Putnam Scanner for Oct. 26, 2018
Eight people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.
• At 9:45 p.m. Edward Nathaniel Willis, 47, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail on a local warrant.
• At 7:54 p.m. Brian Alan Ping, 33, Roachdale, was taken into custody for domestic battery.
• At 5:50 p.m. Jeremiah L. Dunn, 30, Frankton, was housed at the jail on an out-of-county hold.
• At 4:53 p.m. Charles Matthew Catlett, 31, Terre Haute, was booked in on a local warrant.
• At 11:02 a.m. Joshua James Wright, 28, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail for a probation violation.
• At 7:44 p.m. Beth Ann Thompson, 33, Plainfield, was taken into custody on a local warrant.
• At 3:56 p.m. Johnathan Edward Turner, 31, Reelsville, was housed at the jail on a local warrant.
• At 2:06 p.m. Billy Joe Cooper Jr., 20, Bedford, was booked in on a local warrant and an out-of-county warrant.
A 51-year-old Greencastle man was arrested late Tuesday and charged with auto theft, Greencastle City Police reported.
At 11:21 p.m. Tuesday, Darrald Crosby was stopped by Officer Luke Brown on Veterans Memorial Highway near Putnamville Street.
Crosby was reportedly driving a 1998 Chevrolet truck that was allegedly stolen from Dustin Paul of Greencastle.
The vehicle had been spotted at Casey’s on Bloomington Street before Officer Brown made the stop.
Meanwhile, four recent citations were issued by city officers.
• At 2:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, William Draper, 26, Reelsville, was ticketed for speeding by Sgt. Eric Vaughan.
Stopped on South Jackson Street, Draper was cited for 58 mph in a 30-mph zone.
• At 10:45 p.m. Oct. 18, Jose Morales, 21, Greencastle, was cited by Officer Brown.
Ticketed for an infraction of driving with a suspended license, Morales was stopped on Washington Street near Franklin Street.
• At 5:49 a.m. Oct. 18, Blaise Hasty, 19, Greencastle, was ticketed for speeding by Officer Brown.
Cited for 45 mph in a 30-mph zone, Hasty was stopped on Zinc Mill Road near Martinsville Street.
• At 11:18 p.m. Oct. 13, Richard Stapert, 55, Brazil, was cited in the 2000 block of South Jackson Street by Officer Brown.
Stapert was ticketed for an infraction of driving with a suspended license.
Putnam County sheriff’s deputies investigated three recent property-damage crashes.
• At 6:25 p.m. on Monday, Shelby A. Williamson, 21, Greencastle, was westbound on U.S. 36 just west of Big Walnut Creek in a 2013 Hyundai Elantra. Brent J. Ladage, 39, Tuscola, Ill., was also westbound in a 2000 Kenworth 900 pulling a trailer. The tractor and trailer were registered to Oye Trucking, Arcola, Ill.
Williamson told Deputy Anthony Brown she was using the passing lane to pass Ladage’s semi and she attempted to move into the slow lane, unaware that she was still next to the semi. She drove into the left front portion of the tractor trailer.
Ladage said the impact cause his tractor-trailer to move off the north side of the road, losing traction and spinning 180 degrees before coming to rest on the eastbound shoulder.
During the slide, Ladage’s tractor ruptured a passenger side fuel tank.
A front seat passenger in Williamson’s vehicle, 21-year-old Morgan M. Adams of Greencastle, injured her elbow/lower arm area in the crash.
Neither Williamson nor Ladage suffered significant injuries.
Both vehicles were towed. Brown estimated damage at $5,000-$10,000.
• At 6:44 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, Evan P. Fine, 20, St. Peters, Mo., was westbound on Interstate 70, approaching the 37-mile marker in a 1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. Jo A. Holbert, 68, Sullivan, was also westbound, stopped in traffic in a 2014 Chevrolet K1500.
Fine told Deputy Brown he could not see the stopped traffic due to the glare of the setting sun. He was unable to stop in time and rear-ended Holbert’s truck.
Fine’s car was towed. Brown estimated damage at $5,000-$10,000.
• At 9:44 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, Gavin W. Poynter, 17, Coatesville, was westbound on U.S. 36 just east of Bainbridge in a 2010 Ford Taurus when he hit a deer.
The vehicle had to be towed. Deputy Brown estimated damage at $2,500-$5,000.
The Greencastle Fire Department responded to five recent dispatches:
• At 4:05 p.m. on Tuesday, GFD was dispatched to 402 Anderson St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 4:09 and determined that hair products had set off the alarm.
GFD left at 4:15 p.m.
• At 6:03 p.m. on Tuesday, GFD was dispatched to 413 S. Locust St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 6:08 and found that a small grease fire which had been smoking on a stove had been extinguished. The alarm was then reset.
GFD went back into service at 6:51 p.m.
• At 5:35 p.m. on Wednesday, GFD was dispatched to 414 S. Indiana St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 5:37 and determined that the alarm was due to cooking. The alarm was then reset.
GFD left at 5:46 p.m.
• At 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, GFD was called to a smoke complaint at 24 W. Sunset Dr. Firefighters arrived at 6:19 to find that an individual had been grilling.
GFD went back into service at 6:28 p.m.
• At 8:54 p.m. on Wednesday, GFD was alerted to a carbon monoxide alarm at 301 Longcastle Dr. Units arrived at 8:59 to find no carbon monoxide present, and determined that the alarm had malfunctioned.
GFD went back into service at 9:25 p.m.
Additionally, GFD performed three 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.