Putnam Scanner for 6-13-15

Friday, June 12, 2015

County Jail

Three people were placed into the custody of the Putnam County Jail recently.

* At 4:27 p.m. Thursday, Nicholas Robert Lieske, 31, Waveland, was arrested on a warrant for theft.

* At 3 a.m. Friday, Kayla Lynn Coffey, 22, Cloverdale, was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine.

* At 3 a.m. Friday, Zyan Shadwick Cox, 19, Greencastle, was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

City Police

Two unusual incidents resulted in three recent arrests, Greencastle City Police officials reported.

The latest incident occurred Thursday night, beginning at 3G Bowl on South Jackson Street, moving to Robe-Ann-Park and finally coming to a head behind KFC at Tennessee and Bloomington streets.

Arrested and lodged in the Putnam County Jail were:

-- Shawn Mansfield, 41, Greencastle, arrested by Officer Matt Huffman on charges of criminal trespassing, battery on law enforcement, battery causing bodily injury and battery via bodily waste.

-- Brittany L. Walker, 25, Cloverdale, arrested by Sgt. Charles Inman on charges of disorderly conduct, criminal trespassing and public intoxication (with a blood-alcohol content listed at .241 percent).

The situation reportedly unfolded when Mansfield was confronted by bowling alley personnel for allegedly attempting to steal two packages of M&Ms. Police said Mansfield reportedly destroyed property and assaulted people at the bowling alley before leaving.

Authorities next received a call concerning an altercation between the male and female suspects at Robe-Ann Park. The incident then moved across Tennessee Street to the KFC parking lot.

During Officer Huffman's attempt to subdue Mansfield, the suspect reportedly tried to punch the officer in the face and made slight contact with Huffman's chin.

In another incident involving more than one location, Brian Roberts, 47, Seymour, was arrested and lodged in the Putnam County Jail Thursday for leaving the scene of a 12:47 a.m. accident causing injury and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated causing injury.

He was also cited by Sgt. Inman for an infraction of driving with a suspended license.

Authorities allege Roberts was driving a vehicle that stuck Edward Willis, Greencastle, following a domestic altercation at a female friend's residence. Willis was reportedly run over and suffered a large laceration that required a trip to Putnam County Hospital when a struggle occurred as Roberts and Ryan Patterson, 44, Seymour, were reportedly getting in their vehicle to leave.

Patterson was not jailed but was issued summons for possession of marijuana and reckless possession of paraphernalia.

After fleeing the South Locust Street scene, Roberts and Patterson were apprehended by Indiana State Police officers at 1:45 a.m. at the Love's truck stop at the State Road 39/Interstate 70 interchange, south of Belleville in Hendricks County.

Sheriff's Department

The Putnam County Sheriff's Department investigated two incidents recently.

* At 9:43 p.m. Wednesday, Eli J. Hendricks, 25, West Terre Haute, was traveling westbound on U.S. 40 near County Road 650 West in a 2006 Ford Explorer when a deer ran into his path.

Hendricks advised Deputy Mike Downing he was unable to stop and struck the deer. The airbag deployed and there was damage to the exterior of the car. Hendricks was able to drive the vehicle from the scene.

Damage estimated between $2,501-$5,000.

* At 5:10 a.m. Thursday, Deputies Downing and Tyler Turner were dispatched to 6969 E. U.S. 40 to investigated a single vehicle accident. The 2000 Hyundai Elantra appeared to have left the north side of the westbound lane of U.S. 40, struck a mailbox and flipped several times.

Deputy Downing did a sweep of the area, and was unable to locate the driver of the vehicle, registered to Matthew D. Burshia, 24, Danville. Fillmore Fire, Jefferson Fire and Cloverdale Police Department were called to the scene to assist in locating Burshia. Deputy Turner requested dispatch call Putnam County Hospital and the Danville hospital to see if anyone had come to the hospital with wreck-related injuries.

The deputies then contacted Danville Police Department to assist in the location of Burshia. The vehicle was then towed from the scene by Curtis Towing.

Captain Tom Helmer contacted Deputy Downing later the same day to inform him Burschia had been located asleep in a parked car in a barn at 4634 E. U.S. 40. Burshia admitted to being the driver of the vehicle and leaving the scene. He was ticketed for leaving the scene of a property damage accident and failure to provide financial responsibility.

Damage estimated between $2,501-$5,000.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department responded to one emergency call Friday.

* At 2:22 p.m. Friday, the Greencastle Fire Department was dispatched to Super Wash at 1022 Indianapolis Road for an RV fire. The brakes of a recreational vehicle caught fire while traveling on Indianapolis Road Friday afternoon. Tracey Wyttenbach, of Greencastle, was driving the RV home that she just purchased when she noticed a strange smell. She pulled into the Super Wash, and noticed the brakes had caught fire. The Greencastle Police Department worked with a fire extinguisher until the Greencastle Fire Department was on scene.

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.