Putnam Scanner for Oct. 22, 2007
Putnam County Jail
Eight people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently.
• Jeremiah Laman Reed, 20, Cloverdale, was booked in at 7:04 p.m. Friday on a petition to revoke probation. He was arrested by Cloverdale Officer Tim Walker.
• Todd A. Patton, 42, Greencastle, was booked in at 8:24 p.m. Friday for public intoxication. He was arrested by DePauw Officer Brad Williams. He was released on his own recognizance at 3:24 a.m. Saturday.
• Machela L. Brann, 41, Greencastle, was booked in at 12:04 p.m. Saturday for battery. She was arrested by Greencastle Officer Ed Wilson.
• Joseph Wayne Taylor, 28, Cloverdale, was booked in at 11:13 p.m. Saturday on a petition to revoke probation. He was arrested by Cloverdale Officer Tim Walker.
• Kirsten Lanae Anderson, 21, Indianapolis, was booked in at 3:15 a.m. Sunday for driving while intoxicated. She was arrested by Greencastle Sgt. Charles Inman.
• Kristopher Alan Paetow, 22, Danville, was booked in at 5:23 a.m. Sunday for interfering with reporting a crime and domestic battery. He was arrested by Sgt. Tom Helmer.
• Nathaniel Louis Eakins, 23, Indianapolis, was booked in at 7:14 a.m. Sunday for driving while intoxicated. He was arrested by Reserve Deputy Joe Tesmer. He was released on $800 bond at 11:16 a.m. Sunday.
• Serita Kay Majors, 33, Greencastle, was booked in at 5:49 p.m. Sunday for criminal recklessness with a vehicle, reckless driving and neglect of a dependent. She was arrested by Greencastle Capt. Terry Eastham.
A West Terre Haute woman was airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital after a single-car wreck Sunday evening on U.S. 40 near Appleblossom Estates.
Deputy Gregg Slover reported that Wendy Thompson, 30, was driving west in a 2003 Honda when her car went off the north side of the road for an unknown reason. The car hit two trees.
Thompson sustained head, neck and internal injuries, Slover reported. She was wearing a seatbelt and airbags in the car did deploy. She was transported from the scene by Air Evan medical helicopter.
The highway was closed for about an hour.
Meanwhile, the sheriff’s department investigated other accidents recently.
• One person was injured in an accident at 10:27 p.m. Thursday on Manhattan Road.
Deputy Craig Sibbitt reported that Jason A. Olsen, 23, Brazil, was driving south in a 1995 Chevrolet pickup when he went off the road, and hit a utility pole. The truck continued about 100 feet and hit a tree head-on.
Olsen was taken to Putnam County Hospital for treatment of injuries. He was given a blood test and had a .248 percent blood-alcohol content. In Indiana, .08 percent BAC is considered legally intoxicated.
His passenger, Jonathon Raguse, 20, Brazil, was arrested for being a minor in consumption, public intoxication and possession of marijuana.
Sibbitt reported that Olsen faces charges of possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.
A driver behind the crash, Randy Runnells, told Sibbitt he could not stop in time and ran over the utility pole in his 2003 Jeep.
Sibbitt was assisted at the scene by Greencastle Sgt. Charles Inman and Officer Jeff Modlin.
• At 6:35 a.m. Thursday, a sport-utility vehicle hit a tree on CR 1100 South near CR 125 East.
Sgt. Don Pettit reported that Amanda M. Galloway, 26, Cloverdale, was driving west in a 2000 Dodge Durango when she failed to see a curve in the road due to heavy rain. She braked and the vehicle went off the road into a yard, striking a fence and tree.
Damage was estimated at $750-$1,000.
• At 2:21 p.m. Wednesday, two vehicles collided on Ind. 42 at a driveway.
Campbell reported that Eveleen Fields, 59, Indianapolis, was driving a 1998 Pontiac when she turned into a driveway without signaling. A 2000 Ford Ranger, driven by Angela D. Frank, 34, Poland, was following the car and could not get stopped. She swerved and hit the other vehicle.
Damage was estimated at $1,000-$2,500.
• At 6:55 a.m. Monday, a car hit a deer on CR 25 West just south of U.S. 36.
Sgt. Pettit reported that Michael Hamilton, 56, 6925 N. CR 25 West, Bainbridge, was driving south in a 2000 Jeep Cherokee when a deer ran into the road and was hit.
Damage was estimated at $1,000-$2,500.
Greencastle Fire Dept.
Four runs were handled recently by the Greencastle Fire Dept.
• At 2:06 p.m. Friday, firefighters went to The Waters of Greencastle, 1601 Hospital Drive, after the heating system came on and set off the alarm. GFD cleared the scene at 2:24 p.m.
• At 9:40 p.m. Friday, firefighters went to 2601 E. Ind. 240 after a ductwork alarm was set off by the furnace. GFD cleared the scene at 10:42 p.m.
• At 11:39 a.m. Saturday, firefighters responded to an alarm at 400 S. First St. However, they were radioed to disregard the alarm at 11:44 a.m.
• And at 12:01 p.m. Saturday, firefighters responded to an alarm at Putnam County Hospital. It was a false alarm and they returned to station.