Putnam Scanner for August 24,2018

Thursday, August 23, 2018

County Jail

Ten people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.


• At 11:14 p.m. Kathy Sue Weddle, 41, Fillmore, was lodged at the jail for criminal trespass.

• At 5:54 p.m. David Roy Deel, 62, Greencastle, was taken into custody on a local warrant.

• At 10:58 a.m. Jeffrey Paul Faith, 44, Fostoria, Ohio, was housed at the jail for possession of marijuana, maintaining a common nuisance and reckless possession of paraphernalia.

• At 9:47 a.m. Erik David Wilburn, 31, Fillmore, was booked in on a pair of local warrants.


• At 10:05 p.m. Dickens Gwebu, 30, Indianapolis, was lodged at the jail on a Marion County warrant.

• At 9:02 p.m. Joshua Ray Church, 30, Greencastle, was taken into custody on a local warrant for theft.

• At 8:07 p.m. David Allen Schmitt, 46, Coatesville, was booked in on a local warrant.

• At 6:37 p.m. Robert Michael Noble, 47, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail on an out-of-county warrant.

• At 4:55 p.m. Kelby Wayne Shepherd, 24, Reelsville, was taken into custody on a local warrant.

• At 2:45 p.m. Colton Levi Williams, 22, Bainbridge, was housed at the jail on a Boone County warrant.

• At 1:45 p.m. Teresa Diane Waller, 41, Brownsburg, was booked in on a local warrant.

Sheriff’s Department

• At 5:34 a.m. on Wednesday, Antonio Burns, 31, Birmingham, Ala., was westbound on Interstate 70 in a 2011 Freightliner semi pulling a trailer when he fell asleep.

The tractor-trailer drifted off the road and hit a guardrail, destroying it. The vehicle entered the ditch, where the trailer flipped onto its side.

Burns told Deputy Brian Helmer that he did not need medical attention.

Burns said he was falling asleep but did not want to pull over to the shoulder because it was too dark. He was trying to make it to the next exit to park the vehicle.

A spill cleanup crew came to the scene to clean up fuel.

The tractor and trailer were towed. Damage was estimated at $50,000-$100,000.

City Police

One recent arrest was reported by Greencastle City Police officers.

• At 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, Capt. Charles Inman responded to Elizabeth Street on the report of a female suspect lying in the roadway.

Caitlyn Chaise Gibson, 25, Greencastle, was subsequently arrested and lodged in the Putnam County Jail on charges of public intoxication, reckless possession of paraphernalia and possession of a synthetic cannabinoid.

In other recent police activity, three citations were issued by GPD officers.

• At 11:28 a.m. Wednesday, Morgan Schmitt, 25, Coatesville, was issued a pair of citations by Sgt. Ed Wilson.

Stopped along Indianapolis Road, Schmitt was ticketed for operating a motor vehicle without financial responsibility and for driving with a suspended license with a prior offense.

• At 1:44 p.m. Monday, Amber McCracken, 26, Greencastle, was ticketed for speeding by Capt. Chris Jones.

Stopped on South Jackson Street, McCracken was cited for 45 mph in a 30-mph zone.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department responded to three recent alarms:

• At 8:11 a.m. on Wednesday, GFD was dispatched to Heartland Automotive for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 8:18 and found that a broken sprinkler set off the alarm, and no fire was found.

They left at 8:38 a.m.

• At 2:13 p.m. on Wednesday, GFD was dispatched to 617 Medallion Dr. for a carbon monoxide alarm. Units arrived at 2:21 and found that the air quality was healthy, further determining that the alarm was faulty. The homeowner was advised to replace the alarm.

They left at 2:39 p.m.

• At 1:17 a.m. on Thursday, GFD was dispatched to 311 S. Locust St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 1:22 and a cause for the alarm could not be determined. The alarm was then reset.

They left at 1:27 a.m.

Additionally, GFD performed two medical assists during this time.

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.

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