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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

County Jail

Several people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently.

* At 6:50 p.m. on Friday, Thomas Matthew Roberson, 55, Cloverdale, was arrested for operating while intoxicated.

* At 12:20 a.m. on Saturday, Alice Marie Payne, 49, Cloverdale, was charged with domestic battery.

At 2:45 a.m., George Allen Stone, 50, Spencer, was arrested for domestic battery.

At 11:44 p.m., Bret Allen Lunsford, 44, Gosport, was arrested for operating while intoxicating and driving on a suspended license.

* At 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, Christopher Todd Smith, 22, Greencastle, was charged with disorderly conduct.

At 9:25 a.m., Heather Angelina Barrett, 31, Indianapolis, was charged with bond revocation.

* At 6:50 a.m. on Monday, Wayne A. Adams, 41, Poland, was arrested for possession of a firearm and possession of marijuana.

At 11:50 a.m., James Robert Casteel Jr., 46, Spencer, was arrested on a probation violation and operating while intoxicated.

At 7:07 p.m., Eric Edward Prather, 45, Ellettsville, was charged with a probation violation.

City Police

One recent theft arrest was reported by Greencastle City Police officers.

-- At 5:35 p.m. Friday, Tina Mitchell, 36, Coatesville, was arrested and lodged in the Putnam County Jail for allegedly taking more than $68 worth of merchandise in a reported shoplifting incident at the Greencastle Walmart.

Officer Jeff Modlin reported that Mitchell concealed a number of items, totaling $68.31, in her purse.

The merchandise included beef jerky, body lotion, Crest toothpaste, granola protein bars and an inflatable pool float.

Meanwhile, four property-damage accidents occurring Thursday, July 19 were investigated by city officers.

-- At 9:08 p.m., a two-vehicle mishap was reported on the IAC parking lot off Fillmore Road as Jonathan Mann, 29, Indianapolis, was backing a 2013 Dodge Avenger near the truck dock and collided with a 2015 International, driven by Tyland Gaines, 33, Louisville.

Capt. Chris Jones noted Gaines was westbound through the lot when the trailer of his rig collided with the backing Dodge.

Total damage was listed at $5,000-$10,000.

-- At 12:57 p.m. a two-vehicle accident occurred at Bloomington and Washington streets while the stoplight at the intersection was out.

Kenneth Lloyd, 50, Indianapolis, was driving a northbound 2008 Kenworth tri-axle, and had started forward when he was forced to stop abruptly because a crossing vehicle failed to treat the intersection as a four-way stop.

That allowed a 2013 Ford Explorer, driven by Brittany Cooper, 29, Greencastle, to strike the dump truck in the rear as she moved forward, Officer Darrel Bunten reported.

Total damage in the mishap was estimated at $2,500-$5,000.

-- At 12:56 p.m. a two-vehicle accident was reported on Bloomington Street near Anderson Street as Jay Johnson, 62, Roachdale, was stopped southbound to turn his 2004 Dodge Ram left onto Anderson Street.

Also southbound was a 2011 Nissan, driven by Sharon Campbell, 17, Greencastle, who told Capt. Mike Hanlon she did not realize the Johnson vehicle had stopped to turn until it was too late to avoid a collision.

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

-- At 6:40 a.m., a two-vehicle accident on State Road 240 East, near Fillmore Road, resulted in an estimated $10,000-$25,000 damage, Officer Bunten reported.

Brandon Foxx, 30, Coatesville, had stopped his 1996 Chevrolet pickup to turn left into the Crown Equipment Co. lot, police said, when the vehicle was rear-ended by a 2007 Freightliner semi, driven by Steve Delp, 52, Poland.

Delp told police he did not realize the pickup was stopping until it was too late to avoid the collision.

Sheriff's Dept.

* At 4:45 a.m. Friday, Patrick R. Collisi, 28, Coatesville, was westbound on U.S. 40, approaching the intersection at U.S. 231 when he heard something hit his 2006 Ken T80 dump truck.

Collisi told Deputy Phillip Troyer that when he stopped to investigate what he had hit, he found that he struck a limb, which was hanging over the guardrail in the roadway, with the front passenger side of his vehicle.

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

* At 2:28 p.m., Christopher A. Stanley, 25, Indianapolis, told Lt. Dwight Simmons he had pulled his 2010 Jeep Wrangler too far forward when he attempted to stop at the red light for the lane closure in the construction zone on U.S. 231 South near County Road 100 North.

Stanley said he was backing up when his boat struck the front end of a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven D.J. Horner, 64, Greenfield, who was stopped in traffic.

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

City Fire Dept.

The Greencastle Fire Department has responded to multiple recent dispatches and four lift assists.

* At 6:39 a.m. Friday, June 20, GFD was called to a fire alarm at 412 S. Jackson St., the alarm had been triggered by a second-story air conditioning unit leaking water into a first-floor fire alarm.

* At 5:07 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, GFD was dispatched to a fire alarm at 208 E. Olive St. The cause was undetermined as no fire was found.

* At 8:25 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, GFD responded to 105 W. Hanna St. for a fire alarm due to cooking.

* At 6:48 p.m. on Sunday, June 22, GFD responded to 109 W. Hanna St. for a fire alarm due to cooking.

* At 5:51 a.m. on Monday, June 23, GFD was called to 300 S. Warren Dr. for a sprinkler malfunction. There was no fire and the alarm was reset.

* At 7:22 a.m. on Monday, June 23, GFD was dispatched to 517 E. Sycamore St. for a reported threat to burn. Upon arrival GFD found a juvenile with a lighter and a gas bottle with a rag in it. The ground and the building at the address had gasoline spilled on it, fire officials said.

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.