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Friday, January 10, 2014

County Jail

Two people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently.

* At 2:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Kevin McNichols Keene, 19, Wilmette, Ill., was booked in for public intoxication, possession of false identification and being a minor in consumption of alcohol.

At 8:30 a.m. John Wayne Hillenburg, 34, Greencastle, was arrested for possession of paraphernalia, failure to appear and driving with a suspended license.

City Police

Three Putnam County teenagers were arrested early Sunday after a reported scuffle broke out over an alleged theft in the 200 block of West Walnut Street, Greencastle City Police report.

The incident occurred about 5:45 a.m. as City Officer Matt Huffman was dispatched to the scene of a reported scuffle that had escalated into a fight in the street.

Taylor Jeanne Burk, 18, Reelsville, reportedly scuffled with another female from whom she had allegedly taken some property without permission. The second female, 21, was not arrested.

Burke, who was lodged in the Putnam County Jail, was charged with battery on law enforcement, disorderly conduct, possession of paraphernalia, resisting law enforcement, battery with bodily injury and theft.

As part of the investigation, Daymian Thomas Franklin Weist, 18, Bainbridge, and Timothy Lee Cheatham, 18, Greencastle, were both arrested and lodged in the jail for resisting law enforcement and being minors in consumption of alcohol.

Under blood-alcohol testing, Weist registered .06 percent BAC, while Cheatham recorded a .055 percent BAC, police said.

Officer Huffman was assisted at the scene by Sgt. Charles Inman and Officer Nick Eastham.

Sheriff's Department

* At 8:10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, Bruce A. Summerlot, 51, Greencastle, was traveling on Manhattan Road in a 2008 Ford F150 when he lost control on a curve, causing him to leave the road an hit a power pole and mailbox.

Summerlot complained of pain in his chest. His passenger, 64-year-old Joseph Fish, had several cuts on his face and neck pain. Operation Life transported both men to Clay County Hospital.

Deputy Adam Hull estimated damage at $5,001-$10,000.

* At 6:46 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 3, Lorraine K. Beggs, 40, Greencastle, was crossing the median on U.S. 40 at County Road 200 South in a 2007 Nissan Murano.

As Beggs waited for traffic to clear, Michael T. Glaze, 40, Fillmore, began to enter the median in a 1998 Chevrolet pickup, believing Beggs was proceeding.

Glaze told Deputy Matt Biggs he was unable to stop, hitting Beggs' bumper.

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

* At 9:39 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 3, Cody P. Hilterbrand, 20, Greencastle, was eastbound on County Road 50 North in a 2002 Dodge Ram.

He told Deputy Josh Boller he wanted to know how slick the road was, so he hit his brakes. The vehicle then left the road and hit a utility pole head on.

Hilterbrand and his passenger, 18-year-old Brylie McAllen, were treated for minor bleeding.

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

* At 12:54 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 3, Donald A. Thomas, 63, Reelsville, was southbound on County Road 625 West in a 2005 Dodge Caravan when a red SUV approached from the south.

Thomas told Deputy Biggs the SUV was in his lane of travel, which caused Thomas to serve to avoid the collision. His van then began to slide.

The vehicle appeared to have left the west side of the road, where the driver's side front hit a culvert. The van continued, rotating and landing on its passenger side.

The vehicle then slid backward into a ditch and back onto its tires.

Thomas said his wife was entrapped temporarily, but he freed her. He called 911 and then left to take his wife to Clay County Hospital for a four-inch cut on her head.

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

* At 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Latoshia M. Everson, 31, Greencastle, was northbound on U.S. 231 just south of County Road 350 North in a 2004 Honda Accord when her passenger side front tie rod broke, causing fender damage.

Lt. Donnie Pettit estimated damage at less than $1,000.

* At 9:55 a.m. on Saturday, Scott R. Troutman, 51, Indianapolis, was westbound on U.S. 36 in a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu when he lost control of the car on snow.

The car slid off the north side of the road and struck a fence.

Reserve Deputy Ken Rozelle estimated damage at $1,001-$2,500.

* At 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, Sandra K. Sanders, 52, Rockville, was eastbound on U.S. 36 near County Road 875 West in a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero when she lost control on the snow-drifted road.

Sanders told Rozelle she overcorrected, causing the rear of her car to enter the westbound lane and make contact with a 2005 Ford F150 driven westbound by James Clore, 64, Rockville.

Sanders' vehicle ended up in a ditch on the south side of the road.

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

* At 8:41 p.m. on Saturday, Aaron B. Smith, 19, Coatesville, traveling on U.S. 36 in a 1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo when he lost control on ice and slid off the road, hitting the support lines to a power pole.

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

* At 12:45 a.m. on Sunday, Deputy Hull was notified by dispatch of a vehicle involved in a crash with no people around it on U.S. 40.

When he arrived, Hull saw the northbound vehicle had failed to make the curve and left the road on the right side.

The vehicle then hit a culvert next to a driveway and was launched into the air, landing on the driver's side before spinning and coming to rest against a gas outlet valve.

The driver, Stacey L. Zawadzki, 33, Terre Haute, was picked up by another deputy while walking along the road several miles away.

She was returned to the crash scene, tested at .18 percent blood alcohol content on the portable breathalyzer test. She was then taken to the Putnam County Jail, where she tested at .16 BAC on the certified test.

Zawadzki was booked into the Putnam County jail at 1:58 a.m. for operating while intoxicated.

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.