Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

September 21, 2013

Princeton police blotter Sept. 21


Bluefield Daily Telegraph

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.



Princeton Police



Sept. 12

PETIT LARCENY: A female subject reported her lawn mower had been stolen.

DRIVING REVOKED DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (FIRST OFFENSE): During a traffic stop, Dep. D.B. Morey learned the driver had a revoked license. Brian Mustard, 44, of Bluefield, was arrested.

Sept. 13

SHOPLIFTING; SIMPLE POSSESSION: Ptlm. B.E. Grimm was working as a loss prevention unit at Grants at the Athens Crossroads when he observed a female subject place items in her purse and leave the store without paying for them. The officer recovered the items and located a prescription pill inside of the female's purse. Allegedly, the female subject claimed having a pill problem. Donna Harman, 29, of Princeton, was cited.

EXPIRED REGISTRATION; SIMPLE POSSESSION: Ptlm. E.D. Leftwich observed a vehicle traveling along Mercer Street with an expired registration. Allegedly, the male subject admitted to smoking marijuana and handed the officer a marijuana cigarette. Jaumar Jones, 32, of Princeton, was cited.

PETIT LARCENY; DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A female subject reported the copper piping was missing from an air conditioning unit at the Chuck Mathena Center.

SHOPLIFTING: An employee of Little General reported a male subject had stolen a package of beef jerky from the store. The male allegedly admitted to the employee and the officer that he had stolen the beef jerky. Dakota Arehart, 19, of Princeton, was cited.

Sept. 14

PETIT LARCENY (TWO COUNTS): Two female subjects reported their phones had been stolen at the Princeton Health and Fitness Center.

ASSAULT: A male subject reported another male had chased and threatened him. A home confinement officer allegedly witnessed the incident. Warrants are pending.

Sept. 15

PETIT LARCENY: A male subject reported a trailer he sent to Kitts Tire to be worked on was stolen.

DOMESTIC ASSAULT (SECOND OFFENSE): A female subject reported her boyfriend, whom the officer was in the process of filing a domestic violence protection order on, had thrown a mop at her and threatened her. Gary Sisler, 38, of Princeton, was arrested.

DOMESTIC BATTERY: A female subject reported her boyfriend had choked her during an argument. Allegedly, the male subject began sitting on the female and struck her in the face. Daniel Earnest, 27, of Matoaka, was arrested.

Sept. 16

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: An employee of Taylor Optical reported damage to the business.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY: A male subject reported the tires of his vehicle had been slashed.

DRIVING REVOKED FOR DUI (FIRST OFFENSE): During a traffic stop, Ptlm. D.B. Morey learned the male driver of a vehicle had a suspended driver's license. Darrin Griffin, 38, of Princeton, was arrested.

Sept. 17

GRAND LARCENY (AUTO): A female subject reported a male subject had crushed her vehicle without her permission.

CAPIAS: Monica Combs, 26, of Princeton, was located and arrested.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT: During an investigation, Ptlm. B.E. Grimm observed a male subject standing in a parking lot with an alcoholic beverage. Upon approach, the male subject allegedly became belligerent toward the officer.. Keith Blankenship, 30, of Princeton, was arrested.