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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

County Jail

Several people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently.

*At 9:50 a.m. on Friday, Matthew Ryan Eversole, 32, Brazil, was charged with nonsupport of a dependent and bond revocation.

At 10:55 a.m., Charles William Mount, 34, Terre Haute, was arrested for theft.

At 12:50 p.m., Samuel Tulley Bryant, 33, Linden, was charged with a probation violation.

At 2:30 p.m., Mikala Renee Jacobson, 20, Cloverdale, was arrested on a probation violation.

At 8:20 p.m., Jessica Wahl, 37, Greencastle, was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

At 8:30 p.m., Autumn Dawn Burger (Bartley), 28, Greencastle, was arrested on a probation violation.

At 11:18 p.m., Justin McCammack, 34, was charged with invasion of privacy.

*At 6:15 p.m. on Sunday, Aaron Phelps, 23, Portage, was arrested for resisting law enforcement, criminal recklessness, reckless driving and driving on a suspended license.

At 8:45 p.m., James Randall Webb, 30, Cloverdale, was charged for nonsupport of a dependent.

*At 9:27 p.m. on Saturday, Amber Nicole Decker, 29, Greencastle, was charged with possession of paraphernalia.

*At 2:50 a.m. on Monday, Amanda Rose Hawkins, Greencastle, was arrested for domestic battery.

At 10:52 a.m., Jessica Marie Burris, 25, Greencastle, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

At 7:30 p.m., Nicholas Tyler Moneymaker, 21, Indianapolis, was arrested for domestic battery.

City Police

Another reported shoplifting incident at the Walmart store on Indianapolis Road was investigated recently by Greencastle City Police officers.

* At 5:45 p.m. Monday, Elmer France, 72, Coatesville, was arrested after he was stopped by store officials as he attempted to leave Walmart without paying for $252.64 worth of merchandise.

Officer Albert Epple reported that France loaded a cart with Gatorade, beer, pizza and beef patties and reportedly wheeled it to the front of the store, stopping at the in-store Subway restaurant to buy a sandwich before attempting to leave.

Frances was lodged in the Putnam County Jail on a charge of criminal conversion.

Sheriff's Dept.

Four recent accidents were investigated by Putnam County Sheriff's Department deputies.

* At 4:40 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7, Michelle A. Paul, 41, Greencastle, was westbound on State Road 240 just east of County Road 825 East.

Lt. Donnie Pettit said Paul veered her 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo to the right to avoid an oncoming vehicle in her lane. She left the north side of the roadway, striking a wooden post.

Paul was cited for driving on a suspended license.

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

*At 9:35 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20, Kyle T. Cox, 25, Greencastle, was northbound on County Road 700 West just south of County Road 600 South.

Cox told Lt. Pettit that he veered his 2003 Chevrolet Silverado to the right to avoid an oncoming vehicle and went off the east side of the road, down a ravine and struck a tree.

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

*At 7 a.m. on Thursday, Noel Gethro, 28, West Palm Beach, Fla., pulled into a driveway at 1406 E. County Road 225 East, attempting to make a U-turn back onto County Road 225 South.

Gethro advised Pettit he was trying to get to the Walmart Distribution Center and his GPS took him to that location. Gethro's vehicle then became stuck in the yard due to heavy rain in the area.

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

At 4:57 p.m., Edward T. Misamore III., 41, Roachdale, was westbound on U.S. 36, attempting to turn into a driveway on County Road 450 East.

Jason R. Kelly, 32, Rockville, advised Sgt. Craig Sibbitt that he was unable to avoid Misamore's 2008 Dodge Ram and struck the bumper area. Kelly's 1997 Pontiac Sunfire then became wedged under the bumper and was dragged off the roadway prior to Sibbitt's arrival.

Kelly advised Sibbitt that a white passenger vehicle between his car and Misamore, which restricted his view and was unable to avoid the crash.

Misamore was cited for driving on a suspended license.

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

*At 10:08 a.m. on Friday, Gregory M. Feldhake, 59, Mooresville, was traveling on County Road 825 East near County Road 525 North in a 1989 Chevrolet Caprice.

Feldhake advised Deputy Adam Hull that Jody L. Deford, 41, Coatesville, was left of center in the curve.

Meanwhile, Deford stated that Feldhake was left of center and had entered the curve too fast and slid into her 2006 Mercedes Benz SLK 350.

Deford was treated and released by Operation Life ambulance personnel on the scene for a complaint of pain in her head.

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

At 3:52 p.m., Stephen E. Schoffstall, 41, West Terre Haute, was southbound on U.S. 231 near U.S. 36 in a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt owned by Debra Wright.

Schoffstall advised Cpl. Josh Boller that a school bus slowed to a stop to drop off children at a residence. After his vehicle came to a stop, Schoffstall's vehicle was rear-ended by Nathaniel C. White, 19, Bloomingdale.

White said he was southbound on U.S. 231 when he noted traffic stopped ahead of his location. He advised Boller he was unable to get his 1995 Chevrolet Blazer stopped in time and rear-ended Schoffstall.

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

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department has performed one lift assist and responded to numerous dispatches recently.

* At 11:19 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, GFD responded a fire alarm triggered by a water leak at 1306 Bloomington St.

* At 1:32 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, GFD were called to a sprinkler alarm at Aldi, located at 85 Putnam Plaza. GFD turned off the activated sprinkler and called the Board of Health.

* At 1:55 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, GFD was dispatched to a possible vehicle fire at 103 E. Poplar St. No fire was discovered but smoke had been produced from oil spilled on a manifold.

* At 21:44 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, GFD was called to perform an odor investigation at 12 S. Indiana St. but upon arrival, no gases or odors were monitored. A faulty or dying battery in a CO2 detector was to blame.

* At 2:27 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, GFD responded to a tree in the roadway at 2168 Rangeline Rd. but was subsequently called to several other locations to assist with services related to extreme weather. GFD referred the referred the tree removal to Putnam County Highway Dept.

* At 5:33 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, GFD was dispatched to 415 Locust St. for a fire alarm that had been triggered due to a water leak on the fourth floor. No fire was present and the alarm had been reset prior to GFD's arrival on scene.

* At 5:40 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, GFD was called to a report of a lightning strike at 215 Wood St. Upon arrival, the phone box on the outside of the residence appeared to have been struck but after further investigation of the residence no fire had been started from the strike.

* At 5:58 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, GFD was dispatched to 1 W. Seminary St. to investigate water flooding into the basement. On the scene, GFD found a small amount of water and determined no hazard was present.

* At 6:17 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, GFD responded to a partial building collapse at 10 Paradise Lane, which included a collapsed wall in the basement/garage area of the residence. GFD contacted the owner, as well as Duke Energy. The building inspector was on scene to take photographs and the Red Cross was contacted to assist the family if necessary.

* At 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, GFD was called to 10 Pinewood Ct. for a tree branch that had fallen upon a residence. Upon investigation a large branch had fallen and appeared to have punctured the roof, allowing the interior drywall to become wet. Boswell Tree Service was contacted and the building inspector assisted on scene. No injuries reported.

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.