Putnam Scanner for April 30, 2024

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

County Jail

Ten people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.

Monday

• At 1:52 a.m. Thomas C. Caldwell, 32, Danville, was lodged at the jail on a local warrant.

• At 1:51 a.m. Anthony R. Tiller, 33, Terre Haute, was taken into custody on a local warrant.

Sunday

• At 9:04 p.m. Christopher A. Fields, 46, Bloomington, was housed at the jail for driving while intoxicated.

• At 5:21 p.m. Carmen V. Kemp, 31, Greencastle, was booked in on a local warrant.

• At 12:44 a.m. Joshua A. Vanover, 36, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail for possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.

• At 12:24 a.m. Telisha J. Vanatta, 40, Greencastle, was taken into custody for domestic battery.

Friday

• At 9:44 p.m. Frank A. Roche, 34, Brazil, was housed at the jail on a local warrant.

Thursday

• At 11:06 p.m. Jarred T. Gibson, 20, Coatesville, was lodged at the jail on a local warrant.

• At 8:28 p.m. Joshua M. Moreland, 31, Greencastle, was taken into custody on a local warrant.

• At 10:14 a.m. Dustin A. Lamar, 32, Indianapolis, was housed at the jail on a local warrant.

City Police

One recent arrest was reported by Greencastle city police.

• At 1:47 p.m. Friday, Paul McCleary, 34, Terre Haute, was arrested by Officer Luke Brown.

Stopped on Bloomington Street, McCleary was taken into custody on a pair of Putnam County warrants for driving with a suspended license with a prior offense and possession of paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Putnam County Jail.

One recent citation was issued by city officers.

• At 9:30 p.m. Friday, James Sims, 35, Greencastle, was ticketed by Officer Damon Ludwig.

Stopped in front of Kroger on Indianapolis Road, Sims was cited for having an expired license plate.

Sheriff’s Office

Putnam County sheriff’s deputies investigated a pair of recent crashes.

• At 12:40 a.m. on Monday, Jeremiah Park, 36, Camby, was eastbound on U.S. 36 in a 2018 Subaru Outback when he hit a deer.

Deputy Derek Tomaw estimated damage at $10,000-$25,000. The car had to be towed.

• At 12:20 p.m. on Saturday, James A. Brown, 28, Indianapolis, westbound on U.S. 36, stopped and waiting to turn left onto County Road 600 East in a 2016 Nissan Altima.

Brown told Maj. Dwight Simmons that as she waited, she was struck in the rear-end by another car.

Angelica Lopez, 44, Rockville, was also westbound in a 2013 Cadillac SRX. She told Simmons she sneezed, momentarily ducking her head, and when she looked back up, she did not have time to avoid the collision.

Lopez was traveling at a high rate of speed, pushing Brown’s car into the oncoming lane, where it came to rest facing west with heavy rear-end damage.

The rear seat passenger, Zachary D. Eising, 27, Plainfield, suffered serious injuries and was flown to a hospital by air ambulance. The front passenger, Cameron M. Hinton, 27, Indianapolis, sustained head injuries and was transported by ambulance for medical evaluation. Brown refused treatment.

Lopez complained of difficulty breathing and was also transported for evaluation.

Both vehicles were towed. Simmons estimated damage at $10,000-$25,000.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department responded to 11 incidents between Wednesday evening and Sunday evening:

• At 10:31 a.m. on Thursday, GFD was dispatched to Sigma Alpha Epsilon at DePauw University for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 10:34 and determined the alarm was due to steam from a shower. The alarm system was reset. GFD went back into service at 10:37 a.m.

• At 7:32 p.m. on Thursday, GFD was dispatched to Oliver House at DePauw for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 7:34 and determined the alarm was due to cooking. The alarm system was reset. GFD went back into service at 7:39 p.m.

• At 1:06 a.m. on Friday, GFD was dispatched to Phi Delta Theta at DePauw for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 1:11 and did not determine a cause for the alarm. The alarm system was reset. GFD went back into service at 1:22 a.m.

• At 1:39 a.m. on Friday, GFD was dispatched to Bishop Roberts Hall at DePauw for a trash fire. Firefighters arrived at 1:43 and extinguished a metal trash can on the sidewalk that was ablaze. GFD went back into service at 1:51 a.m.

• At 6:19 p.m. on Friday, GFD was dispatched to Humbert Hall at DePauw for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 6:23 and did not determine a cause for the alarm. The alarm system was reset. GFD went back into service at 6:30 p.m.

GFD was dispatched to the Putnam County Highway Department, 1624 W. CR 225 South, on two consecutive incidents Friday evening:

-- At 7:30 p.m., GFD was dispatched for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 7:34 and did not determine a cause for the alarm. A county employee advised that the alarm system was having issues. The alarm system was reset. GFD went back into service at 8:06 p.m.

-- At 8:47 p.m., GFD was dispatched again for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 8:55 and did not determine a cause for the alarm. The alarm system was reset, and a county employee advised that it would be repaired. GFD went back into service at 9:04 p.m.

• At 10:49 a.m. on Sunday, GFD was dispatched to the DePauw-owned duplex at 304 S. Indiana St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 10:49 and determined the alarm was due to cooking. The alarm system was reset. GFD went back into service at 10:52 a.m.

• At 11:56 a.m. on Sunday, GFD was dispatched to Humbert Hall for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 12 p.m. and did not determine a cause for the alarm. The alarm system was reset. GFD went back into service at 12:03 p.m.

• At 12:01 p.m. on Sunday, GFD was dispatched to Druley House at DePauw for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 12:04 and determined the alarm was due to cooking. The alarm system was reset. GFD went back into service at 12:07 p.m.

• At 10:59 p.m. on Sunday, GFD was dispatched to Bishop Roberts Hall for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 11:01 p.m. and determined the alarm was due to cooking. The alarm system was reset. GFD went back into service at 11:05 p.m.

Additionally, GFD responded for nine medical assists and had one disregard during this timeframe.

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.