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Thursday, August 30, 2012

County Jail

On Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 2 p.m. Jessica Lynn Wood, 27, Greencastle, was booked into the Putnam County Jail for theft and probation violation.

City Police

Five recent accidents were investigated by Greencastle City Police officers.

-- At 3:24 p.m. Monday, a two-car mishap was reported on East Washington Street in the after-school traffic rush.

Harriet Watson, 17, Greencastle, was westbound on Washington, driving a 1995 Toyota Camry, when she stopped to allow a car in front of her to turn onto Hammond Drive.

While stopped, the Watson car was struck from behind by a 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer, driven by Nickolas Nevins, 18, Greencastle, who said he was unable to stop in time to avoid a collision.

Sgt. Terry Eastham estimated damage at $1,000-$2,500.

-- At noon Monday, wet pavement on Indianapolis Road was blamed for a two-vehicle accident in eastbound traffic.

Officer Albert Epple reported an eastbound 2010 Nissan, driven by Nobuhle Thandeka Mamba Harding, 22, Indianapolis, was stopped when it was struck from behind by a 1991 Ford Ranger, driven by Michael Busch, 21, Greencastle.

Busch said he braked but his truck slid on the rain-slickened pavement, resulting in the collision.

Total damage was listed as $5,000-$10,000.

-- At 5:56 p.m. Aug. 22, two driverless vehicles were reportedly involved in an accident at 1250 S. Jackson St.

Officer Matt Huffman reported that a 1995 Jeep Wrangler, parked by Franklin Lenihan, 18, Greencastle, apparently came out of gear and rolled into an unattended, parked 2002 Buick LeSabre, owned by Nicole Daniels, Greencastle.

Total damage was estimated at $1,000-$2,500.

-- At 12:56 p.m. Aug. 20, a two-vehicle mishap occurred on Bloomington Street as Norman Flora, 62, Greencastle, rode a 2011 Yamaha Zuma scooter along the shoulder of the road.

He collided with a 2000 Dodge Durango, driven by Christina Golden, 35, Greencastle, who was pulling out of the driveway at Ottawa Park. She told Officer Darrel Bunten that she thought the scooter was turning into the mobile home park entrance and when she pulled out in her SUV, he continued southbound instead.

Damage was estimated at $1,000-$2,500.

Golden was cited for driving with a suspended license.

-- At 5:20 pm. Aug. 16, heavy rains were a factor in an accident on East Washington Street as Ryan Wilson, 19, Ooltewah, Tenn., was westbound, driving a 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, when he failed to see a parked, unattended 2005 Ford Escape, owned by Steven Ellis, St. Louis, and ran into the rear of the Escape.

Officer Bunten listed total damage at $5,000-$10,000.

A passenger in the Wilson vehicle, Karrah Peterson, 19, Montana, was taken to Putnam County Hospital via Operation Life ambulance, suffering from pain caused by the airbag deployment at impact.

Two additional traffic citations were issued recently by city officers.

-- At 12:57 a.m. Wednesday, Donald L. White, 24, Indianapolis, was ticketed by Officer Nick Eastham for 52 mph in a 30-mph zone on Bloomington Street.

-- At 2:40 a.m. Sunday, Gina Queen, 31, Sweetwater, Tenn., was cited on Bloomington Street by Sgt. Chris Jones for an expired license plate (April 2012).

Sheriff's Department

* On Thursday, Aug. 23 at 3:09 p.m. Alexia L. Garrison, 18, Cloverdale, was backing out of a space at Cloverdale High School in a 2002 Ford F350. She did not realize how close she was to the 1997 Volkswagen GTI parked to her right, striking the left side of the car with the right front of her truck.

Damage was listed at $2,501-$5,000.

* On Monday, Aug. 27 at 1:31 p.m. Ricky L. Ward, 52, Brazil, was westbound in the left lane of U.S. 40 approaching the intersection with County Road 200 South in a 2003 Dodge Dakota. Farooq Ahmed, 53, Fishers, was stopped at the end of County Road 200 South wating to turn east onto U.S. 40 in a 2000 Chrysler Voyager.

Ward said Ahmed pulled out in front of him. He then hit his brakes and turned right to avoid hitting Ahmed's vehicle, but hit the driver's side door.

Ahmed said he did not see Ward approaching.

Ahmed was taken to the hospital for abdominal pain.

Damage was listed at $5,001-$10,000.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department has gone on several runs recently.

* On Sunday, Aug. 26 crews investigated an alarm at 304 S. Indiana St. They were dispatched at 6:08 p.m. and returned at 6:17 p.m.

* On Monday, Aug. 27 at 12:35 a.m. they were dispatched to 330 Greenwood Ave. for an alarm. They were in service at 1:26 a.m.

At 2:15 a.m. an alarm beckoned crews to 414 S. Jackson St. They were back to the station at 2:23 a.m.

At 9:35 a.m. workers were dispatched to 330 Greenwood Ave. for an alarm. They were in service at 10:31 a.m.

At 10:20 a.m. fire crews went to 100 E. Seminary St. for an alarm. They returned at 10:37 a.m.

At 12:09 p.m. crews cleaned up a fluid leak that resulted from an auto accident at Indianapolis Road and Percy Julian Drive. They were back at the station at 12:43 p.m.

Another alarm at 330 Greenwood Ave. brought fire officials at 2:48 p.m. They were in service at 3:14 p.m.

At 4:57 p.m., an alarm at 1109 S. Indiana St. required crews until 5:07 p.m.

* On Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 8:26 a.m. they were dispatched to 805 Crescent Drive for a medical assist. They returned at 8:42 a.m.

At 5:06 p.m. crews responded to an electrical outlet shorting out at 800 N. Madison St. They were in service at 5:30 p.m.

* On Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 11:47 a.m. the department was dispatched to South U.S. 231 near the ResCare facility for a fluid cleanup resulting from an auto accident. They were back to the station at noon.

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.