Police Scanner for Aug. 17

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sheriff's Department

* July 28, 6:45 a.m.: Gary Neeley, 46, Cloverdale, turned left onto Logan Street in Cloverdale from Lafayette Street in a 2010 Chevrolet Impala.

Neeley said he got distracted and his attention was diverted to inside his vehicle, at which time he hit a power pole on the southeast side of the intersection.

Damage $2,501-$5,000.

* Aug. 4, 11 a.m.: Karen Berry, 68, Cloverdale, was southbound on CR 25 West in a 2011 Ford Fiesta when she attempted to turn into a driveway at a residence having a yard sale.

Berry said she did not see the northbound 2005 Dodge Ram driven by Gary Anderson, 59, Cloverdale, that had just crested a hill. Berry turned into Anderson's path.

Anderson braked and veered right, but was unable to avoid the collision.

Damage $2,501-$5,000.

* Aug. 11, 9:07 p.m.: Jesse Vermillion, 18, Greencastle, was southbound on CR 400 West in a 2000 Jeep. As he rounded a curve, he was approached by Matthew White, 19, Greencastle, in a 1993 Toyota.

Vermillion said White locked up his brakes, causing him to lose control and travel almost completely sideways, striking Vermillion's vehicle.

Vermillion said he was going about 20 mph around the corner and that White was traveling at a high rate of speed. A passer by stopped and told Deputy Phillip Troyer that White went past Oakalla Covered Bridge at high speed.

Damage $5,001-$10,000.

* Aug. 13, 2:39 p.m.: Belinda F. Holt, 49, Fillmore, was turning westbound on Rangeline Road from CR 225 East in a 2004 Chevrolet XLT. She said there was a vehicle in her lane, so she went into a ditch.

Damage $2,501-$5,000.

* Aug. 15, 6:42 p.m.: Chastity L. Catney, 35, Coatesville, was stopped facing north on CR 725 East at the intersection of U.S. 36 in a 2008 Hyundai. She saw Kayla Miller, 16, Coatesville, approaching from the west in a 2007 Chevrolet with her right turn signal on.

Catney believed Miller was going to turn south onto CR 726 East, so she pulled into traffic. However, Miller had her signal on to turn into the Groveland BP, which is just east of the intersection. The two vehicles collided.

Damage $2,501-$5,000.

County Jail

Nicholas Lee Boswell, 19, homeless: Battery resulting in bodily injury, visiting a common nuisance, Aug. 12, 1:22 p.m.

Benjamin Daniel Crafton, 19, Brazil: Operating while intoxicated, minor consumption, Aug. 15, 3:05 a.m.

Kyle Anton Dobbs, 27, Greencastle: Possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, possession of precursors, probation violation, residential entry, trespassing, Aug. 16, 12:21 a.m.

Michael Andrew Hendershot, 23, Greencastle: Failure to appear (2 counts), Aug. 14, 5:10 p.m.

Michael Alan Skates, 53, Indianapolis: Probation violation, failure to appear, Aug. 12, 4:16 p.m.

City Police

A 23-year-old Greencastle woman sustained minor injuries Monday evening when she was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle while reportedly trying to cross South Jackson Street.

Reserve Office Kyle Lee reported that Melissa L. Rose was attempting to cross Jackson near Hanna Street with her two small children when she was apparently struck by a southbound black Chrysler PT Cruiser.

The victim went to Putnam County Hospital via private vehicle before notifying GPD of the 7:30 p.m. incident.

Rose sustained a minor injury to the left side of her forehead and bruising to the left side of her body, police said.

She was unable to give police a description of the driver or any plate information.

Anyone who might have seen the incident or might have information about the suspect vehicle is asked to call Greencastle City Police (653-2925) and leave a voicemail for Officer Ed Wilson.

In another incident, city officers are investigating the weekend theft of items from a pickup truck parked on Paddock Court at Round Barn Manor apartments.

Joshua Wilson, 30, Greencastle, told Reserve Officer Heath his truck was entered sometime between 10 p.m. Friday and 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Items taken from the bed of the truck included fishing gear, Harley-Davidson shirts and Harley-Davidson boots. No monetary value was available on the items.

Two recent alcohol-related arrests were also reported by GPD.

At 12:17 a.m. Tuesday, Anthony Ray Pearson, 32, Greencastle, was arrested after being involved in a one-car accident at Albin Pond and Houck roads, Officer Eric Vaughan reported.

The police report did not indicate what Pearson's 1998 Chrysler had struck.

Pearson was initially taken to Putnam County Hospital with minor injury before being booked into the Putnam County Jail at 2:41 a.m. on charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and failure to stop at a property-damage accident.

Vaughan was assisted at the scene by Capt. Charles Inman and Reserve Officer Lee along with Putnam County Sheriff's Department deputies.

In another case, Donald Ray Swisher, 39, Greencastle, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated early Sunday at the 10th Street entrance to Putnam Plaza.

Swisher, who registered .08 percent blood-alcohol content, was lodged in the Putnam County Jail at 2:40 a.m. Officer Nick Eastham made the arrest.

City Fire

Aug. 12, 8:20 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident at 3521 S. CR 200 West. Cleared 8:54 p.m.

Aug. 13, 3:20 a.m.: Alarm malfunction at 15 S. Jackson St. Cleared 3:34 a.m.

Aug. 13, 2:42 p.m.: General cleanup after a motor vehicle accident at 119 N. CR 225 East. Cleared 3:57 p.m.

Aug. 13, 8:52 p.m.: Alarm at 1592 S. Bloomington St. Cleared 9:15 p.m.

Aug. 13, 9:29 p.m.: Lift assist at 1134 Avenue B. cleared 9:44 p.m.

Aug. 14, 3:47 a.m.: Short in water heater wiring caused arcing in the electrical lines at 70 Frazier St. Cleared 4:03 a.m.

Aug. 14, 5:20 a.m.: Dispatched to 1014 Millpond Ln. Disregared 5:23 a.m.

Aug. 15, 12:18 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident at Albin Pond and Houck roads. Cleared 1:14 a.m.

Aug. 16, 1:43 a.m.: Assisted police at 649 E. Walnut St. Cleared 1:59 a.m.

Aug. 16, 6:26 a.m.: Medical assist at 17 S. Indiana St. Cleared 6:44 a.m.

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.