Putnam Scanner for April 16, 2019
Five people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.
• 12:58 a.m. Kenneth Paul Harrington, 31, Brazil, was lodged at the jail on a local warrant.
• At 7:59 p.m. Matthew A. Montgomery, 38, Greencastle, was taken into custody for resisting law enforcement, disorderly conduct, battery on law enforcement, battery on a firefighter and battery on ambulance personnel.
• At 11:42 a.m. Lucas Blake Cloe, 28, Greencastle, was housed at the jail for criminal mischief and criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon.
• At 3:56 a.m. Miranda Rae Harmon, 20, Fortville, was booked in for battery and disorderly conduct.
•At 2:18 a.m. Christopher Lee Hopwood, 22, Cloverdale, was lodged at the jail for driving while intoxicated.
Putnam County sheriff’s deputies investigated four recent property-damage crashes, all involving deer in the roadway.
• At 6:07 p.m. on Sunday, James W. Lanphier, 17, Coatesville, was northbound on County Road 325 East near County Road 1200 South in a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado when a deer or some sort of animal entered the road.
Lanphier told Deputy Jeffery Freeman he swerved to miss the animal, causing him to lose control, leave the road and roll at least once.
The driver had no complaints of pain but was evaluated by medical personnel at the scene.
The truck was towed. Freeman estimated damage at $5,000-$10,000.
• At 5:37 a.m. on Saturday, Charles R. Akers, 55, Brownsburg, was westbound on U.S. 36 just east of County Road 490 West in a 2014 Toyota Tacoma when he hit a deer.
Deputy Brian Helmer estimated damage at $5,000-$10,000.
• At 8:45 p.m. on Thursday, Darrick L. Wyatt, 27, Russellville, was westbound on State Road 236 toward Russellville in a 2015 Dodge Ram when he hit a deer.
Reserve Deputy Ken Rozelle estimated damage at $1,000-$2,500.
• At 9:40 a.m. on Thursday, Alyssa E. Burch, 30, Greencastle, was westbound on State Road 240 past County Road 500 East near the Putnam County Humane Shelter in a 2013 Dodge Caravan when a deer entered her path.
Burch swerved right and the right front tire left the road. The turned her wheel left and when the tire regained contact with the road, the van turned hard left, leaving the south side of the road, flipping and coming to rest on its wheels.
Neither Burch nor her passenger reported major injuries.
The Greencastle Fire Department responded to seven recent dispatches:
• At 12:13 a.m. on Saturday, GFD was dispatched to 413 S. Locust St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 12:19 and determined that the alarm was due to smoking. The alarm was then reset. GFD left at 12:23 a.m.
• At 1:39 a.m. on Saturday, GFD was dispatched to 446 Anderson St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 1:45 but could not determine a cause for the alarm. The alarm was then reset. GFD left at 1:58 a.m.
• At 3:58 p.m. on Saturday, GFD was dispatched to 303 S. Locust St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 4:02 p.m. but were unable to locate the detector head for the alarm. The alarm was then reset. GFD left at 4:23 p.m.
• At 6:49 p.m. on Saturday, GFD responded to a call for a building fire at 111245 S. County Rd. 25 W. in Cloverdale. Firefighters arrived on the scene at 7:16 and assisted the Cloverdale Township Fire Department with extinguishing the fire. GFD also assisted with salvage and overhaul. GFD returned to station at 9:40 p.m.
• At 3:11 a.m. on Sunday, GFD was dispatched to 504 E. Seminary St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 3:17 and determined that the alarm was due to smoking. The alarm was then reset. GFD left at 3:25 a.m.
• At 6:27 p.m. on Sunday, GFD was dispatched to 107 S. Spring St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 6:30 and determined that the alarm was due to cooking. The alarm was then reset. GFD left at 6:35 p.m.
• At 10:18 p.m. on Sunday, GFD was dispatched to 712 Castleton Dr. for a carbon monoxide investigation. Units arrived at 10:25 and found that the CO2 detector was outdated. GFD monitored the property but could not find any source for the alarm. GFD went back into service at 10:38 a.m.
Additionally, GFD performed three 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.