Putnam Scanner for November 2, 2018
Six people were booked in the Putnam County Jail on Wednesday.
• At 3:31 p.m. David Andrew Lane, 23, Greencastle, was housed at the jail on a court order.
• At 1:17 p.m. Cody Brian O’Haver, 26, Rockville, was booked in on a court order.
• At 12:54 p.m. Michael Raymond Cummings, 37, Indianapolis, was lodged at the jail on a court order.
• At 12:47 p.m. Kathy Lynn Albright, 46, Cloverdale, was taken into custody on an out-of-county warrant.
• At 10:28 a.m. Dipenbhai Pravin Patel, 35, Cloverdale, was housed a the jail as a habitual traffic violator.
• At 9:40 a.m. Richard Allen York, 40, Greencastle, was booked in on a local warrant.
Two persons were arrested on multiple charges Sunday afternoon in an incident that began as a rolling domestic battery case, Greencastle City Police reported.
Arrested at 4:10 p.m. on the extension of Sunset Drive, west of South Jackson Street, were Roy Mitchell, 29, Quincy, and McKenzie King, 22, Pana, Ill. They were both lodged in the Putnam County Jail following their arrests by GPD Sgt. Ed Wilson.
Mitchell is facing charges of domestic battery in the presence of a minor, reckless driving, neglect of a dependent and disorderly conduct in an incident that reportedly began in the parking lot of DePauw University’s Prindle Institute.
King, meanwhile, is facing charges of domestic battery in the presence of a minor, reckless driving and neglect of a dependent.
Police said a witness reported seeing the pair in a car in the Prindle lot with Mitchell allegedly battering King as he drove.
Witnesses also reported seeing Mitchell get out of the car with King then sliding over behind the wheel to take off after him.
When she caught up to Mitchell, he reportedly shoved her over into the passenger’s seat and got behind the wheel, allegedly driving recklessly enough that when the vehicle came around a corner, it was on the opposite side of the road and nearly struck the police cruiser of Officer Darrel Bunten head-on.
Three recent property damage accidents were investigated by city officers.
• At 7:57 a.m. Tuesday, a two-car accident was reported at North Arlington Street and Shadowlawn Avenue.
Officer Nick Eastham reported that Shiloh Evans, 42, Greencastle, was northbound on Arlington Street and had started through the intersection in a 2017 Nissan Rogue when a 2007 Honda Pilot, driven by Darrel Shafer, 71, Greencastle, stopped at the stopsign westbound on Shadowlawn but the Honda rolled a little farther into the intersection than Shafer anticipated and struck the right rear quarterpanel and rear tire area of the Evans vehicle.
Total damage was estimated at $2,500-$5,000 in the mishap.
• At 7:50 p.m. Monday, a two-car mishap also occurred at the same Arlington-Shadowlawn intersection.
Capt. Charles Inman reported that Blaise Hasty, 19, Greencastle, was southbound on Arlington as the second of two vehicles that came to a stop. However, Hasty failed to yield the right of way, Capt. Inman noted, and continued into the intersection where his 2010 Buick LaCrosse struck the passenger side of a 2014 Ford Focus, driven by Melinda Downing, 41, Greencastle. Downing was proceeding westbound with the right of way, Inman noted.
Total damage in the accident was listed at $1,000-$2,500.
• At 8:43 a.m. Monday, a three-vehicle accident was reported at the Washington and Locust street intersection.
Capt. Chris Jones reported that a 2005 Ford F-350 truck, driven by Ronald Haffner, 70, Ladoga, was westbound on Washington Street when a 2003 Cadillac DeVille, driven by Dustan Buchanan, 44, Greencastle, attempted to cross Washington Street northbound on Locust, pulled out in front of Haffner and a collision occurred.
Impact sent the Buchanan car careening into a stopped 2016 Ford F-150, driven by Paul Jedele, 35, Greencastle, who was waiting to cross Washington Street southbound on Locust.
Buchanan told Capt. Jones his windows were partially fogged up and thought the Haffner truck may have been in a blind spot when he pulled out.
Total damage was estimated at $5,000-$10,000 in the accident.
Putnam County sheriff’s deputies investigated five recent collisions with deer.
• At 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Paul E. Southwick, 47, Clinton, was eastbound on U.S. 40 in a 2013 Toyota Rav4 when he hit a deer.
The vehicle was towed. Deputy Brian Helmer estimated damage at $10,000-$25,000.
• At 12:33 a.m. on Wednesday, Nathan D. Skirvin, 48, Cloverdale, was eastbound on County Road 900 South in a 2018 GMC Acadia when he hit a deer.
Deputy Riley Houghton estimated damage at $2,500-$5,000.
• At 5:06 a.m. on Sunday, Marcia K. Bridgewater, 53, Terre Haute, was northbound on Manhattan Road in a 2006 Jeep Liberty when she hit a deer.
The vehicle was towed. Deputy Scott Ducker estimated damage at $1,000-$2,500.
• At 9:54 a.m. on Saturday, James E. Sadler, 70, Reelsville, was northbound on Manhattan Road in a 2004 Dodge Dakota when he hit a deer.
Deputy Ducker estimated damage at less than $1,000.
• At 7:31 a.m. on Saturday, Richard L. Evans, 87, Brazil, was eastbound on U.S. 40 in a 1989 vehicle of unknown make and model when he hit a deer.
Deputy Ducker estimated damage at $5,000-$10,000.
The Greencastle Fire Department responded to five recent dispatches:
•At 4:51 p.m. on Tuesday, GFD was dispatched to Heartland Automotive for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 4:59 and determined that steam from dry ice used for a gathering had set off the alarm. GFD went back into service at 5:09 p.m.
•At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, GFD was dispatched to 413 S. Locust St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 6:02 and determined that the alarm was due to cooking. The alarm was then reset. GFD left at 6:09 p.m.
•At 1:53 a.m. on Wednesday, GFD was dispatched to 106 S. Spring St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 1:59 and determined that the alarm was due to cooking. The alarm was then reset. GFD left at 2:06 a.m.
•At 3:34 a.m. on Wednesday, GFD was dispatched to Putnam Family Healthcare for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 3:45 but could not determine a cause for the alarm. GFD went back into service at 4:04 a.m.
•At 7:32 p.m. on Wednesday, GFD was dispatched to 904 S. College Ave. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 7:37 and determined that steam from a hair straightener had set off the alarm. The alarm was then reset. GFD left at 7:44 p.m.
Additionally, GFD performed two medical assists after these dispatches.
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.