Putnam Scanner for June 19, 2015

Friday, June 19, 2015

County Jail

Several people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently.

* At 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Randy Lee Dearing, 35, Danville, was arrested for theft.

At 5:08 p.m. Joshua Allen Sebastian, 24, Greencastle, was charged with battery with bodily injury, invasion of privacy, disorderly conduct and probation violation.

At 10:30 p.m. Russell Davis, 23, Terre Haute, was housed at the jail for possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

At 10:50 p.m. Robert Lee Carter, 29, Bainbridge, was booked in for disorderly conduct and public intoxication.

* At 11:01 a.m. Wednesday, Jared Anthony Pentz, 25, Fillmore, was arrested for failure to appear.

At 11:30 a.m. Monique Andrea Martin, 33, no city listed, was charged with theft and two counts of fraud.

At 1:05 p.m. Taren Ray Proctor, 27, Greencastle, was booked in for possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia and probation violation.

At 4:05 p.m. Kennedy Danielle Downing, 18, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail for theft.

* At 12:50 a.m. Thursday, Michael Louis Walton, 59, Plainfield, was arrested for operating while intoxicated and reckless driving.

City Police

Two recent poperty-damage accidents were investigated by Greencatle City Police officers.

* At 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, a three-vehicle mishap was reported on Shadowlawn Avenue near Robinwood Place.

With a 2001 UPS freight truck parked and its hazard lights flashing while making a delivery, Nicole Roddy, 23, Indianapolis, reportedly attempted to go around the vehicle in a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt.

As she approached on the left, the UPS delivery man started to walk across the street in front of the van, causing Roddy to react by braking quickly, Officer Ed Wilson reported.

Traveling behind Roddy, Bradley Dorsett, 51, Greencastle, driving a 2010 Chevrolet Colorado, also tried to go around the van and struck the rear of the Roddy car when it braked abruptly. The collision caused Roddy to careen into the UPS vehicle, Wilson reported.

Total damage was estimated at $5,000-$10,000.

* At 2:24 p.m. Saturday, a minor two-vehicle mishap was reported on Washington Street near Bloomington Street.

Officer Wilson reported that a 1999 Oldsmobile, driven by Katherine Harbison, 73, Greencastle, was westbound on Washington Street after stopping for a red light at Bloomington Street.

As the Harbison car and a 2004 Acura, driven by Jackie Scanland III, 16, Greencastle, accelerated from the light, Harbison stopped abruptly, Officer Wilson noted, resulting in the Scanland car striking the rear of her vehicle.

Total damage was listed at $2,500-$5,000.

Sheriff's Department

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

* At 5:05 a.m. Tuesday, Travis J. Brandenburg, 18, Greencastle, was northbound on Manhattan Road, just north of Hassler Trucking, in a 1999 Hyundai Accent. He was unable to negotiate a curve due to speed and a wet road, police said.

Brandenburg lost control of the car, causing it to spin into the oncoming lane. As the car entered the soutbound lane, it struck a 2006 Toyota Prius driven by Robert G. Harris, 35, Greencastle.

Upon impact, Brandenburg's car was forced upward, landing on its top in the ditch on the east side of the road.

Harris told Deputy Tyler Turner he saw Brandenburg lose control and tried to stop, but could not.

Brandenburg said he had some mechanical issues that caused him to lose control.

Both men declined medical attention.

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

* At 2:20 p.m. Tuesday, Ernest P. Glass, 53, Crawfordsville, was westbound on U.S. 36, approaching U.S. 231 in a 2003 Buick Regal. Terrance G. Sertle, 63, Stockton, Ill., was northbound on U.S. 231 in a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado, waiting to turn west on U.S. 36.

Glass told Capt. Tom Helmer he was following a semi tractor-trailer and his view of the automatic signal was obstructed, causing him to fail to see the red light.

Sertle said northbound traffic had the green light and he entered the intersection, where his vehicle was struck by the Glass car.

A pair of witnesses in other vehicles told deputies north-south traffic had the green light at the time of the accident. However, they also said Glass was not following a semi, although he may have been following a dump truck.

Krystal Harwood of Crawfordsville, a passenger in the Glass vehicle, suffered a head contusion in the accident and was semi-conscious at the scene. Operation Life transported her to Putnam County Hospital.

Lt. Dwight Simmons and Deputy Josh Boller assisted at the scene, as did the Bainbridge and Clinton Township fire departments.

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

*At 10:50 p.m. Tuesday, Savanna Lynn Gaddis, 20, Cloverdale, was northbound on Main Street in Cloverdale in a 1995 Toyota Camry, preparing to turn left onto Stardust Road.

Gaddis told Deputy Mike Downing that Karon D. McKee, 70, Cloverdale, was approaching southbound in a 2002 Ford Explorer and appeared to have slowed or stopped at the intersection.

Gaddis thought she had enough time to make the turn but was struck in the rear passenger side.

McKee said she was approaching the intersection when Gaddis turned in front of her and she did not have time to stop.

Both vehicles were damaged but drivable. Damage was estimated at $5,001-$10,000.

* At 6:55 p.m. Wednesday, Mayla J. Alexander, 54, Rockville, was eastbound on U.S. 36 just east of County Road 775 West in a 2002 Chevrolet Impala.

She told Deputy Matt Biggs that she noticed a bird in front of her car. She then looked down and when she looked back up, she was on the shoulder of the road.

Alexander tried to get back on the road, but overcorrected, causing the vehicle to spin around and slide into a field south of the road.

The vehicle was pulled from the field and was drivable.

Damage was less than $1,000.

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.