Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Police Blotter

March 27, 2013

Princeton Police Department — March 14-20, 2013

— Princeton Police

March 14

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A male subject reported damage to his vehicle parked at the Princeton Moose Lodge.

SHOPLIFTING: Ptlm. D.B. Morey responded to Smoker Friendly on Stafford Drive in reference to a shoplifter. Store management advised a male subject had placed several items in his coat pocket and had attempted to leave without paying. The officer conducted a patdown on the subject and located several items that the subject had not paid for. Christopher Bailey, 32, of Princeton, was cited.

DRIVING SUSPENDED (THIRD OFFENSE); PERMITTING DRIVING NO OPERATORS: Ptlm. D.B. Morey located a female subject he believed to be driving on a suspended license. The officer conducted a traffic stop on South Walker Street. The officer learned the female had been convicted of driving suspended on two previous occasions.  Melissa Farrell, 28, of Princeton, was arrested. Her boyfriend, Richard McKinney, was cited for permitting Farrell to drive,

March 15

OPEN CONTAINER; ONE WAY VIOLATION: Ptlm. D.A. Weatherly and E.D. Leftwich located a vehicle traveling the wrong way on South Ninth Street. The officers initiated a traffic stop and located a cup containing what was believed to be a mixed alcoholic beverage in the vehicle. Randall Stewart, 49, of Princeton, was cited.

SHOPLIFTING (FIRST OFFENSE): Ptlm. D.B. Morey and B.E. Grimm responded to Kroger on Stafford Drive in reference to a shoplifter. Store management advised that they had detained a female subject. The officers learned the female subject had previous citations for shoplifting. The management further advised the female subject had taken two bottles of wine without paying. Jessica White, 29, of Princeton, was cited.

March 16

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY; PETIT LARCENY: A male subject reported damage to his vehicle parked on Mercer Street.

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE: Sgt. T.A. Gray observed a vehicle cross the center line on the Thorn Street bridge. The officer initiated a traffic stop. The officer located a case of beer in the vehicle beside of two rear passengers. The officer spoke to the driver and she allegedly advised that she had been drinking in the evening. The female failed all three field sobriety tests. She registered a 0.112 blood alcohol content. Emily Odell, 21, of Amma, was arrested.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: Ptlm. D.B. Morey located a female subject that appeared to be staggering into traffic before returning to the sidewalk. The officer was advised by a driver that a female subject appeared drunk in the area. The officer then initiated contact with the female subject. The officer observed the female subject's eyes appeared bloodshot and she had the odor of an alcoholic beverage on her person. The female advised she had no place to go. Edna Runyun, 42, of Princeton, was arrested.

March 17

PETIT LARCENY: A female subject reported another female had taken money from her purse at her apartment on Mercer Street. Warrants are pending.

GRAND LARCENY (AUTO): A male subject reported his vehicle had been stolen.

March 18

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A female subject reported damage to a trailer parked at the First United Methodist Church.

March 19

BURGLARY: A male subject reported his handgun was missing from his home on North Third Street.

March 20

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A male subject reported damage his garage door was damaged on South Avenue.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: Lt. K.T. Compton and Ptlm. B.E. Grimm responded to Allen's Furniture on Mercer Street in reference to a female subject who had placed herself in the driver's seat of a vehicle without permission. Upon arrival, the vehicle's owner reported not knowing the female and not wishing to press charges. Upon removing the female from the vehicle, the officers believed her to be under the influence of an unknown substance. The female allegedly became belligerent. She advised that the vehicle was the one that her friends were traveling in. She also advised the officers that she believed they had taken her children and placed them in the trunk of their vehicle to hide them from her. The female allegedly advised that she taken two K-4 Dilaudid pills. Heather Burlison, 41, of Princeton, was arrested.

BATTERY ON AN OFFICER; DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: Ptlm. B.E. Grimm and Sgt. T.A. Gray responded to the alley behind North Third Street in reference to an unknown situation. Upon arrival, the officers located a female subject with two ResCare workers with her. The female allegedly became belligerent before agreed to return to her residence. The female then allegedly refused to enter the residence. The female also allegedly began making contact with Grimm. The officers then attempted to arrest the female subject. She allegedly attempted to resist by striking the officers with her head. The female allegedly destroyed a chair while at the Princeton Police Department by throwing it against a wall. Latoya Booker, 22, of Princeton, was arrested.

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