Putnam Scanner for 10-21-17

Friday, October 20, 2017

City Police

One accident was reported recently by Greencastle City Police officers.

• A 24-year-old Greencastle woman sustained minor injuries in an accident Tuesday afternoon at the corner of East Washington Street and Bloomington Street (U.S. 231), City Police reported.

Caitlyn Gibson was taken to Putnam County Hospital with pain to her back, arms and legs and contusions to her right leg and both wrists, Officer Nick Eastham reported following the 4:47 p.m. accident.

Gibson was reportedly struck by a 2015 Chevrolet Spark, driven by Jacob Miller, 28, Ellettsville, who was turning south onto Bloomington Street and did not see the pedestrian walking eastbound, crossing Bloomington Street, because of the glare of the sun.

The vehicle struck her at a very low rate of speed, Eastham reported.

Sheriff’s Department

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department recently responded to one property-damage accident.


• At 11:30 a.m., Raymond E. Elmore, 50, of Terre Haute, was northbound on U.S. 40 near Greencastle in a 2000 Ford Mustang when he couldn’t stop and his car rear-ended Linda S. Connors, 51, of Mooresville, who was turning onto U.S. 231 in a 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe.

There were no injuries.

Deputy Jake Harrington estimated damage at $1,001-$2,500.

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.

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