Putnam Scanner for January 26, 2019

Friday, January 25, 2019

County Jail

Two people were booked in the Putnam County Jail on Thursday.

• At 10:32 p.m. Anthony Keith McDonald, 33, Cloverdale, was lodged at the jail on a Marion County warrant.

• At 5:48 p.m. Timothy O’Neill McKenna, 43, Indianapolis, was booked in on a court order.

Sheriff’s Department

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

• At 7:10 p.m. on Thursday, Kensley R. Cash, 16, Fillmore, was northbound out of the front entrance of the South Putnam High School parking lot, attempting to turn left onto westbound U.S. 40 in a 2011 Nissan Sentra. Robert E. Wilkins, 57, Indianapolis, was eastbound on U.S. 40, approaching the South Putnam entrance in a 1994 Ford F-150.

Cash told Deputy Daniel Birt that as she approached U.S. 40, she didn’t see another vehicle approaching and thought the intersection was clear to proceed, so she attempted to cross the eastbound lane.

Wilkins told Birt that Cash did not yield to the stop sign and drove into the passenger side of his truck.

The impact spun Wilkins’ truck out of control, and it came to rest approximately 100 feet east of the intersection and 50 feet off the roadway, facing southwest.

Cash’s vehicle came to rest approximately 60 feet from the point of impact, facing westbound in the middle of the eastbound lanes.

Neither Wilkins nor Cash nor any of the other three occupants of her vehicle reported any injuries.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Birt estimated damage at $10,000-$25,000.

• At 6:05 p.m. on Thursday, Tabatha N. Slicer, 31, Quincy, was eastbound on U.S. 40 in a 2016 Ford Edge when she hit a deer.

Slicer told Deputy Birt she looked away from the road to make an adjustment to the heater and when she looked up, the deer was in front of her. The animal damaged the passenger side headlight area, bumper and fender.

The vehicle was driven from the scene after Birt helped Slicer remove some loose or dangling parts that were damaged.

Birt estimated damage at $2,500-$5,000.

• At 8:51 p.m. on Wednesday, Melissa A. Johnson, 32, Crawfordsville, was eastbound on County Road 50 North near County Road 300 East in a 2005 Chevrolet Trail Blazer.

Deputy Robert Boyd reported that Johnson hit a patch of black ice and lost control. The vehicle left the road and hit a tree, causing it to roll over and hit a second tree. It came to rest on its top against the second tree.

Johnson suffered minor cuts to her nose, but neither of her two minor passengers was injured.

Boyd estimated damage at $5,000-$10,000. The vehicle was towed.

• At 8:17 a.m. on Wednesday, Scott E. Miller, 41, Staunton, was westbound on County Road 100 North in a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado. Nora I. Blevins, 61, Greencastle, was eastbound in a 2009 Dodge Nitro.

As both drivers topped the crest of a hill, their driver’s side mirrors struck as they passed one another.

Deputy Scott Ducker estimated damage at less than $1,000.

• At 2:01 p.m. on Sunday, Davis J. Powell, 18, Cloverdale, was northbound on State Road 243 in a 2017 Chevrolet Malibu when he hit some slush and ice and lost control.

The car traveled sideways off the road and hit a road sign.

Deputy Ducker estimated damage at $2,500-$5,000.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department responded to three recent dispatches:

• At 9:44 p.m. on Thursday, GFD was dispatched to 504 E. Seminary St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 9:49 and determined that the alarm had malfunctioned. GFD went back into service at 10:05 p.m.

• At 11:18 p.m. on Thursday, GFD was dispatched to 414 S. Indiana St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 11:21 and determined that the alarm was due to cooking. The alarm was then reset. GFD left at 11:23 p.m.

• At 9:57 a.m. on Friday, GFD was dispatched to 109 W. Hanna St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 10 a.m. and determined that the alarm was due to cooking. The alarm was then reset. GFD left at 10:06 a.m.

Additionally, GFD performed three 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.