Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Police Blotter

August 4, 2013

Princeton Police, Mercer Sheriff blotters July 25-31


July 25

PETIT LARCENY: A female subject reported her daughter's purse had been stolen from a vehicle parked at Mercer Mall.

July 26

IDENTITY THEFT: A female subject reported her identity was used to open a Frontier account in Eleanor without her permission.

July 27

FLEEING ON FOOT; OBSTRUCTING; OPEN CONTAINER; PUBLIC INTOXICATION: Deputies were dispatched to Cardinal Avenue near Princeton in reference to a noise complaint. Upon arrival, two male subjects approached the officers. One of the males was allegedly carrying an open container of alcohol and allegedly had alcohol on his breath. Allegedly, the male carrying the alcohol became belligerent toward the officers when the officers requested to speak to additional males at the residence. The officers advised the male to stop arguing with them. The male subject then allegedly attempted to flee into the garage. The officers were able to detain the male. David Bailey, 22, of Princeton, was arrested. The officers also located three underage subjects that registered positive for alcohol consumption on a portable breathalyzer test. Kimberly Thomas, 20, of Princeton, Jason Grose, 18, of Rock, and Mariah Douglas, 20, of Bramwell, were cited. Garrison Shay, 22, of Princeton, who claimed the residence belonged to him, was cited for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.  

BURGLARY: A female subject reported an unauthorized person had gained access to her residence on Nutwood Street near Bluefield.

PETIT LARCENY: A male subject reported his license plate was stolen.

BREAKING AND ENTERING TO AUTO: Officers received a report of a male subject breaking into vehicles in Jera-K Estates near Princeton.

July 28

DOMESTIC BATTERY: Officers responded to Explorer Street near Brushfork in reference to domestic dispute. Upon arrival, the officers spoke to a female subject who advised her husband had gotten upset with her, rushed toward her, shoved her against the refrigerator in the home, let her fall to the ground, and struck her with his fists. The female subject's daughter allegedly witnessed the incident. The officers did not observe any injuries to the female subject's person and believed the two had engaged in mutual combat. The husband did not file charges so his wife would not be arrested. Kenneth Murray, 47, of Falls Mills, Va., was arrested.

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