Putnam Scanner for September 26, 2018

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

County Jail

Four people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.


• At 12:55 a.m. Michael Eugene Skinner, 46, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail on an out-of-county warrant.


• At 9:24 p.m. Zachary Scott Hayman, 54, Reelsville, was taken into custody for disorderly conduct and public intoxication.

• At 2:22 p.m. Amber Marie Cook, 36, Danville, was housed at the jail on a local warrant.

• At 8:29 a.m. Delbert Edward Boswell, 45, Cloverdale, was booked in on a local warrant.

Sheriff’s Department

Putnam County sheriff’s deputies investigated one recent property-damage crash.

• At 3:18 a.m. on Friday, William R. Camp Jr., 55, Fontanet, was eastbound on Interstate 70 near the 41.5-mile marker in a 1997 Peterbilt 379 tow truck registered to Camp’s Wrecker Service.

As Camp was driving, the vehicle he was towing lost a rear driver side tire and wheel, which came to rest in the middle of the interstate.

Harold E. Castle, 66, Yorba Linda, Calif., was eastbound in a 2017 Freightliner Cascadia when he hit the other vehicle’s wheel. This caused the right front tire to explode and caused moderate damage to the side skirt of the tractor cab.

No injuries were reported.

Deputy Jeffery Freeman estimated damage at $2,500-$5,000.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department responded to three recent dispatches:

•At 12:51 p.m. on Monday, GFD was dispatched to 414 S. Indiana St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 12:54 and determined that the alarm was due to cooking. The alarm was then reset. GFD left at 1:01 p.m.

•At 3:37 a.m. on Tuesday, GFD was dispatched to 620 Anderson St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 3:49 but found no visible fire. The alarm was also not sounding. It was determined that the alarm had been activated due to a malfunction as the building had no power. The panel was then reset. GFD was back in service at 3:59 a.m.

•At 3:34 a.m. on Tuesday, GFD was dispatched to 1653 E. County Road 350 S for a car fire. Firefighters arrived at 3:46 and extinguished the fire with some difficulty getting to the car. No cause could be definitively determined, but the fire was probably due to lightning. GFD cleared the scene at 4:49 a.m.

Additionally, GFD performed one medical assist.

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.