Police Scanner for 5-12

Thursday, May 12, 2011

City Police

A 24-year-old Greencastle woman is facing nine charges following her arrest Tuesday following a disturbance at Castlebury Apartments.

Sarah Deeann Kimbler was lodged in the Putnam County Jail on two counts of battery on a law enforcement officer and one count each of battery causing bodily injury, battery, resisting law enforcement, intimidation, disorderly conduct, criminal recklessness and public intoxication.

Police were called to 1042 Castlebury Drive at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, finding a 53-year-old victim on the ground and the suspect reportedly standing over her. The female victim was transported to Hendricks County Hospital by Operation Life ambulance suffering from rib, wrist, leg and facial injuries, police said.

In their attempt to arrest Kimbler, two city officers were reportedly struck by the suspect. She allegedly hit Sgt. Chris Jones in the head and kicked Officer Darrel Bunten in the face during the confrontation.

Another alcohol-related arrest was reported at 11:16 p.m. Tuesday as Officer Nick Eastham stopped John R. Sims, 34, Greencastle, on U.S. 231.

Sims was given a warning ticket after being stopped for speeding but was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

He registered a .20 percent blood-alcohol content under PBT testing, police said.

A loud party complaint resulted in minor-in-consumption of alcohol citations for five young people, Officer Eric Vaughan reported.

At 1:11 a.m. Wednesday, Vaughan was called to the apartment of Dylan Hayden, 19, at 1140 Chestnut Ct., where he also cited Robert Albright, 20, Greencastle; Andrew Northrup, 20, Cloverdale, Alyssa Brauer, 19, Greencastle, and a 17-year-old female juvenile for alcohol offenses.

Three minor accidents were investigated recently by city officers.

-- At 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, a two-vehicle mishap occurred as Nicci Dexter, 24, Greencastle, was stopped at the traffic signal at Indianapolis Road and Fawnview Lane when her foot slipped off the brake of her 1996 Chevrolet Blazer and the vehicle struck the rear of a 2009 Freightliner semi.

The semi, driven by Bobby Riddle, 61, Indianapolis, is owned by Mobile Mini Inc., Indianapolis. Total damage was listed at $2,500-$5,000 by Officer Albert Epple.

-- At 6:58 p.m. Monday, a two-vehicle accident occurred at Main and Apple streets as Kaylie Heishman, 16, Greencastle, was stopped at the stopsign in a 2006 Pontiac. Another driver reportedly motioned her across the intersection and into the path of 2010 Dodge, driven by Amber Webb, 26, Bainbridge. Total damage was estimated by Officer Ed Wilson at $2,500-$5,000.

-- At 6:30 p.m. Monday, the CVS parking lot was the scene of a minor mishap as Hannah Taylor, 75, Bainbridge, reportedly backed a 2001 Ford F-150 from a parking spot and struck the bumper of a parked 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix, owned by Sally Partin, 48, Greencastle. Reserve Officer Kyle Lee listed total damage at $750-$1,000.

One traffic citation was issued Tuesday by Officer Vaughan. He ticketed Kelly Runnells, 46, Greencastle, for an expired plate on U.S. 231 at 11:15 p.m.

Sheriff's Department

* May 5, 10:50 a.m.: Charlotte A. Rich, 51, Greenfield, was eastbound on CR 900S in a 2000 Buick Century. She said she didn't know what happened, just that she ran off the road and hit a tree.

Damage $5,001-$10,000.

* May 10, 7:50 a.m.: Henry J. Osterhoudt, 18, Fillmore, was southbound on CR 500E in a 1998 Chevrolet Silverado. She said a large bumble bee or yellow jacket entered the interior of the vehicle and she became distracted as she tried to avoid being stung.

The truck drifted off the west side of the road onto a grass should where it hit a newspaper box and mailbox. The truck returned to the road and came to a stop.

Damage $2,501-$5,000.

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.

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