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Friday, January 24, 2014

County Jail

Several people were booked into the Putnam County jail recently.

* At 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, Mara Catherine Sheley, 19, Greencastle, was charged with being a minor in consumption of alcohol.

At 3:16 p.m. Lee Gilchrist Renshaw, 21, Greencastle, was charged with operating while intoxicated.

* At 8:46 a.m. on Sunday, Patrick James Haggin, 22, Greencastle, was charged with disorderly conduct, failure to identify and resisting law enforcement.

At 1:05 p.m. Caleb James Copeland, 18, Greencastle was charged with being a minor in consumption of alcohol and public intoxication.

* At 10:30 p.m. on Monday, Andrea Nicole Tillberry, 21, Cloverdale, was arrested for possession of marijuana.

City Police

The theft of a car from the city's South End is under investigation by Greencastle City Police.

A 1996 Ford Mustang, owned by Corina Borrego, Poland, was taken from in front of an Illinois Street residence sometime Monday morning, Officer Darrel Bunten reported.

The car was reportedly last driven by Borrego's son and was last seen about 1 a.m. Monday. The family noticed it was gone at about 11 a.m. Monday.

One recent traffic citation was issued by city officers.

-- At 7 pm. Wednesday, Kathy Reed, 53, Cloverdale, was cited by Officer Matt Huffman on Indianapolis Road, just east of Franklin Street for an expired license plate.

Sheriff's Dept.

* At 5:18 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 10, Jonelle E. Clifford, 32, Brazil, was eastbound on U.S. 40 when she lost control of her 2000 Dodge Durango on the snow-covered road.

Lt. Dwight Simmons said Clifford's vehicle left the south side of the roadway and struck a tree head on.

Clifford, who was pregnant, complained of abdominal pain from the impact and was transported to Terre Haute Regional Hospital for medical evaluation.

Assisting at the scene were Lt. Donnie Pettit, Deputy Tyler Turner, Reelsville Fire Depart-ment and Operation Life.

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

* At 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, Shannon M. Hammond, 46, Greencastle, was southbound on U.S. 231 in a 2006 Hyundai Accent.

Hammond advised Chief Deputy Tom Helmer that as her vehicle rounded a curve, the car started sliding due to the ice- and snow-covered roadway.

Hammond lost control of the car and slid across the center of the roadway, across both northbound lanes before exciting the road on the east side where the vehicle came to rest in a ditch with the front end impacting the grass embankment.

No injuries were reported.

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

* At 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, Kelly Chew, 54, Reelsville was eastbound on County Road 950 South.

Chew advised Deputy Kyle Gibbons that he was traveling uphill in his 2005 Ford F150 during a severe winter storm and slowly began sliding down the hill from which he came.

As he continued to slide backward, a 2011 Toyota Avalon operated by Barbara McClure, 57, Reelsville, crested the hill westbound and made front-end impact into Chew's vehicle.

Both occupants were uninjured and both vehicles were operational.

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

* At 1:26 p.m. on Friday, Robert D. Edmondson, 57, Clover-dale was northbound on U.S. 231 in the travel lane of the two-lane portion.

Edmondson advised Biggs he had received a call regarding a medical emergency and had to turn his 2003 Chevrolet Trail Blazer around, noting that he then turned on his turn signal, checked his mirrors and didn't see anything.

Edmondson began to turn into a drive on the west side of the road. However, in order to do so he had to cross over the passing lane and the southbound lane of U.S. 231.

Jerry J. Lehr, 46, Cloverdale, told Biggs that he was also northbound on U.S. 231 in the travel lane when Edmondson slowed and turned in front of his 1996 Ford Taurus.

Lehr attempted to avoid the collision by moving into the passing lane, but was unable to do so.

Both drivers were transferred to Putnam County Hospital with injuries.

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

* At 6:55 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, Gary A. Lawson, 71, Plainfield, was heading west on U.S. 36 near County Road 600 West while pulling a 22-foot camper when a deer ran into the road from the south side of the highway.

Lawson informed Reserve Officer Ken Rozelle that he couldn't avoid striking the deer, which caused severe damage to the front and driver's side of the 2014 Dodge 2500.

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

* At 11:52 a.m. on Saturday, Mary L. Reynolds, 52, Waveland, was turning west onto Second Street from James Street in Russellville.

Reynolds informed Deputy Matt Biggs that while turning she lost control due to the snow-covered roadway and slid into a fence at the park owned by the Town of Russellville.

There was no damage to the vehicle and it appeared that the cross beam of the fence had been broken.

Damage was estimated at less than $1,000.

* At 6:41 p.m. on Saturday, Sun Ku Kwon, 32, Greencastle, was northbound on U.S. 231 when his car slid and hit a guardrail.

Reserve officer Brad Nelson said the road was wet from slush and snow and that Kwon was traveling at an unsafe speed for the weather causing him to lose control of the vehicle and hit a guardrail.

Meanwhile, Teresa L. McKinney, 60, Greencastle, was traveling southbound on U.S. 231 when she observed Kwon's 2001 Nissan Pathfinder spinning out of control.

Nelson stated that Kwon hit the guardrail and bounced off into the path of McKinney's 2010 Honda CR-V.

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

* At 8:28 p.m. on Saturday, Kenneth R. Pritchett, 19, Reelsville, was southbound on Manhattan Road when he lost control of his 2002 Ford Ranger on the snow-covered road.

Deputy Simmons said the vehicle left the south side of the road where it crossed a ditch and struck a tree stump.

No injuries were reported.

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

* At 6:25 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19 Dustin M. Davis, 39, Greencastle, came around a curve in the roadway on County Road 300 South near County Road 500 East and lost control of his 2000 Honda Civic due to snow.

Reserve officer Ken Grundlock said Davis went off the road on the north side and into a ravine.

Grundlock stated that from the point the car lost control it traveled 39 feet before leaving the roadway, then continued another 63 feet into an embankment, coming to a rest nose down in a 90-degree vertical position in the 20-foot-deep ravine.

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

* At 3:48 p.m. on Sunday, Wanda J. Hutcheson, 63, Greencastle, was traveling on County Road 125 South near County Road 200 West when she lost control of her 2003 Ford Escape.

Hutcheson advised Reserve officer Andrew Fenwick she was going under the speed limit to avoid a collision, but while entering a slight curve in the road she encountered ice covered by snow.

While trying to gain control of the vehicle, she left the road, entered a ditch and ran through a fence before coming to rest on her side in a small creek.

No injuries were reported.

* At 6:55 p.m. on Sunday, Stanley E. Byrone, 20, Coatesville, was eastbound on County Road 50 North and had to move over for oncoming traffic on the snow-drifted road, Deputy Simmons said.

The 2006 Ford F250 was pulled off of the south side of the road by the deep snow, where it struck a sign post and a concrete post.

No injuries were reported.

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

* At 1:33 p.m. on Tuesday, Dustin L. Stevenson, 18, Reelsville, was attempting to turn right in a curve at 3918 County Road 525 East, when he lost control of the vehicle, sending it into a ditch.

Deputy Tyler Turner noted that Stevenson's 2003 Dodge Dakota Sport struck a phone service box and a county road sign.

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

* At 3:51 a.m. on Tuesday, Wilma E. Sheriff, 54, Spencer, was traveling southbound on U.S. 231 and lost control going up the hill toward U.S. 40.

Sheriff advised Deputy Phillip Troyer that when she lost control of her 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee, she traveled across the northbound lane and struck the concrete bridge over Deer Creek.

Troyer said Sheriff was able to drive to the gas station at U.S. 231 and U.S. 40 where she received permission to leave her vehicle and return to have it towed.

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.