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Putnam Scanner for July 20, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

County Jail

Justin Phillip Delp, 22, Cloverdale: Parole violation, July 17, 2:30 a.m.

Alicia Rene Goggins, 35, Danville: Operating while intoxicated, July 17, 4:21 a.m.

Keith M. Rogers, 33, Greencastle: Invasion of privacy, harassment, probation violation, July 18, 12:32 a.m.

Levi Wade Runnells, 21, Greencastle: Theft, July 19, 5:54 a.m.

Sheriff's Department

* July 10, 10 p.m.: Michael L. Martin, 50, Greencastle, was southbound on CR 800 West near the intersection of CR 175 South in a 2008 Ford F250. A deer ran into the road and hit the passenger side of the truck.

Damage $2,501-$5,000.

* July 15, 1:05 p.m.: Jody L. Matthews, 55, Greencastle, was westbound on CR 250 North in a 2007 GMC Envoy when she saw a snake in the road and stopped for it.

Matthews' mother, Carol A. Sconden, 73, Lafayette, was following in a 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe and could not stop to avoid hitting her daughter's car.

Damage $5,001-$10,000.

* July 15, 1:37 p.m.: Scott M. Staggs, 37, Greencastle, was eastbound on CR 450 North on a 2008 moped. A witness approaching from the east said Staggs was eastbound in the westbound lane.

The witness said Staggs suddenly swerved right and drove off the road into the turn lane for the Clinton Township Fire Department, where he lost control of the vehicle. Skid marks indicated the brakes were locked up.

The moped landed on top of Staggs. The witness and first responders removed it due to leaking fuel.

The driver was unconscious at the time, but had begun to regain consciousness when Operation Life arrived. He was transported to Putnam County Hospital for head and internal injuries and upon arrival was transferred to Air-Evac helicopter for transport to Indianapolis.

The Putnam County Hospital lab tested Staggs' blood, which showed a blood alcohol contest of .264. The sample was forwarded to the state lab for a certified test.

Damage $1,001-$2,500.

* July 17, 1:51 p.m.: Joseph Stewart, 64, Plainfield, was westbound on U.S. 40 on a 1990 Honda G15 Motorcycle. Stewart's son, who was riding next to him, said his father pointed toward a residence and when he did so, he swerved right and struck a guard rail end.

Stewart was ejected from the motorcycle and sustained injuries to his hip and upper leg area. He was airlifted to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis by PHI helicopter with hip and upper leg injuries.

Damage $5,001-$10,000.

City Fire

July 14, 1:13 p.m.: False alarm at Walmart Distribution, 333 S. Warren Dr. Cleared 1:26 p.m.

July 15, 3:50 a.m.: Assisted Greencastle Police at 1057-1/2 Avenue E. cleared 5:11 a.m.

July 15, 10:48 a.m.: Fire investigation for Russellville Fire Department at 8631 W. CR 1100 North. Cleared 11:57 a.m.

July 15, 12:49 p.m.: Odor investigation in Ivy Tech area at 515 South Zinc Mill Rd. Vectren and GFD investigated and found nothing. Cleared 1:33 p.m.

July 16, 10:39 a.m.: Dispatched to assist Fillmore at 7296 E. Rangeline Rd. Disregarded before leaving station 10:42 a.m.

July 17, 10:25 a.m.: Dispatched for missing child at 115 Daggy St. Disregarded en route 10:31 a.m.

July 17, 2:25 p.m.: Assisted Reelsville with trash fire at U.S. 40 and Manhattan Road. Cleared 1:13 p.m.

July 17, 6:12 p.m.: Medical assist at 217 S. Indiana St. Cleared 6:25 p.m.

July 17, 6:32 p.m.: Medical assist at 1141 Canterbury Dr. Cleared 6:59 p.m.

July 17, 8:02 p.m.: Alarm at 107 W. Hanna St. caused by faulty detector. Cleared 8:10 p.m.

July 18, 12:21 p.m.: Dispatched to 418 Anderson St. Disregarded 12:23 p.m.

July 18, 7:21 p.m.: Medical assist at 917 S. Indiana St. Cleared 7:42 p.m.

City Police

Three recent arrests were reported by Greencastle City Police.

Early Saturday, Jesse Witt, 28, Cloverdale, was arrested after he reportedly fled the scene of a property-damage accident.

Witt was arrested for public intoxication and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated with a prior offense. He was also cited for failure to stop after an accident.

Officer Matt Huffman reported that the Witt vehicle struck a house at 512 E. Hanna St. and the driver then drove away from the scene.

Witt was lodged in the Putnam County Jail at 6:19 a.m.

At 11:30 p.m. Monday, James Levi Ellis, 21, Coatesville was arrested for invasion of privacy after Officer Huffman stopped a vehicle in which he was riding on Round Barn Road.

Police said Ellis had a no-contact order relative to the driver of the vehicle, Crystal Whaley, 30, Greencastle. She told police she was giving Ellis a ride.

Whaley was ticketed for having no driver's license.

At 3 p.m. Sunday, Jacob Handlon, 20, Fillmore, was arrested by Sgt. Chris Jones at Castlebury Apartments on an out-of-county warrant to revoke probation.

He was reportedly returned to Vigo County.

In other police activity, the report of a missing child had a happy ending Sunday morning.

A missing three-year-old girl was reported about 10:30 a.m. Sunday when the girl apparently went out the front door of her Daggy Street home on the city's northwest side.

The girl was found a short time later on West Jacob Street by Putnam County Deputy Don Pettit and was transported home by GPD Sgt. Terry Eastham.

Three recent accidents were also investigated by GPD officers.

A four-vehicle mishap occurred at 12:35 p.m. Monday at North Jackson and Depot streets just south of the underpass on the city's north side.

A 1998 Ford, driven by Karen Galloway, 57, Greencastle, had slowed because of traffic in front of her when the vehicle was struck in the rear by a 2003 Freightliner semi, driven by Gene Marshall, 66, Mulberry.

Marshall told Officer Jeff Modlin his attention was momentarily distracted by a spill in the roadway and his vehicle ran into the Galloway Ford. The Galloway vehicle then struck a 2000 Chevrolet S-10, driven by James Wheeler, 18, Greencastle, which was pushed into a 2010 Toyota, driven by Janet S. Resner, 64, Greencastle.

Total damage in the accident was estimated at $1,000-$2,500.

At 11:21 a.m. Friday, a two-car accident was reported near Washington and Vine streets.

Thomas Halsel, 30, Fillmore, was westbound on Washington Street, driving a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier, when he attempted to make a U-turn to park in front of the pawn shop, Officer Albert Epple said.

The maneuver reportedly caused Halsel's car to strike an eastbound 2002 Ford Taurus, driven by Lisa Parham, 48, Greencastle.

Halsel was ticketed for unsafe lane movement.

Total damage in the accident was listed at $1,000-$2,500.

A one-car accident was blamed on a drowsy driver early Friday.

Jon T. Hennette, 19, Greencastle, was eastbound on Albin Pond Road, driving a 2002 Hyundai, when he began to fall sleep behind the wheel, he told Officer Huffman.

Hennette reawakened as the car headed toward a mailbox. The teenager reportedly swerved in the opposite direction, overcorrecting and causing the car to leave the roadway.

He was uninjured but the car sustained an estimated $5,000-$10,000 damage in the 4:15 a.m. accident.

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

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.