Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

March 9, 2014

Princeton Police Blotter Feb. 27-March 5


Bluefield Daily Telegraph

PRINCETON — Princeton Police



Feb. 27

DOMESTIC BATTERY: Ptlm. R.S. Gibson responded to an apartment on Stafford Drive in reference to a physical domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, the officer contacted two female subjects inside of the apartment. One of the females reported they have lived together for six years and had been arguing all day until the argument got physical. Allegedly, the other female subject poked the female in the nose, pushed her in the chest, and had pushed her to the ground. June Sowards, 59, of Princeton, was arrested.

Feb. 28

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE; CARRY CONCEALED WITH A PERMIT: Ptlm. J.E. Malm was on patrol on Bee Street when he observed a vehicle at the intersection of Bee Street that did not follow the direction that its turn signal indicated. The officer observed the vehicle swerve twice. The vehicle pulled to the side and the officer conducted a traffic stop. The female allegedly responded unclearly to the officer's questions. The female failed three field sobriety tests. The officer also located a handgun inside the vehicle between the seat and the center console. The gun was then seized by the officer. The female allegedly admitted to consuming klonopin that evening. Ceta Akers, 29, of Princeton, was arrested.

GRAND LARCENY: A male subject reported several items were missing from his vehicle on Henry Street.

POSSESSION OF CRACK COCAINE: Officers located a male subject inside of a known drug area. The officers approached the male subject and he immediately disowned the jacket he was wearing. Officers located a rock like substance that was believed to be crack cocaine. The male advised he had purchased the substance from an Hispanic male subject. Roger Butcher, 43, of Princeton, was arrested.

March 1

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE: Lt. E.T. Pugh was on patrol and observed a vehicle traveling on Thorn Street at a high rate of speed. The officer determined the vehicle was traveling at a 50 mph in a 30 mph zone. The officer initiated a traffic stop and the vehicle complied. The female driver reported not consuming any alcohol that night. The officer noted the female subject had bloodshot and glossy eyes. The female allegedly failed three field sobriety tests. The female was arrested and registered a blood-alcohol content of 0.147 in secondary testing. Marquita Moore, 24, of Bluefield, was arrested.

March 2

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: Sgt. D.A. Weatherly located two broken windows along Mercer Street.

March 3

DOMESTIC BATTERY; WARRANT: Officers including Lt. T.A. Gray responded to Martin Luther King Avenue in reference to a domestic altercation. Upon arrival, a female subject with blood coming from her mouth and on the sides of her face reported her boyfriend had beaten her. The officers then located the male subject and arrested Silas Taylor, 49, of Princeton.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT; OBSTRUCTING: While on a domestic battery call, Ptlm. J.L. Faris observed a male subject screaming loudly with profanities. The officer advised the male subject to calm down. Allegedly, the male subject refused to comply. The officer then informed the male subject he was under arrest. Allegedly, the male subject jerked away when the officer attempted to place handcuffs on him. Randy Arnold, 52, of Princeton, was arrested.

March 4

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A female subject reported her vehicle had been damaged on South Ninth Street.

March 5

PUBLIC INTOXICATION: Ptlm. R.S. Gibson located a male subject that allegedly ran into traffic, nearly causing an accident. The officer began to follow the male and observed he was swaying while walking. The officer made contact and observed the odor of alcohol coming from the male subject. The male allegedly admitted to consuming alcohol. He registered a 0.192 in preliminary testing. Geremy West, 19, of Princeton, was arrested.

BREACH OF PEACE: Lt. T.A. Gray responded to Douglas Street in reference to a physical altercation. Allegedly, a male subject agreed to leave the residence until things had calmed down. The male allegedly left and then turned and pointed a middle finger in the direction of the other person in the altercation. James Wellman, 22, of Princeton, was arrested.



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Feb. 27

SHOPLIFTING: Dep. K.M. Saddler responded to Walmart near Princeton in reference to a shoplifter in custody. Upon the officer's arrival, store management reported a female subject had placed items inside of her purse and attempted to leave without paying for them. Nazarene Harmon, 26, of Princeton, was cited.

March 2

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A male subject reported his vehicle on Ingleside Road had been damaged.

March 3

CAPIAS: Ronald Bailey, 39, of Bluefield, was located and arrested on a warrant.

March 5

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (SECOND OFFENSE); DRIVING REVOKED FOR DUI: Dep. K.M. Saddler responded to Clover Dew Dairy Road in Green Valley in reference to an intoxicated driver. Sr. Dep. A.M. Ballard was on scene and reported the female driver of the vehicle could not provide an insurance card. When Saddler approached the vehicle, he observed the odor of alcohol inside the vehicle, the driver's eyes appeared bloodshot and glassy and her speech to be slurred. The officers then asked the female to exit the vehicle. She complied, allegedly appearing unsteady on her feet. The female allegedly reported having a few beers earlier that night. The female failed one field sobriety test and advised knee injuries would prevent her from doing the other two tests. The female allegedly registered a 0.135 blood-alcohol content in preliminary testing. The female was then arrested and transported for further testing. The female was unable to provide a sufficient sample of breath for further testing. Lisa Patterson, 46, of Princeton, was arrested.