Putnam Scanner for Sept. 30, 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

County Jail

Three people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.


• At 2:24 p.m. Steven Russell Hornback, 42, Lizton, was lodged at the jail on a local warrant.


• At 6:46 p.m. Edward Thomas Misamore, 44, Roachdale, was taken into custody on a warrant.

• At 4:34 p.m. Daniel Leroy Standifer, 29, Poland, was arrested for unlawful possession of a syringe and possession of paraphernalia with a prior conviction.

City Police

One arrest was reported Wednesday night by Greencastle City Police officers.

• At 8:23 p.m., Amber Decker, 31, Greencastle, was arrested at an East Hanna Street residence after police received reports of a woman running around naked in the front yard.

Decker was arrested by Officer Brad Hiatt on a Putnam County warrant carrying original charges of theft and unlawful possession of a syringe.

Lodged in the Putnam County Jail, Decker was also given a portable breathalyzer test that registered .169 percent blood-alcohol content (more than twice the legal limit). Due to that result, she faces an additional charge of violation of probation.

Three recent accidents were investigated by city officers.

• At 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, an unusual mishap caused significant damage to two new cars on the lot at York Automotive, 1501 Indianapolis Rd.

The incident occurred as Keela Jackson, 19, Mooresville, was westbound near the intersection of State Road 240 and Indianapolis Road and a wheel popped off the 2008 Chevrolet Silverado she was driving.

The wheel rolled westbound for more than 500 feet, Officer Hiatt reported, before striking two new 2016 Chevrolet Malibus displayed on the York property.

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

• At 8:36 a.m. Sunday, a three-vehicle accident occurred on North Jackson Street near Jacob Street, Officer Darrel Bunten reported.

Two vehicles were stopped in northbound traffic, waiting to turn left into the Putnam Inn parking lot when a 2010 Honda Civic, driven by Jalen Satterfield, 16, Brazil, struck a 2014 Kia Cadenza, driven by Harold Holmes, 77, Greencastle, pushing it into the rear of a 2013 Toyota Sienna driven by Gerald Stewart, 76, Greencastle.

Satterfield told Officer Bunten he was tired and may have fallen asleep at the wheel.

Total damage was estimated at $10,000-$25,000.

• At 9:04 p.m. Saturday, a one-car mishap was reported on County Road 200 near Sunset Drive on the city’s southwest side.

Richard Brainerd, 19, Glen Ellyn, Ill., told Officer Matt Huffman that he went off the road into a field for an unknown reason, damaging the undercarriage of his 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer.

Estimated damage was listed at $2,500-$5,000.

Sheriff’s Department

Putnam County sheriff’s deputies cited a semi driver for failure to yield Wednesday morning in a crash at State Road 75 and State Road 240.

At 10:59 a.m. on Wednesday, Kayla I. Hunt, 22, Indianapolis, was southbound on State Road 75 approaching State Road 240 in a 2009 Ford Focus. Michael G. Vivitro, 46, Schererville, was pulling westbound across 75 onto 240 in a 2015 Freightliner semi tractor pulling a trailer.

Hunt to Maj. Dwight Simmons the tractor trailer was pulling across the road as she approached and she braked but could not avoid the collision, hitting the passenger side of the tractor.

Vivitro told Simmons he looked both ways and did not see a vehicle coming so he pulled into the intersection.

Hunt’s vehicle sustained heavy front-end damage and was towed. All three occupants — Hunt, Melyad Emler, 38, and Addyson Hunt, 1, all of Indianapolis — were transported to Hendricks Regional Hospital for evaluation.

The semi had minimal damage and Vivitro drove it from the scene. He refused medical treatment.

Simmons was assisted at the scene by Deputy Jacob Harrington, Fillmore Deputy Marshal Nick Eastham, Fillmore Fire Department and Operation Life.

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

Deputies responded to three other recent property-damage crashes.

• At 11:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Dakota J. Meadlo, 18, Greencastle, was westbound on State Road 240 just west of County Road 650 East in a 2005 Volkswagen Passat.

Meadlo told Deputy Riley Houghton that a “deer or antelope” ran across the road, causing him to swerve. He then ran off the road and hit a utility pole.

The car came to rest on the south side of the road in the first few rows of corn, facing northeast.

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

• At 10:34 p.m. on Monday, Andrew B. Dykman, 26, Coatesville, was westbound on State Road 240 on a 2003 Honda VT1100 motorcycle.

Dykman told Deputy Houghton he was going too fast to negotiate a curve, running off the road and losing control.

He was evaluated by Operation Life and later transported to Indianapolis by Stat Flight for unknown internal injuries.

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

• At 7:57 p.m. on Monday, Zada J. Barnett, 80, Shelburn, was southbound on U.S. 231 just south of U.S 40 in a 2015 Chevrolet Equinox when she hit a deer.

The vehicle was towed. Deputy Houghton estimated damae at $2,501-$5,000.

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.