Police scanner for Dec. 15

Thursday, December 15, 2011

County Jail

Several people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently.

* On Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 10:21 Herbert Hucks Jr., 41, Evansville, was housed at the jail as a habitual traffic violator.

At 11:09 p.m. Amber Sue Day, 30, Bloomington, was arrested for operating while intoxicated and possession of a schedule drug.

* On Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 12:20 a.m. Elesia Stewart, 22, Poland, was booked in for probation violation.

Sheriff's Department

* On Monday, Dec. 12 at 8:50 a.m. Scott A. Mayhew Jr., 21, Quincy, was eastbound on State Road 42 stopped at the U.S. 231 intersection in a 1978 Ford pickup. John P. Roberts, 64, Bloomington, was northbound on U.S. 231 at the State Road 42 intersection in a 1998 Volvo semi tractor.

Mayhew said he did not see the semi and pulled out, hitting the rear tires of the tractor and then the trailer tires.

Mayhew was treated at the scene by Operation Life for head pain and then released.

Damage $2,501-$5,000.

City Police

One recent alcohol-related arrest was reported by Greencastle City Police.

-- At 4:22 a.m. Saturday, Dakota Carpenter, 19, Greencastle, was arrested by Officer Eric Vaughan in the parking lot of Castlebury Apartments on the city's East Side.

Carpenter registered .06 percent blood-alcohol under portable breathalyzer testing, police said.

A one-car accident was reported on Avenue B Saturday afternoon.

-- At 3:24 p.m., Kevin Scroggins had exited the Wendy's lot onto Avenue B when another vehicle reportedly ran him off the road., he told Officer Darrel Bunten.

Scroggins' 1997 Geo Prism left the pavement, striking a utility pole in front of 1034 Avenue B, resulting in an estimated $1,000-$2,500 damage to the car's front end. The pole was undamaged in the mishap.

Four recent traffic citations were issued by city officers.

-- At 11:20 a.m. Monday, Ronald Buchanan Jr., 29, Greencastle, was cited by Officer Albert Epple on Percy Julian Drive for driving with a suspended license.

-- At 10:25 p.m. Saturday, Jonathan Snow, 28, Greencastle, was cited on Fifth Street by Capt. Charles Inman for driving with a suspended license.

-- At 1:15 a.m. Saturday, Charles Strong, 25, Indianapolis, was ticketed by Officer Nick Eastham at East Walnut and South Locust streets for having an expired license plate.

-- At 8:29 p.m. Friday, Amanda Troyer, 19, Grand Rapids, Mich., was ticketed by Reserve Officer David Clodfelter for 47 mph in a 30-mph zone on Indianapolis Road.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department has responded to a number of recent dispatches.

* On Friday, Dec. 9 at 8:32 p.m. GFD was dispatched to a fire alarm at 904 S. College Ave. Nothing was found. Cleared 8:52 p.m.

* On Saturday, Dec. 10 at 2:16 p.m. they responded to an alarm at 304 S. Indiana St. The problem was due to cooking. Cleared 2:27 p.m.

At 10:41 p.m. GFD was dispatched to a report of a structure fire at Humble Pie, 308 E. Berry St. Fire personnel discovered no structure fire, but that smoke was coming from cleaning pans in the oven, with smoke filling the building. Cleared 11:20 p.m.

* On Sunday, Dec. 11 at 8:14 p.m. personnel responded to an alarm at 420 Anderson St. Disregarded 8:16 p.m.

* On Monday, Dec. 12 at 8:33 a.m. GFD was dispatched to an alarm at The Waters of Greencastle, 1601 Hospital Drive. Cleared 8:45 a.m.

At 6:28 p.m. fire personnel were dispatched to assist Reelsville on a structure fire at 4114 W. CR 550 South. They were disregarded as they arrived at 6:46 p.m.

* On Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 5:27 a.m. GFD performed a medical assist at 800 N. Madison St. Cleared 5:51 a.m.

At 6:35 p.m. GFD responded to an alarm at 108 W. Hanna St. The problem was caused by cooking. Cleared 6:45 p.m.

At 6:50 p.m. and 10:38 p.m. GFD performed medical assists at 203 N. College Ave. Cleared 7:04 p.m. and 10:53 p.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.