Putnam Scanner for 7-24-15

Thursday, July 23, 2015

County Jail

Seven people were placed into the custody of the Putnam County Jail recently.

* At 12:14 p.m. Tuesday, Levi Wade Runnels, 25, Greencastle, was arrested on a warrant for theft.

* At 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, Rebecca Marie Burnham, 30, Cloverdale, was arrested on a warrant for possession of a syringe.

* At 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Bobby Gene Standifer-Forey, 25, Camby, was arrested on a warrant for theft.

* At 11 p.m. Tuesday, William Scott Porter, 38, Greencastle, was arrested on charges of battery and criminal recklessness.

* At 4:20 a.m. Wednesday, Harley David Ross Taylor, 29, Poland, was arrested on a Clay County warrant.

* At 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, Janice Rene McCullough, 35, Greenwood, was arrested on charges of theft, possession of controlled substance, possession of marijuana.

* At 1:13 a.m. Dennis Wayne Minder, 63, Cloverdale, was arrested for operating while intoxicated and a warrant out of Boone County.

City Police

One property-damage accident was investigated Wednesday evening by Greencastle City Police officers.

Kimberly Rodriguez, 39, Greencastle, was northbound on Jackson Street, approaching Walnut Street in a 1998 Toyota.

Meanwhile, Cydney Erickson Clemons, 17, Cloverdale, was southbound on Jackson Street, driving a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am when she attempted to turn left into the city parking lot and turned into the path of the Rodriguez vehicle, and a collision resulted, Officer Brad Hiatt reported.

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

One recent traffic citation was issued by city officers.

* At 12:05 a.m. Thursday, Nicholas Bright, 26, Greencastle, was ticketed by Sgt. Charles Inman for an unsafe start at the intersection of Shadowlawn Avenue and North Arlington Street.

Sheriff's Department

* At 3:20 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, Roger Taylor, 65, Elnora, was stopped on U.S. 231 in the southbound lane in a 2014 Jeep Patriot due to an accident at the Putnam-Owen county line.

Owen County Sheriff's Deputy Darin R. Crum, 40, Spencer, advised Deputy Donnie Pettit he was traveling south on U.S. 231 in the northbound lane with emergency lights activated when Taylor attempted to turn left into a driveway in an effort to make a U-turn.

Taylor turned into the path of the emergency vehicle, striking the driver's side door.

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

* At 11:26 a.m. Monday, Micheal L. Hartman, 57, Terre Haute, was eastbound on U.S. 40 in a 2013 Mack Granit.

Hartman advised Capt. Tom Helmer he was attempting to speed up to 55 mph after leaving the 45-mph zone in Putnamville. As he approached Deer Creek Bridge, the right tire blew out. He attempted to regain control of the vehicle, but the 66,000-pound load caused the vehicle to drive off the side of the road on the south side, strike the face of a guardrail and continue eastbound for 2,500 feet before he was able to turn south onto County Road 25 East.

The blown tire caused damage to the pavement. The guardrail was also damaged, as well as the vehicle's right front fender and cooling system.

Damage was listed as $5,001-$10,000.

* At 2:30 p.m. Monday, Jordan W. Cory, 19, Crawfordsville, was traveling north on U.S. 231 in a 2005 Toyota Camry while Laren J. Sanford, 20, Greencastle, was traveling south in a 2005 Mercury Montego.

Sanford advised Deputy Adam Hull he had slowed to turn left into the 4-H Fairgrounds when he noticed Cory heading north. Sanford said he thought he saw a right turn signal on the other vehicle and proceeded to turn.

Cory advised he did not have his turn signal on and when the other vehicle turned into his path he was unable to stop and struck Sanford's vehicle.

Cory's passenger complained of chest pain from the airbag and was transported to Putnam County Hospital for evaluation.

Damage was listed as $5,001-$10,000.

* At 7:10 a.m. Wednesday, Billy J. Ivy, 59, Rockville, was eastbound on U.S. 36, just west of U.S. 231, in a 2001 Dodge Ram.

Ivy advised Reserve Deputy Richard Lambert a deer ran into the roadway and he was unable to stop in time, causing him to strike the deer. The vehicle sustained heavy front-end damage and was towed from the scene.

Damage was listed as $5,001-$10,000.

* At 8:06 p.m. Wednesday, Cody S. Sims, 29, Fillmore, was northbound on County Road 25 West, near County Road 400 South, in a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado. Lonnie J. Pelfrey, 45, Greencastle, was traveling south on County Road 25 West.

Deputy Kyle Gibbons noted in the report Sims was traveling left of the center while taking the curve on County Road 25 West, causing him to make contact with the front end of Pelfrey's vehicle.

The impact caused Pelfrey's vehicle to be pushed back three feet and the bumper of the vehicle to fold down onto the tire.

Sims was cited at the scene.

Damage listed as $2,501-$5,000.

* At 1:01 a.m. Thursday, Dylan T. Rose, 17, Jonesboro, was northbound on County Road 725 West, near County Road 500 North, in a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu.

Rose advised Deputy Mike Downing a deer jumped into the road. He swerved to miss the deer, left the roadway and struck a tree head-on.

The driver and passenger refused medical attention at the scene.

Damage listed as $5,001-$10,000.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department assisted with two medical runs and responded to four other dispatches recently.

* At 9:31 a.m. Tuesday, GFD investigated a gas odor at 800 N. Madison St. No issue was found.

* At 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, GFD responded to a call of a car into a building at the intersection of Elm and Maple streets. Upon arrival, there was no structural damage. The department assisted with the patient.

* At 2:25 p.m. Wednesday, GFD responded to a fire alarm at 303 S. Locust St. The alarm was caused by construction dust.

* At 9:44 a.m. Thursday, GFD responded once again to a fire alarm at 303 S. Locust St. The alarm was caused by construction dust.

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.