Scanner for 12-3-2014

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

County Jail

Several people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently.

* At 11:50 a.m. on Wednesday, Mary Ellen Strange, 30, Bainbridge, was arrested for failure to appear.

At 3:50 p.m., Tiffany Marie Scales, 29, Greencastle, was charged with theft.

* At 12:47 a.m. on Thursday, Kenneth DeWayne Lovins, 54, Brazil, was arrested for operating while intoxicated.

At 2:40 a.m., Donald Michael Beauchamp, 25, Greencastle, was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and dealing a schedule drug.

At 4:29 a.m., Daniel Rene Evans, 35, Gary, was arrested on a probation violation.

* At 4:57 a.m. on Sunday, Rodolfo Carreno, 28, Crawfordsville, was arrested for driving without a license.

* At 1 p.m. on Monday, Semi Harry Laouini, 30, Rockville, was charged with driving on a suspended license.

* At 4:13 a.m. on Tuesday, Robert Lee Bradley, 21, Cloverdale, was arrested for possession of a syringe and possession of paraphernalia.

Sheriff's Dept.

* At 8:13 p.m. on Thursday, Tony D. Starr, 55, Reelsville, was traveling on County Road 150 West near County Road 300 South.

Starr advised Deputy Tyler Turner he was northbound toward Greencastle when for unknown reasons his 2002 Chevrolet Trail Blazer left the road and struck a utility pole.

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

At 8:48 p.m., Dennis W. Taylor, 53, Cloverdale, was traveling on U.S. 231 near County Road 350 South.

Taylor advised Turner that as he began to slow down due to an accident ahead of him, his 2007 Pontiac G6 was struck in the rear by a 1994 Ford Ranger driven by Ryan S. Dinkle, 20, Greencastle.

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

At 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Andrew M. Strong, 19, Terre Haute, was northbound on U.S. 231 when he lost control of his 2003 Ford Mustang in a curve.

Rebecca M. Stanley, 41, Quincy, advised Sgt. Gregg Slover she was southbound on U.S. 231 when she observed Strong lose control and cross the center line before striking her 2002 Mazda Familia.

Strong told Slover that he was traveling approximately 55-60 mph and did not believe the roadway was slick even though it was snow covered.

Meanwhile, Fredrick M. Marsh, 43, Poland, said he was following Stanley in a 1998 Buick LeSabre and could not avoid a collision with the rear of Stanley's vehicle due to oncoming traffic.

All occupants of Stanley's vehicle, Keirsten Sparks, 22, Ladoga, and Rachel Short, 20, Ladoga, were transported to Putnam County Hospital via Operation Life with complaints of minor injuries.

At 9:32 p.m., Trvor Bingman, 16, Greencastle, was northbound on County Road 150 West near County Road 280 South.

Bingman advised Deputy Kyle Gibbons his 2001 Chevrolet Silverado lost traction in a curve due to the icy road conditions. Bingman's vehicle left the roadway on the east side where it made contact with a culvert at the home of Joe Downing, 2925 S. County Road 150 West.

Bingman's vehicle continued over the driveway at Downing's home, striking a group of mailboxes, completely destroying the ones belonging to 2909, 2925 and 2928 S. County Road 150 West.

Gibbons said Bingman's vehicle spun through the yard of the residence at 2909 S. CR 150 West, causing significant turf damage. Unable to regain control of his Silverado, Bingman then struck the northwest corner of the house, causing minor damage to the siding and gutter.

Bingman's vehicle then continued through a fence located next to the residence before finally coming to a stop.

As a result of multiple impact points, Gibbons noted Bingman's vehicle suffered damage to the left and front bumper/grille, left front headlight, both side view mirrors and right-rear quarter panel.

Damage was estimated at $10,001-$25,000.

At 9:29 p.m. on Friday, Kerry L. Wright, 40, Greencastle, was westbound on U.S. 36 just west of County Road 490 West.

Wright advised Deputy Matt Biggs that a deer ran into the road and he was unable to avoid hitting it with his 2006 Mercedes CLK350.

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

* At 10:56 p.m. on Saturday, Philip E. Lehman, 49, Indianapolis, was eastbound on U.S. 36, east of Bainbridge just past County Road 275 East.

Lehman advised Deputy Mike Downing when he entered the "S" curves, he realized he needed to disengage the cruise control on his 2006 Nissan Murano to slow his vehicle. As he tapped his brakes to slow down, Lehman noted that the rear of the car slid around causing him to lose control, spin out and leave the north side of the road. As Lehman continued to spin, he hit an embankment as well as a concrete culvert before coming to rest against a tree.

Bainbridge Volunteer Fire Department and the Floyd Volunteer Fire Department assisted at the scene along with PMH ambulance.

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

* At 4:07 a.m. on Sunday, Tammy L. Ray, 42, Brazil, was eastbound on U.S. 40 near the Putnamville Correctional Facility when a deer entered the roadway.

Ray was unable to stop her 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt and hit the animal, coming to rest in the turn lane of County Road 200 West.

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

* At 7:53 a.m. on Tuesday, Alexis M. Branneman, 18, Cloverdale, was westbound on State Road 42 near County Road 550 East.

Branneman advised Chief Deputy Tom Helmer that as she crested a hill in the roadway, she observed another vehicle lose control on the ice-covered roadway and slide into a field on the south side. Branneman noted that in an attempt to slow down, she applied her brakes, but lost control of her 2007 Pontiac G6 and slid into a ditch on the north side of the roadway.

Branneman said she exited her vehicle and was surveying for damage when Austin S. Fouch, 18, Russiaville, crested the hill and locked up the brakes on his 2003 Buick Century and struck her car in the right front.

A passenger in Branneman's vehicle, Isabella Branneman, 10, Cloverdale, was in the passenger seat when Fouch hit the vehicle, causing air bag deployment. Isabella later left the scene with her mother, prior to Helmer's arrival, but it was noted that she was complaining of pain from the apparent airbag deployment.

Fouch said he was unaware the roads were ice covered until he applied his brakes and lost control.

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

City Fire

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

* At 4:42 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24, GFD was called to a motor vehicle accident at 403 W. Walnut St. but upon arrival the motorist had fled the scene after striking an electric pole.

* At 3:07 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, GFD responded to a fire alarm at 801 S. Locust St. that had been triggered by construction.

* At 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, GFD was performed a fuel cleanup for two gallons of gasoline that spilled at the Marathon Station located at 405 N. Jackson St.

* At 8:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 27, GFD was called to a motor vehicle accident with no reported injuries at 2270 CR 150 W. after a vehicle struck a power pole.

* From 2:38 - 5:06 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, GFD was called to cover the Cloverdale Township Volunteer Fire Department while they were covering a structure fire in Owen County.

* On Sunday, Nov. 30, GFD was called to 408 S. Locust for a HAZMAT scare. Upon arrival, GFD performed an odor investigation but found no sign of gas.

* At 3:57 a.m. Monday, Dec. 1, GFD was called to Walmart lawn and garden, located at 1750 Indianapolis Rd., when a supply line to a heater was struck by a fork lift. GFD isolated the the line and left the scene for the maintenance crew after an air monitor test came back negative.

* At 1:56 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, GFD responded to a fire alarm due to cooking at 106 S. Spring St.

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.