Scanner for Jan. 9
A 30-year-old Greencastle woman is facing theft charges after being arrested Wednesday morning for burglarizing an East Seminary Street residence.
Samantha Mitchell reportedly took items and cash from a third-floor apartment and other items from the basement of the dwelling.
A diaper bag full of stolen items was confiscated along with a large bag of items had been gathered up but left behind in the basement, Officer Albert Epple reported.
The theft occurred Wednesday morning after one apartment occupant left for work.
Mitchell was reportedly located hiding in the bushes across the street from the location after authorities followed her footprints in the snow from the theft scene.
Arrested at 10:23 a.m., she was lodged in the Putnam County Jail for theft.
Two other recent arrests were reported by Greencastle City Police officers.
* At 7:51 p.m. Wednesday, David Clark, 25, Greencastle, was arrested by Officer Matt Huffman at an apartment on Maple Avenue.
Arrested on a Putnam County warrant for failure to appear, Clark was lodged in the Putnam County Jail.
* At 11:47 p.m. Tuesday, Christerfer Kirby, 35, Greencastle, was arrested by Officer Eric Vaughan at a residence on Main Street.
Arrested for domestic battery and having a reported blood-alcohol level of .175 percent under portable breathalyzer testing, Kirby was lodged in the Putnam County Jail.
Three recent accidents were investigated by city officers.
* At 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, a two-vehicle mishap was reported on the courthouse square at Indiana and Washington streets.
Daniel Sims, 46, Bowling Green, was stopped at the stoplight, southbound on Indiana Street, waiting to turn left onto Washington Street in a 2000 Pontiac Sunfire. He told Officer Darrel Bunten he observed a 1994 Ford F-350 truck, driven by Michael Frazier, 37, Greencastle, facing north on the south side of the intersection but thought it was parked.
Sims then turned left in front of the Frazier truck, Officer Bunten said, estimating damage in the collision at $5,000-$10,000
Sims was cited for an infraction of driving with a suspended license.
* At 5:14 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, a two-vehicle accident occurred on East Washington Street near Wood Street as Anthony Cox, 27, Greencastle, reportedly rounded the corner at Washington and Wood and lost control of his 1993 Ford F-250 truck on a patch of ice.
Officer Huffman reported that Cox overcorrected as he accelerated westbound, sliding into an eastbound 2006 Chrysler Town and Country van, driven by Sabrina McGuire, 35, Greencastle.
Total damage was estimated at $2,500-$5,000.
* At noon Sunday, Jan. 4 the Walmart parking lot was the scene of a two-vehicle accident investigated by Officer Epple.
A 2007 Chrysler Town and Country van, driven by Jason Stewart Sr., 35, Coatesville, was reportedly northbound in the lot when it collided with an eastbound 1999 Pontiac Grand Am, driven by Teletha Pettit, 74, Greencastle.
While the drivers gave differing stories of who hit whom, a witness told police Stewart failed to stop and his van hit the Pettit car. Impact caused the Pettit vehicle to spin and strike an aisle marker.
Total damage was estimated at $5,000-$10,000.
* At 9:57 a.m. on Monday, Joshua L. Grubbs, 22, Cloverdale, was traveling on State Road 243 South near County Road 75 West.
Grubbs advised Deputy Adam Hull that he was attempting to turn right on the curve when his 1995 Ford Ranger hit some ice causing him to slide into the drivers side of George R. Beeler, 60, West Terre Haute.
The fuel cell on Beeler's 2000 Western Star 49s' truck was punctured and clean up was requested.
Grubbs complained of pain in his stomach, but refused medical attention.
Damage was estimated at $5,001-$10,000.
* At 9:40 a.m. on Wednesday, Cecil D. Terrell, 69, Coatesville, was traveling southbound on County Road 550 North wile Jeremy S. Rotert, 41, Coatesville, was traveling northbound.
Rotert advised Sgt. Craig Sibbitt that due to the slick road conditions, he lost control of his 2013 Ford F150 and entered the path of Terrell's 2008 Kia Sportage.
Damage was estimated at $2,501-$5,000.
The Greencastle Fire Department has performed several lift assists and responded to multiple dispatches recently.
* At 5:03 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, GFD was called to assist the Reelsville Fire Department at a structure fire at 8010 S. 450 West.
* At 5:07 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, GFD performed an odor investigation at 500 Linwood Dr. but no cause for a "hot smell" was found.
* At 11:19 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, GFD was called to a fire alarm at 412 S. Indiana St., although no cause was determined.
* At 12:19 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, GFD was called to 413 S. Locust St. for a fire alarm due to cooking.
* At 2:07 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, GFD was dispatched to Bloomington and Seminary streets for general debris clean-up from a motor vehicle accident.
* At 6:26 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, GFD was called to a fire alarm at 106 S. Spring St. Upon arrival, evacuation was in progress and alarm was determined to have been triggered by smoking on the second floor.
* At 9:12 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, GFD was called to a fire alarm due to smoking at 415 E. Anderson St.
* At 2:27 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, GFD responded to a fire alarm at 800 S. College Ave. to find that an individual had activated a pull station and no fire was present.
* At 11:28 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, GFD performed debris and fluid clean-up at the scene of a motor vehicle accident with no injuries at Indiana and Washington streets.
* At 8:01 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, GFD responded to a fire alarm malfunction at 620 Talon Ct.
* At 2:01 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, GFD was called to a fire alarm due to cooking at 410 S. Indiana St.
* At 3:23 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, GFD responded to a fire alarm at 750 S. Fillmore Rd. The alarm was triggered when a water pipe froze and burst.
* At 8:03 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, GFD was called to a fire alarm at 2200 E. SR 240 when the alarm system malfunctioned.
* At 10:40 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, GFD was performed an odor investigation at 314 Highfall Rd. Nothing was detected.
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.