Putnam Scanner for 6-20-15

Friday, June 19, 2015

County Jail

Eight people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently.

* At 10 a.m. Thursday Chad Ray Bryson, 41, Greencastle, was arrested for nonsupport of a dependent.

At 11:30 a.m., Tre Martel Spencer, 21, Indianapolis, was charged with driving with a suspended license and possession of marijuana.

At 12:18 p.m. Amanda Jo Kelley, 28, Terre Haute, was lodged at the jail for driving while intoxicated.

At 12:41 p.m. Ashley Nicole Osborne, 34, Greencastle, was booked in for battery with bodily injury.

At 6:35 p.m. Willard Lee Kendall, 64, Greencastle, was arrested for driving with a suspended license, possession of marijuana and a traffic accident with property damage.

At 7:40 p.m., Bryan Lee Polster, 39, Poland, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, visiting a common nuisance and contempt of court.

At 7:50 p.m., Alina Maria Izaguirre, 46, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail for possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance.

* At 12:30 a.m. Friday, Michael Shane Witt, 36, Cloverdale, was booked in for probation violation.

City Police

Three recent citations were issued by Greencastle City Police officers.

-- At 6:30 p.m. June 11, Autumn Thompson, 19, Greencastle, was cited on Indianapolis Road by Sgt. Charles Inman for a learner's permit violation.

-- At 1:45 a.m. June 7, Krystal McFadden-Smith, was issued a pair of citations from Officer Matt Huffman. After a traffic stop on U.S. 231 South, she was cited for possession of marijuana and reckless possession of paraphernalia.

(The following item has been revised after the positions of two drivers were inadvertently switched in a report in Friday's paper)

-- 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 in a 2010 Chevrolet Colorado, Bradley Dorsett, 51, Greencastle, 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.

Sheriff's Department

Putnam County deputies worked one recent property-damage accident.

* At 5:54 p.m. on Sunday, Melodie M. Hayes, 56, Brazil, was northbound on Manhattan Road in a 1996 Mazda Miata when she looked down to reach for a drink.

At that time, the car's right side tires left the road, causing it to flip onto its top.

Deputy Adam Hull reported that Hayes was partially pinned under the vehicle for a short time but was able to exit with assistance.

Hayes complained of right arm pain and a bump on the head. Operation Life took her to Putnam County Hospital for further examination.

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

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department assisted with one medical run and responded to several other dispatches recently.

* At 10:14 p.m. Wednesday, GPD investigated a water leak into an electrical outlet at the Wendy's in Greencastle, located at 1018 Indianapolis Rd. The department helped to reposition an air conditioner where it was believed the water had originated and advised the staff to have the roof looked at.

* At 2:09 p.m. Thursday, GFD responded to Cloverdale to assist with the use of a mobile command vehicle. The department was back on station at 5:15 a.m. Friday.

* At 4:47 p.m. Thursday, GFD responded to a fire alarm at Asbury Towers, 102 W. Poplar St. The alarm was reset.

* At 7:37 p.m. Thursday, GFD assisted the Cloverdale Fire Department with a fire.

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.