Putnam Scanner for Aug. 25, 2017

Thursday, August 24, 2017

County Jail

Thirteen people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.


• At 3:51 p.m. Oscar Randolph Daniel, 53, Coatesville, was lodged at the jail for invasion of privacy.

• At 2:11 p.m. Daniel Alan Taylor, 21, Coatesville, was taken into custody for possession of paraphernalia.

• At 11:50 a.m. Keven Dale Crowe, 26, Coatesville, was arrested for probation violation.

• At 11:26 a.m. Christopher Lee Pate, 33, Cloverdale, was housed at the jail for theft.

• At 10:58 a.m. Qyatonya Shavon Germany, 31, Indianapolis, was charged with driving with a suspended license.

• At 9:41 a.m. Michael Eugene Skinner, 45, Greencastle, was booked in for bond revocation.

• At 12:41 a.m. Nathan Kade Williams, 23, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail for domestic battery.

• At 12:38 a.m. Brittany Rose Davis, 18, Fillmore, was taken into custody for public intoxication and being a minor in consumption of alcohol.


• At 10:32 p.m. Ashley Deann Karish, 34, Greencastle, was arrested on three local warrants.

• At 4:33 p.m. Lukas Stephen Howard, 27, Baltimore, Md., was housed at the jail for possession of hashish and possession of a narcotic drug.

• At 4:28 p.m. Michael Scott Dismukes, 53, Greencastle, was charged with probation violation.

• At 1:10 p.m. Lucas Adam Monnett, 39, Coatesville, was booked in on a local warrant.

• At 10:15 a.m. Brian Christopher Hemmerling, 38, Greencastle, lodged at the jail on a writ.

City Police

A 33-year-old Clay County woman was arrested for theft Wednesday afternoon by Greencastle City Police.

• Reportedly in possession of $281 worth of miscellaneous merchandise, Jesica Maurer, of Brazil, was arrested at the Walmart store on Indianapolis Road by Officer Josh Smith at 4:17 p.m.

Maurer allegedly brought in her own Walmart bags and feigned going through the self-check area without paying before reportedly attempting to wheel the cart out through the Lawn and Garden section.

Included among the merchandise she attempted to steal were a scientific calculator, underwear, make-up, wax warmers and miscellaneous clothing.

She was lodged in the Putnam County Jail on the theft charge.

Two other recent arrests were reported by Greencastle officers.

• At 9:02 p.m. Wednesday, Cody Poissant, 27, Brazil, was arrested on North Jackson Street by Officer Zach Rhine.

Poissant was arrested and lodged on in the Putnam County Jail on a Montgomery County warrant for failure to register as a sex offender.

• At 2:57 p.m. Tuesday, Deric Coffman, 23, Cloverdale, was arrested by Officer Kyle Lee on the parking lot of McDonald’s off Indianapolis Road.

Coffman was taken into custody on a Hamilton County warrant for auto theft. Lodged in the Putnam County Jail, he was also charged with possession of marijuana.

One recent citation was issued by city officers.

• At 12:30 a.m. Thursday, Eric Couther, 45, Terre Haute, was cited by Officer Luke Brown.

Stopped on South Jackson Street, Couther was cited for driving with a suspended license with a prior offense.

Sheriff’s Department

Putnam County sheriff’s deputies investigated two recent property-damage accidents.

• At 11:23 a.m. on Tuesday, Sandra S. Castleman, 57, Avon, was northbound on U.S. 231 in a 2006 Chevrolet Traverse. William H. Bolton, 81, Indianapolis, was also northbound in a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt.

While driving up Waterworks Hill, Castleman entered the left lane as if to turn left onto County Road 100 North. She was preparing to turn but was lost and did not turn, continuing northbound.

Bolton told Deputy Virgil Lanning he was in the right lane, believing Castleman was going to turn but she drifted into his lane and they collided.

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

• At 7:01 a.m. on Tuesday, Samantha J. Seniour, 27, Coatesville, was southbound on County Road 675 East approaching County Road 200 North in a 2012 Nissan Altima when she hit a deer.

Deputy Lanning estimated damage at $1,001-$2,500.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department recently responded to seven dispatches and two medical assists.

• At 8:51 a.m. on Wednesday, GFD responded to a fire alarm at 106 S. Spring St. However, the alarm was activated by DePauw maintenance crews which were smoke testing the alarm. GFD reset the alarm and returned to station at 8:59 a.m.

• At 12:03 p.m. on Wednesday, GFD responded to a fire alarm at 414 S. Indiana St. However, the alarm was determined to have been activated unnecessarily due to unknown reasons. GFD subsequently reset the alarm and returned to station at 12:29 a.m.

• At 1:39 p.m. on Wednesday, GFD responded to a fire alarm at 1303 S. Bloomington St. However, no alarm was showing upon arrival, prompting GFD to deem the fire alarm a malfunction and return to station at 1:46 p.m.

• At 1:53 p.m. on Wednesday, GFD responded to reports of power lines down at the intersection of Howard and Locust streets. It was later determined that the lines in question, downed by a rogue cement truck, were communication lines and had no relation to electricity, allowing GFD to untangle the lines and remove the vehicle before crews from Duke Energy arrived to correct two affected telephone poles. GFD also assisted in the removal of fluids and debris from the roadway before subsequently returning to station at 3 p.m.

• At 6:42 p.m. on Wednesday, GFD responded to a fire alarm due to cooking at 109 W. Hanna St. GFD reset the alarm and returned to station at 6:53 p.m.

• At 11:20 p.m. on Wednesday, GFD responded to a fire alarm at 101 E. Hanna St. However, with no fire and no smoke upon arrival, GFD determined the alarm had been activated unnecessarily due to a malfunction detector head in the building’s duct work (ventilation system). GFD reset the alarm and returned to station at 11:32 p.m.

• At 10:34 a.m. on Thursday, GFD responded to a fire alarm due to cooking at 413 S. Locust St. GFD reset the alarm and returned to station at 10:49 a.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.