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Saturday, January 4, 2014

County Jail

One person was booked into the Putnam County Jail on Thursday.

* At 8:45 p.m. Dustin Eugene Henry, 32, Roachdale, was charged with battery with bodily injury, resisting law enforcement and probation violation.

City Police

An 18-year-old Greencastle man is facing theft charges following an incident at Shoe Sensation, 27 Putnam Plaza, City Police report.

Jason Waller was arrested at 4:48 p.m. Thursday and lodged in the Putnam County Jail by Capt. Mike Hanlon.

Hanlon responded to a call concerning a theft occurring at the shoe store. As he headed toward Putnam Plaza, the suspect reportedly left the center in a westbound car that the officer encountered as he passed Taco Bell.

Turning his squad car around, Hanlon stopped the suspect on the Speedway gas station lot.

In Waller's possession were new black DC sneakers that he reportedly told Capt. Hanlon he had forgotten to take off when leaving Shoe Sensation moments earlier. The suspect reportedly left behind a pair of black Nike sneakers he had worn into the store.

The police report contained no dollar value for the DC shoes.

Thursday morning's snow and slick roads produced a pair of accidents in Greencastle, police reported.

-- At 11:08 a.m. a three-vehicle crash resulted in minor injury to one driver at Veterans Memorial Highway and Bloomington Street.

Carlos Shrewsbury, 64, Greencastle, suffered neck pain as a result of the accident and was transported to Putnam County Hospital via Operation Life ambulance.

His southbound 2010 Chevrolet HHR and a 2003 Ford Ranger driven by Russel Stidd, 43, Greencastle, were reportedly struck when a southbound semi slid into their path on the snow-covered roadway.

The unloaded 1991 Kenworth semi, driven by Darrell Roberts, 40, Hutsonville, Ill., struck the vehicles as they were stopped at the stoplight at Bloomington Street and the highway. The semi hit the Stidd pickup truck, which was pushed into the Shrewsbury vehicle.

Capt. Hanlon estimated total damage at $5,000-$10,000.

-- At 9:11 a.m., a two-vehicle mishap occurred at Washington and Bloomington streets.

Officer Ed Wilson reported that Tonya King, 27, Fillmore, was sitting eastbound in the through lane at the stoplight in a 2006 Dodge Durango as John Zimmerman, 61, Greencastle, was turning west off northbound Bloomington Street onto Washington Street in a 2008 Chevrolet Colorado.

Zimmerman's vehicle slid on the snowy roadway, Wilson reported, striking a curb and careening into the driver's side of the King vehicle.

Total damage was listed at $2,500-$5,000.

Sheriff's Department

* At 6 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 28, James Dramann, 42, Plainfield, was westbound on U.S. 36 just west of County Road 600 West in a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado.

He told Lt. Donnie Pettit he lost control due to ice, traveling off the north side of the road and overturning in a field.

The truck came to rest upright facing northeast.

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

* At 9:23 a.m. Ralph Sutton, 67, Centerpoint, was eastbound on U.S. 40 just east of County Road 400 East in a 1999 Ford F150.

Sutton told Lt. Pettit he lost control due to ice, entering the median and overturning.

The truck came to rest upside down and partially in the westbound left lane.

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

* At 10:30 a.m. Adrienne D. Miller, 33, Terre Haute, was eastbound on U.S. 40 just west of County Road 625 West in a 2002 GMC Envoy.

She told Lt. Pettit she lost control of her vehicle due to ice on the road, leaving the road and striking a guardrail.

The SUV rotated off the guardrail clockwise, hitting the guardrail a second time, at which point the vehicle flipped over the guardrail down the embankment.

The vehicle came to rest on the driver's side against a tree, facing west.

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

* At 3:01 a.m. on Wednesday, Greencastle Police Officer Matthew S. Huffman, 38, Greencastle, was attempting to back his 2014 Dodge Charger police car into the parking lot at the police station.

While backing, he struck another police car, a 2006 Ford Crown Victoria.

Deputy Josh Boller estimated damage at $1,001-$2,500.

* At 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, Peter Ekstrom, 77, Terre Haute, was eastbound on U.S. 40 just west of County Road 335 West in a 2002 Dodge Caravan.

Ekstrom told Lt. Pettit he lost control due to snow, leaving the south side of the road and coming to rest in the ditch.

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

* At 1:40 p.m. Victoria E. Gregory, 20, Crawfordsville, was southbound on U.S. 231 just south of County Road 200 North in a Ford ZX2.

She told Lt. Pettit she lost control due to snow, leaving the west side of the road and going down an embankment, where it hit a fence.

Damage was estimated at less than $1,000.

* At 1:43 p.m. Tambra J. Hunter, 56, Greencastle, was eastbound on U.S. 36 just east of U.S. 231 in a 2012 Chevrolet.

She reportedly lost control in the blowing snow, sliding off the south side of the road.

Deputy Matt Biggs found no visible damage, but the side curtain airbags deployed. The vehicle struck an embankment, and heavy snow left Biggs unable to determine extent of undercarriage damage.

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.