Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Police Blotter

February 24, 2013

Princeton Police Department— Feb. 14-19, 2013


Feb. 14

VIOLATION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTION ORDER: During a call, Ptlm. D.B. Morey and B.E. Grimm located and arrested Joanna Hatfield, 25, of Princeton.

Feb. 15

GRAND LARCENY: A male subject reported $4,000 in cash was missing from his residence on Kirk Street.

PETIT LARCENY: A male subject reported his rented laptop had been stolen from his residence on Highland Avenue.

PETIT LARCENY: Ptlm. J.L. Faris responded to Recycle West Virginia in reference to recovered stolen property. Employees advised they had located a steel grate believed to belong to the City of Princeton. The officer learned that several grates of the same type had been reported missing. The case remains under investigation.

ASSAULT: A female subject reported to Ptlm D.B. Morey that during a stress test at Princeton Community Hospital that a male worker at the hospital had grabbed her breast before he taped them to her chest as part of the examination. The investigation is ongoing.

Feb. 16

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A male subject reported to Ptlm. E.D. Leftwich and D.A. Weatherly that a portion of his porch had been knocked loose and a portion of his fence was damaged by a motor vehicle.

Feb. 17

RESISTING ARREST; DISORDERLY CONDUCT; BATTERY: While on a call at CVS, Ptlm. B.E. Grimm observed a juvenile female allegedly strike a male subject twice in the face despite the officer's requests to ignore the male's aggressive approach. The officer arrested the female for battery. The officer also repeatedly advised the juvenile female's grandmother to leave as she continued to curse at the male subject. The grandmother allegedly continued to refuse to leave. The officers attempted to place the grandmother under arrest for disorderly conduct. The female allegedly resisted arrested by refusing to place her hands behind her back and pulling away from the officer. The juvenile was taken to the Sam Perdue Juvenile Center. Janie Small, 64, of Princeton, was also arrested.

Feb. 18

CHILD ABUSE (WARRANT); NO INSURANCE: During a routine patrol, Ptlm. D.B. Morey located a female subject talking to a male subject who was sitting inside of a car on Mercer Street. The officer noted the female subject was a known user of narcotics and a convicted prostitute. The officer circled the block in attempt to ascertain why they were there. Upon his arrival, the officer located the female and male traveling down Mercer Street. The officer initiated a traffic stop. The officer learned the female subject had a warrant for child abuse. Valerie Blankenship, 35, of Lerona, was arrested. Lloyd Bowling, the driver of the vehicle, was issued a citation for no insurance.

Feb. 19

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A male subject reported broken windows at Stafford Construction on Mercer Street.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT; BATTERY: Lt. K.T. Compton and Sgt. T.A. Gray responded to Stafford Drive in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival, the officers observed a male subject who allegedly was being uncooperative with other emergency personnel. The officer advised the male to calm down or they would take him to jail. The officers went into an apartment and learned from a male subject who was bleeding from the nose that the other male had been drinking and became uncontrollable when he did such. The officers arrested Raymond Neely, 34, of Princeton, was arrested for disorderly conduct.

Feb. 20

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: Sgt. T.A. Gray learned from Princeton Community Hospital security officers that a male subject in the Emergency Room was being uncooperative. Upon arrival to the room, the male subject allegedly reported that his father was an FBI agent and he could do what he wanted. The officer advised the male subject to calm down. The male then allegedly threw his food tray against the wall. The officers then arrested Brandon Wimmer, 27, of Glen Fork. The male allegedly advised the officer that his father the FBI agent would make him pay.

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