Putnam Scanner for September 1, 2018
Four people were booked in the Putnam County Jail on Wednesday.
• At 10:09 p.m. Brian Christopher Faletic, 40, Cloverdale, was booked in on a local warrant.
• At 9:36 p.m. Jacob Edward Montgomery, 22, Fillmore, was lodged at the jail on a local warrant.
• At 3:31 p.m. Chelsi Marie Benassi, 23, Brazil, was housed at the jail on a local warrant.
• At 9:42 a.m. Robert Lee Washburn, 38, Roachdale, was booked in on a local warrant.
A 59-year-old Coatesville woman was arrested Thursday evening on a theft charge, Greencastle City Police reported.
Beverly Jean Stepp was arrested at 5:07 p.m. at the Walmart store on Indianapolis Road for reportedly shoplifting two printer ink cartridges, valued at $42 each, and a Cole Swindell CD.
Total value of the items Stepp is accused of taking was listed at $102.66, Officer Nick Eastham reported.
Stepp, who was lodged in the Putnam County Jail, was arrested on charges of theft and trespassing, the latter charge relative to a prior theft at the Walmart store.
Putnam County sheriff’s deputies investigated one recent property-damage crash.
• At 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Ira F. Null, 78, Greencastle, was northbound on Manhattan Road in a 2016 Chrysler Town and Country when he crossed left of center and left the southbound side of the road.
The vehicle traveled about 150 feet, narrowly missing a utility pole and several trees before coming to rest, facing north on the edge of the road.
Maj. Dwight Simmons said Null was determined to have suffered a diabetic seizure and medical assistance was summoned to the scene.
Operation Life transported Null to the hospital. Assistance was also provided by the Reelsville Fire Department.
Lt. Donnie Pettit and Deputy Scott Ducker assisted with the investigation.
Damage to the vehicle was minimal but the vehicle was towed due to it being a road hazard. Damage was estimated at $2,500-$5,000.
The Greencastle Fire Department responded to six recent dispatches:
•At 4:38 p.m. on Tuesday, GFD was dispatched to 409 S. Jackson St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 4:41 and determined that the alarm was activated due to cooking. The alarm was then reset.
They left at 4:47 p.m.
•At 11 p.m. on Tuesday, GFD was dispatched to 100 North and 300 East in Fillmore for a vehicle accident without injuries. Units arrived at 11:14 but no action was taken.
They were cleared at 11:27 p.m.
•At 2:17 p.m. on Wednesday, GFD was dispatched to 500 S. Jackson St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived 2:20 and determined the alarm was activated due to candle smoke. The alarm was then reset.
They left at 2:24 p.m.
•At 8:19 p.m. on Wednesday, GFD was dispatched to 105 W. Hanna St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 8:23 and determined that the alarm was due to cooking. The alarm was then reset.
They left at 8:30 p.m.
•At 6:53 p.m. on Thursday, GFD was called to a residence on Draper Street for a citizen’s complaint for an unauthorized burn. Units arrived at 7:05 p.m. and informed the resident of the city ordinance for burning within city limits. The fire was then extinguished.
They left at 7:09 p.m.
•At 11:44 a.m. on Friday, GFD was dispatched to 109 W. Hanna St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 11:51 and determined that the alarm was activated due to cooking. The alarm was then reset.
They left at 12:10 p.m.
Additionally, GFD performed five 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.
Questions about listed charging information should be directed to the arresting agency.