Scanner for June 14, 2014

Saturday, June 14, 2014

County Jail

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

* At 9:45 a.m., Charles Daniel Ross, 38, Monrovia, was arrested on a probation violation.

At 1:39 p.m., Brittaney Danielle Head, 22, Brazil, was charged with a probation violation.

At 1:50 p.m., Gabriel Pearce, 38, Brazil, was arrested for theft and forgery of checks.

At 2:30 p.m., Bobby Charles Dunn, 54, Van Buren, Ariz., was arrested for operating while intoxicated.

At 10:07 p.m., Wil-mary Cruz Whitaker, 36, Cloverdale, was arrested for public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

Sheriff's Dept.

* At 4:40 p.m. on Saturday, James M. Holderfield, 34, Cloverdale, was eastbound on U.S. 40, traveling in the left lane next to Cheryl A. Sills, 44, Effingham, Ill.

Holderfield advised Lt. Dwight Simmons that Sills turned abruptly as if to cross the median and travel northbound on County Road 620 West, striking his 2006 Ford F250 on the right front with her 2008 Ford Escape.

Sills advised that she didn't see Holderfield traveling next to her prior to her lane movement.

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

* At 2:16 a.m. on Tuesday, Logan J. Pizzo, 23, Greencastle, was traveling on County Road 125 South near County Road 400 West.

Upon arrival of Deputy Kyle Gibbons, Pizzo initially advised that his friend crashed his 2006 Dodge Stratus resulting in it running into the woods.

However, after speaking to neighboring residents, Gibbons determined through witness testimony that Pizzo was the driver of the vehicle at the time of the accident.

Pizzo later advised that he was indeed the driver, but initially said otherwise in the fear he'd lose his license for the rest of his life as he was driving on a suspended license.

Pizzo advised that while driving eastbound on County Road 125 South his right front and right back tire left the roadway and was unable to correct his line of travel. He then traveled into the ditch for approximately 50 feet before making impact with a driveway located at 3828 W. C.R. 125 South

Homeowner Richard Funk of Greencastle suffered damage to his driveway as well as his shrubbery and address signage as a result.

Pizzo was issued a written summons for operating a vehicle on a suspended license.

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

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department has responded to several calls this week.

* At 12:57 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11, GFD was dispatched to 1061 Avenue C to investigate a gas leak. Upon arrival, GFD found a natural gas pipe that had broken behind the residence and successfully plugged the leak.

* At 6:04 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11, GFD was called to 904 S. College Ave. in response to a fire alarm, upon arrival GFD reset the alarm, no fire was found.

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 listen 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.