Putnam Scanner for 10-9-15

Thursday, October 8, 2015

County Jail

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

* At 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Christopher Michael Dollar, 27, Lizton, was lodged at the jail for probation violation.

At 5:45 p.m. Justin Barger, 41, Greencastle, was arrested for probation violation.

At 6:45 p.m. Joshua David Hatten, 26, Cloverdale, was charged with probation violation.

At 8:05 p.m. Misty Dawn Crouch, 41, Cloverdale, was booked in for probation violation.

At 11:35 p.m. John Devee Sanders, 34, Indianapolis, was lodged at the jail for driving while intoxicated.

* At 1:30 a.m. Wednesday Terrell Lee Terry, 21, Cloverdale, was arrested for driving while intoxicated and possession of paraphernalia.

At 12:15 p.m. Joseph Lambert Arthur, 37, Indianapolis, was charged with driving with a suspended license.

At 3:20 p.m. Kyal Anthony Campbell, 23, Poland, was booked in on a warrant for theft.

At 4:13 p.m. William Stanley Vensko, 46, Fillmore was lodged at the jail on two counts of domestic battery, intimidation and confinement.

* At 3:45 a.m. Thursday, Gregory Lewis Nauman II, 32, Greencastle, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.

City Police

One recent property-damage accident was investigated by Greencastle City Police.

The mishap occurred at 7:10 a.m. Oct. 2 at the intersection of Veterans Memorial Highway and Warren Drive, Officer Darrel Bunten reported.

Emma Creasey, 71, Riley, was westbound with the right of way on Veterans Highway, driving a 2002 Pontiac, when a 2008 Dodge Nitro, driven by Connie Poland, 68, Marshall, entered the intersection southbound on Warren Drive and collision occurred.

Creasey reportedly swerved to try to avoid a collision but could not.

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

Sheriff's Department

The Putnam County Sheriff's Department responded to three recent property damage accidents.

* At 4:55 a.m. on Tuesday, Tucker D. Evans, 21, Rockville, was southbound on U.S. 231 in a 2002 Suzuki XL7.

Evans told Deputy Matt Biggs that he came around a slight curve near County Road 200 North too fast. Yaw marks indicated the vehicle was in the opposite lane when he overcorrected, causing the vehicle to spin 180 degrees.

The vehicle left the roadway backward, facing north. It then struck a fence, damaging a 50-foot section. The vehicle came to rest on the driver's side.

Evans was out of the vehicle upon Biggs' arrival. He reported no injuries.

Damage was estimated at $5,001-$10,000. Vehicle was towed due to disabling damage.

* At 6:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Jesus M. Alarcon, 23, Indianapolis, was eastbound on U.S. 40 in a 2005 Dodge Neon when a deer entered the road. Heavy fog at the time likely restricted Alarcon's vision.

Alarcon told Capt. Tom Helmer he was unable to avoid the collision, hitting the animal with the front end of the car.

Following impact, Alarcon's brakes failed. He told Helmer he turned his engine off and was able to stop.

Damage was estimated at $2,501-$5,000. Vehicle was towed due to disabling damage.

* At 8:25 p.m. Wednesday, William J. Clements, 20, Fillmore, was eastbound on County Road 175 North approaching a sweeping left turn in a 1998 Toyota Corolla.

Clements told Deputy Mike Downing he applied his brakes and nothing happened. The car left the south side of the road and landed in a ditch.

Clements and his passengers were able to climb from the vehicle and get help.

Downing's investigation revealed that the vehicle was likely traveling at a high rate of speed. Skid marks were approximately 80 feet long before the car left the road.

Additionally, when the vehicle nose dived into the ditch, it caused whoever was in the passenger seat to hit his or her head hard enough to break through the windshield.

Once the vehicle was removed from the ditch, it was apparent the frame was bent. The engine had been driven back into the frame, an indicator of a violent, high-speed impact.

Other damage indicated the front grill, both front fenders and the hood.

Operation Life and the Greencastle Fire Department were on scene for medical assistance. Clements refused medical attention. One passenger, 16-year-old Haley McKinney of Fillmore, was treated for a facial injury.

Damage was $2,501-$5,000. Vehicle was towed.

City Fire

* At 3:42 a.m. Sunday, GFD responded to a fire alarm at 905 S. College Ave., which was caused by an activated pull station.

* At 12:53 p.m. Sunday, GFD investigated a fire alarm at 304 S. Indiana St. The alarm was caused by cooking.

* At 5:06 p.m. Sunday, GFD responded to a report of smoke in the building at 509 S. Locust St. The smoke was caused by an overheated motor on a washing machine.

* At 8:28 p.m. Wednesday, GFD assisted with patient care following a motor vehicle accident north of Crowe's Bridge.

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.