Putnam Scanner for October 12, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018

County Jail

Three people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.


• At 10:07 a.m. Angela Jo Kriesel, 37, Greencastle, was taken into custody on a local warrant.


• At 9:43 p.m. Justin Edward Reedy, 30, Terre Haute, was housed at the jail on a local warrant.

• At 3:46 p.m. Paul Edward Harlan, 55, Terre Haute, was booked in for criminal trespass and theft.

City Police

A 20-year-old DePauw University student from Morocco is facing theft charges following an incident Friday at the Walmart store, Greencastle City Police reported.

Malak Daher was detained by Walmart personnel for allegedly taking $40.51 in merchandise she reportedly did not scan in while going through the self-checkout lane, Officer Nick Eastham noted.

Daher reportedly took a humidifier, two facial masks, facial scrub and a makeup brush.

Seven recent citations were issued by Capt. Chris Jones:

• At 5:08 p.m. Wednesday, Sharon Richardson, 49, Terre Haute, was ticketed for excessive speed on State Road 240 near Tennessee Street.

Richardson was cited by Capt. Jones for 68 mph in a 40-mph zone.

• At 4:25 p.m. Sunday, Andrew Goens, 51, Greencastle, was ticketed for a seatbelt violation.

Goens was stopped by Capt. Jones on Shadowlawn Avenue near Moore Court.

• At 4:02 p.m. Sunday, Jenny Wiggs, 33, Greencastle, was cited for speeding in a school zone.

Wiggs was stopped by Capt. Jones on Percy Julian Drive near Avenue F for 35 mph in a 20-mph zone.

• At 3:41 p.m. Sunday, Timothy Smith, 18, Russellville, was ticketed for driving too fast for conditions.

Smith was cited by Capt. Jones on Avenue B near Fifth Street.

• At 3:17 p.m. Sunday, Larry Boggs, 68, Fillmore, was cited for disregarding a stopsign.

Boggs was ticketed by Capt. Jones at Percy Julian Drive and Washington Street.

• At 2:49 p.m. Sunday, Alex Hicks, 27, Winfield, Mont., was cited for operating a vehicle with expired plates.

Hicks was stopped on Bloomington Street by Capt. Jones.

• At 2:20 p.m. Sunday, Cloyd Fowler, 65, Greencastle, was ticketed for an infraction of driving with a suspended license.

Fowler was stopped by Capt. Jones on Broadway Street in the city’s South End.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department responded to four recent dispatches:

•At 7:38 p.m. on Tuesday, GFD was dispatched to 405 S. Jackson St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 7:41 and determined that the alarm was due to cooking. The alarm was then reset. GFD left at 7:52 p.m.

•At 3:16 p.m. on Wednesday, GFD was dispatched to 10 W. Hanna St. for a smoke alarm. Units arrived at 3:19 and found that a valve had popped off and released steam, causing the alarm. The valve was replaced and the alarm was reset. GFD was back in service at 3:34 p.m.

•At 5:09 p.m. on Wednesday, GFD was dispatched to 134 Woodhaven Dr. for a reported appliance fire. Firefighters arrived at 5:15 but found no fire, determining that the fire had shorted itself out. GFD went back into service at 5:33 p.m.

•At 5:34 p.m. on Wednesday, GFD was dispatched to 109 W. Hanna St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 5:35 and determined that the alarm was due to cooking. The alarm was then reset. GFD left at 5:43 p.m.

Additionally, GFD performed five medical assists and had one disregard 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.