Putnam Scanner for 5-4-16

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

County Jail

Two people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.

* At 10 a.m. on Friday, Ted Matthew Warren, 34, Martinsville, was lodged at the jail for possession of cocaine.

* At 12:40 a.m. on Sunday, Victor Solano, 18, no city listed, was charged with being a minor in consumption of alcohol.

City Police

Two recent arrests were reported by Greencastle City Police officers.

* At 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Tonya Benassi, 43, Greencastle, was arrested by Officer Josh Smith on Vine Street near the Greencastle Community School Corporation bus barn.

Lodged in the Putnam County Jail, Benassi was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. She was also wanted on a Vigo County warrant for battery.

* At 1:11 p.m. Saturday, Jaclyn Anderson, 36, Crawfordsville, was arrested at a Rockville Road residence by Sgt. Ed Wilson.

Anderson was lodged in the Putnam County Jail on charges of battery and battery against a minor.

Sheriff's Department

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

* At 12:50 a.m. on Sunday, Anthony W. Suggs, 41, Terre Haute, was westbound on U.S. 40 in a 2012 Hyundai Sonata when he hit a deer.

Reserve Deputy Fred McIntire estimated damage at $2,501-$5,000.

* At 8:10 a.m. on Saturday, Frannie D. McIntyre, 31, Russellville, was eastbound on West Railroad Street in Russellville in a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Robert M. Switzer Jr., 46, Russellville, was also eastbound on a 2012 Yard Sport 200, a two-wheel drive vehicle with the power of a golf cart.

McIntyre told Capt. Tom Helmer she was following Switzer's vehicle, which was driving slowly in the middle of the road. She said Switzer finally pulled to the dirt shoulder and she tried to pass. However, he then swerved left, hitting McIntyre's vehicle.

No injuries were reported.

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

* At 7:29 a.m. Friday, Suyapa H. Ayala, 47, Columbus, Ohio, was westbound on Interstate 70 at the 43-mile marker in a 2012 Subaru Outback.

Ayala told Deputy Scott Ducker she began to lose control of the vehicle, overcorrecting and leaving the road.

The SUV entered the median and hit a tree.

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

* At 6:32 a.m. on Friday, Laura S. Brennan, 43, Coatesville, was northbound on County Road 550 East, approaching the County Road 550 South intersection in a 2005 Ford Explorer when she hit a deer.

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

* At 1:36 a.m. on Friday, Tracee D. Magee, 52, Lucerne Valley, Calif., was eastbound on Interstate 70 near the 36-mile marker in a 2010 Freightliner Cascadia registered to Fedex Ground. The semi was pulling a pair of trailers.

Magee told Deputy Matt Biggs a deer ran into the road and he steered toward the median to avoid the collision. In the process, he hit a guardrail and proceeded another 50 yards and hit a tree.

The tractor and both trailers were damaged in the crash, with the rear trailer rolling onto its side.

Andrew T. Curts, 23, Terre Haute, was eastbound in a 2012 Chevrolet Express ambulance and collided with the fallen tree.

The tractor and trailers were towed. The ambulance was driven from the scene.

Damage was estimated at $50,001-$100,000.

* At 9:21 p.m. on Thursday, Sadie L. Stewart, 22, Greencastle, was eastbound on County Road 300 North, approaching a curve in a 2011 Honda Accord. Nolan R. Ensor, 19, Greencastle, was westbound approaching the same curve in a 1997 Ford F250.

Reserve Deputy Ken Rozelle reported that both vehicles entered the curve left of center and made heavy front impact.

Stewart complained of minor chest soreness from the airbag but refused medical treatment.

Both vehicles were totaled. Damage was estimated at $10,001-$25,000.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department recently responded to three dispatches and three lift assists.

* At 7:15 p.m. on Sunday, GFD responded to a fire alarm at 208 E. Olive St. After finding no reason for the alarm's activation, GFD reset it as such and returned to station at 7:32 p.m.

* At 2:36 a.m. on Monday, GFD responded to a fire alarm at 2200 E. State Road 240. GFD reset the alarm after it was determined to have been set off unnecessarily and returned to station at 3:03 a.m.

* At 12:48 p.m. on Tuesday, GFD responded to a fire alarm due to cooking at 107 W. Hanna St. GFD reset the alarm and returned to station at 12:57 p.m.

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.