Scanner for April 12

Friday, April 11, 2014

County Jail

Three people were booked into the Putnam County Jail on Thursday.

* At 8:25 a.m., Chance Edward Hammond, 25, Bloomington, was charged with failure to appear.

At 1 p.m., Dianna Rains, 31, Terre Haute, was arrested for failure to appear.

At 1:15 p.m., April Dawn Wilson-Witt, 33, Brazil, was arrested for a probation violation and neglect of a dependent.

City Police

Three recent property-damage accidents were investigated by Greencastle City Police officers.

--- At 4:19 p.m. Tuesday, an accident was reported at Vine and Franklin streets as a 2011 Greencastle Community School Corporation bus was attempting to turn left off Franklin Street onto Vine.

Bus driver Jody Cowger, 57, Greencastle, told City Police Chief Tom Sutherlin she did not see a southbound 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser as she turned and a collision occurred.

There were no students on the bus when it struck a car driven by Marissa Gross, 16, Greencastle, who was in the midst of her driving test being administered by a certified Bureau of Motor Vehicles instructor.

Total damage was estimated by Chief Sutherlin at $2,500-$5,000.

-- At 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, a two-car mishap was reported at College Avenue and Franklin Street as Sarah Land, 24, Greencastle, was westbound with the right of way, driving a 2007 Buick when a 2001 Oldsmobile, driven by Randy Sabados, 42, Rockville, entered the intersection from College Avenue.

The collision resulted in an estimated $5,000-$10,000 damage, Officer Albert Epple reported.

-- At 11:02 p.m. Thursday, a two-vehicle mishap was reported on the parking lot in front of Dollar General and Buffalo Wild Wings off Indianapolis Road.

Capt. Chris Jones reported that Alec Pettit, 18, Greencastle, was westbound through the lot, driving a 2007 Dodge Dakota and nearing the exit when his attention was momentarily diverted by a vehicle entering the parking area. Pettit's vehicle then collided with a 2005 Dodge Neon, driven by Nicholas Trivett, 22, Greencastle.

The impact pushed the Trivett car into a lightpole, resulting in total damage listed at $2,500-$5,000.

Sheriff's Dept.

The Putnam County Sheriff's Department has responded to several recent accidents.

* At 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, Charlotte J. Gould, 81, Greencastle, was traveling westbound on County Road 200 West, just west of South Jackson Street in a 2000 Toyota Corolla.

Gould advised Lt. Donnie Pettit that she failed to negotiate a curve causing her to lose control of her vehicle. The vehicle then traveled off the west side of the curve, crossing into a ditch.

Gould then traveled in a southwesterly direction through a field and struck a utility pole and a telephone box.

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

* At 3:36 a.m. Sunday, Anastasia Tavkhelidze, 19, Greencastle, was westbound on County Road 225 South.

She told Deputy Phillip Troyer that she didn't see the curve in the road until it was too late to turn, causing her to go off the road into a small cinder wall at the entrance to DePauw University's Prindle Institute.

Tavkhelidze then struck a wood fence before coming to a stop in a ditch.

Troyer reported detecting an odor of alcohol coming from Tavkhelidze's 2006 BMW 325 and ran her though field sobriety tests before detaining her at the Putnam County Jail for a breath test, which came back .08 percent.

She was then booked into the jail for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

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

* At 6:15 a.m. on Thursday, Nancy Thomas, 54, Greencastle, was traveling north on U.S. 231 just north of County Road 350 West in a 2011 Lincoln MSA.

Thomas advised Pettit that a deer ran into the roadway and struck the rear driver's side area of her vehicle.

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

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department has responded to two recent calls and two medical assists.

* At 5:43 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, GFD responded to what turned out to be a false alarm at 309 Medic Way.

* At 1:21 a.m. on Thursday, April 10, GFD responded to a fire alarm at 807 S. College Ave. Upon arrival it was determined the alarm had been pulled by someone on campus.

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.