Putnam Scanner for November 23, 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019

County Jail

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

• At 2:14 a.m. Amie Dawn Davies-Slevin, 36, Indianapolis, was housed at the jail for driving with a suspended license.

Sheriff’s Department

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

• At 7:25 p.m. on Thursday, Anthony L. Pierce, 53, Bainbridge, was westbound on County Road 450 North just past the entry gate to the Van Bibber Lake boat ramp in a 2003 Ford F-150.

A witness told Deputy Robert Soilleux the truck came to a complete stop in the roadway for no reason and then drove off the south side of the road, into the ditch. It then drove over the topo of a cement barricade, striking protective posts around the automatic gate to the ramp.

Pierce told Soilleux he had a coughing fit that made him drive off the road and did not remember the crash, as it all happened while he was coughing.

Witnesses told Soilleux that Pierce then exited the vehicle and urinated, despite being within steps of a public restroom that is open 24 hours. He then gathered some belongings and fled the area.

The crash resulted in heavy damage to the post around the gate, damage to the gate arms and unknown damage to the operation of the gate, which belongs to Walnut Creek Conservancy District.

Pierce refused to submit to a chemical test.

At 10:57 p.m., he was booked in the Putnam County Jail for driving with a suspended license, leaving the scene of a crash, driving while intoxicated and public nudity.

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

• At 7:30 a.m. on Monday, Brittany N. Kammerer, 30, Quincy, was northbound on U.S. 231 in a 2019 Ford Escape when she hit a deer.

Deputy Kyle Lee estimated damage at $2,500-$5,000. The vehicle was towed.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department responded to three recent dispatches:

• At 7:31 p.m. on Tuesday, GFD was dispatched to 405 S. Jackson St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 7:34 and determined the alarm was due to burning candles. The alarm was then reset. GFD left at 7:46 p.m.

• At 10:11 a.m. on Wednesday, GFD was dispatched to TapHouse Burgers for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 10:15 and found that the alarm was already reset. GFD were advised that the alarm was due to a Crock-Pot which was plugged in. GFD left at 10:17 a.m.

• At 4:07 p.m. on Wednesday, GFD was dispatched to Humbert Hall for a fire. Firefighters arrived at 4:09 and were advised that a burning candle had caught curtains and blinds on fire. A rug and mattress were found smoldering and were extinguished further. A student had tried to extinguish them before GFD arrived. GFD went back into service at 4:42 p.m.

Additionally, GFD performed two medical assists between these dispatches, and had two disregards following them.

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.