Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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April 29, 2013

Princeton Polie Department — April 18-25, 2013

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's 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.

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