Putnam Scanner for June 12, 2008

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Putnam County Jail

Two people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently.

* Paul McCarthy, 35, Indianapolis, was booked at 2:06 p.m. Tuesday for failure to appear.

* Terrell Britton, 42, Greencastle, was booked at 3:05 p.m. for child molestation.


City police

Just after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, sirens tore through the Parkfest set of "Saturday Shoes" as police and Operation Life descended on Robe-Ann Park north of the softball diamond.

The call went out to police that a fight was in progress on the basketball courts in the park.

Greencastle Police Chief Tom Sutherlin said, "It started out as a verbal problem over in the skate park and escalated into a fight."

All involved were juveniles. When police took statements, none of the kids would point the finger as to who was at fault. Thus, the parents of the kids were contacted and also wished to pursue no charges.

"They said it was just a matter of kids being kids," Sutherlin said.

Operation Life was also on scene but transported no one to the hospital. Two of the victims signed release waivers and all the kids were let go into the custody of their parents.


Sheriff's Department

A Fillmore man was airlifted to Wishard Memorial Hospital Tuesday night for treatment of second and third degree burns on his legs, according to Fillmore Fire Chief Mike Davies.

Kevin Carmichael was using gasoline to burn items that were destroyed by flooding in his basement when he inadvertently burned his legs, Deputy Gregg Slover of the Greencastle Sheriff's Department said.

According to Davies, Carmichael suffered burns covering both of his legs. Davies also said Carmichael is expected to make a full recovery after a long rehabilitation.

Davies stressed the importance of being cautious when using accelerants with fire.

"Everybody has brush in their yards from all these storms, so we all need to be careful when using gasoline or chainsaws," Davies said.