Putnam Scanner for Oct. 20, 2018

Friday, October 19, 2018

County Jail

Three people were booked in the Putnam County Jail on Thursday.

• At 11:13 p.m. Wayne Allen Adams Jr., 20, Poland, was taken into custody on a local warrant.

• At 1:59 p.m. Desiree Lynn Agee, 30, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail for probation violation.

• At 1:22 p.m. Bruce Allen Strong, 57, Fillmore, was booked in on a local warrant.

Sheriff’s Department

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

• At 1:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Jason M. Busenbark, 39, Montezuma, was northbound on U.S. 231, north of U.S. 36, attempting to turn into a farm field in a 1997 Freightliner pulling a grain trailer.

Busenbark told Deputy Brian Helmer he had his turn signal on and was turning into the field when his trailer was struck from behind.

Linda A. York, 78, Greencastle, was northbound behind Busenbark’s trailer in a 2017 Buick Envoy. She told Helmer she did not realize Busenbark was turning and could not stop in time to avoid a collision.

York suffered a cut on her hand in the collision and was checked by Operation Life before signing a statement of release.

York’s vehicle was towed. Helmer estimated damage at $10,000-$25,000.

City Police

Four citations, including three to one driver, were issued recently by Greencastle City Police officers.

• At 3:06 p.m. Tuesday, Jonathan Voelker, 28, Brownsburg, was ticketed by Capt. Chris Jones.

Stopped on South Arlington near Seminary Street, Voelker was cited for having an expired license plate, a seatbelt violation and operating a motor vehicle without financial responsibility.

• At 9:40 a.m. Tuesday, Kenzi Lewis, 25, Crawfordsville, was ticketed for speeding by Capt. Jones.

Stopped in the 1100 block of South Jackson Street, Lewis was cited for 45 mph in a 30-mph.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department responded to seven recent incidents:

• At 8 a.m. on Wednesday, GFD was dispatched to 106 S. Spring St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 8:01 and determined the alarm was due to cooking. The alarm was then reset.

GFD left at 8:08 a.m.

• At 1:09 p.m. on Wednesday, GFD was called for an animal rescue at 1908 Dunbar Heights Dr. Units arrived at 1:20 and retrieved a cat that was stuck in a tree. The cat was unharmed.

GFD went back into service at 1:32 p.m.

• At 10:10 p.m. on Wednesday, GFD was dispatched to 415 S. Locust St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 10:15 and determined the alarm was activated due to smoke from an electric vaporizer. The alarm was then reset.

GFD left at 10:20 p.m.

• At 5:52 p.m. on Thursday, GFD was called to a fire alarm at 303 S. Locust St. Units arrived at 5:57 but found the alarm was not sounding. It was determined the alarm had malfunctioned and could not be reset. No action could be taken.

GFD went back into service at 6:09 p.m.

• At 10:18 p.m. on Thursday, GFD received a call for a transformer fire at the intersection of Elizabeth Street and Rockville Road. Units arrived at the scene at about 10:24 but found that the fire had burned itself out. GFD remained until Duke Energy could replace the transformer.

GFD went back into service at 11 p.m.

• At 11:32 p.m. on Thursday, GFD was called to what was reported as a gas odor at 513 Bloomington St. Units arrived there around 11:33 and found instead that a garage door motor had overheated and emitted a smoking smell. Power to the motor was then turned off. The homeowners were advised to replace the motor.

GFD went back into service at 11:44 p.m.

• At 2 p.m. on Friday, GFD was called to a reported gasoline spill at the intersection of Indianapolis Road and 10th Street. Units arrived at approximately 2:02 but found that the gas had dried on the roadway and required no cleanup.

GFD went back into service at 2:10 p.m.

Additionally, GFD performed five medical assists and had two disregards 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.