Putnam Scanner for May 12, 2018

Friday, May 11, 2018

County Jail

One person was booked in the Jail on Friday.

• At 3:50 a.m. Lectie Ruth Stidham, 49, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail on a local warrant.

City Police

Two Owen County residents were arrested Thursday afternoon when their vehicle was stopped on State Road 240 by Greencastle City Police officers.

The 4:11 p.m. arrests occurred after Brian Treacy, 27, Spencer, allegedly took $175 worth of miscellaneous items at the Greencastle Walmart store and fled the scene.

Treacy reportedly took clothes, electronics, a mobile phone, phone case and a wallet.

Lodged in the Putnam County Jail on a theft charge, Treacy was also charged with possession of a syringe.

Also in the car when it was stopped eastbound on State Road 240 was Melissa Treacy, 45, Spencer, who was likewise arrested and lodged in the Putnam County Jail.

Melissa Treacy was taken into custody on a Fountain County warrant for possession of paraphernalia and possession of a synthetic drug.

City officers also issued a pair of recent summonses.

• At 11:42 a.m. Thursday, Laurence King, 23, Indianapolis, was stopped by Capt. Chris Jones on Percy Julian Drive near Mill Pond Lane.

King was issued a summons to appear in court for driving with a suspended license with a prior offense.

• At 10:22 p.m. Wednesday, Jory Bell, 36, Greencastle, was issued a summons by Officer Zach Rhine.

Stopped on Arlington Street near East Walnut Street, Bell was cited for driving with a suspended license with a prior offense.

Sheriff’s Department

Putnam County sheriff’s deputies investigated a pair of recent property-damage accidents.

• At 2:05 p.m. on Thursday, Rick R. Sutherland, 54, Cloverdale, was southbound on State Road 243 just after crossing U.S. 40 in a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Sutherland told Deputy Matt Biggs that his nose began to bleed and he became distracted trying to stop the bleeding.

Jay S. Burk, 56, Centerpoint, was northbound in a 1999 Kenworth T800 dump truck. He said Sutherland’s vehicle crossed into his lane. Burk was able to come to a complete stop but the Cherokee hit his truck at low speed.

No damage was observed to the dump truck but Sutherland’s vehicle was towed.

Sutherland was transported to Putnam County Hospital.

Damage was estimated at $1,000-$2,500.

• At 8:20 a.m. on Friday, Barbara V. Lawson, 67, Greencastle, was eastbound on U.S. 40, approaching U.S. 231 in a 2004 Toyota Avalon. Connor M. Cain, 17, Putnamville, was in a crossover attempting to enter eastbound 40 in a 2004 GMC Sierra.

Cain told Deputy Biggs he was waiting for traffic to clear and another vehicle motioned for him to enter the eastbound lanes. He said he saw Lawson’s vehicle but thought he had time to cross both lanes and enter the right turn lane.

Cain said that as he tried to enter, Lawson abruptly changed from the right lane to the left, causing the collision.

Lawson told Biggs she was slowing in traffic when Cain pulled in front of her.

Both vehicles were towed. Damage was estimated at $1,000-$2,500.

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.