Putnam Scanner 10-26-16

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

County Jail

Eight people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.


• At 4:24 p.m. Corey David Key, 24, Martinsville, was lodged at the jail on a warrant.

• At 3:26 p.m. Paul Andrew Brown, 49, Greencastle, was arrested on a warrant.

• At 2:29 p.m. Melvin Dale Jones, 58, Poland, was taken into custody on a warrant.

• At 11:53 a.m. John Ryan Sanders, 33, Greencastle, was housed at the jail on a warrant.


• At 2 a.m. Keaton Sawyer Voegerl, 20, Greencastle, was charged with operating while intoxicated and being a minor in consumption of alcohol.


• At 3:03 p.m. Shakeel Lamar Diamond Ross, 25, Terre Haute, was booked in for possession of a narcotic drug and possession of marijuana.


• At 7:21 p.m. Cesar Sanchez Mauricio, 25, Indianapolis, was lodged at the jail on a court order.

• At 1:34 p.m. Roger Kent Smith, 64, New Castle, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear.

City Police

Greencastle City Police officers investigated another reported theft recently at the Walmart store on Indianapolis Road.

• At 9:46 p.m. Thursday, Shayne Williamson, 21, Clayton, was arrested by Capt. Charles Inman at a Castlebury Apartments residence after allegedly shoplifting and fleeing the scene at Walmart.

Williamson, who was lodged in the Putnam County Jail, reportedly took headphones and fishing bait valued at $25.

He was charged with theft, resisting law enforcement and for a Marion County warrant for possession of a narcotic drug.

• At 9:18 p.m. on Sunday, Michael Bastin, 44, Greencastle, was arrested by Officer Matt Huffman on the Walmart store lot for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

Bastin, who was lodged in the Putnam County Jail, registered a .27 percent blood-alcohol level (more than three times the legal limit of .08 percent) after being taken to Putnam County Hospital for a blood draw.

• At 2:16 a.m. Saturday, Ellen Stoelting, 30, Greencastle, was arrested by Officer Brad Hiatt at a Bloomington Street residence on a pair of charges.

Lodged in the Putnam County Jail, Stoelting was held on charges of domestic battery and criminal recklessness.

At the same time and place, Officer Hiatt issued a summons for Amber Byrd, 20, Greencastle, to appear in court on a charge of illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor.

Two recent citations were also issued by city officers.

• At 4:17 p.m. Saturday, Joan Cochran, 53, Coatesville, was ticketed for speeding by Officer Nick Eastham.

Stopped on Fillmore Road, Cochran was cited for 53 mph in a 30-mph zone.

• At 1:24 a.m. Saturday, Daniel Kortz, 52, Greencastle, was cited by Officer Hiatt.

Stopped on Indianapolis Road, Kortz was cited for driving with a suspended license with a prior offense.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department recently responded to seven dispatches and one medical run.

• At 7:46 p.m. on Sunday, GFD responded to a smoke scare at 203 S. Bloomington St. A resident of the building reportedly dropped a cigarette on a couch, causing smoke but no flames.

• At 10:48 p.m. on Sunday, GFD restored the alarm system at 503 S. Jackson St.

• At 8:51 a.m. on Monday, GFD responded to a fire alarm at 904 S. College Ave. The alarm was determined to have been set off by drywall dust caused by remodeling in the building.

• At 8:51 p.m., 10:26 p.m. and 11:23 p.m. on Monday, GFD responded to fire alarms at 409 S. Jackson St. The first alarm was due to cooking in the residence with the latter having been caused by unknown reasons. Due to the sudden frequency of these seemingly false alarms, GFD cleaned the detector head within the residence.

• At 1:04 a.m. on Tuesday, GFD performed an elevator rescue at 800 S. Locust St.

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.