Police Scanner for April 20

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sheriff's Department

* April 13, 7:15 a.m.: Leslie McNear, 63, Cloverdale, was southbound on U.S. 231 in a 1997 Ford F150 when he apparently fell asleep as he approached a curve.

The truck did not negotiate the curve, crossing the shoulder and exiting the road on the west side. It struck a dirt embankment and railroad ties supporting a private driveway before continuing, striking a mailbox and rolling onto its passenger side. The truck came to rest facing east in the southbound lane.

McNear exited the vehicle with assistance from another motorist. He had cuts on his face and bruises on his left arm and hand, but refused medical treatment by Operation Life.

Cloverdale Township Fire Department and INDOT personnel assisted at the scene.

Damage $5,001-$10,000.

* April 14, 7:02 a.m.: David A. Gillette, 68, Euclid, Ohio, was westbound on I-70 in a 2009 Ford Escape. He said he heard a noise and the next thing he knew he was spinning.

After investigation, Gillette hit a guardrail.

Gillette complained of neck pain and was treated by Operation Life.

Damage $5,001-$10,000.

* April 14, 2:08 p.m.: Jessica J. Morgan, 25, Cloverdale, was eastbound on SR 240 in a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier when she rounded a curve and hit a patch of water, causing her to lose control, leave the road and strike a tree.

Medics were dispatched, but Morgan signed a release statement.

Damage $2,501-$5,000.

* April 18, 4:10 p.m.: Michael A. Medearis, 23, Brazil, was westbound on U.S. 40 in a 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix when a deer entered the road and he swerved to miss it.

His car crossed the median and the eastbound lanes, striking a guardrail on the south side of the road. It then returned to the median, where it came to rest.

Damage $1,001-$2,500.

County Jail

Jeffrey Edwin Barnard, 50, Greenwood: Possession of marijuana, April 18, 1:26 p.m.

Jeffery Todd Chadd, 21, Greencastle: Operating while intoxicated, public intoxication, April 17, 3:52 a.m.

James Nathaniel Fisher, 30, Evansville: Driving with a suspended license, April 14, 1:47 p.m.

Mark Thomas Frisbie, 40, Plainfield: Probation violation, April 17, 10:15 p.m.

Bruce Dale Hamilton, 59, Avon: Operating while intoxicated, April 16, 11:42 p.m.

Carey David Hammond, 56, Clayton: Failure to appear, robbery with a dangerous weapon, theft, burglary, April 15, 10:28 a.m.

Robert Joseph Key, 56, Alexandria: Violation of home detention, April 15, 3:08 p.m.

Madonna Darlene Owens, 23, Coatesville: Habitual traffic violator, April 17, 1 a.m.

Laura Ann Pickett, 32, Wingate: Failure to appear, April 14, 8 p.m.

Raymond David Receveur II, 40, Cloverdale: Battery, April 16, 2:30 a.m.

Michael Eugene Skinner, 38, Greencastle: Contempt of court, April 14, 4:34 p.m.

City Fire

April 14, 2:45 p.m.: Line down at 812 Stadium Dr. The line turned out to be a cable line. Cleared 2:58 p.m.

April 14, 4:50 p.m.: Unauthorized open burn at 207 N. Madison St. Extinguished. Cleared 5:05 p.m.

April 14, 6:09 p.m.: Unauthorized open burn at 316 Gillespie St. Extinguished. Cleared 6:26 p.m.

April 15, 2:28 p.m.: Alarm at 212 W. Franklin St. Disregarded 2:30 p.m.

April 15, 4:37 p.m.: False alarm at Humbert Hall, 208 E. Olive St. Cleared 4:41 p.m.

April 15, 10:26 p.m.: False alarm due to cooking at 807 S. College St. Cleared 10:32 p.m.

April 16, 2:48 a.m.: Alarm at 508 S. Jackson St. Disregarded 2:51 a.m.

April 17, 4:15 p.m.: Medical assist at 409 S. Elm St. Cleared 4:23 p.m.

April 18, 2:20 p.m.: Alarm due to cooking at 414 S. Indiana St. Cleared 2:28 p.m.

April 18, 6:44 p.m.: Medical assist Robe-Ann skate park. A person was injured at the bottom of the skate bowl. Cleared 6:52 p.m.

Information included in the Putnam Scanner is taken from reports provided to the Banner Graphic by the Putnam County Sheriff's Department, Greencastle Police Department and Greencastle Fire Department.

Individuals listed in the blotter have been arrested on probable cause and have not been formally charged. Charging information may change after an initial arrest.

Questions about listed charging information should be directed to the arresting agency.