Police scanners for Oct. 2, 2007

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Putnam County Jail

Two people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently.

* Barry D. Mason, 38, Greencastle, was booked in at 10:41 p.m. Sunday for battery. He was arrested by Greencastle Sgt. Charles Inman.

* Christopher Robert Stern, 35, Camby, was booked in at 4:16 a.m. Monday for operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person and operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol count of .08 or greater. He was arrested by Trooper Charles Boller.

Sheriff's Dept.

The Putnam County Sheriff's Department investigated several recent accidents.

* Deputy Craig Sibbitt responded to a crash at 7:58 p.m. Friday in the parking lot of the Cloverdale McDonald's. Christopher L. Scott, 25, Russellville, told police that he was sitting in his vehicle in the drive-through lane when Catherine Cobb, 60, Anderson, ran into the front of his car, according to a police report. Cobb, however, told police that Scott hit her car, the report said.

Damage is estimated between $1,000 and $2,500.

* Deputy Denna DeLaCruz responded to a vehicle running off of the road at 10:32 p.m. Friday on County Road 25 North near County Road 225 East. James Todd Miller, 17, of Dunbar Heights Drive in Greencastle, told police he was turning left from County Road 25 North onto County Road 225 East when an unknown vehicle traveling north on County Road 225 East with its bright lights on obscured his vision, according to a police report. This caused Miller to drive off the road about five feet before coming to rest on the rip-rap rocks.

* Putnam County Sheriff's Deputy Craig Sibbitt responded to a single vehicle accident at Ind. 42 and County Road 1200 South in Cloverdale. Kenny Dobson, 57, Coal City, told police he was driving north on Ind. 42 when he attempted to make curve near County Road 1200 South, according to a police report. Dobson said he was driving too fast and lost control of his 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle and went over the handlebars, he said. Operation Life treated and released Dobson, though he was later taken to Putnam County Hospital and flown to Methodist Hospital for a possible torn liver, the report said.

* At 5:17 p.m. Sunday, Deputy Josh Boller responded to a non-collision accident on U.S. 231 near County Road 100 North. Ryan T. Gould, 25, Lizton, told police he was driving south on U.S. 231 behind a truck pulling a trailer when the trailer's right rear tires blew out, according to a police report. As the truck was driving on two flat tires, one of the tires blew off and struck Gould's car on the driver side door.

Damage is estimated between $1,000 and $2,500.

City police

Greencastle Police Officer Jeff Modlin responded to a single-vehicle crash at 10:57 p.m. Sunday at the McClure's Gas Station. April Lee, 41, of Greencastle, crashed the 1988 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck she was driving into the newspaper stands and front wall of the filling station, according to a police report. Lee told police she was unfamiliar with how to drive a manual transmission.

Damage is estimated at between $2,500 and $5,000.

Meanwhile, Greencastle Police issued the following tickets:

* At 12:40 p.m. Friday, Officer Travis DeLaGrange ticketed Bonnie Norton, 58, Greencastle, for driving 55 in a 40-mph zone on Veteran's Highway.

* At 1:10 p.m. Friday, DeLaGrange ticketed Joetta Scanland, 58, Greencastle, at Albin Pond Road for disregarding a stop sign.

* At 11:20 a.m. Saturday, DeLaGrange ticketed Michele Kiefer, 44, Bloomington, for driving while suspended and driving with an expired license plate on Bloomington Street.

* At 12:50 p.m. Saturday, DeLaGrange issued a citation to Patricia Shugars, 40, Greencastle, for driving 45 in a 30-mph zone on South Bloomington Street.

* At 1:05 p.m. Saturday, DeLaGrange cited Victor Lowman, 52, Greencastle, for driving with an expired license plate at East Washington and Bloomington streets.

* At 7:35 p.m. Saturday, DeLaGrange issued a ticket to Ainsley Davis, 21, Cloverdale, for driving 45 in a 30-mph zone at Round Barn Road and Ridgeland Road.

* At 1:37 p.m. Friday, Officer Darrel Bunten cited Susan Parsons, 49, Greencastle, for driving with an expired license plate on Indianapolis Road.

* At 7:31 p.m. Friday, Bunten ticketed Joanna Vandergriff, 66, Greencastle of disregarding a stop sign at Seminary and College streets.