Putnam Scanner for March 17, 2020

Monday, March 16, 2020

County Jail

Three people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.


• At 6:48 p.m. Anthony L. Pierce, 54, Greencastle, was booked in on a court order.

• At 4:49 p.m. Isaiah A. Kimes, 19, Fillmore, was lodged at the jail on a Hendricks County warrant.


• At 1:53 p.m. Frank A. Roche, 29, Cloverdale, was taken into custody on a warrant for possession of methamphetamine.

Sheriff’s Department

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

• At 8:21 p.m. on Saturday, Angela M. Norman, 23, Reelsville, was southbound on County Road 375 West in a 2006 Subaru Outback when he hit a deer.

Deputy Jeffery Freeman estimated damage at $2,500-$5,000.

• At 9:32 a.m. on Saturday, Alaina Chew, 15, Coatesville, was asked by her parents to move a 2010 Mazda CX-9 so they could pull their truck and trailer in the driveway.

Chew told Deputy Brian Helmer she put the vehicle in drive but it would not move. She then accelerated too hard and the vehicle went out of control and struck the garage area of the house, with both the vehicle and the residence sustaining heavy damage.

The girl was not injured and did not need medical attention.

Helmer estimated damage at $10,000-$25,000.

• At 6:50 p.m. on Thursday, Berndt J. Freeman, 23, Fillmore, was northbound on County Road 1000 East at the intersection of County Road 400 North in a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze.

Freeman lost traction and slide through the intersection due to wet road conditions. The vehicle made side impact with the guardrail and slid over the top and into the ditch.

Freeman was not injured and the vehicle was driven from the scene after being retrieve.

Sgt. Kyle Gibbons estimated damage at $10,000-$25,000.

• At 3:25 p.m. on Monday, March 9, Dawson J. Cash, 17, Greencastle, was attempting to turns southbound into the South Putnam High School parking lot from westbound U.S. 40 in a 2004 GMC Sierra. Samantha K. Harrison, 18, Greencastle, was eastbound on U.S. 40 approaching the entrance. Allison Wojick, Greencastle, was stopped in the entrance waiting to turn onto 40 in a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado.

Cash told Deputy Scott Ducker he saw Harrison and thought he had time to cross the lanes of traffic. He attempting to turn, pulling into Harrison’s path.

Harrison’s vehicle hit the Cash’s vehicle, which then swung around and hit Wojick’s.

Harrison’s vehicle had to be towed.

Ducker estimated damage at $25,000-$50,000.

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.