* A Stilesville man was arrested early Tuesday morning following an alcohol-related accident in Washington Township.
At 2:36 a.m. Deputy Phillip Troyer was dispatched to the residence at 5643 W. CR 525 South. The driver, 45-year-old William J. Clements, said he had been in an altercation at another residence and had fled the scene.
Clements told dispatch he did a "donut" and hit a culver, flattening one of his tires.
Investigation revealed the incident at the other residence had been a struggle over Clements' keys when he decided to leave. The parties were separated and a tow truck was dispatched to take the driver and his truck home.
However, the tow truck driver contacted dispatch saying that Clements became upset, got into the vehicle and drove off.
A few minutes later, the tow truck driver called dispatch indicating the driver had wrecked the 2008 Chevrolet Silverado into a tree on the bank of a pond, approximately one mile from the original location.
Clements had fled the scene by the time Troyer arrived, but was located near the residence of the original altercation. He was arrested for operating while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a property damage accident.
Damage was estimated at $5,001-$10,000.
* On Tuesday at 4:56 a.m. Kaytlin P. Flatt, 21, Avon, was eastbound on State Road 42 in a 1994 Chevrolet Lumina when an accident occurred as she passed another vehicle.
Flatt said she tried to pass a slow moving vehicle. As she attempted to pass, the other vehicle sped up, causing her to also increase her speed.
As the two vehicles approached a curve, Flatt braked, causing her to lose control. Her car left the east side of the road and went 30 yards down an embankment, coming to rest on the driver's side.
Flatt was taken to Putnam County Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Damage was estimated at $5,001-$10,000.
Three people were booked into the Putnam County Jail on Tuesday, Nov. 13.
* At 2:15 p.m. Joshua Nathan Wheeler, 32, Brazil, was arrested for possession of cocaine and probation violation.
* At 9:30 p.m. Nathan Scott Gambill, 20, Bainbridge, was charged with operating while intoxicated and for being a minor in consumption of alcohol.
* At 10:07 p.m. Justin Lee-Isaac Slater, 23, Flat Rock, Mich., was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, driving while intoxicated and driving with a suspended license.
A 34-year-old Greencastle man has been arrested on a warrant for attempted theft in an alleged purse-snatching incident at the Walmart store.
Matthew Van Every was arrested at 10:50 p.m. Friday in connection with an attempted purse snatching reported at 7:03 p.m. Oct. 19.
Van Every, who was taken into custody by Capt. Charles Inman at a residence on Meadow Drive, was lodged in the Putnam County Jail.
Four recent accidents were investigated by Greencastle City Police officers.
-- At 11:15 a.m. Monday, a two-vehicle accident resulted in a pair of citations for one of the drivers.
Steven Gouckenour, 38, Cloverdale, was driving a 1995 Chevrolet van in the parking lot of IAC on Fillmore Road when his vehicle reportedly struck a parked 2002 Pontiac Montana, owned by Lilac and William Parker, Cloverdale.
Officer Darrel Bunten estimated total damage at $1,000-$2,500.
Gouckenour was cited for operating a motor vehicle without financial responsibility (no insurance) and for driving with a suspended license.
-- At 11:25 a.m. Nov. 8, a minor mishap was reported on the parking lot at First National Bank, 1140 Indianapolis Rd.
Jeffrey Boggess, 45, Greencastle, was backing a 2004 Toyota Sequoia, Capt. Mike Hanlon reported, when a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer, driven by Kimberlee Bryan, 33, Greencastle, backed out of a parking space on the opposite side of the lot and the vehicles collided.
Bryan said she did not see the Boggess vehicle was already backing out because a rear post in her vehicle obstructed her view.
Total damage was listed at $1,000-$2,500.
-- At 6:27 p.m. Nov. 7, a two-car mishap was reported on Round Barn Road at the west exit of Putnam Plaza.
Timothy Smith, 26, Coatesville, was southbound on Round Barn Road, driving a 1997 Saturn, when Debby Zaring, 52, Greencastle, itried to cross the road in a 2007 Saturn to go to Speedway.
She told Officer Bunten she did not see the oncoming Smith car, and a collision occurred. Smith braked but was unable to avoid a collision because of wet pavement conditions, police said.
Total damage was estimated at $5,000-$10,000.
-- At 7:58 a.m. Nov. 7, a minor two-vehicle accident occurred on Deer Meadow Lane, the access to Deer Meadow Primary School.
Josh Buis, 34, Greencastle, was stopped in traffic in a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado after dropping a child off at school when he backed up without seeing that a 2003 Buick Rendezvous, driven by Donette Williams, 63, Greencastle, was behind him.
Officer Bunten estimated total damage at $2,50--$5,000.
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.
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