Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Police Blotter

September 21, 2013

Princeton police blotter Sept. 21

PRINCETON — Mercer Sheriff

Sept. 12

DRIVING REVOKED FOR DUI (THIRD OFFENSE); FRAUDULENT MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTION; NO INSURANCE; IMPROPER REGISTRATION: While on patrol, Dep. W.E. Rose located a female subject driving a vehicle with an improper inspection sticker. The officer initiated a traffic stop. The female subject allegedly pulled into a nearby grocery store parking lot and entered that store. The officer located the female and instructed her to come out to the vehicle. The female allegedly told the officer that she had just purchased the vehicle and did not have anything "legal" on it. The officer learned the tag was not registered to the vehicle in question and that the female had two prior convictions for driving under the influence. Stephanie Dillow, 35, of Montcalm, was arrested.

BREAKING AND ENTERING; DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A male subject reported that items were missing and a portion of a fence had been destroyed on the Old Dairy Road near Athens. This case was forwarded to the detective bureau.

BURGLARY: A female subject reported her home had been broken into on Geitto Road near Crystal.

Sept. 13

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY; DOMESTIC ASSAULT: Dep. D.A. Furches responded to Elmer Street near Princeton in reference to a female child witnessing an altercation. Upon arrival, the officer announced his presence and was allowed to enter the home. The officer noted the home appeared to be in disarray. A male subject, noted as very cooperative by the officer, reported he and his girlfriend had been in a verbal argument over the female resident of the home striking him the night prior. The female reported that the male refused to let her leave the residence. Allegedly, he damaged her vehicle to prevent her from leaving. The officer arrested both parties, Matthew Davis, 27, and Chantelle Sharp, 31, of Princeton.

DOMESTIC BATTERY: During the investigation of a trespassing complaint, Sgt. S.J. Cary observed a male subject push a female subject away from a business. Allegedly, the male subject admitted to striking the female but claimed she had struck him first. The female allegedly confirmed striking the officer first. Crystal Hurst, 37, and Robert Hart, 54, of Princeton, were arrested.

Sept. 14

FAILURE TO APPEAR (DUI); SIMPLE POSSESSION: During a traffic stop, Dep. K.M. Saddler determined a female subject was wanted on a warrant. The officer also located a small amount of marijuana inside the vehicle. Lisa Justice, 32, of Fruita, Colo., was arrested. Kayla Jennings, 21, of Spanishburg, was cited.

Sept. 15

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A male subject reported damage to his home on Logan Court near Matoaka.

Sept. 16

WORTHLESS CHECK (TWO COUNTS): Charles Lester, 62, of Princeton, was located and arrested on warrants.

IMPERSONATING A MERCER COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTY: Chief Dep. D.B. Bailey learned a male subject had listed the Mercer County Sheriff's Department as his employer on a social networking site. Allegedly, the male subject had a picture of a badge on his page as well. The case was forwarded to the prosecuting attorney for review.

DOMESTIC BATTERY (SECOND OFFENSE); BATTERY ON AN OFFICER: A female subject reported a male subject had struck her several times. Dep. M.S. Horn arrived on the scene at Deer Park Drive near Princeton and arrested the male subject. Allegedly, the male subject acted belligerently and struck the windows the patrol car with his head several times. Allegedly, the male subject requested several tobacco products as well. Upon arrival at the sheriff's office, the male continued to act belligerently, referring to the officer as a "punk kid." Allegedly, the male subject struck the officer during this time. Two other officers and pepper spray were used to subdue the suspect. Howard Bailey, 35, of Princeton, was arrested.

CAPIAS (FIVE COUNTS): Michael Waddell was located and arrested on warrants.

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