Scanner for Oct. 8

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

County Jail

Several people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently.

* At 12:03 a.m. on Sunday, Meagen Nichole Anderson, 23, Cloverdale, as charged with failure to appear.

At 3:40 a.m., Clint Joseph Byrd, 18, Greencastle, was arrested for minor in consumption and public intoxication.

* At 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Steven Richard Lucas, 38, Terre Haute, was charged with a probation violation.

At 8:29 p.m., Logan James Pizzo, 23, Greencastle, was arrested for failure to appear.

City Police

Two recent theft incidents were investigated by Greencastle City Police officers.

* At 3:41 p.m. Monday, Officer Albert Epple was called to York Automotive on Indianapolis Road to investigate the reported theft of a transmission core.

The incident reportedly occurred sometime after the dealership closed on Saturday afternoon and before it reopened Monday morning.

The transmission core, enclosed in a black plastic case, was taken from a location outside the building. It was valued at $1,500.

With the theft likely necessitating a truck to haul off the transmission core, authorities are asking that anyone who may have see any suspicious activity on the premises call GPD at 653-2925 and ask for Det. Randy Seipel or Michael Collins.

* At 5:20 p.m. Saturday, Officer Darrel Bunten was called to the Walmart superstore on Indianapolis Road to investigate a shoplifting incident.

Kristy Lynn Smith, 36, Greencastle, was arrested for theft after allegedly taking a pair of capri pants and two pairs of jeans, valued at a total of $51.66.

Smith reportedly concealed the clothes inside her purse while in the grocery section of the store and then allegedly went through the checkout without paying for the items.

She was lodged in the Putnam County Jail.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department has responded to multiple dispatches recently.

* At 1:27 a.m., 2:01 a.m. and 2:50 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, GFD was called to 415 Anderson St. for a fire alarm. The first visit was due to smoking on the second floor while the following responses were based on a smoke detector malfunction. After its third visit GFD contacted the alarm company to ask that the unit be taken offline.

* At 2:11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, GFD was called to 10 W. Hanna St. to extinguish a dumpster fire that had been started by someone dumping hot charcoal into a dumpster.

* At 5:49 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4, GFD responded to a fire alarm at 412 S. Jackson St. due to cooking.

* At 4:28 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, GFD was dispatched to a fire alarm at 505 S. Jackson St. No cause for the alarm was found upon arrival.

* At 5:16 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, GFD was called to 1601 Hospital Dr. for a report of a "hot smell." Upon arrival, GFD found that an oxygen refilling station may have been leaking and after investigation determined the incident to be just a scare.

* At 4:17 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, GFD responded to a fire alarm triggered by smoking at 509 S. Locust St.

* At 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, GFD performed an odor investigation at Operation Life, located at 523 Bloomington St., but found nothing after monitoring the air.

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.