Putnam Scanner for 9-18-15

Thursday, September 17, 2015

County Jail

Several people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently.

* At 9:53 a.m. Tuesday, Kirby Ray Turner, 42, no city listed, was charged with failure to appear.

At 10:30 a.m. Hanna Lee Jones, 30, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail for possession of methamphetmaine and possession of paraphernalia.

At 2:30 p.m. Rebecca Marie Burnham, 30, Cloverdale, was booked in for probation violation.

At 9:05 p.m. David Dewayne Ferguson, 37, Indianapolis, was arrested for failure to appear and public intoxication.

* At 1:25 a.m. Wednesday, Jennifer Lee O'Brien-Deerwester, 37, Greencastle, was charged with two counts of intimidation, disorderly conduct and public intoxication.

At 9:15 a.m. James Ewing Skinner, 34, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail for domestic battery, possession of a controlled substance and possession of methamphetamine.

At 11:16 a.m. Samantha Rae Ann Leedy, 22, Greencastle, was booked in for probation violation.

At 2:17 p.m. Erica Kay Thompson, 38, Greencastle, was arrested for probation violation.

At 4 p.m. Timothy Marker Snapp, 54, no city listed, was lodged at the jail on a court order.

At 5:40 p.m. Jerod Alan Gruenholz, 41, Greencastle, was charged with probation violation and domestic battery.

* At 12:44 a.m. Thursday, Barbara Lynn Way, 53, Fillmore, was booked in for driving while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury and leaving the scene of an accident causing serious bodily injury.

Sheriff's Department

Putnam County Sheriff's Department deputies have responded to four recent property damage accidents.

* At 2:09 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, Sean Crawford, 31, Whiteland, was northbound on State Road 42 in a 2015 Chevrolet Cruze. Crawford told Reserve Deputy Rick Lambert he noticed a vehicle in front of him with its turn signal on, but did not see brake lights, possibly due to a glare, and did not realized the car had slowed down.

Richard Messer, 71, Muncie, was slowing down in a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, preparing to turn right onto County Road 1275 South.

Crawford did not see Messer's car in time, rear-ending the other vehicle.

Both drivers and the occupants of Messer's vehicle declined medical attention.

Messer's vehicle was driven from the scene. Crawford's car had to be towed.

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

* At 3:25 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, Robert Barnett, 55, Greencastle, was southbound on U.S. 231 just south of U.S. 36 in a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado.

Barnett told Lt. Donnie Pettit he lost control on the wet pavement, leaving the west side of the road and hitting a mailbox.

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

* At 7:46 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, Deputy Stephen Smith responded to a two-vehicle crash on eastbound U.S. 40 just west of County road 750 South.

Sara E. Deal, 34, Bainbridge, told Smith she was eastbound on U.S. 40 in a Ford Explorer when she pulled over to inspect a noise coming from her vehicle. After inspecting it, she continued eastbound at a low speed with her flashers on.

Smith's investigation that as Deal continued eastbound, approaching 750 South, an SUV approached her vehicle from behind, but could not see very well due to glare from the sun. When the driver of the second vehicle realized he was about to hit Deal's vehicle, he veered to the right, avoiding a collision.

However, Samantha J. Stoops, 24, Cory, was following the second driver in a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu and could not avoid a collision. Instead, she swerved left and lost control, colliding with the left rear of Deal's vehicle. Both vehicles then spun, with Stoops' driver's side rear colliding with the driver's side front of Deal's vehicle.

Both drivers declined medical attention.

The vehicles had to be towed. Damage was listed at $10,001-$25,000.

* At 9:13 p.m. on Tuesday, Kathryn A. Graham, 25, Indianapolis, was northbound on U.S. 231 in 2005 Toyota Corolla when a deer ran into the left front fender and front end.

Reserve Deputy Kent Rozelle estimated the damage as $1,001-$2,500.

Cloverdale Police

The Cloverdale Police Department issued one citation recently.

Drake Hendricks, 20, Spencer, speeding. He was traveling 55 mph in a 40-mph area.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department assisted with three medical runs and responded to several dispatches recently.

* At 8:14 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, GFD investigated a fire alarm at 807 S. College Ave, which was caused by cooking.

* At 9:56 p.m. Friday, GFD responded to a fire alarm at 208 E. Olive St. The alarm was triggered by hair care products.

* At 2:10 a.m. Saturday, GFD investigated a fire alarm at 208 E. Olive St. The pull station was activated.

* At 2:30 a.m. Saturday, GFD responded to a fire alarm at 110 Larabee St. caused by an activated pull station.

* At 12:42 p.m. Saturday, GFD investigated a fire alarm at 503 S. Jackson St. caused by a curling iron.

* At 1:05 p.m. Saturday, GFD responded to a fire alarm at 420 Anderson St. The alarm was activated due to cooking.

* At 2:40 a.m. Sunday, GFD assisted with a motor vehicle accident on Horseshoe Drive. A vehicle had caused minor damage after striking parked cars. The department assisted with the clean-up of debris.

* At 3:57 p.m. Monday, GFD assisted with a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of East Washington Street and Percy Julian Drive. A car reportedly struck a person on a bicycle causing minor injuries.

* At 6:37 a.m. Tuesday, GFD investigated a fire alarm at 202 E. Hanna St. The alarm was caused by hair care products.

* At 3:41 p.m. Tuesday, GFD responded to a fire alarm at 800 S. College Ave., which was caused by steam from the shower.

* At 12:15 p.m. Thursday, GFD assisted with a gas leak at 105 E. Berry St. after a gas line was struck.

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.