Putnam Scanner for August 1, 2018
Three people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently
• At 2:40 a.m. Tiffany Marie Rominger, 27, Indianapolis, was lodged at the jail on a local warrant.
• At 2:01 p.m. Jessica Diana Glenn, 32, Greencastle, was taken into custody on a writ of body attachment.
• At 11:53 a.m. George Woodson Jr., 30, Greencastle, was booked in for battery with serious bodily injury and as a habitual offender.
One recent property-damage accident was investigated by Putnam County Sheriff’s Department deputies.
• At 7:38 a.m. on Sunday, Jonny A. Young, 51, Greencastle, was northbound on County Road 775 East, approaching County Road 1000 South in a 2011 Kia Sportage. Matthew J. Pettit, 26, Cloverdale, was also northbound in a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado.
Young told Deputy Robert Soilleux that as he slowed to turn left onto 1000 South, Pettit ran into his vehicle. Young said he thought the other vehicle was ready to pass him and that’s why he ran into him, not that he could not get stopped.
Young said he had turned on his turn signal.
Pettit told Soilleux that Young had repeatedly applied his brakes, only to speed back up, as if he was lost.
Pettit further told the deputy, “He didn’t have a turn signal on and I thought he was pulling over to the side of the road to let me pass.”
Pettit said that as he was passing the other car, it suddenly turned left in front of him without signaling. He said he tried to stop but could not.
Additionally, Pettit blamed it on his truck, saying his brakes were pulsating.
Further, both Young and his passenger said that Pettit did not use his turn signal before attempting to pass.
Damage was estimated at $10,000-$25,000.
The Greencastle Fire Department responded to six recent dispatches:
•At 10:44 a.m. on Friday, GFD was dispatched to the Delta Upsilon fraternity house, 626 E. Seminary St., for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 10:49 and found that the alarm was activated because of drywall dust. The alarm was then reset.
They left the scene at 11:01 a.m.
•At 3:39 p.m. on Friday, GFD responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries west of Morton on U.S. 36. Hazmat units arrived on the scene at 4:05 p.m. and supervised material spilled by a dump truck.
They left the scene at 5:37 p.m.
•At 1:32 a.m. on Saturday, GFD was dispatched to Putnam County Hospital, 1542 Bloomington St., for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 1:39 and found that it was a false alarm. The alarm was then reset.
They left at 2:08 a.m.
•At 12:27 a.m. on Sunday, GFD was dispatched to 208 E. Olive St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 12:32, but found that it was a false alarm. The alarm was then reset.
They left the scene at 12:44 a.m.
•At 9:42 p.m. on Sunday, GFD responded to a fire alarm at 413 S. Locust St. Firefighters arrived on scene at 9:47 but found that it was a false alarm. It was then reset.
They left at 9:54 p.m.
•At 9:04 a.m. on Tuesday, GFD was dispatched to 330 Greenwood Ave. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 9:10 and found that the alarm was due to smoking. It was then reset.
They left the scene at 9:27 a.m.
Additionally, GFD performed 10 medical assists and had one disregard during this time.
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.
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