Putnam Scanner for 10-20-17
Six people were recently booked into the Putnam County Jail.
• At 7:44 a.m., Gunner C. Hay, 19, of Terre Haute, was lodged at the jail on charge of operating while intoxicated.
• At 11:05 a.m., Daniel R. Hagan, 39, of Indianapolis, was booked into the jail on writ of body attachment.
• At 2:25 p.m., Randy L. Reedy, 38, of Terre Haute, was lodged at the jail on a local warrant.
• At 8:49 a.m., Nicholas G. Rogers, 28, of Bainbridge, was lodged at the jail on a local warrant.
• At 10:04 a.m., Michael A. Morson, 27, of Terre Haute, was booked into the jail on charge of failure to appear.
• At 8:24 p.m., Ryan T. Ogden, 33, of Roachdale, was booked into the jail on charge of violation of home detention.
The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department recently responded to three property-damage accidents.
• At 4:54 a.m., Gunner C. Hay, 19, of Terre Haute, was northbound on U.S. 231 near Greencastle in a 2010 Mercury Milan when he drove off the roadway and crashed into a guardrail.
Deputy Robert Soilleux reported Hay said he smoked marijuana the night before when asked if there were drugs or alcohol in the car. He also said that an empty pill bottle found in his underwear would test positive for marijuana.
Bambi Wiley, of Cloverdale, who had been following Hay, said he had been swerving all over the road and varying his speed.
Although Hay said he didn’t need medical attention, he was checked by medics at the scene and transported to Putnam County Hospital.
There were no injuries. The vehicle was towed by Seniour’s Towing.
Deputy Soilleux estimated damage at $10,001- $25,000.
• At 3:08 a.m., Kimberlyn K. Fenwick, 24, of Greencastle, was eastbound on County Road 125 South near Greencastle in a 2013 Dodge Avenger when a deer ran into the side of her vehicle.
There were no injuries.
Deputy Soilleux estimated damage at $5,001-$10,000.
• At 7:20 a.m., Douglas L. Bumgardner, 61, of Greencastle, was northbound on County Road 150 West near Greencastle in a 2005 Dodge Ram pickup when a deer ran into the rear passenger side of his vehicle.
There were no injuries.
Deputy Jake Harrington estimated damage at $1,001-$2,500.
Two arrests and a summons into court were reported in recent activity by Greencastle City Police Department officers.
• At 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, Michael J. Vance, 27, Greencastle, was arrested by Officer Zach Rhine at 10th Street and Veterans Memorial Highway for driving with a suspended license with a prior offense.
Also arrested on a Putnam County warrant for failure to appear, Vance was lodged in the Putnam County Jail.
Vance was also ticketed by Officer Rhine for having an expired license plate.
• At 11:28 p.m. Tuesday, Chelsea Gallagher, 26, Rockville, was arrested by Officer Elsianna Crosby.
Stopped at Bloomington Street and Veterans Memorial Highway, Gallagher was arrested on a Putnam County warrant for failure to appear. She was lodged in the Putnam County Jail.
• At 2:13 p.m. Tuesday, Cheryl Mason, 61, Greencastle, was stopped by Officer Nick Eastham at Walnut and South Jackson streets.
Mason was issued a summons into court for driving with a suspended license with a prior offense and was released from the scene although her vehicle was towed.
Mason was also ticketed for driving with an expired license plate (July 28, 2017).
The Greencastle Fire Department recently responded to seven dispatches and three medical runs.
• At 4:49 p.m. on Tuesday, GFD responded to reports of a pedestrian struck at the intersection of Washington and Bloomington streets. Crews arrived at 4:51 p.m., almost simultaneous with Operation Life. GFD assisted OL before returning to station at 5 p.m.
• At 1:23 p.m. on Wednesday, GFD responded to reports of a structure fire at 4054 N. County Road 375 West. GFD took command upon arrival and oversaw the extinguishment, salvage and overhaul of the barn. Crews also protected a nearby house. GFD had flames under control at 2:08 p.m., cleared the scene and subsequently returned to station at 4:31 p.m.
• At 1:29 p.m. on Wednesday, GFD responded to reports of a mulch fire at 602 S. College Ave. Piles of leaves in the adjacent ditch had caught fire due to unknown reasons, and were used to smother the flames until crews were satisfied the fire had been fully extinguished. GFD returned to station at 1:56 p.m.
• At 3:41 p.m. on Wednesday, GFD responded to reports of a vehicle fire at 1750 Indianapolis Rd. (Walmart). GFD received a direct call to the station from a motorist who had already extinguished the flames before making the call. Crews investigated the vehicle to ensure flames were fully extinguished, returning to station at 3:55 p.m.
• At 5:37 p.m. on Wednesday, GFD assisted the Madison Township Fire Department with the extinguishment of a brush fire at 3796 S. County Road 550 East. However, crews had to return to Greencastle to cover the station as multiple crews were handling with situations elsewhere. GFD returned to station at 6:08 p.m.
• At 3:01 p.m. on Thursday, GFD responded to reports of a motor-vehicle accident at 3995 E. County Road 300 South. A dump truck had come into contact with power lines, which broke, before pulling a nearby electric pole onto the vehicle. GFD secured the scene and notified the electric company. Once crews from the Fillmore Fire Department arrived and took command, GFD returned to station at 4:07 p.m.
• At 4:45 p.m. on Thursday, GFD responded to a carbon-monoxide alarm at 706 E. Washington St. GFD arrived to an activated alarm inside the home, prompting crews to monitor the air. Levels “much higher” than the highest limit for CO2 poisoning were present and crews used oxygen-supply systems to enter the home. The stove in the kitchen was determined to have formed a leak. GFD subsequently shut off the stove and ventilated the house before ultimately returning to station at 5:42 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.