Putnam Scanner for 7-1-15

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

County Jail

Three people have been booked into the Putnam County Jail recently.

* At 2:45 a.m. on Saturday, Daniel Mark Ray, 61, Cloverdale, was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

* At 9:30 a.m. Monday, Daniel Lee Ritter, 25, Avon, was arrested on a warrant.

* At 8 p.m. Monday, Donald Ray Evans, 32, Greencastle, was arrested on a warrant.

City Police

A 28-year-old Greencastle woman was arrested on theft and other charges after a reported shoplifting incident Saturday at the Greencastle Walmart store.

In addition to theft, Kylie Sue Lantzy is facing charges of possession of a legend drug, possession of marijuana, possession of a syringe and reckless possession of paraphernalia, City Police reported.

The suspect spent six hours wandering around the Walmart store, Sgt. Charles Inman reported, ultimately paying for some items and concealing others in a large handbag.

Lantzy, who was lodged in the Putnam County Jail, allegedly took $86.70 worth of merchandise in the incident.

Items reportedly taken by Lantzy included deodorant, earrings, men's socks, nail polish, reading glasses, bobby pins, discounted make-up and make-up containers.

Two other recent arrests were reported by city officers.

* At 9:40 p.m. Sunday, William Fox, 26, Greencastle, was arrested by Officer Kyle Lee for a probation violation.

Taken into custody at an Apple Street residence, Fox was lodged in the Putnam County Jail.

* At 8:30 p.m. Monday, Taylor Jeanne Burk, 20, Greencastle, was arrested by Officer Brad Hiatt on a Putnam County warrant for battery causing bodily injury.

Taken into custody at Crown and Howard streets, Burk was lodged in the Putnam County Jail.

Two recent property-damage accidents were investigated by GPD officers.

* At 12:37 p.m. Monday, a two-vehicle mishap was reported at Arlington Street and Shadowlawn Avenue.

Officer Jeff Modlin reported that a 1998 Buick, driven by Constance Kersey, 89, Greencastle, and a 2012 Ford, driven by Melissa Duncan, 33, Greencastle, collided in the intersection after Kersey stopped northbound and Duncan stopped westbound at the four-way stopsign.

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

* At 2:24 p.m. Friday, a two-vehicle accident was reported at the stoplight at Indiana and Washington streets.

Solomon Thompson, 49, Greencastle, was crossing Washington Street southbound on Indiana, driving a 2006 Dodge Caravan, when Kathleen Walker, 61, Greencastle, reportedly attempted to turn left onto Washington Street from Indiana and a collision occurred.

Officer Darrell Bunten estimated total damage at $2,500-$5,000.

Sheriff's Department

Putnam County Sheriff's Department deputies responded to a number of recent property damage crashes.

* At 1:58 p.m. Friday, June 19, Arthur K. Smith, 25, Indianapolis, was en route to 5502 S. County Road 625 West in a 2015 Peterbilt box truck to deliver items.

Smith advised Deputy James Boller he noticed a power pole guide wire hanging low on the south side of the driveway and was able to clear it. As he continued westbound he noticed another low guide wire. Despite proceeding with caution, the corner of the truck caught the wire, causing the pole to snap in half with significant damage to the truck and power line.

Duke was notified of the incident and later arrived on scene.

Damage was listed at $5,001 to $10,000.

* At 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, Hal Salisbury, 57, Bainbridge, was stopped at the intersection of County Road 25 West and U.S. 36 in a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. Leah J. Fowler, 30, Greencastle, was stopped behind him in a 2015 Chevrolet Sonic.

Salisbury told Lt. Donnie Pettit he started to back up for a farmer who was passing by and backed into Fowler's vehicle.

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

* At 6:22 a.m. Thursday, Dustin Burris, 33, Greencastle, was traveling on County Road 450 North, a half-mile west of County Road 325 West, in a 2004 Ford Mustang.

Burris advised Deputy Boller while cresting the hill he noticed water running north across the roadway. He lost control of the vehicle and started to skid sideways. He attempted to correct the steer, but overcorrected and ran into a yard. The car struck a fence post and garbage dumpster, then continued about 150 feet into a field.

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

* At 7:29 p.m. Friday, Cindy Castille, 54, Roachdale, was southbound on U.S. 231 just south of County Road 100 North in a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze. Michael A. Malone, 31, Crawfordsville, was directly behind Castille in a 2001 Dodge Ram.

Castille told Deputy Kyle Gibbons a vehicle stopped in her path of travel, forcing her to take evasive maneuvers to avoid a collision.

Malone was unable to brake in time to avoid rear-ending Castille's car.

Malone suffered minimal front-end damage and Castille suffered extensive rear-end damage.

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

* At 4 p.m. Saturday, Timothy Buchanan, 46, Cloverdale, was westbound on State Road 42, approaching County Road 1250 South on a 2004 Harley-Davidson.

Buchanan told Deputy Virgil Lanning he was going downhill entering a turn and lost control, running off the right side of the road.

He told Lanning left the scene because he had no insurance on the motorcycle and had yet to register it in his name, even though he had purchased it several months ago.

Buchanan was cited for leaving the scene of a property-damage crash, false or fictitious registration and failure to maintain financial responsibility.

The motorcycle was towed from the scene and impounded.

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

* At 9:53 a.m. on Saturday, Keneth D. Cory, 61, Coal City, was southbound on County Road 375 West on a 2003 Harley-Davidson when a deer ran in front of the vehicle.

Cory collided with the deer, causing the motorcycle to crash.

Both Cory and passenger Jill Y. Smith, Shelburn, were thrown from the motorcycle and suffered non-life-threatening injuries. They were transported to Putnam County Hospital.

Reserve Deputy Fred McIntire listed damage at $1,001-$2,500.

* At 12:32 a.m. on Sunday, Aaron R. Eisele, 38, Brazil, was westbound on Interstate 70 near the 37-mile marker in a 2015 Honda Pilot when a deer ran into the interstate.

Eisele told McIntire he could not stop in time to avoid the animal, causing extensive front-end damage.

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

* At 6:20 a.m. on Sunday, Kameron F. Bear, 16, Pittsboro, was eastbound on U.S. 36 in a 1998 Honda Accord.

Bear told Pettit he swerved to miss a deer and struck a guardrail on the south side of the road. The car then traveled approximately 100 feet along the rail before hitting the end of the guardrail and a mailbox.

The car then became airborne, traveling in a clockwise direction. It left the road and impacted several trees before coming to rest upright facing west.

PMH ambulance treated Bear for shoulder and upper arm pain.

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

* At 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, Nick Barton, 42, Highland, turned into the McDonald's, located at 1033 N. Main St. in Cloverdale, in a 1999 International truck and tractor.

Barton advised Capt. Tom Helmer he was attempting to back into the rear lot, but the trailer and 2015 Ford Tauras secured to the trailer struck the drive-through clearance sign. There was damage to the rear left door and quarter panel of the Taurus. The sign was also damaged in the impact.

Damage listed was $5,000-$10,000.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department responded to four medical runs and several other dispatches recently.

* At 8:34 p.m. Friday, GFD assisted with fluid clean up at a property damage accident in front of 831 E. Washington St.

* At 11:49 a.m. Saturday, GFD cleaned up a gas spill at 9 E. Franklin St. Less than a gall had leaked from a fuel tank.

* At 5:55 p.m. Saturday, GFD investigated a fire alarm at 410 Indiana St. The alarm was caused by cooking.

* At 9:11 a.m. Sunday, GFD removed a tree from the roadway at 1556 N. County Road 175 West.

* At 6:20 p.m. Sunday, GFD investigated a fire alarm at 2000 S. Jackson St. The alarm was caused by a dirty detector.

* At 9:32 p.m. Sunday, GFD responded to an unauthorized burn at 602 S. Illinois St. The resident was advised of the city ordinance and the department extinguished the fire.

* At 9 a.m. Sunday, GFD investigated an electrical hazard at 902 S. Illinois St. due to an electrical smell. No fire was found and the power was secured.

* At 6: 45 p.m. Monday, GFD responded to a vehicle fire at 7 E. Berry St. The fire was out upon arrival after the homeowner extinguished it with a garden hose.

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.