DRIVING SUSPENDED, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE: During routine patrol, Ptlm. T.A. Gray and Sgt. K.T. Compton observed Kenneth Varney, 19, of Princeton, traveling with two other men and knew he was wanted for failure to appear. The officers asked Varney to step out of the vehicle, at which time, Compton reported seeing a $5 bill and half of a Dilaudid pill inside. At that time, Varney was also charged with possession of a controlled substance. During the same incident, officers discovered another passenger, David Small, 26, of Princeton, was wanted on capias warrants, and he was apprehended. The driver of the vehicle, Scott Blankenship, 45, of Princeton was arrested for driving on a suspended license.
SHOPLIFTING: Ptlm. M.B. Gergely investigated a report of shoplifting at a suspect’s residence. The investigation is ongoing.
ASSAULT: A caller reported a man beating a woman in the parking lot of the Little General Store on Stafford Drive. Officers responded, but the altercation report appeared to be unfounded.
BURGLARY: A complainant reported that someone had broken into his Douglas Street apartment. The man showed Ptlm. G.C. Paitsel where he believed someone had kicked in the front door, but he could not identify any specific items as missing.
SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: A complainant reported suspicious activity in a red car parked at Tudor’s Biscuit World on Stafford Drive. Officers responded, but the vehicle was not present when they arrived.
BATTERY: Ptlm. W.J. Gilley responded to a report of battery at Budget Inn on Thorn Street. Upon his arrival, the complainant said he approached a black male who had been urinating in the parking lot and advised him to leave the property. The complainant said the unknown man then slapped the back of his neck and fled in a vehicle.
FAILURE TO APPEAR, SHOW CAUSE ORDER: West Virginia State Police officers transported Danny Mark Surface, 48, of Princeton, to the Princeton Police Department, where he was booked on the listed charges.
DUI: Ptlm. G.C. Paitsel stopped a green Geo Metro, after allegedly observing it traveling east on Mercer Street with no lights on. When he approached the vehicle, the officer reported that he smelled alcohol on the driver. Pamela Hudgins, of Princeton, allegedly failed field sobriety tests and later registered a 0.194 blood-alcohol reading on the Intoximeter.
SHOPLIFTING: Sgt. W.A. Peery and Ptlm. J.M. Ellison and T.A. Gray responded to Kroger on Stafford Drive concerning a shoplifting incident. Upon arrival, the officers spoke with the suspect’s husband, who agreed to return the two magazines, two paperback books, one pen and 33 Cadbury eggs his wife allegedly took. Misty Dawn Farley, 32, of Princeton, was cited, released and advised not to return to Kroger in the future.
TRESPASSING: Sgt. W.A. Peery and W.E. Rose responded to a Harrison Street man’s complaint that he saw a neighbor walk into another nearby house. Upon investigation, the officers learned that the house in question had been vacant for some time and was slated for auction. Other neighbors said several people had stopped in to check out the property and its contents.
TELEPHONE HARASSMENT: A High Street woman reported she and her daughter had received repeated threatening phone calls. The woman said she recorded the phone number that originated the call using Caller ID.
DUI, DRIVING SUSPENDED: Sgt. W.E. Rose allegedly saw a green Geo Metro run a red light at the intersection of Mercer Street and Honaker Avenue. The officer pulled the driver over on Douglas Street. Frederick Kanode, 29, of Princeton, was arrested and later tested a 0.170 blood alcohol content.
FRAUDULENT SCHEME: Raleigh County deputy reported that Kimberly Dawn Myers was wanted on warrants and was thought to be a patient at Princeton Community Hospital. She was arrested upon her release from the hospital.
DOMESTIC BATTERY, DOMESTIC ASSAULT: Ptlm. T.A. Gray responded to a complaint of a domestic altercation on Front Street. The alleged victim allegedly said her ex-boyfriend entered her residence, grabbed her arm and tried to make her leave. Jacob Norman Ratliff, 21, of Princeton, allegedly told the female he would kill her if he couldn’t have her. He was later located and arrested.
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