Putnam Scanner 10-21-16

Thursday, October 20, 2016

City Police

Two recent arrests were reported by Greencastle City Police officers.

• At 1:20 a.m. Wednesday, Max Morphew, 45, Greencastle, was arrested at a Maple Avenue apartment by Reserve Officer Billy Wallace.

Lodged in the Putnam County Jail, Morphew was picked up on a Putnam County warrant for strangulation and domestic battery.

• At 8:55 p.m. Tuesday, Franklin Boehm Jr., 43, Greencastle, was arrested by Officer Brad Hiatt at a Bloomington Street residence.

Taken to the Putnam County Jail, Boehm was arrested on a Putnam County warrant for possession of methamphetamine and additional charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.

Meanwhile, one recent traffic accident was investigated by GPD officials.

• At 7:50 p.m. Tuesday, a two-vehicle mishap was reported on Indianapolis Road, just east of 10th Street/Warren Drive.

Crimson Stidd, 22, Greencastle, was pulling out of the Buffalo Wild Wings parking lot in a 2006 Chevrolet Aevo, turning west onto Indianapolis Road, Officer Matt Huffman reported, when she apparently did not see an oncoming vehicle.

She pulled her car into the path of a 2011 Ford F-150 truck driven by James Williams, 76, Greencastle, and a collision resulted.

Total damage was estimated at $1,000-$2,500.

One recent citation was issued by city officers.

• At 11:55 p.m. Tuesday, Derek Lehr, 23, Greencastle, was ticketed by Reserve Officer Wallace.

Stopped on Percy Julian Drive, Lehr was cited for having an expired license plate (July 14).

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department recently responded to four dispatches and one lift assist.

• At 9:57 a.m. on Wednesday, GFD responded to a fire alarm due to cooking at 24 S. Indiana St. GFD returned to station at 10:16 a.m.

• At 5:06 p.m. on Wednesday, GFD performed a smoke investigation at the Putnam County Jail, located at 13 Keightly Rd. GFD determined the smoke scare to have stemmed from a possible lightning strike as severe storms were affecting the area. GFD returned to station at 5:48 p.m.

• At 8:03 p.m. on Wednesday, GFD performed an odor investigation at 913 E. Washington St. GFD determined the odor was due to the smell of sewer gas in the area. GFD subsequently returned to station at 8:31 p.m.

• At 12:12 p.m. on Thursday, GFD responded to a fire alarm due to cooking at 301 E. Seminary St. GFD subsequently reset the alarm and returned to station at 12:22 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.