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Saturday, May 24, 2014

DePauw Public Safety

Three recent DePauw graduates were arrested early Friday morning after they were caught on the roof of the university's East College.

At 2:51 a.m., DePauw Public Safety Officer Mike Moore was dispatched to East College after a DePauw facilities worker saw the subjects on the roof of the building.

Moore entered the locked building through the south door while Greencastle Police officers Kyle Lee and Jes Seipel went to the north side of the building.

A DePauw dispatcher told Moore she saw three males on camera who were exiting the attic entry on the west side of the building. Moore saw all three coming down the stairs and told them to stop.

When the three men exited the west door, they were apprehended by Lee and Seipel.

The three men were identified as Lucas James Jeffries, 21, North Salem; William Hunter Goble, 22, Indianapolis; and John Scott McGinness, 22, Carmel.

They told the officers they were the "shut down crew" for the Sigma Chi fraternity house.

The DePauw dispatcher reviewed the video and said she could see all three men involved in the cutting of the padlock off the west attic entry door. The cut padlock was found in the pocket of Jeffries, while McGinness was in possession of the bolt cutters.

All three were transported to the Putnam County Jail, where they were booked in between 3:30 and 4 a.m. on initial charges of burglary, trespassing and criminal mischief.

The Putnam County Prosecutor's Office chose to pursue the trespassing and criminal mischief charges.

County Jail

At 5:50 p.m. Thursday, Bradley Allan Branneman, 46, Cloverdale, was booked into the Putnam County Jail for nonsupport of a dependent.

Sheriff's Dept.

At 2:33 p.m. on Wednesday, Hannah L. Taylor, 78, Bainbridge, was southbound on U.S. 231 in the construction zone north of Greencastle in a 2001 Ford F150.

Taylor told Lt. Virgil Lanning that due to a recent surgery she suffers from double vision in her left eye.

The driver thought she was on the road but her truck had left the driving surface and hit a construction traffic signboard.

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

City Police

Four recent traffic citations were issued by Greencastle City Police officers.

-- At 3:35 p.m. Thursday, Nathan Bickle, 27, Greencastle, was cited at Shadowlawn Avenue and Fawnview Drive by Reserve Officer David Clodfelter for being an operator never licensed.

-- At 1:33 a.m. May 17, Christine Gibbs, 29, Greencastle, was cited on East Washington Street by Reserve Officer Jarett Query for having an expired license plate (April 21).

-- At 12:20 p.m. May 15, Dale Huber, 63, Greencastle, was ticketed on Indianapolis Road by Officer Albert Epple for an infraction of driving with a suspended license.

-- At 6:45 p.m. May 14, Taylor Renihan was cited by Officer Matt Huffman for operating without financial responsibility after being involved in a minor mishap in the Putnam County Public Library parking lot.

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.