Scanner for March 22

Saturday, March 22, 2014

County Jail

Seven people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently.

* At 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Chad William Wilson, 38, Clover-dale, was arrested on a probation violation.

* At 1:29 a.m. on Thursday, Krista Lee Larson, 24, Lebanon, was charged with failure to appear and check deception.

At 4:05 p.m., Charles Perry Cooper, 26, Greencastle, was charged with contempt of court.

At 8:50 p.m., Larry Wayne Garrison, 42, Poland, was charged with possession of methamphetamines, paraphernalia and driving while on a suspended license.

At 9:20 p.m., Kelly Jean Garrison, 41, Poland, was arrested for possession of methamphetamines and paraphernalia.

At 10:22 p.m., Jerome Zeller, 34, Roachdale, was charged with nonsupport of a dependent.

* At 12:08 a.m. on Friday, Randy Arnold Bailey, 23, Indianapolis, was charged with robbery and a probation violation.

City Police

Two recent arrests were reported by Greencastle City Police officers.

-- At 4 a.m. Tuesday, Officer Matt Huffman was dispatched to the corner of Seminary and Jackson streets for a reported disturbance. When he arrived at 303 S. Jackson St., he discovered two minors in consumption of alcohol.

Arrested by Officer Huffman were:

-- Tori Hostetler, 19, Monrovia, who reportedly registered a .11 percent blood-alcohol content (BA.

-- Nathan Powell, 18, Quincy, who tested .07 percent BAC.

Three recent property-damage accidents were investigated by city officers

-- At 5:33 p.m. Tuesday, a two-vehicle mishap was reported at U.S. 231 and Veterans Memorial Highway.

Nathan Trammell, 30, Greencastle, was driving a 1995 Chevrolet truck, which struck the rear of a 2003 Ford Explorer driven by Kristen Stokes, 21, Fillmore, Sgt Terry Eastham reported.

The drivers told conflicting stories, the report noted, with Trammell telling police Stokes stopped suddenly, leaving him no time to avoid a collision. Meanwhile, Stokes alleged Trammell had been tailgating her, resulting in the collision that caused an estimated $1,000-$2,500 damage.

-- At noon March 15, the intersection of Veterans Highway and U.S. 231 was the scene of a two-vehicle accident.

Kevin McCord, 51, New Richmond, was reportedly eastbound on Veterans Highway and stopped for a red light when he realized he needed to turn left and tried to back his 2008 Chevrolet Silverado into the turn lane but struck a 2010 Lexus, driven by Steven Sweitzer, 51, Noblesville.

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

-- At 10:30 a.m. March 15, a two-car accident was reported on Seminary Street, 300 feet east of U.S. 231, as Andrew Mauk, 55, Terrace Park, Ohio, was westbound in a 2009 Hyundai.

Mauk told Officer Epple that he was momentarily distracted and his car drifted over, sideswiping a parked 2004 Mitsubishi owned by John Wilson, 616 E. Seminary St.

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

Sheriff's Dept.

Three recent property-damage accidents were investigated by Putnam County Sheriff's Department deputies.

* At 8:42 p.m. on Tuesday, John D. Finch Jr., 71, Greencastle, was westbound on U.S. 36 near County Road 600 West, when a deer ran in front of his 2002 Chevrolet Venture.

Finch Jr. advised Reserve Officer Ken Rozelle that the deer ran from the north side of the highway, striking the front passenger side of his vehicle.

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

* At 6:50 p.m., Daniel D. Stattner, 43, Cloverdale, told Sgt. Gregg Slover that he was attempting to exit a private parking lot (Bethel Christian Church) at County Road 750 East and Rangeline Road when he hit a utility pole.

Stattner informed Slover that the glare of the sun off the windshield of his 2008 GM Sierra Crew prevented him from seeing the pole.

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

* At 3:48 a.m. on Thursday, Sarah N. Ward, 19, Brazil, was westbound on County Road 275 South at approximately County Road 300 East.

Ward told Sgt. Craig Sibbitt she lost control of her 2011 Nissan VSL in an S curve and left the roadway and hit a large stump, which had washed up during a flood from a nearby creek.

Ward stated she was not familiar with the roadway after dark.

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

City Fire

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

* On Thursday, March 20 at 6:22 p.m. GFD was dispatched to help with a shed that had caught fire at 3804 S. U.S. 40 GFD assisted the Reelsville Fire Department with extinguishing the fire.

* On Friday, March 21 at 10:37 p.m. GFD was called to 510 W. Columbia St. to investigate a gas odor. Upon inspection the GFD found no gas odor and determined there was not a cause.

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.