Scanner for Aug. 15

Thursday, August 15, 2013

County Jail

Several people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently.

* At 10:40 a.m. Tuesday, Bobby Gene Standifer-Forey, 23, Poland, was arrested for violation of home detention.

At 6:17 p.m. Ross Oliver, 22, Roachdale, was charged with operating while intoxicated and probation violation.

At 10:13 p.m. Timothy French, 41, no city listed, was booked in on a burglary warrant.

* At 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, David Duane Ferguson, 35, Indianapolis, was arrested for public intoxication.

Sheriff's Department

* At 10:49 a.m. on Tuesday, Ronald G. Seessengood, 54, Olney, Ill., was southbound on the private drive to POET Biorefining, just south of County Road 800 South, in a 2000 Freightliner tractor-trailer.

Seessengood told Deputy Ronnie Campbell he put the truck in reverse to allow another truck to turn in.

He did not see the 2011 Dodge Ram driven by Lawrence D. Watson Jr., 33, Greencastle, behind him and backed into it.

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

City Police

Two recent property-damage accidents were investigated by Greencastle City Police officers.

-- At 7:46 p.m. Tuesday, a two-vehicle mishap was reported on U.S. 231 South and Broadway.

Colleen Bange, 41, Solon, Ohio, was stopped eastbound on Broadway in a 2013 Toyota Corolla when a would-be good Samaritan waved for her to enter the highway and she pulled into the path of a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am, driven by Missy Cottrill, 32, Greencastle.

Cottrill was southbound on U.S. 231, entering the turn lane to go left onto Veterans Memorial Highway when the collision occurred.

Total damage was estimated by Officer Albert Epple at $2,500-$5,000.

-- At 11:20 p.m. Sunday, Capt. Chris Jones stopped a 2005 International semi, driven by Leonard Trecker, 58, Ackworth, Iowa, after the rig was involved in a series of minor mishaps as the driver wound his way around the heart of the city, trying to navigate the construction zone.

The truck was initially southbound on U.S. 231 when Trecker turned left onto East Franklin Street. As he then turned south onto College Avenue, the rig struck a stopsign and a utility pole, police said. The driver was unaware of the mishap, police said.

At College and Seminary streets, however, the semi struck another city sign and clipped another utility pole while westbound, turning onto South Jackson Street.

Capt. Jones estimated total damage at $1,000-$2,500.

Three recent traffic citations were issued by city officers.

-- At 10:42 p.m. Tuesday, Terri Brown, 43, Gosport, was ticketed by Officer Nick Eastham for 51 mph in a 30-mph zone on Bloomington Street, south of Martinsville Street.

-- At 12:55 a.m. Tuesday, Starla Burgeson, 54, Greencastle, was cited by Officer Eastham for an infraction of driving with a suspended license. She was stopped on Bloomington Street.

-- At 1:24 a.m. Saturday, Andrew Hampton, 18, Cloverdale, was cited by Officer Kyle Lee for an infraction of driving with a suspended license. He was stopped at Bloomington Street and Veterans Highway.

City Fire

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

* At 9:12 p.m. Friday, firefighters were called to an alarm at 330 Greenwood Ave. The problem was due to cooking. They cleared the scene at 9:29 p.m.

* At 8:07 a.m. Sunday, GFD investigated an alarm at Asbury Towers, 102 W. Poplar St. The problem was caused by steam from a dishwasher. Responders returned to station at 8:24 a.m.

At 10:48 p.m. crews responded to a call of lines down at 412 E. Hanna St. They found low-hanging phone lines and called dispatch to notify the phone company, clearing the scene at 11:03 p.m.

* At 3:29 p.m. Monday, firefighters were called to a report of a limb into a power line at Avenue D and Fifth Street, but were disregarded at 3:35 p.m.

At 7:44 p.m. GFD performed a medical assist at 1108 S. Locust St., clearing the scene at 8:10 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.