Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Police Blotter

April 29, 2013

Mercer County Sheriff's Department — April 18-April 24, 2013

April 18, 2013

TELEPHONE HARASSMENT: A male subject at Mercer County Opportunity Industries reported that a former employee had called hundreds of times. Allegedly, during the calls, the male subject could only hear the former employee breathing and cursing.

ASSAULT (TWO COUNTS): Employees of Mountain State Investigation and Security reported that a male subject had called and said he was on his way to the business, located in Athens, with his gun. Allegedly, the male subject's wife also advised she was going to show up at the business. Warrants are pending.

PETIT LARCENY; DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A female subject reported to Dep. E.P. Parks that her phone was stolen while she managed a family yard sale. The officers were able to track the phone's location using the Find My iPhone app. Officers followed the signal until the phone was turned off in the area of Vine Street in Princeton. Later, the female subject reported that her phone had been returned to her but that it was destroyed. Warrants are pending.

April 19

BREAKING AND ENTERING: A female subject with Lil Camper Day Care on the Athens Road reported that someone had broken into an outbuilding near the day care center. Dep. J.D. Ellison believed the only items to be missing where a tire and a rim.

April 20

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE; DRIVING REVOKED FOR DUI: During a patrol on US 19 leaving Princeton, Dep. K.M. Saddler observed a vehicle pull out in front of his police cruiser. The officer noted that he had to use "accident avoidance techniques." The officer along with Dep. M.S. Horn initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver. Upon approach of the vehicle , the officers observed the female driver to allegedly have an odor of alcohol, that her eyes were glassy, and her speech slurred. The officers allegedly observed the female to be unsteady on her feet while awaiting field sobriety testing. The driver allegedly failed four field sobriety tests and registered a 0.113 BAC. Later, the officers learned the female driver had her license revoked for DUI. Mary Woods, 37, of Princeton, was arrested.

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