Putnam Scanner for April 2, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019

County Jail

Seven people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.


• At 2:37 a.m. Jerrod Lee Fislar, 50, Reelsville, was lodged at the jail for pointing a firearm and intimidation.

• At 1:16 a.m. Hannah Kay Williams, 32, West Lafayette, was taken into custody on an out-of-county warrant.


• At 11:57 p.m. Jacob Mathew Graham, 21, Martinsville, was housed at the jail on a Morgan County warrant.

• At 10:56 p.m. Anthony Ryan Stone, 20, Cataract, was booked in on a pair of local warrants.


• At 8:19 p.m. Sarah Leeanne Munoz, 41, West Terre Haute, was lodged at the jail for driving while intoxicated.

• At 4:36 p.m. Sean Patrick Conway, 32, Brazil, was taken into custody for possession of stolen property.

• At 4:31 p.m. Lauren M. Gutschlag, 24, Carbon, was housed at the jail for theft.

Sheriff’s Department

Putnam County sheriff’s deputies investigated three recent property-damage crashes.

• At 7:17 p.m. on Saturday, Alice Shipley, 52, Princeville, Ill., was southbound on U.S. 231 in a 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette. Anneliese I. Holder, 17, New Richmond, was also southbound in a 2011 Jeep Wrangler.

Shipley told Deputy Daniel Birt she had to stop due to traffic. Holder said that Shipley’s vehicle stopped abruptly and she put on the brakes but slid into the back of the van.

Birt noted that snow was falling heavily and road conditions were rapidly deteriorating.

Damage was estimated at $2,500-$5,000.

• At 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, Stanley A. Wrightsman, 50, Waveland, was southbound on County Road 725 West between State Road 236 and County Road 1150 North in a 2015 Jeep Patriot.

Wrightsman told Deputy Markus Witt he dropped his phone, which landed on the passenger side floor. When he reached to pick up his phone, Wrightsman ran off the road and hit a black and yellow striped road sign before stopping facing southbound on the west side of the road.

Witt estimated damage at $1,000-$2,500.

• At 7:40 a.m. on Saturday, Etta M. Goins, 83, Coatesville, was southbound on County Road 775 East approaching County Road 250 North in a 2014 Ford Fusion.

As Goins approached the 90-degree corner, she was unable to make the turn and left the south side of the road.

Deputy Brian Helmer estimated damage at $2,500-$5,000. The vehicle was towed.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department responded to four recent dispatches:

• At 7:41 a.m. on Saturday, GFD was dispatched to 200 W. Hanna St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 7:46 and found a water leak had activated the alarm. Maintenance crews arrived to reset the alarm, and GFD went back into service at 8:08 a.m.

• At 9:11 p.m. on Sunday, GFD was dispatched to 101 E. Hanna St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 9:15 and determined the alarm was due to cooking. The alarm was then reset. GFD left at 9:19 p.m.

• At 7:07 a.m. on Monday, GFD was dispatched again to 101 E. Hanna St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 7:11 and determined the alarm was also due to cooking. The alarm was then reset. GFD left at 7:26 a.m.

• At 1:01 p.m. on Monday, GFD responded to a call for fluid cleanup from a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of 10th Street and Indianapolis Road. Units arrived on the scene at 1:13 but found that cleanup was not required. GFD went back into service at 1:18 p.m.

Additionally, GFD performed seven medical assists 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.