Putnam Scanner 5-6-17

Friday, May 5, 2017

County Jail

One person was booked in the Putnam County Jail on Thursday.

• At 2:26 p.m. Kathy Ann Kiger, 58, Bainbridge, was lodged at the jail for parole violation.

Sheriff’s Department

Putnam County sheriff’s deputies responded to four recent property-damage crashes.

• At 5:10 p.m. Thursday, Jeffrey D. Bindhammer, 23, Reelsville, was southbound on U.S. 231 in a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt when he left the roadway.

The car struck a utility pole and gas main, also causing minor damage to the yard at 4224 S. U.S. 231. The vehicle came to rest in a field.

Power lines fell across the road, which was closed for several hours. Both Duke and Vectren were called to the scene.

The vehicle was towed. Deputy Jeffery Freeman estimated damage at $5,001-$10,000.

Sgt. Kyle Gibbons assisted at the scene.

• At 11:56 p.m. on Wednesday, Michael J. McCullough Jr., 22, Greencastle, was westbound on County Road 125 South in a 1997 Ford F150 when it began to hydroplane due to wet road surfaces.

Sgt. Gibbons reported the truck left the road, traveled up an embankment and made front-end impact with a tree int he yard at 5513 W. CR 125 South.

McCollough left the scene prior to Gibbons’ arrival. He was cited for leaving the scene of an accident and for driving with a suspended license with a prior conviction.

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

• At 3:25 p.m. on Tuesday, David R. Sanford, 35, Indianapolis, was northbound on County Road 550 East approaching the stop sign at U.S. 40 in a 2006 Dodge Stratus. Joseph T. Farmer, 16, Cloverdale, was eastbound on U.S. 40 in a 1974 Chevrolet Malibu approaching the 550 East intersection.

Farmer told Lt. Pettit he was traveling too fast to make the turn and lost control on loose gravel.

Farmer’s car slid into Sanford’s, hitting the rear driver’s side fender with the front driver’s side bumper.

Sanford’s vehicle was towed. Damage was estimated at $2,501-$5,000.

• At 1:01 p.m. on Monday, Mark A. Anderson, 28, Fillmore, was westbound on U.S. 36 just east of County Road 300 East in a 1997 Ford F250.

Anderson was in the left lane of the area with a passing lane for westbound traffic. He told Lt. Pettit that a car came up behind him and attempted to pass him on the right. He said as it did so, the passing car veered into his lane, causing him to also steer left to avoid a collision.

Crossing left of center, Anderson’s truck sideswiped an eastbound Ford armored truck registered to Brinks Security and driven by Earl C. Embry, 51, Indianapolis.

Embry told Pettit he did not see any vehicle passing Anderson’s truck.

Both trucks were towed. Damage was estimated at $5,001-$10,000.

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.