Putnam Scanner for April 15, 2015

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Putnam County Jail

Eight people were lodged at the Putnam County Jail recently.

* At 11:56 a.m. Friday, Amy Fultz, 43, Danville, was arrested for driving while intoxicated, false informing and public intoxication.

* At 10:25 p.m., Antwan Jermaine Hall, 25, Indianapolis, was charged with driving while intoxicated and driving with a suspended license.

* At 4:25 a.m. Sunday, Courtney Gurley, 36, Coatesville, was booked for battery.

* At 4:30 p.m., Willie Roydale Harvard, 26, Carbondale, Ind., was arrested for an out-of-county warrant.

* At 9:15 p.m. Damon Paul Tyson, 33, Waveland, was arrested for non-support of a dependent.

* At 10:26 a.m. Monday, Ted Harris, 33, Martinsville, was arrested for possession of cocaine.

* At 12:50 a.m. Tuesday, Herbert Austyn Jamison, 21, Indianapolis, was booked for possession of marijuana.

* At 1 a.m. Brandi Leigh Means, 28, Cloverdale, was charged with possession of paraphernalia and probation violation.

Sheriff's Department

The Putnam County Sheriff's Department responded to two incidents recently.

* At 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Ronald C. Chaplin, 81, Russellville, was southbound on South Harrison Street in a 2003 Chevrolet Blazer.

Sheila Sorrels, 62, Crawfordsville, was traveling north on South Harrison Street in a 2005 Dodge Neon when she was struck by Chaplin.

Chaplin told investigating officer Lt. Donnie Pettit he failed to see that Sorrels had the right-of-way.

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

* At 8:06 p.m. Tuesday, Anita M. Scott, 17, of Roachdale, was eastbound on County Road 1400 N in a 2008 Ford Fusion when she came in contact with loose gravel on the roadway.

Her car was pulled into the ditch on the south side of the road, and traveled along the side of the ditch for a moment before she could come to a stop. While traveling along the ditch, the vehicle hit several small trees, causing significant damage, including a broken windshield, blown tire and damage to the undercarriage. There was also minor damage to the rest of the right side of the car.

Scott told Deputy Kyle Gibbons of discomfort at the base of her skull and down her left arm. She was transported to St. Francis Hospital by personal vehicle.

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

* At 5:04 a.m. Wednesday, Donald G. Black, 61, Brazil, was eastbound on U.S. 40 near County Road 800 in a 2000 Ford Explorer when he struck a cow in the roadway.

Black advised Lt. Pettit that he was unable to avoid the cow once he had seen the animal.

James W. Frazier, 28, Cloverdale, was westbound on U.S. 40 when he also struck a cow in the roadway.

Ryan E. Dawson, 38, Camby, was eastbound on U.S. 40 in a 2001 Dodge pickup when he was unable to avoid colliding with one of the cows that had already been struck and was lying in the roadway.

* At 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, Kelsey Mitchell, 25, of Greencastle, was traveling on Jackson Street in a 2008 Ford Edge, approaching a railroad crossing. John Bell, 37, of Center Point, was stopped in the northbound lane in a 2012 Dodge Ram in front of Mitchell.

Mitchell advised Lt. Pettit that when Bell's vehicle braked, she attempted to brake and her vehicle slid and rear-ended the other due to a wet pavement.

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

City Police

One arrest was reported Monday by Greencastle City Police officers.

* At 10:11 p.m. April Snow, 32, Greencastle, was arrested in the City Hall parking lot by Officer Eric Vaughan on a pair of charges.

Vaughan had been called to City Hall when a passerby observed two juveniles reportedly throwing rocks at the building.

Meanwhile, Snow pulled into the parking lot with two children in her vehicle and was subsequently arrested on charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and neglect of a dependent.

Snow registered .09 percent blood-alcohol content under portable breathalyzer testing before being lodged in the Putnam County Jail.

One recent traffic accident was investigated by city officers.

* At 7:17 p.m. Friday, a two-vehicle mishap was reported on the Castlebury Apartments parking lot.

Officer Nick Eastham noted a collision occurred when Michael Spivey, 22, Greencastle, was backing a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am from a parking space and failed to see a 1997 Chevrolet pickup being driven through the lot by Brennalu Manley, 20, Greencastle.

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

One recent citation was issued by city officers.

* At 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Brett Michael Watkins, 29, Fishers, was ticketed by Officer Matt Huffman.

Stopped on Percy Julian Drive, Watkins was cited for an expired license plate (Nov. 28, 2014).

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department responded to two medical assists and several other dispatches recently.

* At 6:05 p.m., Saturday, April 11, the GFD responded to 138 W. Berry St. to investigate an illegal burn.

* At 6:48 p.m., Saturday, April 11, the GFD responded to the Putnam County Airport to investigate a call about a large column of smoke. The fire was determined to be a controlled burn.

* At 12:12 p.m., Sunday, April 12, the GFD was called to 415 S. Locust St. to investigate a fire alarm. It was determined the alarm was set off by a hot curling iron.

* At 12:53 p.m., Sunday, April 12, the GFD responded to 109 W. Hanna St., Building 1 at DePauw University to investigate a fire alarm. The alarm was set off due to cooking.

* At 5:08 p.m., Sunday, April 12, the GFD investigated a fire on West Walnut Street, near County Road 300. The landowners had been burning off the field, but later in the day the fire was left unattended. The department put out the fire.

* At 10:13 a.m., Monday, April 13, the GFD responded to 88 South St. to investigate an illegal burn. The department advised the residents to put the fire out.

* At 3:15 a.m., Monday, April 13, the GFD was called to 841 Indianapolis Rd. for a motor vehicle accident. The department swept debris from the road.

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.