Scanner for Dec. 31

Monday, December 30, 2013

County Jail

Four people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently.

* At 4:15 a.m. on Saturday, Amber Brooke Stwalley, 24, Quincy, was arrested for public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

* At 3:40 a.m. on Sunday, Kenneth DeWayne Utterback, 55, Terre Haute, was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and money laundering.

At 4:15 a.m. William Lee Keyt, 31, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail for operating while intoxicated.

* At 2:30 a.m. on Monday, Erica Deana Paige Looper, 21, Greencastle, was booked in for driving under the influence of alcohol, public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting law enforcement.

City Police

Greencastle City Police are investigating the reported recent passing of a counterfeit bill at the McClure Oil station at Keightly Road and U.S. 231 South.

Officer Darrel Bunten was called to the scene about 4 p.m. Sunday when the McClure's manager discovered what he believed to be a counterfeit $5 bill.

The case has been turned over to GPD detectives.

An incident of criminal mischief was reported Friday evening at the Family Video lot at 820 Indianapolis Rd.

The passenger-side front window of a car owned by Jackie Delaney, 49, Cloverdale, was reported broken out by vandals, resulting in an estimated $150 damage.

Capt. Mike Hanlon reported that video store employees saw a gray two-door Trans-Am pull alongside the Delaney vehicle. The driver reportedly got out of the vehicle -- which was described as "a carload of kids" -- and smashed the car window.

The incident was reported at 5:07 p.m.

In another incident, a case of vandalism was reported at Big Walnut Sport Park on the city's East Side sometime between 10:30 a.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

Capt. Hanlon noted that someone apparently drove a vehicle through the grass and did doughnuts on one of the fields.

Damage was estimated at $300.

Meanwhile, the theft of a silver 1999 Chevrolet Malibu was reported from the driveway of a residence at 1010 Crown St.

Capt. Chris Jones noted that the vehicle theft occurred sometime Christmas Day or the day after.

The owner, Jeremy Wilson, 32, called police at 7:57 p.m. Friday because he initially believed a friend had borrowed the car when he saw it was gone.

The car, which carries Indiana handicapped plate D811PW, was valued at $2,000-$3,000, Capt. Jones noted.

One recent traffic citation was issued by city officers.

-- At 6:25 p.m. Dec. 27, Lisa Nauman, 33, Greencastle, was ticketed by Officer Kyle Lee at Hanna and Illinois streets for having an expired license plate (Aug. 21).

Sheriff's Department

* At 4:15 a.m. on Saturday, Eric W. Zimmerman, 24, Bainbridge, was eastbound on U.S. 36 in a 2000 Ford F350.

He told Sgt. Gregg Slover he was accelerating up a hill and lost control on the icy roadway.

The truck left the road on the north side, hitting a guardrail and rolling onto its top.

No injuries were reported.

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

* At 12:29 a.m. on Monday, Kiley W. Singer, 18, Greencastle, was traveling northwest on County Road 225 North approaching a curve in a 2002 Buick Rendezvous.

Sgt. Slover reported that Singer lost control in the turn, running off the roadway and into a ditch.

She complained of back pain and was transported to Putnam County Hospital.

Damage was estimated at $1,001-$2,500.

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.