Putnam Scanner for July 2, 2019

Monday, July 1, 2019

County Jail

Seven people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.


• At 11 p.m. Neil Warren Masten, 50, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail for driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated endangering a person.

• At 6:58 p.m. Steven Allen Glenn, 63, Indianapolis, was taken into custody for possession of a stolen vehicle/theft and driving without a license.

• At 11:20 a.m. William Len Fleming, 45, Ellisville, was housed at the jail on a Hamilton County warrant.

• At 6:13 a.m. Chelby Chanta Logging, 42, Indianapolis, was booked in for theft.

• At 2:35 a.m. Damon Lee Bryant, 46, Indianapolis, was lodged at the jail for driving while intoxicated.


• At 12:10 p.m. Nicholas Gage Bishop, 22 Coatesville, was taken into custody for driving with a suspended license.

• At 1:04 a.m. Chris Lee Hasselburg, 38, Bainbridge, was booked in for driving while intoxicated.

Indiana State Police

An Indiana State Trooper arrested a Terre Haute man Monday following a traffic stop in Putnam County.

On Monday morning, Trooper Kevin Fowler stopped 32-year-old Tamon Latril Herron at U.S. 40 and County Road 75 West.

Herron was taken into custody for driving a vehicle after being declared a habitual traffic violator.

Fowler transported Herron to the Putnam County Jail, where he was booked in at 6:58 a.m.

Sheriff’s Department

Putnam County sheriff’s deputies investigated four recent property-damage crashes.

• At 8:05 p.m. on Sunday, Richard Branam, 38, Cloverdale, was eastbound on County Road 800 South in a 2011 Honda Odyssey.

Branam told Deputy Robert Soilleux he looked down for a second and did not see a downed tree in the road. He ran into the tree and downed power lines.

The vehicle was towed. Soilleux estimated damage at $10,000-$25,000.

• At 6:06 a.m. on Sunday, Joshua Hoagland, 40, Bainbridge, was westbound on U.S. 36 in a 2008 Subaru Tribeca. Hoagland told Deputy Tanner Brown he looked down at the radio and went off into the ditch.

The car ended up overturned on the driver’s side.

Hoagland was transported to Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis for further examination.

The vehicle was towed. Brown estimated damage at $10,000-$25,000.

• At 11:16 a.m. on Saturday, Lisa A. Hall, 49, Fillmore, was in a 2013 Ford F-150 pulling a boat trailer out of the ramp to Heritage Lake.

As Hall turned east, she passed a 2016 Lexus GX 470 registered to Niki L. Glen, Plainfield. As she passed, the trailer hit the right rear of the Lexus.

Hall told Deputy Brian Helmer she did not hear or feel anything and did not know she hit the other vehicle until her children advised her.

Helmer estimated damage at $5,000-$10,000.

• At 2:49 p.m. on Friday, Dylan M. Smith, 27, Terre Haute, was traveling southwest on County Road 400 South in a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Smith told Deputy Tanner Brown as he turned left, he drove slightly off the road. He then overcorrected, crossed the other lane and entered the ditch.

The vehicle rolled once, landing on the passenger side.

Neither Smith nor his four-year-old son were injured in the accident.

The vehicle was towed. Brown estimated damage at $2,500-$5,000.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department responded to four recent dispatches:

• At 9:33 p.m. on Friday, GFD responded to a pedestrian hit by a car on North Arlington Street. Units arrived on the scene at 9:37 but found that the individual had minor injuries. GFD checked out the patient, and returned to station at 9:53 p.m.

• At 5:28 p.m. on Sunday, GFD responded to a tree down at 3678 S. CR 200 West. Units found the tree at 5:38, cut up its branches and removed them from the roadway. GFD returned to station at 5:42 p.m.

• At 5:41 p.m. on Sunday, GFD received another call for a tree down at 810 Stadium Dr. Units found the tree at 5:48 and saw that it had fallen onto a power line, and had then caused a breaker to pop. Vectren was contacted about the tree, and GFD returned to station at 6:05 p.m.

• At 8:54 p.m. on Sunday, GFD responded to a structure fire at 2713 W. CR 300 South. Firefighters arrived at the scene at 9:02 p.m. to find that a barn was fully involved. GFD responded with mutual assistance from the Fillmore, Reelsville, Cloverdale, Bainbridge and Madison Township fire departments. The fire was considered under control at 10:06 p.m. GFD cleared the scene at 11:53 p.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.