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Friday, November 28, 2014

County Jail

One person was booked into the Putnam County Jail on Tuesday.

* At 6:44 p.m., Dale Allen Kortesmaki, 47, Greencastle, was arrested on a warrant for violation of probation stemming from original charges of possession of methamphetamine and burglary. He was arrested at the Putnam County Courthouse by GPD Capt. Chris Jones.

City Police

A one-car accident was investigated Tuesday evening by Greencastle City Police officers.

* At 8:02 p.m., the mishap occurred as Cheyenne Hurst, 16, Greencastle, was pulling up to the west side of the Casey's General Store building, 1215 Bloomington St., Greencastle, when she reportedly mistook the gas pedal for the brake and the 2000 Chrysler Sebring she was driving jumped the curb and struck a propane cage alongside the building.

The propane cage, owned by Pinnacle Propane Express, prevented the tanks inside from being damaged, Officer Kyle Lee reported.

Total damage in the accident was estimated at $1,000-$2,500.

In another incident, Officer Lee issued a summons to a 41-year-old Greencastle woman who was stopped on South Indiana Street at 2:41 a.m. Wednesday.

Anita Cundiff was cited for possession of paraphernalia, police reported.

One additional citation was issued recently by Officer Lee.

At 4:11 a.m. Wednesday, Robert Wallace, 30, Greencastle, was cited at College and Melrose avenues for driving with a suspended license with a prior offense.

Sheriff's Dept.

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

* At 3:46 a.m. Tuesday, Victoria A. Iben, 19, Indianapolis, was westbound on Interstate 70 ,near the 40-mile marker, when she apparently fell asleep at the wheel.

Iben advised Deputy Mike Downing that the next thing she remembered was the hard impact of her car hitting the center barrier, air bags deploying and the loud sound of her 2007 Toyota Corolla coming apart.

Iben left the south side of the roadway, hitting several steel posts that hold up the cable barrier, sliding out of control down the steel barrier approximately 100 yards throwing gravel onto the interstate before veering back onto the roadway and coming to rest in the passing lane.

It was noted that a passerby stopped and got Iben away from her vehicle until emergency personnel arrived.

Assisting at the scene was the Cloverdale Volunteer Fire Department.

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

* At 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Traci L. Deaton, 47, Greencastle, was eastbound on County Road 350 North, approaching U.S. 231. Meanwhile, Lowell A. Hull, 48, Greencastle, was northbound on U.S. 231 slowing to turn left (west) onto County Road 350 North.

Deaton advised Chief Deputy Tom Helmer that her 1995 Ford Mustang was experiencing brake issues and was unable to stop at the stop sign at the intersection. Helmer noted that skid marks indicated tires were locked up approximately 60 feet prior to impact with Hull.

Hull advised he heard and observed Deaton slide though the intersection before she hit the left rear of his 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe.

Deaton advised there was air in her brake lines causing the brake issues, but skid marks indicated that the driver was going too fast as she approached the stopsign at the intersection.

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

* At 3:50 p.m. Tuesday, Teresa M. Brouhard, 51, Coatesville, was traveling southeast on County Road 700 North (Mill Springs) in the Heritage Lake subdivision.

Brouhard told Chief Deputy Helmer a deer ran into the roadway and she was unable to avoid hitting it with her 2013 Buick Rendezvous.

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

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.