March 13 scanner

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

County Jail

Several people have been booked into the Putnam County Jail recently.

* At 12:12 a.m. on Saturday, Tara Jean Campbell, 26, Greencastle, was charged with operating while intoxicated.

At 3:11 a.m. Collin Brent Branscum, 23, Clayton, was held at the jail for operating while intoxicated, resisting law enforcement, reckless driving and leaving the scene of a property-damage accident.

At 10 p.m. DeWayne Parrish, 48, Greencastle, was charged with disorderly conduct disturbing the peace, resisting law enforcement, obstruction of justice and possession of stolen property.

* At 4:51 a.m. on Friday, William Patrick Fowler, 28, Bainbridge, was housed at the jail for operating while intoxicated with a prior conviction.

* At 1:45 a.m. on Monday, James Eric Souders, 40, Cloverdale, was booked in for operating while intoxicated, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

At 5:45 a.m. Jenny Carol Gibson, 41, Greencastle, was arrested for operating while intoxicated, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of a syringe and possession of paraphernalia.

At 3:45 p.m. Melissa Sue Hayes-Gorham was charged with probation violation.

City Police

A 26-year-old Greencastle woman was arrested on four drug-related charges Monday night, Greencastle City Police report.

Amber Thompson was lodged in the Putnam County Jail following her arrest by Sgt. Charles Inman on Frazier Street at 8:28 p.m. Monday.

Thompson is facing charges of possession of a syringe, reckless possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

Two recent traffic citations were issued by city officers.

-- At 9:14 p.m. Sunday, Anthony Langley, 18, Coatesville, was ticketed by Officer Eric Vaughan for 50 mph in a 30-mph zone on Filllmore Road.

-- At 11:55 p.m. Saturday, Joseph Leppek, 19, Novi, Mich., was cited by Officer Ed Wilson for 45 mph in a 30-mph zone on Bloomington Street.

Sheriff's Department

* At 5:08 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, Elizabeth A. Scobee, 31, Greencastle, was eastbound on U.S. 40 nearing County Road 500 East in a 1998 Pontiac Sunfire when she lost control on snow and slush.

The car left the road, hitting an embankment and a phone box.

Sgt. Jon Chadd estimated damages at $5,001-$10,000.

* At 7:41 p.m. Thursday, Mikala R. Jacobson, 18, Cloverdale, was westbound on County Road 27 South in a 1998 Chevrolet pickup. She told Lt. Dwight Simmons she was on an unfamiliar stretch of road when a deer crossed from the south.

Jacobson swerved to the right to miss the animal, leaving the roadway. The vehicle then hit a utility pole, causing extensive front-end damage and deploying the airbags.

Upon the arrival of emergency personnel, all vehicle occupants had left the scene. Officers learned a passerby had given all three occupants a ride to Cloverdale, were they later located Jacobson.

She complained of arm pain, but refused medical attention. The extent of injuries to her passengers was undetermined, but Jacobson said they were not seriously injured.

Sgt. Charles Inman of the Greencastle Police Department also investigated a property-damage accident involving the same driver and vehicle earlier in the evening.

Damage was estimated at $2,501-$5,000. Sgt. Craig Sibbitt and Inman assisted Simmons with the investigation.

* At 10:47 p.m. Friday, Craig B. Edwards, 50, Greencastle, was westbound on West Walnut Street in a 2002 Ford F250 when he ran off the road, going through a yard and hitting two mailboxes and a power pole.

A witness said he was passed by Edwards and was nearly run off the road before the accident occurred.

Edwards tested at .16 blood alcohol content on the portable breath test administered by Deputy Philip Troyer.

He was then taken to the Putnam County Hospital for complaints of back pain. While at the hospital, he tested at .19 BAC on the certified test.

Edwards was taken to the Putnam County Jail early Saturday morning and booked in for driving while intoxicated.

Damage was estimated at $10,001-$25,000.

* At 6:08 p.m. Sunday, Christopher R. Pruden, 60, Fillmore, was eastbound on County Road 150 North in a 2006 Jeep Wrangler when he slowed down and stopped due to a stopped vehicle in front of him.

Pruden told Deputy Troyer he did not know why the other vehicle was stopped, but that the driver was probably looking at railroad construction workers.

Shane C. Minnick, 29, Fillmore, was also eastbound in a 1995 Chevrolet Camaro and did not notice the stopped vehicles, rear-ending Pruden's truck.

The original vehicle was already gone on Troyer's arrival.

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

* At 6:04 p.m. Monday, Diana L. June, 48, Poland, was southbound on State Road 42, approaching a curve in the road in a 1990 Chevrolet Silverado. The vehicle left the road on the west side, crossing the ditch and hitting a power pole.

The truck broke the pole and continued west, coming to rest in a beanfield.

June told deputies Sibbitt and Simmons she thought her brakes had failed.

She was taken to the Putnam County Hospital with a possible broken lower left leg.

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

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department has responded to a number of recent dispatches.

* At 12:57 p.m. on Friday, GFD was called to 1134 Castlebury Dr. to assist the police. They returned to station at 1:50 p.m.

* At 1:43 a.m. on Saturday, crews investigated a malfunctioning alarm at 509 S. Locust St. They reset the alarm and cleared the scene at 1:57 a.m.

At 12:04 p.m. firefighters investigated an alarm at 109 W. Hanna St. The problem was caused by cooking. They returned to station at 12:15 p.m.

At 3:06 p.m. personnel investigated a malfunctioning furnace at 111 S. Spring St. They disabled the furnace and left the scene at 3:48 p.m.

* At 1:14 a.m. on Monday, GFD responded to a call of arcing power lines at Vine and Seminary streets. They waited for Duke Energy to respond and returned to station at 1:27 a.m.

At 2:15 a.m. firefighters investigated an alarm at 405 S. Jackson St. Finding the problem was due to burnt food, they ventilated the building and reset the alarm. They cleared the scene at 2:34 a.m.

At 11:39 a.m. crews investigated an alarm due to cooking at 106 S. Spring St. They returned to station at 11:50 a.m.

At 7:48 p.m. personnel investigated an alarm due to cooking at 109 W. Hanna St., clearing the scene at 7:58 p.m.

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.