Putnam Scanner 6-30-17

Thursday, June 29, 2017

County Jail

Four people were booked in the Putnam County Jail on Wednesday.

• At 10:55 p.m. Corey Adam Bunten, 29, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail for failure to appear.

• At 10:25 p.m. Adam Edward Smith, 24, Russellville, was taken into custody on a Montgomery County warrant.

• At 9:19 p.m. Corey Len Duff Jr., 20, Greencastle, was booked in on a local warrant for operating a motor vehicle without ever receiving a license.

• At 4:49 p.m. Mariano Vila Lacsamana Jr., 36, Terre Haute, was housed at the jail on an out-of-county warrant.

City Police

One minor property-damage accident was investigated Wednesday by Greencastle City Police officers.

The two-vehicle mishap occurred at 12:55 p.m. on Indianapolis Road near Franklin Street, Officer Darrel Bunten reported.

Homer Williams, 48, Greencastle, was eastbound on Indianapolis Road, approaching the stoplight at the intersection when he slowed his 2011 Dodge Ram.

Before Williams’ vehicle had come to a complete stop it was struck from behind by a 2002 Chevrolet Suburban, driven by Amber Russell, 34, Monrovia, police said.

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

Bunten was assisted at the scene by Sgt. Ed Wilson.

One summons was issued recently by GPD officers.

• At 2:43 p.m. Saturday, Ruth Rutenberg, 36, Greencastle, was stopped on Jacob Street by Officer Kyle Lee.

Rutenberg was issued a summons into court for driving with a suspended license with a prior offense.

Two recent citations were issued by City Police officers.

• At 1:49 p.m. Wednesday, Ryan Romandine, 34, Greencastle, was cited by Officer Lee.

Stopped at Jackson and New York streets, Romandine was ticketed for having a false or fictitious registration.

• At 10:31 a.m. Tuesday, Daniel Brown, 65, Indianapolis, was cited for speeding by Officer Nick Eastham.

Stopped on Fillmore Road, Brown was ticketed for 56 mph in a 30-mph zone.

Sheriff’s Department

Putnam County sheriff’s deputies responded to seven recent property-damage accidents.

• At 1:12 a.m. on Wednesday, William Fowler, 33, Greencastle, was westbound on County Road 300 North in a 2003 Dodge Durango.

Fowler told Deputy Riley Houghton he was using a cellular device and ran off the road, hitting a tree.

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

• At 1:20 a.m. on Tuesday, Matthew P. Parker, 20, Greencastle, was northbound on U.S. 231 in a 2009 Audi A4 when a deer ran in front of the car.

Parker told Deputy Robert Soilleux he swerved to miss the animal and hit a guardrail on the east side of the road. Parker could not steer back onto the road, hitting a telephone pole, snapping it at the base.

Parker said he was not injured and declined medical attention.

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

• At 10:05 p.m. on Monday, Shari Wyatt, 46, Gosport, was eastbound on County Road 900 South in a 2016 Chevrolet Cobalt. Keely A. Taylor, 17, Cloverdale, was also eastbound in a 1999 Ford Ranger.

Wyatt told Deputy Houghton she stopped at the intersection of County Road 475 East, then continued through the intersection. Shortly after she accelerated, some skunks ran into the road and she stopped to avoid hitting them.

At that point, Taylor’s pickup collided with the rear of Wyatt’s car.

Taylor told Deputy Houghton she did not realize in time that Wyatt was stopping again and could not avoid the collision.

Damage was less than $1,000.

• At 10:01 p.m. on Monday, Tylan E. Jones, 17, Greencastle, was moving a 2007 Lincoln Navigator in the driveway at 1249 E. CR 25 South.

Jones told Deputy Soilleux that something malfunctioned, causing the vehicle to roll backward across 25 South before colliding with a tree on the other side.

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

• At 4:51 p.m. on Monday, Cloverdale Police Officer Billy Wallace, 41, Greencastle, was on Main Street in Cloverdale in a 2013 Ford Fusion police vehicle.

Wallace told Deputy Soilleux he was observing a suspect vehicle while backing up and touched a cement pole.

There was paint transfer on the vehicle but no damage to the pole.

Damage was less than $1,000.

• At 5:28 p.m. on Friday, June 23, Myranda K. Cole, 22, Coatesville, was eastbound on County Road 200 North in a 2011 Ford Fiesta. Jesse T. Phillips, 17, Coatesville, was also eastbound in a 1998 Chevrolet pickup.

Cole told Deputy Anthony Brown she put on her left turn signal and was attempting to turn onto County Road 675 East when Phillips rear-ended her car.

Phillips said he was following two or three car lengths behind and saw Cole’s turn signal. However, he said she slammed on her brakes and he could not avoid a collision.

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

• At 7:45 a.m. on Friday, June 23, Shelby L. Bingman, 24, Greencastle, was westbound on County Road 300 North when she lost control of her 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt.

Bingman told Deputy Josh Boller that after the car left the road it slid sideways across a yard and hit a tree.

Damage was estimated 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.