Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

May 21, 2008

Princeton Police — May 8-14, 2008


May 8

• BATTERY: Ptlm. M.B. Gergely responded to Jiffy Lube, where a complainant reported an unruly customer. The officer arrived and spoke with the parties at the scene, but the alleged suspect had left the scene before she got to the business. She advised the parties involved to contact 911 if the customer caused any more problems and to file reports on station if they wished to pursue charges.

• GRAND LARCENY: Det. T.A. Gray investigated a report of a stolen ring from a patient at Princeton Health Care Center on Courthouse Road. Witnesses reported seeing the victim's ring on her finger May 5 as she was assisted with a bath. The employee also advised she had others searching drains and traps to ensure the jewelry had not slipped off the victim's finger and fallen into the pipes. The officers checked with local pawn shops without finding anyone familiar with the ring.

• BREACH OF PEACE: A counselor at the Vet Center on Mercer Street reported a man entered the building screaming and cursing, poured himself a cup of coffee and created a disturbance. He then went outside, continued screaming and cursing and threw the coffee up into the air. Det. T.A. Gray investigated and advised the complainant to provide a written statement on the incident to pursue charges.

May 9

• SHOPLIFTING: Ptlm. W.M. Bradley responded to Kroger on Stafford Drive, where Norton Williams, 18, of Princeton, allegedly concealed two packs of dog bones and a dog collar. He was cited for shoplifting.

May 10

• FAILURE TO APPEAR FOR BATTERY AND OBSTRUCTION: Ptlm. J.D. Halsey arrested Adam Copley, 19, of Princeton, on warrants after getting word that he was in State Police custody.

• FAILURE TO APPEAR FOR POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE: Det. T.A. Gray arrested Betty Sullivan, 21, of Bluefield, on a warrant for failure to appear.

• FAILURE TO APPEAR: Sgt. W.A. Peery arrested Stephen Croy, 26, of Princeton, on a failure to appear warrant.

• BATTERY: Ptlm. J.D. Lambert, Ptlm. M.B. Gergely and Sgt. W.A. Peery responded to Washington Avenue in reference to a possible altercation. The complainant reported she was walking on Highland Avenue when a suspect rode up to her on a bike, jumped off and hit her in the chest, forcing her to the ground. A witness confirmed her report. Silas Taylor, 44, of Princeton, was arrested.

• BATTERY: Ptlm. J.D. Lambert and Ptlm. M.B. Gergey responded to an altercation on South Walker Street. At the scene, officers saw a male walking toward them covered in blood. He reported a man had hit him in the head with a beer bottle. Carl Stump, 23, of Princeton, was arrested.

• MISSING JUVENILE: A Kirk Street man reported his 16-year-old daughter left for work on May 7 and had not returned. Ptlm. E.T. Pugh investigated and advised the father the teen's information would be entered into the National Crime Information Center database. No further information was available.

May 12

• PETIT LARCENY, BATTERY: Ptlm. J.D. Lambert, Ptlm. M.B. Gergely and Lt. P.W. Hill resonded to Straley Avenue, where a woman explained she had sprayed a man with pepper spray. She reportedly thought the man stole $2,000 from her residence, so she entered his vehicle and stole a scanner. The scanner was returned to the man, and the woman, Kristen Staton, 33, of Princeton, was arrested.

May 14

• BREACH OF PEACE: Ptlm. M.B. Gergely observed a white Pontiac Sunfire in Gaylord's on Courthouse Road with a flat tire. She noted the suspect appeared to be the suspect from a recent call and pulled over to speak with him. The man allegedly appeared to be intoxicated and could not get a ride home. Gergely arrested Gary Scott Jr., 37, of Bluefield.