Scanner for May 23

Friday, May 23, 2014

Indiana State Police

Indiana State Police arrested an Indianapolis woman Wednesday afternoon for failing to deliver photographs to her customers after receiving advance payment.

Tracy L. Huff, 39, was incarcerated in the Putnam County Jail on one count of theft.

In May 2013, Huff took reportedly photographs for the Reelsville Little League, receiving an advanced payment of $720.50 at the time.

The agreement between Huff and the victims was for the pictures to be delivered on or before July 15, 2013, investigators said.

Huff reportedly kept the funds and failed to deliver the pictures to the 32 victims, State Police said.

The case was investigated by ISP Det. Brian Maudlin. Assisting was the Putnam County Prosecutor's Office.

County Jail

Four people have been booked into the Putnam County Jail recently.

*At 2:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Donald Ray Evans, 31, Greencastle, was charged with domestic battery and a probation violation.

* At 8:58 p.m. Dillon Anthony-Dewayne Dotts, 20, Indianapolis, was charged with possession of handgun without a permit, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

* At 9 p.m. Brandon Dewight Martin, 26, Cloverdale, was booked in for battery with bodily injury.

* At 11:52 p.m. Daylin A. Jasper, 40, Morgantown, was held at the jail for probation violation.

Sheriff's Dept.

* At 8:34 a.m. on Tuesday, Jessica A. Keck, 31, Danville, was eastbound on County Road 525 North, just west of County Road 825 East.

Keck advised Deputy Ronnie Campbell that she fell alseep at the wheel and woke up once her 2011 Cadillac CTS came to rest in a ditch.

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

City Police

Four recent accidents were investigated by Greencastle City Police officers.

-- At 11:07 p.m. Monday, a three-vehicle accident on Fillmore Road sent two people to Putnam County Hospital.

The accident occurred 200 feet north of State Road 240, Officer Nick Eastham reported, as Lewis Kohler, 20, Cloverdale, pulled out of the IAC parking lot to go southbound on Fillmore Road, driving a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu.

As his car approached vehicles stopped at the stopsign, the brakes on Kohler's car failed, causing it to strike the rear of a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro, driven by Angela Ross, 35, Greencastle. The Ross car was then pushed into a 2004 Dodge Stratus, driven by James Wade, 23, Quincy.

Ross and a passenger in her car, Tyler Shoemaker, 21, Greencastle, sustained minor injuries but were taken to Putnam County Hospital via Operation Life ambulance. Ross complained of leg pain, while Shoemaker had neck pain.

Witnesses said Kohler was momentarily incapacitated when the airbag deployed and struck him in the face. His car continued to veer toward the intersection after impact until a bystander was able to reach inside the car and pull the emergency brake.

Total damage was estimated at $10,000-$25,000.

-- At 4:08 p.m. Saturday, May 17, a two-vehicle mishap occurred on Round Barn Road, 65 feet north of Indianapolis Road.

Caroline Jackson, 63, Greencastle, had stopped northbound on Round Barn to turn left into the Speedway station when her 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer was struck from behind by a 2005 Toyota Camry, driven by Caleb Crowe, 17, Greencastle.

Capt. Mike Hanlon listed total damage at $2,500-$5,000.

-- At 12:54 p.m. May 16, a two-vehicle collision was reported on Indianapolis Road, 160 feet west of Round Barn Road, as Cody Storkman, 22, Bainbridge, waited to pull out of a business in a 1990 Dodge Dakota.

Capt. Hanlon noted that a well-intended truck driver reportedly waved Storkman out of the parking lot but when Storkman turned, he pulled into the path of a westbound 1999 Ford driven by Karen S. Williams, 60, Greencastle, and a collision occurred.

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

-- At 5:20 p.m. May 13, a two-vehicle mishap was reported in front of the IAC plant on Fillmore Road.

Officer Darrel Bunten reported that a delivery truck, driven by Victoria Colletti, 49, Grove City, Ohio, missed the turn to IAC and tried to back up but struck a northbound 2010 Chev-rolet Malibu, owned by Putnam County Comprehensive Services and driven by Teresa Human, 48, Roachdale.

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

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department has responded to several calls this week, including four medical assists.

* At 6:11 p.m. Thursday, May 15, GFD responded to a fire alarm caused by burnt popcorn at 402 Anderson St.

* At 9:03 p.m. Thursday, May 15, GFD was called to 905 S. College Ave. to investigate a fire alarm. Cause of the alarm was unknown.

* At 2:14 a.m. Friday, May 16, GFD was dispatched to 504 E. Seminary St. for a fire alarm. A small fire was extinguished before GFD arrived.

* At 8:56 a.m. Friday, May 16, GFD responded to a fire alarm at 202 E. Hanna St. that turned out to have been triggered from excessive shower steam.

* At 2:26 p.m. Saturday, May 17, GFD arrived to the intersection of Hanna and Jackson streets to perform a simple cleanup operation related to a motor vehicle accident.

* At 6:40 p.m. Saturday, May 17, GFD was called to a fire alarm at 407 S. Jackson St., upon arrival GFD determined the alarm was due to cooking.

* At 6:40 p.m. Saturday, May 17, GFD responded to a fire alarm at 504 E. Seminary St. and upon investigation, no cause for the alarm was found.

* At 7:35 p.m. Saturday, May 17, GFD arrived to 107 W. Hanna St. for a fire alarm due to cooking.

* At 2:07 a.m. Monday, May 19, GFD was dispatched to an illegal outside fire at 330 E. Larabee St., GFD ensured the fire was extinguished before returning to the station.

* At 7:56 p.m. Monday, May 19, GFD responded to 88 E. 300 South St. to perform a gasoline cleanup caused by a leaking lawnmower.

* At 9:35 p.m. on Monday, May 19, GFD were called to 1003 Castlebury Dr. to investigate a possible chemical hazard, nothing was found.

* At 11:08 p.m. Monday, May 19, GFD was dispatched to Fillmore Road for a motor vehicle accident involving three vehicles with property damage and a personal injury at the scene.

* At 1:20 a.m. Tuesday, May 20, GFD was called to 300 N. Jackson St. to perform cleanup and remove excessive glass from the roadway.

* At 3:03 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, GFD was called to 1 E. Hanna St. for a fire alarm malfunction that was construction related.

* At 8:20 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, GFD was dispatched to the 33-mile marker on eastbound Interstate 70 to assist Cloverdale Fire Dept. with a freight truck that had caught fire. The two departments worked together to extinguish the fire.

* At 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, GFD was called to a mulch fire at the corner of Walnut and Vine streets. The fire was mostly extinguished upon GFD arrival at the scene.

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.