Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

August 4, 2013

Princeton Police, Mercer Sheriff blotters July 25-31


Bluefield Daily Telegraph

PRINCETON — MERCER SHERRIFF



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.



July 29

BREAKING AND ENTERING TO AUTO; DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY; PETIT LARCENY: A male subject reported his vehicle had been broken into while it was parked at Carmike Cinemas near Mercer Mall. Several items were reported missing.

DOMESTIC BATTERY: Dep. W.C. Wilborn responded to Dogwood Hills Road in reference to a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, a female subject reported she had slapped her husband. The husband reported his wife had slapped him and had grabbed him by the shirt in the neck area. Virgie Ratcliff, 31, of Bluefield, was arrested.



July 30

LEAVING THE SCENE (PROPERTY DAMAGE): Dep. J.D. Ellison responded to Guard Drive where a fire hydrant had been knocked over. Allegedly, the vehicle fled the scene.

CAPIAS: Morris Small, 48, was located and arrested on a warrant from Jefferson County.

BENCH WARRANT; FORGERY; UTTERING; FRAUDULENT SCHEMES: Sarah Rotenberry, 25, of Princeton, was located and arrested on a warrant.



July 31

SHOPLIFTING: Walmart store management reported a female subject had taken several items from the store without paying. Deputies later located the female subject on Evening Shade Road near Rock. The female subject advised she had filled the cart with items but only intended to purchase some of the smaller items. She reported not putting the items she did not wish to purchase back after store management confronted her.

BREAKING AND ENTERING TO AUTO: A female subject reported her car was broken into with several items stolen while it was parked at Mercer Mall.



PRINCETON POLICE



July 25

DOMESTIC BATTERY: Officers responded to North Wickham Avenue in reference to domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, the officers located a female subject with a head laceration. The officers located the male subject and placed him in custody. Another male subject reported the two had begun arguing at the residence when they arrived. The female subject reportedly came at the male with a knife. The male then allegedly threw the female into a nightstand causing a laceration to her head. The female subject reported the two had been arguing and both had retrieved knives during the argument. Both subjects reportedly were under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident.  Joseph Short, 24, of Princeton, was arrested.

PETIT LARCENY: A male subject reported cash was missing from his residence on Oliver Avenue.

PROSTITUTION (FIRST OFFENSE): A female subject reportedly approached undercover officers along Mercer Street. After traveling to the Days Inn, the female reportedly agreed to have sex with two officers for $50 per person. Amanda Presutti, 28, of Princeton, was arrested and allegedly confessed to the crime.

PROSTITUTION (FIRST OFFENSE): A female subject reportedly approached an undercover police officer. After being transported to the Days Inn, she allegedly agreed to have sex with the officer for $60. Samantha Graham, 20, of Princeton, was arrested and allegedly confessed to the crime.

PROSTITUTION (FIRST OFFENSE): A female subject reportedly approached an undercover police officer. After being transported to the Days Inn, she allegedly agreed to have sex with the officer for $50. Monica Combs, 26, of Princeton, was arrested and allegedly confessed to the crime.

July 26

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A male subject reported damage to his garage on Beckley Road.

July 27

PETIT LARCENY; TRANSFERRING STOLEN GOODS: A male subject reported a female had pawned his class ring. Warrants are pending.

DOMESTIC BATTERY: Ptlm. B.E. Grimm responded to Princeton Avenue in reference to domestic dispute. Upon arrival, the officers learned a female subject had allegedly scratched the neck of a male subject during an argument. Kaila Griffith, 23, of Princeton, was arrested.

PUBLIC INTOXICATION: Sgt. J.D. Halsey was on patrol on Princeton Avenue when he located two male subjects in a dispute with one allegedly holding a machete. After the officers retained possession of the weapon, the officers spoke to both parties. Allegedly, the male carrying the machete was required to use force to get the other male subject to leave the residence. Based on the level of intoxication of the other male, he was taken into custody. Shane Whittaker, 34, of Princeton, was arrested.

DOMESTIC BATTERY (THIRD OFFENSE): Ptlm. J.L. Faris responded to Lower Bell Street in reference to a disturbance. A male subject reported that he had arrived at a residence on Lower Bell with a female. He reported another female came out of the residence and struck him in the nose. The officers then spoke to the female, who appeared pregnant, and she advised the male had shoved her to the ground. The other female reported seeing the female shoved to the ground by the male. Reginald Leggett, 42, of Princeton, was arrested.

July 28

DOMESTIC BATTERY: A female subject reported her husband had struck her during a domestic dispute. Ptlm. D.A. Weatherly observed the female had an injury consistent with being struck in an argument. Jerry Johnson, 40, of Princeton, was arrested.