Putnam Scanner for Nov. 20, 2007

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Putnam County Jail

One person was booked into the Putnam County Jail recently.

* Bill Nevins, 44, Bridgeton, was booked in at 9:09 a.m. Monday by Indiana State Police Trooper Chris Harcourt for operating a vehicle as a habitual traffic violator.

Sheriff's Dept.

Sheriff's deputies responded to several crashes recently.

* Sgt. Tom Helmer arrested a Coatesville teenager for drunk driving and possession of alcohol by a minor early Friday after he drove his car into a yard and side-swiped a house on Lincoln Hill Drive near Heritage Lake Drive.

Andrew R. King, 19, pulled into the driveway of a home on Lincoln Hill Drive at about 4:18 a.m. then drove across the front yard and turned, sideswiping the side of the house before coming to a rest against a fence -- 1 foot from a propane tank, according to a police report.

When Helmer arrived on scene, he found King's head resting against the steering wheel of his 1992 Chevrolet Camaro.

A portable breath test showed him to be legally drunk. When he was booked into the Puntam County Jail, a certified test registered his blood-alcohol test at .11 percent, the report said.

Damage is estimated at $750 to $1,000.

* Deputies responded to two car-deer crashes Saturday morning.

The first crash occurred shortly before 3 a.m. on County Road 475 East near County Road 50 South.

Christopher S. Comer, 35, Fillmore, said he was driving south on County Road 475 East when a deer ran in front of him, according to a report filed by Sgt. Tom Helmer.

Comer was unable to avoid the crash and hit the deer with his 1998 Dodge Dakota, killing it, the report said. Comer was not injured, though the crash caused $2,500 to $5,000 in damage.

* The second incident occurred at 6:30 a.m. on County Road 1000 South near Median Line road.

Kirk O. Gariner, 33, Cloverdale, told Deputy Virgil Lanning that he was driving east on County Road 1000 South when a deer entered the roadway, the report said.

He struck the deer with his 2007 Mitsubishi Galant, causing $1,000 to $2,500 in damage.

* Deputies responded to two car-deer crashes Sunday morning, as well.

Donald Lively, 35, Cloverdale, told Deputy Rick Cooper that he was driving west on U.S. 40 near County Road 550 East when a deer ran into the road, according to a police report.

Lively struck the deer with his 1996 Toyota pickup, killing it. The crash caused between $2,500 and $5,000 in damage to his truck. He was uninjured.

* Later, at 7:10 a.m., Jeremy Duncan, 24, New Albany, hit a deer as he was driving north on U.S. 231 near County Road 700 South, according to a report filed by Deputy Virgil Lanning.

The crashed caused $750 to $1,000 in damage.

Greencastle Fire Dept.

Several runs have been handled recently by the Greencastle Fire Dept.

On Saturday:

* Firefighters were dispatched a 10:50 a.m. to an accident at Reelsville. They were radioed to disregard the run at 10:57 a.m.

* At 2:11 p.m., firefighters went to 333 S. 10th St. to assist Operation Life. The run was cancelled at 2:17 p.m.

* At 4:23 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to Humbert Hall, 208 E. Olive St. after sweeper dust set off a fire alarm. They returned to station at 4:41 p.m.

* At 9:43 p.m., firefighters returned to Humbert Hall on a false alarm. They reset the alarm and returned to station at 10 p.m.

On Sunday:

* At 6:30 a.m., firefighters went to an accident on U.S. 231 north of Plessinger Hill. They assisted with the wrecker and returned to station a 7:49 a.m.

* At 2:56 p.m., firefighters went to 709 Terrace Lane to assist police. They returned to station at 3:12 p.m.

* At 5 p.m., firefighters went to 929 Evensview after a carbon monoxide detector went off in the home due to a faulty stove. They returned to station at 5:58 p.m.

On Monday:

* At 6:33 p.m., firefighters went to 816 N. Jackson St. for a two vehicle accident. One person was transported for treatment. They returned to station 7:19 p.m.

* At 7:16 p.m., firefighters went to 16 E. Berry St. to assist with an unconscious person. They returned to station at 7:33 p.m.