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Saturday, July 5, 2014

County Jail

Four persons were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.

* At 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Monte B. Mills, 42, Indianapolis, was arrested for failure to appear.

At 1:30 p.m., Robert Ross Aton, 57, Cloverdale, was charged as a habitual traffic offender.

At 9 p.m., Jeremy Wayne Crickmore, 28, Coatesville, was arrested for domestic battery.

* At 2:20 a.m. on Thursday, Nicholas Tyler Moneymaker, 21, Greencastle, was arrested for domestic battery and intimidation.

City Police

Two recent arrests were reported by Greencastle City Police officers.

-- At 12:08 a.m. Wednesday, Gale Wayne Riley, 66, Greencastle, was reportedly discovered by Sgt. Charles Inman in an intoxicated state on the front lawn of the Masonic Temple on East Washington Street.

Riley, who registered a blood-alcohol content of .17 percent when tested, was lodged in the Putnam County Jail on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

-- At 7:47 p.m. Wednesday, Chris Lee Mitchell, 33, Greencastle, was arrested at his apartment on East Franklin Street by Capt. Chris Jones, who had gone there to serve a Clay County warrant on Mitchell for obtaining a legend drug by fraud.

At the apartment, Capt. Jones also found Mitchell to be in possession of a legend drug and arrested him on that charge and on the warrant, lodging him in the Putnam County Jail.

One recent property-damage accident was reported by city officers.

The mishap occurred at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday at Washington and Dunham streets as Thomas Gunter, 31, Spencer, was westbound, driving a 2012 Mazda. He told Officer Kyle Lee that a car in front of him stopped abruptly to turn onto Durham Street and he swerved to the left to avoid a collision with that car but struck an eastbound vehicle.

Patty Tyler, 59, Cloverdale, was eastbound, driving a 2014 Kia, owned by Enterprise Leasing, when the Gunter vehicle went left of center and struck her car, Officer Lee reported.

Total damage in the accident was estimated at $2,500-$5,000.

Sheriff's Dept.

* At 2:25 a.m. on Sunday, Richard L. Craig, 25, Greencastle, was traveling on County Road 675 West.

Deputy Mike Downing noted that upon arrival he observed an orange 1974 Honda CB 700 motorcycle that ran off the road and struck a power pole.

Craig was thrown from the motorcycle and landed several yards away. Downing noted that the Craig was lying face down semi-conscious upon arrival.

Assisting at the scene was the Reelsville Volunteer Fire Department.

Craig was later transported to Clay County Hospital via Operation Life.

Damage was estimated at $1,001-$2,500.

At 10:33 a.m., Norma M. Fink, 68, Greencastle, was southbound on U.S. 231, approaching a left corner on a hillcrest.

Fink advised Cpl. Josh Boller that while in the turn, the sun distracted her vision, causing her to drive her 2011 GMC Terrain into a ditch.

Fink's vehicle went airborne over a driveway, causing the front of the vehicle to nosedive into the yard and collide with a gasline.

Damage was estimated at $5,001-$10,000.

At 3:53 p.m., Donna Halfacre, 51, Brazil, was attempting to turn around on County Road 775 East near Right of Way Road and did not realize the ditch was that deep.

A passerby advised Sgt. Virgil Lanning that Halfacre appeared to miss the turn and ran off the road, striking the ditch.

Damage was estimated at less than $1,001.

* At 11:37 a.m. on Monday, Jeffrey D. Phillips, 28, Poland, was northbound on County Road 525 West when a tree limb fell onto the road.

Phillips advised Lt. Dwight Simmons that the limb struck the truck and trailer of his 2013 Ford F350, causing extensive damage.

Damage was estimated at $5,001-$10,000.

* At 11:44 a.m. on Wednesday, James L. Laster, 54, Lafayette, was northbound on U.S. 231 near County Road 500 North as he started approaching a man walking a dog and pushing a large ball along the shoulder of the road.

Laster told Boller he was distracted and slowed almost to a stop when Robin D. Mastel, 53, Owensville, rear-ended his 2000 Mazda M31.

Mastel advised Boller that Laster had slowed his vehicle and he was unable to stop his 2012 Freightliner and avoid a collision.

Damage was estimated at $2,501-$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.

Individuals listen 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.