Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

October 14, 2012

Princeton blotter Oct. 14

Bluefield Daily Telegraph


Oct. 5

POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, MARIJUANA; POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, OXYCODONE; POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, XANAX: During a traffic stop for detective equipment, Sgt. E.T. Pugh learned the male subject was driving on a suspended driver's license. During a search of the vehicle, the officer located what was believed to be marijuana, four tablets believed to be Xanax, and one tablet believed to be oxycodone. Johnney Burchfield, 41, of Tennessee, was arrested.

BREAKING AND ENTERING TO A VEHICLE: A female reported her car had been broken into and items including jewelry and a printer were missing.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A female reported damage to her basement window on Christie Street.

Oct. 6

DOMESTIC BATTERY: A female reported that her boyfriend had entered her home following an argument by going through a broken window. The male allegedly attacked the female by pulling her hair, pushing her down, and kicking her stomach. The female also advised she was four months pregnant.  Officers observed red marks on the female's arms. The officers located the male subject on Fellers Street. Thomas Cox, 31, of Princeton, was arrested.

JOY RIDING: A female reported her car had been missing since the previous night.

GRAND LARCENY; BURGLARY: A male subject reported someone had broken into his outbuilding in Sentz Alley and stolen several tools.

Oct. 7

OBSTRUCTING: Sgt. E.T. Pugh, Ptlm. D.R. Murray and Ptlm. D.A. Weatherly stopped a vehicle for failure to signal a right turn. The female driver and passenger reported they did not have any information and were only 15. A male passenger was cooperative and able to provide the information requested. The other male passenger did not provide identification. The officer located the male's identification and he allegedly became belligerent. Barrett Brady, 21, of Princeton, was arrested.

AGGRAVATED ROBBERY: Ptlm. J.S. Bish learned from the female clerk that a male subject had entered the Sunoco on Mercer Street, stuck a gun to her side and demanded all of the money. The male also smashed the store phone and took the female's phone. The case was forwarded to the detective bureau.


Oct. 5

PETIT LARCENY: A male subject reported his firearm was missing on Thorn Avenue.

Oct. 7

LEAVING THE SCENE (PROPERTY DAMAGE); DRIVING REVOKED FOR DUI: A male subject reported to Dep. C.K. Lester that a male driver had struck three of his vehicles on Coal Heritage Road and fled on foot. The male subject's son later informed the officers that he had located the male. The officer noted the subject appeared to be extremely intoxicated. The officer later learned the male was driving with a revoked driver's license. The defendant requested transport to Bluefield Regional Medical Center for injuries sustained in the accident.

Oct. 9

PETIT LARCENY:  A female subject reported that a male and female had driven off with her purse in their car at the Go Mart in Green Valley.

EMBEZZLEMENT: J.C. Penney Loss Prevention reported to Dep. K.M. Saddler that an employee had issued a fraudulent gift card transaction and used the money herself. The female allegedly completed a statement confirming the loss prevention account of events. Warrants are pending.

Oct. 10

DISORDERLY CONDUCT; OBSTRUCTING: Sgt. G.W. Woods, Dep. W.C. Wilborn and A.M. Ballard responded to Pauli Heights apartments in reference to an unknown male creating a disturbance.

The officers arrived and learned the subject was a juvenile male who had been told to not come back to the residence. While the officers were attempting to speak to his mother, the male allegedly became belligerent and refused to release his hands to be handcuffed following alleged repeated interruptions of the officers. During a brief struggle, the officers were able to subdue the male using OC spray. The juvenile was transported to the Sam Perdue Juvenile Center.

FALSE PRETENSES: A female subject reported she had written two checks to a male to perform work but he had not performed the work. Warrants are pending.