Scanner for April 28

Monday, April 28, 2014

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department has responded to a series of dispatches over the past week.

* At 1:37 a.m. Thursday, April 24, GFD received a call regarding a fire alarm at 905 S. College Ave. but were given a message to disregard before their departure.

*At 8:30 a.m. Thursday, April 24, GFD were dispatched to investigate a natural gas leak not far from the station at 202 S. Indiana St. A small leak was detected and the gas company shut down the gas line.

* At 4:27 p.m. Thursday, April 24, a lawnmower fire was called in at 405 E. Franklin St. GFD was dispatched to the location but upon arrival, the homeowner had extinguished the fire with a garden hose. GFD made sure that the fire had been fully extinguished before returning to the station.

* At 11:35 p.m. Thursday, April 24, GFD was dispatched for a smoke investigation near Fillmore Road and the IAC plant. Heavy smoke had been noticed and though no cause was found, it was believed to have been smoke blown into town from a brush fire.

* At 9:23 a.m. Friday, April 25, GFD went to 9 W. Franklin St. to investigate a fire alarm. The alarm turned out to be cooking related and had already been reset before GFD had arrived.

* At 7:56 p.m. Friday, April 25, GFD was called to 121 Frazier St. to handle a trash fire. Upon arrival GFD noticed a sofa had been burning. GFD extinguished the fire and advised residents against burning trash.

* At 8:11 p.m. Saturday, April 26, GFD left to provide assistance to Cloverdale Fire Department for a structure fire. A call to disregard was made while GFD was en route. The fire reported turned out to be part of a controlled burn.

* At 12:26 a.m. on Sunday, April 27, GFD provided assistance to the police at 203 Crescent Drive.

City Police

One recent minor accident was investigated by Greencastle City Police officers.

-- At 8:58 p.m. Wednesday, Robert Frank, 38, Greencastle, was westbound on Martinsville Street, driving a 2003 Ford Ranger, when a deer entered his path of travel near the intersection with Zinc Mill Road.

Officer Kyle Lee estimated damage at $2,500-$5,000.

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.