Putnam Scanner for Nov. 26, 2019
Eleven booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.
• At 3:54 p.m. Amber Nicole Dreiman, 36, Cloverdale, was lodged at the jail for driving as a habitual traffic violator.
• At 2:28 p.m. Peter Jess Inman, 32, Cloverdale, was taken into custody for nonsupport of a dependent.
• At 11:50 a.m. Joesiya Edward Gillmore Cooksey, 24, Brazil, was housed at the jail for failure to appear.
• At 6:30 a.m. Ronnie Ray Bowling, 29, Crawfordsville, was booked in on an out-of-county warrant.
• At 2:40 p.m. Edward Ray Reeves, 23, Terre Haute, was housed at the jail for theft.
• At 11:48 a.m. Keith Allen Dunagan, 39, Benton, Ill., was lodged at the jail for driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and driving with a suspended license.
• At 4:52 a.m. Alisha Kaye Northrup, 36, Greencastle, was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated endangering a person.
• At 3:33 a.m. Jacob Elijah Williams, 24, Greencastle, was housed at the jail for battery and domestic battery.
• At 11:13 p.m. Patricia Ann Osborne, 67, Greencastle, was booked in for driving while intoxicated.
• At 10:43 p.m. James E. Kirby, 38, Cloverdale, was lodged at the jail on a writ.
• At 3:35 p.m. Joseph Wayne Taylor, 40, Cloverdale, was taken into custody for theft and possession of paraphernalia with a prior conviction.
• At 9:09 a.m. Jeremy Mark Pruett, 37, Waynetown, was booked in for nonsupport of a dependent child.
Putnam County sheriff’s deputies investigated two recent property-damage crashes.
• At 8:53 p.m. on Sunday, Edythe Massey, 67, Quincy, was westbound on State Road 42 in a 2003 Chrysler Town and Country when she hit a deer.
Deputy Anthony Brown estimated damage at $1,000-$2,500.
• At 1:58 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, Robert E. Jones Jr., 24, Indianapolis, was westbound on County Road 150 West going downhill into a 90-degree turn in a 2012 Chevrolet Impala. Jones told Deputy Daniel Birt he was unfamiliar with the area and needed to be at work at 2 a.m.
The vehicle slid off the road at the 90-degree turn, entering the ditch. Jones tried to maneuver the vehicle out of the ditch but further damaged the vehicle when it rammed the front of the car into the embankment.
Jones was operating on a learner’s permit with a suspended-infraction status.
Birt was not aware at the time that the vehicle had a paper plate that did not belong to the Chevrolet Impala. He later discovered that the plate belonged to a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze registered to Willie Horton of Indianapolis.
A VIN check showed that the vehicle was registered to Catheryn Scott of Indianapolis and should have had an “In God We Trust” plate.
Neither the car nor the paper plate had been reported stolen.
Jones was cited for driving with a suspended learner’s permit. It was unclear from the police report if any criminal charges were pending in the case.
The car was towed. Birt estimated damage at $1,000-$2,500.
The Greencastle Fire Department responded to seven recent dispatches:
• At 10:25 p.m. on Friday, GFD was dispatched to Greencastle High School for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 10:29 to find that a pull station had been activated, but that no fire was present. Maintenance reset the alarm. GFD left at 10:40 p.m.
• At 12:53 p.m. on Saturday, GFD was dispatched to 412 S. Jackson St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 12:55 and determined the alarm was due to cooking. The alarm was then reset. GFD left at 12:57 p.m.
• At 2:04 p.m. on Saturday, GFD was dispatched to 420 Anderson St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 2:06 and determined the alarm was due to cooking. The alarm was then reset. GFD left at 2:15 p.m.
• At 5:05 p.m. on Saturday, GFD was dispatched to Mill Pond Health Campus for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 5:09 to find that a hot water line had broken, and that steam had set off the alarm. Maintenance repaired the line, and the alarm was reset. GFD went back into service at 5:28 p.m.
• At 12:39 a.m. on Sunday, GFD was dispatched to Anderson Street Hall for a smoke scare. Firefighters arrived at approximately 12:40 to find that an individual had tried to microwave pizza in cardboard. The building was ventilated, and the alarm was reset. GFD left at 1:07 a.m.
• At 1:07 a.m. on Sunday, GFD was dispatched to 302 S. Locust St. for a possible gas leak. Firefighters arrived at 1:10 and monitored the building, but no leak was found. GFD left at 1:15 a.m.
• At 7:23 p.m. on Sunday, GFD was dispatched to 613 E. Washington St. for a hot odor smell. Firefighters arrived at 7:34 and monitored the property, but no cause for the odor was found. GFD left at 8:14 p.m.
Additionally, GFD performed four 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.