Princeton Police Department blotter


June 19

BREACH OF PEACE, PUBLIC INTOXICATION, FLEEING ON FOOT: Ptlm. C.C. Butler responded to BP on Stafford Drive, where a male was reported causing a disturbance. Upon arrival, the complainant reported the suspect, described as a short male wearing a yellow shirt, had been hanging out in the parking lot all evening, allegedly aggravating people to buy him beer and give him money. By that time, he was extremely loud and causing a disturbance with customers. The officer located the suspect, who was identified as Adam Copley, 29, of Princeton, was speaking loudly to his friend.

As Butler approached the suspect, the officer reported he could smell the odor of alcohol coming from his person, and the suspect allegedly advised with a heavily slurred voice that he hadn’t done sh**. At that point, Butler placed him under arrest, and the suspect reportedly pushed the officer away and attempted to flee on food. Butler reported conducting a controlled take-down and placed him into custody. Copley was then transported to Princeton Police Department and processed on the listed charges. He was then transported to Southern Regional Jail to await arraignment.

June 22

DRIVING REVOKED FOR DUI, SIMPLE POSSESSION: Ptlm. E.D. Leftwich responded to the area of Center Street, where Mercer 911 reported a reckless driver. Officers located a suspect Ford 500, driven by Samuel Malone, 23, of Princeton, who was reportedly found to have active warrants for third-offense shoplifting. Malone was also found to have a revoked status with a date of Oct. 10, 2013. While Malone was being transported, he allegedly attempted to swallow two substances that reportedly resembled crack. Malone reported the substance was “crack rock,” and it was placed into evidence. Copley was examined by Princeton Community Hospital for his safety, and then processed and taken to Southern Regional Jail to await arraignment.

June 23

DRIVING SUSPENDED: While patrolling Princeton, Ptlm. J.A. Angle, the officer reported seeing a black GMC Colorado with Virginia registration traveling west on U.S. 460 near Ingleside Road. Angle then observed the vehicle operating with a defective high-mount brake light and a busted front windshield. Angle reported he then activated his emergency lights and sirens and stopped the vehicle at the entrance of the Kroger Parking lot off of Stafford Drive. Angle identified the driver by her Wyoming driver’s license to be Nickolette B. Cline. Cline, 37, of Wyoming, then reported she had been living in the state of West Virginia for approximately four months. Angle confirmed that her license had been suspended for the last four months through the state of Wyoming, effective June 12, 2015, for failure to appear. The suspect was arrested on a charge of driving suspended and transported to Princeton Police Department for processing and arraignment.

June 24

THIRD-OFFENSE SHOPLIFTING (2 COUNTS): Ptlm. A.S. Epperson responded to a shoplifting complaint at Grants Supermarket on East Main Street. The complainant there reported a suspect had stolen items from the store, including three packs of steak. The suspect allegedly returned at roughly 4 p.m. to return the steak. Mercer Control reported the suspect, Roger Repass, 54, of Princeton, had two previous convictions of shoplifting: one on Aug. 7, 2013, and another on Sept. 11, 2013, in Virginia. Epperson then placed Repass into custody and transported him to Princeton Police Department for processing and later arraignment. After speaking with Repass, he later reportedly admitted to taking the steaks and attempting to take more that evening.

June 25

BREACH OF PEACE: Ptlm. J.A. Angle responded to Park Avenue to a male hiding on a porch and refusing to leave. Multiple callers reported that a suspect was going from porch to porch and refusing to leave their residence. Officers responded to that area and located the suspect, Jerry Lovell, 21, of Princeton, at the intersection of Park Avenue and Christie Street.

While speaking with officers, the suspect allegedly refused to cooperate with officers, and due to his erratic behavior, officers believed he had consumed illicit substances. Lovell reportedly admitted to taking methamphetamine and suboxone.

Angle reported that due to Lovell’s continuous belligerent behavior and his hindering the citizens’ rights to feel safe on their own properties, he was arrested on the charge of breach of peace.