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Putnam Scanner for Feb. 27, 2008

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Sheriff's Dept.

Slick conditions on Manhattan Road Tuesday evening resulted in a car striking a power pole.

Reserve Deputy Joe Tesmer reported that Becky Greiner, Terre Haute, was driving northbound near CR?400 South in her 2004 Pontiac Vibe shortly before 6 p.m.

As she made her way around a 90-degree turn, the car slid on the snow-covered roadway, causing the vehicle to crash sideways into a power pole. The car was struck on the passenger side and Tesmer believed Greiner may have suffered a broken bone or two.

She was conscious and transported via Operation Life to Putnam County Hospital.

Power was cut off to homes in the immediate area due to the accident and Manhattan Road was shut down to traffic for about an hour following the accident.

Tesmer estimated the damage at $8,000-10,000.

There was no one else in the car with Greiner at the time of the accident.

Greencastle Fire Dept.

The Greencastle Fire Department made the following runs recently:

* At 9:18 a.m. Tuesday, crews were dispatched to 608 South Tennessee St. and were disregarded en route. They returned to station at 9:21 a.m.

* At 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, crews were dispatched to 496 Glenview and were disregarded en route. They returned to station at 8:37 p.m.

* At 8:37 p.m. Tuesday, crews were dispatched to the Delta Upsilon house at 626 East Seminary street to re-set a malfunctioning alarm. They returned to station at 8:44 p.m.

* At 8:59 p.m. Tuesday, crews were dispatched to 1127 W. CR 75 North to provide a lift assist with Operation Life. They returned to station at 9:45 p.m.

* At 6:07 a.m. Wednesday, crews were dispatched to 1039 Castlebury Drive to provide a medical assist. They returned to station at 6:27 a.m.

* At 7:16 a.m. Wednesday, crews were dispatched to 1110 South College Street for a lift assist. They were disregarded en route.

* At 5:55 p.m. Wednesday, crews were dispatched to 2806 W. CR 400 South to investigate a vehicular accident.

The vehicle hit a light pole and crews provided initial medical assistance. They returned to station at 6:45 p.m.