Putnam Scanner for 11-18-16
Five people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.
• At 11:29 p.m. Brian Douglas Coulson, 42, Greencastle, was housed at the jail for battery and intimidation.
• At 10:55 p.m. William David Kassner, 37, Greencastle, was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated with a prior conviction.
• At 8:10 p.m. Mark Anthony Fox, 45, Greencastle, was charged with domestic battery.
• At 11:12 a.m. Grant Maxwell Foster, 20, Quincy, was lodged at the jail on two counts of possession of paraphernalia.
• At 12:09 a.m. Andrea Vickrey, 25, Stilesville, was arrested for operating while intoxicated with a prior conviction.
One recent arrest was reported by Greencastle City Police officers.
• At 1:05 p.m. Tuesday, Troy Lee Morphew, 42, Greencastle, was arrested at Robe-Ann Park by Capt. Chris Jones.
Morphew was booked into the Putnam County Jail for possession of a controlled substance as well as on a Owen County warrant for failure to appear.
Putnam County Sheriff’s department personnel responded to five recent property-damage accidents.
• At 6:47 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, Zachery Mishler, 21, Staunton, was eastbound on Interstate 70 in a 2006 Ford F150. Jamie Ward, 32, Centerpoint, was also eastbound in a 2005 Ford Expedition.
A witness in another vehicle told Deputy Elizabeth Campbell that Mishler had been swerving all over the road for 15 miles before rear-ending Ward’s SUV.
Mishler told Campbell he was tired and the last thing he remembered was hitting the other vehicle.
Ward said she thought she noticed Mishler move into the passing lane before he made contact with her rear driver’s side bumper.
Both vehicles were towed. Damage was estimated at $10,001-$25,000.
Lt. Donnie Pettit assisted at the scene.
• On Wednesday, Nov. 9, Paul C. Brown, 62, Reelsville, was eastbound on U.S. 40 in a 2003 Ford Windstar when he hit a dead deer laying in the road at County Road 525 East.
Deputy Jeffery Freeman estimated damage at $1,001-$2,500.
• At 6:34 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, Mark D. Hobson, 53, Terre Haute, was westbound on U.S. 36 in a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Matthew R. Malone, 18, Fillmore, was westbound on U.S. 36 attempting to turn south onto County Road 725 East in a 2000 GMC Sierra.
Hobson rear-ended Malone’s vehicle as he waited to turn, causing Malone’s truck to travel about 50 yards into a field. Hobsons’s SUV went about 60 yards into a parking lot on the north side of the road.
Hobson complained of minor back pain but refused medical attention. His father said he would take him to the hospital.
Both vehicles were towed. Damage was estimated at $5,001-$10,000.
• At 5:12 p.m. on Tuesday, Deputy Scott Ducker arrived at County Road 1100 South and County Road 525 West to find a 2004 Hyundai Elantra 50 feet down an embankment.
The car appeared to have run a stop sign, hitting the guardrail and ramping off the embankment.
The driver and owner, Jasmin D. Minnick, 19, Indianapolis, left before emergency agencies arrived.
The vehicle was towed. Damage was estimated at $2,501-$5,000.
• At 7:19 a.m. on Tuesday, Lonzetta M. Deloney Rush, 48, West Windsor, N.J., was westbound on Interstate 70 in a 2016 Toyota Sienna when she hit a deer.
The vehicle was towed. Deputy Ducker estimated damage at $5,001-$10,000.
The Greencastle Fire Department recently responded to 13 dispatches, two lift assists and three medical runs.
• At 1:52 a.m. on Sunday, GFD responded to a fire alarm activated in malice at 807 S. College Ave.
• At 1:56 a.m. on Sunday, GFD responded to a fire alarm activated in malice at 208 E. Olive St.
• At 2:09 a.m. on Sunday, GFD responded to a fire alarm due to smoking at 504 E. Seminary St.
• At 3:56 a.m. on Sunday, GFD responded to a fire at 400 S. Locust St. An unauthorized furniture fire was taking place. GFD extinguished the fire and consulted the residents before returning to station.
• At 4 a.m. on Sunday, GFD responded to a fire alarm at 208 E. Olive St. but was disregarded en route.
• At 7:37 p.m. on Sunday, GFD responded to a fire alarm due to cooking at 109 W. Hanna St.
• At 10:57 a.m. on Monday, GFD responded to reports of a motor-vehicle accident at the intersection of Wood and Washington streets. The two-vehicle collision resulted in only minor injuries. GFD assisted in the removal of fluids and debris from the roadway before returning to station.
• At 4:08 p.m. on Monday, GFD responded to a fire alarm due to cooking at 415 S. Locust St.
• At 4:22 p.m. on Monday, GFD performed an animal rescue for a cat reportedly stuck in a pine tree. However, no cat was found upon arrival.
• At 5:57 a.m. on Wednesday, GFD performed an odor investigation in the area of Deerfield Drive. GFD monitored the air but found nothing.
• At 10:53 a.m. on Wednesday, GFD responded to a fire alarm at 1014 Mill Pond Ln. but was disregarded en route.
• At 4:43 p.m. on Wednesday, GFD responded to reports of a gas spill at 1009 Avenue F. GFD used Dry Sweep to clean up the area.
• At 6:44 p.m. on Wednesday, GFD responded to a fire alarm at 330 Greenwood Ave. After an investigation, GFD determined the alarm had been set off unnecessarily and reset the alarm before returning to station.
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.