Putnam Scanner for 2-10-16

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

County Jail

Several people have been booked in at the Putnam County Jail recently.

* At 12:15 p.m. Steven Soto, 22, Indianapolis, was lodged at the jail for operating while intoxicated, operating with a BAC greater than .08 and operating never having received a license.

At 2:45 p.m. Amanda Kay Smiley, 27, Brazil, was arrested for neglect of a dependent and public intoxication.

At 4:46 p.m. Nicholas Gregory Rogers, 26, Cloverdale, was booked in for domestic battery.

At 6:54 p.m. Gary D. King, 50, Greencastle, was housed at the jail for nonsupport of a dependent.

* At 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Angela Carter, 42, Greencastle, was taken into custody for violation of home detention, probation violation and criminal mischief.

At 4:25 p.m. Jessica Marie Holsapple, 39, Cloverdale, was lodged at the jail on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance and possession of precursors.

* At 3:50 p.m. on Sunday, Stephanie Rose Spurlock, 28, no city listed, was arrested on a warrant.

* At 1:50 a.m. on Monday, Bruce Alan Summerlot, 53, Greencastle, was booked in for criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.

At 3 p.m. Morgan Linnie Roush, 33, Kirklin, was housed at the jail on a Vigo County warrant.

City Police

A 40-year-old Greencastle man is facing theft charges following a reported shoplifting incident at the Greencastle Walmart store.

Richard Shrout was arrested and lodged in the Putnam County Jail by Officer Matt Huffman at 6:54 p.m. Monday after reportedly shoplifting a cell phone at the store.

The police report indicates Shrout was looking at a GoPhone, valued at $105.93, when he opened the container and stuck the phone in his pocket.

One other arrest was reported by city officers.

* At 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, Leanna Marie Boles, 24, Greencastle, was arrested by Capt. Charles Inman following a traffic stop at Fawnview Drive and Shadowlawn Avenue.

Boles was booked into the Putnam County Jail on a Tipton County warrant stemming from the original charge of driving with a suspended license with a prior offense.

In another traffic stop, Officer Kyle Lee cited Christopher Brennan, 18, Greencastle, for possession of marijuana. Brennan will be summoned into court to face the marijuana charge.

He was originally stopped at 2:50 a.m. Sunday at Judson Drive and Indianapolis Road for failure to signal.

Sheriff's Department

Putnam County sheriff's deputies have responded to six recent property-damage crashes.

* At 9:18 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 1, Paul Whitt, 38, Brazil, was entering the corner at County Road 75 South and County Road 725 West in a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado registered to Timothy Keyt of Brazil.

The vehicle left the west side of the road, entered the ditch and then hit a large tree, suffering significant front-end damage.

Deputy Kyle Gibbons reported that Whitt left the scene of the accident and also failed to notify Keyt, the vehicle owner, of the accident in a timely manner.

When he was later located by officers, Whitt told Gibbons that he looked down at the instrument panel as he approached the turn, which contributed to the wreck.

The truck was towed and had a hold placed on it while deputies Gibbons and Mike Downing continued their investigation.

Whitt was arrested and booked into the Putnam County Jail at 6:35 a.m. the next day for leaving the scene of an accident and failure to leave identification after a traffic accident.

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

* At 8:10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2, Heather A. Beatty, 45, Cloverdale, was westbound on County Road 975 South in a 2001 Jeep Wrangler.

Beatty told Capt. Steve Fenwick that she looked down to change the radio station and when she looked back up, she was going off the road. She then sideswiped a utility pole before going back on the road.

She then overcorrected and her vehicle slid sideways off the road, hitting a road sign before coming to rest facing northwest.

Beatty called her husband who took her to Hendricks Regional for examination.

Damage was estimated at $1,001-$2,500. The vehicle was towed.

* At 4:53 a.m. on Sunday, Herman Moothery, 43, Greencastle, was westbound on U.S 40 just west of U.S. 231 in a 2012 Buick Rendezvous.

Moothery told Deputy Downing a large raccoon entered the road and he could not avoid it.

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

* At 8:29 p.m. on Sunday, Brittany R. Whiteside, 17, Avon, was westbound on State Road 240 approaching the Putnam County Animal Shelter in a 2004 Ford ZX3.

Whiteside told Deputy Virgil Lanning a possum entered the road and she swerved to miss it. The vehicle then left the road and rolled three times before coming to rest on its top.

The driver was taken to Putnam County Hospital for evaluation.

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

* At 8:40 p.m. on Monday, Kyle L. Potts, 19, Cloverdale, was northbound on U.S. 231 in a 2001 Ford Mustang when he lost control due to speed and snowy conditions.

Deputy Matt Biggs reported that Potts overcorrected, causing his car to slide into the northbound lane.

Dustin S. McKinney, 28, Greencastle, was southbound in a 2006 GMC Envoy. He told Biggs that he slowed his speed but was struck in the left rear quarter panel by Potts' vehicle.

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

* At 8:43 p.m. on Monday, Aaron L. Brown, 19, Brazil, was eastbound on County Road 75 South in a 2002 Pontiac Bonneville.

Brown told Deputy Anthony Brown that as he tried to make a curve, the car continued straight and he hit a tree.

The car was towed. Damage was estimated at $2,501-$5,000.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department recently responded to five dispatches, five medical-assists and four lift-assists.

* At 6:27 a.m. on Friday, GFD performed an odor investigation at 3196 S. County Road 200 after receiving reports of a faint smell of gas. GFD was unable to detect any odor with two separate gas detectors after checking several houses nearby the initial residence.

* At 8:43 p.m. on Friday, GFD took part in mutual-aid extinguishment of a Floyd Township structure fire at 167 Victory Hills Rd. at Heritage Lake. GFD assisted with interior operations, roof ventilation and hot-spot locations. GFD was released from the scene upon extinguishment and returned to station.

* At 4:22 p.m. on Saturday, GFD performed an odor investigation at 1601 Hospital Dr., or The Waters nursing home. GFD found no indication of a carbon monoxide issue after thorough investigation of the entire building.

* At 4:54 p.m. on Sunday, GFD responded to a fire alarm at 106 Spring St. The alarm was reset after it was determined to be unnecessarily set off due to cooking.

* At 8:15 p.m. on Monday, GFD responded to a fire alarm at 904 S. College Ave. GFD arrived on the scene with nothing showing with the exception of evacuated occupants. The Greencastle Police Department then disregarded GFD after the alarm was reset by DePauw University Campus Police. The alarm was determined to have been unnecessarily set off due to overcooked popcorn.

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.