Putnam Scanner for October 6, 2018

Friday, October 5, 2018

County Jail

Four people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.


• At 12:04 a.m. David Gene Etheridge, 63, Clay City, was lodged at the jail for driving with a BAC of .15 or more.


• At 2:48 p.m. Travis Anthony-Lee Rooney, 28, Niles, Mich., was taken into custody on two counts of battery by bodily waste.

• At 11:01 a.m. Tiffany Latrice Mingo, 35, Indianapolis, was housed at the jail for dealing in methamphetamine, dealing in cocaine, trafficking with an inmate outside a facility, two counts of possession of methamphetamine and possession of cocaine.

• At 9:44 a.m. Amy Renee Pridemore, 27, Greencastle, was booked in on a local warrant.

City Police

One recent property-damage accident was investigated by Greencastle City Police.

• At 1:36 p.m. Tuesday, the accident occurred on Indianapolis Road, just west of 10th Street, as Melissa Byrd, 45, Greencastle, exited the Speedway East gas station lot in a 2003 Buick LeSabre Custom.

Officer Nick Eastham reported that as Byrd glanced in her rearview mirror, she did not see that a westbound 2017 Chevrolet Trak, driven by Ted Kissel, 36, Greencastle, had stopped to turn left into a driveway and parking lot on the south side of the road.

The Byrd car struck the Kissel vehicle in the rear, Officer Eastham reported, damaging the rear bumper, hatch and bike rack on the vehicle, as well as an NRS Mountain Bike, which with its aftermarket accessories, was listed as more than a $5,000 loss.

Total damage in the accident was estimated in excess of $10,000.

The Byrd vehicle sustained damage to the front bumper and grille.

Greencastle Fire Department personnel responded to the scene to clean up glass and fluids.

Sheriff’s Department

Putnam County sheriff’s deputies investigated three recent property-damage accidents.

• At 5:10 p.m. on Thursday, Linda L. Boller, 58, Greencastle, was westbound on County Road 850 North near County Road 400 West in a 2010 GMC Acadia. As Boller approached, Amanda L. Williams, 41, Bainbridge, attempted to pull out of her driveway and onto eastbound 850 North in a 2011 Chevrolet C10.

Deputy Jeffery Freeman said Williams was attempting a right turn and would not have come into Boller’s path, noting that markings on the road indicated Boller was left of center at the time of impact, hitting Williams’ front driver side and causing moderate damage.

Boller continued into a ditch after hitting Williams’ vehicle, striking a road sign.

Boller’s vehicle was towed. Freeman estimated damage at $10,000-$25,000.

• At 9:07 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, Jonathan P. Cooper, 26, Fillmore, was eastbound on County Road 200 North in a 2004 Ford F250 when he lost control in gravel.

The truck ran off the north side of the road and into a yard, striking a rock that was place in the yard.

The truck was towed. Deputy Scott Ducker estimated damage at $2,500-$5,000.

• At 5:26 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, Jared G. Hagen, 31, Greencastle, was northbound on County Road 300 West in a 2013 Ford Taurus when he hit a raccoon, causing damage to the center of the front bumper.

Deputy Ducker estimated damage at $1,000-$2,500.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department responded to two recent dispatches:

•At 11:43 p.m. on Thursday, GFD was dispatched to 208 E. Olive St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 11:48 but could not determine the cause of alarm. The alarm was then reset. GFD left at 11:54 p.m.

•At 10:28 a.m. on Friday, GFD was dispatched to 504 E. Seminary St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 10:31 and determined that the alarm was accidental and could not find a cause. The alarm was then reset. GFD left at 10:39 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.