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Thursday, June 20, 2013

City police

The Greencastle Police Department made a pair of recent arrests.

* At 10:16 p.m. Tuesday, Officer Nick Eastham arrested William Mundy, 82, Greencastle on East Walnut Street for operating while intoxicated.

Mundy tested at .13 percent blood alcohol content on the portable breath test.

He was booked into the Putnam County Jail at 10:30 p.m.

* At 1:28 a.m. Wednesday, Eastham arrested Gurmukh Singh, 22, Greencastle, at the Marathon station on Indianapolis Road.

Singh was charged with sexual battery, battery and public intoxication. He tested at .185 percent blood alcohol content on the portable breath test.

He was booked into the Putnam County Jail at 2:52 a.m.

GPD also responded to four recent auto accidents.

* At 4:23 p.m. on Sunday, Capt. Mike Hanlon responded to a report of a hit and run in the Walmart parking lot.

A witness told Hanlon a 1970 Ford E250 was driving across the lanes of the parking lot when it struck the rear bumper of a parked 2008 Chevrolet Malibu owned by Jennifer Horton. The van then left the scene.

Hanlon later tracked down the owner of the van, 76-year-old Roland Tincher of Greencastle, who told Hanlon he may have blacked out.

Tincher was cited for driving with a suspended license.

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

* At 12:33 p.m. Monday, Officer Albert Epple was also called to the Walmart parking lot.

Christine Stonebraker, 25, Greencastle, told Epple she had been eastbound in the parking lot in a 2002 Cadillac Escalade and attempted to turn left, striking a yellow pole that protects a fire hydrant.

She advised that the height of the pole coupled with the height of the SUV left her unable to see the pole.

Damage was estimated at $5,000-$10,000.

* At 1:25 p.m. Monday, Officer Jeff Modlin responded to a one-vehicle accident at Jacob Street and College Avenue.

Mickle Snyder, 50, Rockville, told Modlin he was turning onto Jacob from College in a 2001 Freightliner. In attempting to miss overhanging trees, he did not notice a low-hanging cable line, which his vehicle then pulled out of its pole.

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

* At 3:32 p.m. Tuesday, Modlin responded to a hit and run in the Taco Bell parking lot.

Jamie Patterson, 33, Council Bluffs, Iowa, reported that she was sitting in the parking lot in a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am when her vehicle was hit in the side by a 2007 Dodge Charger.

After impact, the Charger immediately sped away, but Patterson pursued the driver to her residence and then alerted police.

The driver of the Charger, Angela Ruhlig, 31, Greencastle, was cited for expired plates.

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

County Jail

Two people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently.

* At 11:55 a.m. on Tuesday, Jean Nicole Albright, 36, Terre Haute, was charged with driving on a suspended license.

* At 7:06 p.m. on Tuesday, Anjali Makayla Cohen, 23, Greencastle, was charged with violation of home detention.

Sheriff's Department

* At 3:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Christopher S. Vornholt, 21, Danville, was driving eastbound on U.S. 40 near County Road 475 East in a 2001 Hyundai Tiburon when he fell asleep at the wheel.

Vornholt proceeded to drive his vehicle into the face of a guardrail on the south side of the roadway.

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

* At 11:21 a.m. on Tuesday, Robert E. Stinson, 19, Greencastle was southbound on U.S. 231 in a 1998 Dodge Ram pickup when Dunita A. Lutz, 39, Cloverdale, was attempting to turn north (let) onto U.S. 231 from the Kwick Mart store located at the northwest corner of U.S. 231 and U.S. 40.

Lutz, in a 1995 Chevrolet Conventional Cab, advised Chief Deputy Tom Helmer that vehicles were stopped in the southbound lane of U.S. 231 for the traffic signal at the intersection. She said a driver of a vehicle behind a stopped semi truck motioned for her to enter the roadway from the ingress of the Kwick Mart.

Lutz went on to say when she entered the roadway her vehicle was struck by Stinson, who was in the turn lane for U.S. 231.

Stinson advised he had no chance to avoid the collision as Lutz drove into his lane.

Both Lutz and her passenger, Jarred S. Lutz, 13, Cloverdale, were transported via Operation Life to Putnam County Hospital after complaining of neck pain.

Cloverdale Fire Department personnel assisted at the scene.

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

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.

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