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April 28, 2013

Princeton Police Blotters, April 18-25

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PRINCETON — April 18

PETIT LARCENY: A female subject reported that several items had been stolen from her vehicle parked on South Ninth Street.

PETIT LARCENY: A male subject reported he and his wife’s vehicles had been broken into. Several items were missing from the vehicles.

BURGLARY: A female subject reported that her residence on South Avenue had been broken into and several items were missing.

April 19

POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE: Officers including Ptlm. J.D. Halsey responded to Highland Avenue in reference to a possible narcotics user. Officers traveled to Highland Avenue and located a male subject inside of an apartment. When the male opened the door, the officers observed a baggie containing pills on the table of the residence. Allegedly, the male subject had left the pills on the table of the residence. James Parks, 35, of Princeton, was arrested.

SHOPLIFTING: Sgt. T.A. Gray and Ptlm. B.E. Grimm responded to Kroger on Stafford Drive in reference to a shoplifter. Store security reported that a female subject had taken five items and attempted to leave without paying. Brenda Tapp, 28, of Princeton, was cited.

April 20

ROBBERY (AGGRAVATED); GRAND LARCENY: A male subject reported that another male had approached him, pulled out a knife and demanded all of his money before fleeing.

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE; FAILURE TO SUBMIT/IMPLIED  CONSENT: While on patrol, Ptlm. D.B. Morey observed a vehicle pull into a parking lot on Stafford Drive, a short while later, the vehicle returned to Stafford Drive. When the officer began following the vehicle, the vehicle again pulled off. The officer initiated a traffic stop. Upon speaking with the driver, the officer observed the odor of alcohol on the female driver’s person. Allegedly, the female admitted to drinking. The officer observed the driver to have bloodshot eyes, droopy eyelids, slow and slurred speech. The female subject allegedly failed three field sobriety tests. The female allegedly then refused to take the portable breathalyzer test and the secondary test. Allison Christian, 36, of Princeton, was arrested.

April 21

PETIT LARCENY: A male subject reported that a license plate had been stolen from his vehicle parked on West View Avenue.

DOMESTIC BATTERY: Officers responded to a domestic altercation on Mercer Street between two females. Allegedly, the fight began after an argument escalated. Both parties refused to press charges. One of the subjects was a juvenile and subsequently released when the officers learned she lived at another residence. April Johnson, 32, of Princeton, and the juvenile were arrested.

April 22

SHOPLIFTING (SECOND OFFENSE): Ptlm. R.S. Gibson responded to Kroger on Stafford Drive in reference to a shoplifter. Store management advised that a male subject had taken several meat products from shelves and concealed them to leave without paying. The officer spoke with the male subject who allegedly advised, “I was just being stupid.” Henry Stacey, 48, of Princeton, was cited.

PETIT LARCENY: A male subject reported some of his tools had been stolen from a job site on Stafford Drive.

BURGLARY; GRAND LARCENY: A male subject reported several items had been stolen from a residence on Straley Avenue.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A female subject reported minor damage to the drive-thru at Arby’s on Ingleside Road.

April 23

PUBLIC INTOXICATION: Ptlm. R.S. Gibson responded to the Budget Inn on Thorn Street in reference to two subjects being passed out. The officer arrived and spoke to a male and female subject lying around the motel. Both allegedly advised the officer that they didn’t have a place to go. The officer observed the two had several beer cans around them and smelled of alcohol. Patrick Epps, 50, and Loretta Woody, 64, of Princeton, were arrested.

BATTERY: Sgt. T.A. Gray responded to Washington Avenue in reference to an altercation between juveniles. A member of the Princeton Fire Department advised the officers that they had broken up the fight. The case was forwarded to the juvenile authorities.

PETIT LARCENY: A male subject reported that batteries had been stolen from his vehicle on South Wickham Avenue.

April 25

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: Sgt. E.T. Pugh responded to Bluefield Avenue in reference to a disturbance. A female subject reported that her son was in an intoxicated state and she wanted him to leave. The officer advised the male to leave the area. Later, the officer responded to the same residence and observed the male had returned and was allegedly refusing to leave. Jessie Mitchell, 33, of Princeton, was arrested.

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