Putnam Scanner for Oct. 17, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008

Sheriff's Department

There have been two accidents involving deer reported to the Putnam County Sheriff's office recently.

Jacqueline R. O'Brien Gray, 35, Cloverdale, was traveling south at 3:42 p.m. Sunday when a deer ran in front of her vehicle and she was unable to avoid a collision. She struck the deer with the front of her vehicle. No injuries were reported.

Gregory L. Arnold, 55, Fillmore, was eastbound on S.R. 240 at 7:10 a.m. Wednesday when a deer ran into the roadway. There was heavy fog in the area and Arnold did not see the deer until it was directly in front of his vehicle. The collision caused damage to the front of Arnold's vehicle.

A hit-and-run occurred at 12:30 p.m. Monday at Putnam County Hospital, Medic Way Lane. A 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer was parked in the south lot of the hospital when an unknown type of vehicle struck the left front bumper causing damage. It appeared the unknown vehicle was backing out at the time of the collision and left the scene.

Barry J. Styles, 46, Terre Haute, was eastbound on U.S. 40 when he observed a female, Jenny L. Engelbrecht, walking with her arms outstretched along the yellow line south of the grass median. Styles hit Engelbrecht's right arm with the side mirror of his pick-up truck.

Styles stopped and transported Engelbrecht, 23, of Fishers, to a service station in Stilesville, where he called 911. Engelbrecht was taken by ambulance to Hendricks Regional Hospital complaining of upper arm and shoulder pain. Engelbrecht appeared under the influence of medication.

Prior to the crash, the sheriff's department was dispatched to the Mount Meridian area on a report of a woman dancing in the middle of the street.

A search of the area was conducted, but the woman was not located. This incident occurred approximately one-and-a-half-miles east of Mount Meridian.