Putnam Scanner for April 3, 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

County Jail

One person was booked in the Putnam County Jail on Monday.

• At 12:32 p.m. Kalvin William Doan, 32, Montezuma, was lodged at the jail on a local warrant.

Sheriff’s Department

Putnam County sheriff’s deputies investigated one recent property-damage crash.

• At 1:09 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, George Sowers, 78, Rockville, was eastbound on U.S. 36 near County Road 900 East in a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado when he blacked out at the wheel.

Sowers took a drink of his soft drink and started choking. His passenger Suzan Sowers, also of Rockville, told Deputy Tanner Brown she saw George black out and the vehicle drifted into the oncoming lane. She then grabbed the wheel and turned the truck back into the right lane.

The truck then left the road and hit a tree, coming to rest in a ditch.

George Sowers remained blacked out until the truck hit the tree.

Neither person reported injuries. The driver was observed by EMTs but declined further attention.

The truck was towed. Brown estimated damage at $1,000-$2,500.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department responded to three recent dispatches:

• At 7:30 p.m. on Monday, GFD was dispatched to 102 W. Poplar St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 7:32 and determined that a pull station had been activated, but that there was no fire. GFD left at 8:04 p.m.

• At 9:40 p.m. on Monday, GFD was dispatched to 208 E. Olive St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 9:44 and determined that the alarm was due to cooking. The alarm was then reset. GFD left at 10 p.m.

• At 4:49 a.m. on Tuesday, GFD responded to a gas leak report at 415 Anderson St. Units arrived at 4:56 and found that pilot lights on a stove were off, emitting a gas odor. The pilot lights were lit and the odor subsided. GFD went back into service at 5:08 a.m.

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.