Putnam Scanner for 3-2-16

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

County Jail

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

* At 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Tiffany Marie Dill, 26, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail on Marion County warrant.

At 9:15 a.m. Chad Eric Powell, 35, Crawfordsville, was booked in on an out-of-county warrant.

At 11:57 a.m. Angel Calderon, 22, Greencastle, was taken into custody on a court order.

At 3:45 p.m. Zachary Graham Lightner, 29, Coatesville, was housed at the jail on a warrant.

At 5:10 p.m. Alan Dale Devellen, 40, Cloverdale, was arrested on an out-of-county warrant.

At 5:10 p.m. Mark Allan Miller, 55, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail on a court order.

* At 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, Jeffrey Daniel Phillips, 30, no city listed, was charged with operating while intoxicated.

At 10:45 a.m. Jeff David Sams, 30, Lebanon, was booked in for probation violation.

* At 12:10 p.m. on Monday, Daniel Alan Taylor, 19, Coatesville, was taken into custody on a warrant for theft.

At 3:30 p.m. Brandon Campbell, 33, no city listed, was lodged at the jail on a warrant.

At 4:12 p.m. Shelby Kay Hodge, 24, Cloverdale, was booked in on a warrant.

At 4:40 p.m. Aron J. Monnett, 31, Greencastle, was taken into custody on a court order.

At 10:40 p.m. Richard Eric Jones, 32, no city listed, was housed at the jail on a warrant for motor vehicle theft.

At 10:48 p.m. Donald Ferguson McCormick, 28, Greencastle, was booked in on a warrant.

* At 7:50 a.m. on Tuesday, Michael Lee Hargis, 65, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail on a court order.

At 2:25 p.m. Dale Allen Kortesmaki, 48, Greencastle, was charged with violation of home detention.

Indiana State Police

A 33-year-old Kokomo woman was housed in the Putnam County Jail Monday after a state trooper found drugs in her pick-up truck.

At 11:56 a.m., Indiana State Police Trooper Richard Klun of the Bloomington District, stopped a 1997 Dodge Ram on southbound U.S. 231 near Interstate 70. Klun had information that the driver, Amy M. Moss, was suspected of not having a valid driver's license.

During conversations with Moss, Klun noticed indicators of possible criminal activity and decided to conduct a free air sniff with his K-9 partner Loki.

A positive alert on the pick-up by Loki revealed approximately one-half gram of suspected methamphetamine.

Moss was arrested for felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia. She was also cited for driving while suspended.

City Police

One recent arrest was reported by Greencastle City Police officers.

* At 2 p.m. Monday, Taren Proctor, 27, Indianapolis, was arrested at the Putnam County Courthouse by Officer Darrel Bunten.

Proctor was arrested on a Putnam County warrant stemming from an original charge of possession of methamphetamine.

Three recent traffic accidents were investigated by city officers, including one that necessitated a passenger being airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital because of her injuries.

* At 9:30 a.m. Saturday, a two-vehicle accident at Hanna and Jackson streets resulted in Crystal Tucker, Linton, being flown to Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, after she was extricated from the 2008 Ford Edge in which she was a front-seat passenger.

That vehicle was being driven westbound on Hanna Street by Edward Tucker, 44, Linton. According to Capt. Chris Jones' report, Tucker never stopped at the stopsign at that intersection and proceeded into the path of a southbound 2003 Ford Expedition driven by Amber Abney, 29, Carbon.

DePauw University security cameras in the area confirmed that the Ford Edge did not come to a complete stop, police said.

Crystal Tucker's injuries were unspecified in the report, although it did note that she was briefly unconscious following the collision.

Damage in the accident was estimated in excess of $10,000.

* At 4:03 p.m. Sunday, a one-vehicle accident was investigated by Assistant Chief Brian Hopkins.

Torie Hayes, 39, Greencastle, was reportedly northbound on U.S. 231, driving a 1995 Geo, when she lost control of the car and hit a guardrail near County Road 25 South.

Damage was estimated at $1,000-$2,500.

* At 6:07 p.m. Monday, a two-vehicle mishap was reported on the parking lot at Greencastle Middle School.

Lauren Harris, 17, Greencastle, was entering the lot in a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado, Officer Zach Rhine reported, when she reportedly took her eyes off the road as a dog in her vehicle moved suddenly. That allowed the truck to strike a parked, unoccupied 2009 Toyota Camry, owned by Lisa Trigg, Greencastle.

Total damage in the mishap was listed at $1,000-$2,500.

Sheriff's Department

Putnam County Sheriff's Department deputies responded to four recent crashes.

* At 5:05 a.m. on Friday, Alexandria L. Nichols, 21, Cloverdale, was westbound on County Road 1000 South in a 2002 Dodge Neon.

She told Deputy Mike Downing she lost control on the snow-covered surface and left the south side of the road and hit a guardrail.

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

* At 1:40 p.m. on Friday, Mickenzie A. Kean, 21, Greencastle, was northbound on Manhattan Road just north of County Road 300 South in a 2001 Toyota Corolla.

Kean told Lt. Donnie Pettit she braked and veered to the left to avoid a southbound vehicle that turned into a driveway in front of her. The car left the west side of the road and hit a power pole. Damage was estimated at $2,501-$5,000.

* At 9:05 a.m. on Saturday, Nicholas A. Ballard, 18, Roachdale, was eastbound on U.S. 36 in a 2008 Toyota Sienna.

Ballard told Reserve Deputy Rick Lambert that a pick-up truck in front of him quickly stopped to make a left turn onto County Road 900 North. In order to avoid the collision, Ballard had to stop quickly.

Ballard was being followed by Kenneth L. Melvin, 47, Russellville, on a 2006 Yamaha XVS650 motorcycle. Melvin told Lambert he saw the other vehicles stop, but could not stop in time to avoid rear-ending Ballard's SUV.

Melvin's motorcycle came to rest in the grass south of the road. He was not injured and refused medical attention.

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

* At 7:58 p.m. on Saturday, Cory A. Sinderman, 34, Chrisman, Ill., was westbound on U.S. 36 near County Road 475 East in a 2013 Kia when he hit a deer.

Deputy Anthony Brown estimated damage at $2,501-$5,000.

City Fire

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

* At 9:58 p.m. on Friday, GFD responded to a fire alarm at 106 S. Spring St. The alarm was determined to have been set off unnecessarily due to cooking.

* At 9:32 a.m. on Saturday, GFD responded to a motor-vehicle accident at the intersection of Jackson and Hanna streets. The accident involved two vehicles, one of which contained an entrapped occupant that had to be freed by a cutting device. Operation Life then looked after the patient.

* At 4:09 p.m. on Sunday, GFD responded to a motor-vehicle accident at the intersection of County Road 25 N. and U.S. 231. GFD assisted in the cleanup of road debris but medical assistance was declined.

* At 10:36 p.m. on Sunday, GFD responded to a fire alarm at 410 S. Indiana St. The alarm was determined to have been unnecessarily set off due to a blown-out candle.

* At 3:47 p.m. on Tuesday, GFD responded to a motor-vehicle accident at 338 W. County Road 125. A vehicle had struck a tree. GFD assisted in the removal of the tree from the roadway.

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.