Putnam Scanner for July 30, 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010

Putnam County Sheriff's Department

Nicholas Starkey of Greencastle was traveling north on Manhattan Road at 8:10 p.m. Sunday, when his vehicle traveled off the roadway and into a ditch after he took his eyes off the road "for a second," the accident report stated. Starkey's vehicle struck a culvert and mailbox before coming to a stop.

Charles Noland of Lebanon was traveling on US 40W near Reelsville at 9:26 p.m. Thursday, when his vehicle struck a deer.

There was an estimated $1,001 to $2,500 in damages.

Thomas Ball of Greencastle was attempting to pull out onto US 231 from Windy Hill Drive Sunday, when his vehicle collided with a northbound vehicle driven by Jerald Gregory of Greencastle.

There was an estimated $750 to $1,001 in damages.

Barrett S. Wright of Crawfordsville was traveling on SR 42 near Cloverdale at 12:26 p.m. Saturday, when his vehicle drifted left of center and sideswiped a vehicle driven by Cynthia Smith of Poland, which slid into a vehicle driven by Jason D. Wogoman of Indianapolis.

Smith's vehicle left the roadway and overturned in a ditch. Minor injuries were reported at the scene. Curtis Wrecker Service towed Smith's vehicle. There was an estimated $2,501 to $5,000 in damages.

Gary Marker of Gosport was traveling north on US 231 near US 40 at 3:03 p.m. Friday, when he fell asleep while driving. His vehicle left the road and traveled into a ditch.

Jerry's Wrecker Service towed his vehicle. There was an estimated $5,001 to $10,000 in damages.

Debra Leroy of Reelsville was traveling south on CR 400W near Reelsville, when she lost control of her vehicle while rounding a curve and sideswiped an oncoming vehicle driven by Jane Hopwood of Reelsville.

There was an estimated $5,001 to $10,000 in damages.

Information included in the Putnam Scanner is taken from reports provided to the Banner Graphic by the Putnam County Sheriff's Department, Greencastle Police Department and Greencastle Fire Department.

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.