Putnam Scanner for April 5, 2019
Four people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.
• At 10:40 p.m. Dustin Michael Kennedy, 23, Cloverdale, was lodged at the jail on an out-of-county warrant.
• At 12:15 p.m. Jacob Michael Hull, 20, New Palestine, was housed at the jail on an out-of-county warrant.
• At 11:13 a.m. Jacob Anthony Ruffin, 21, Speedway, was booked in on a local warrant.
• At 11:13 a.m. Ryan Keith Basler, 34, Coatesville, was lodged at the jail on a local warrant for theft.
Two recent arrests were reported by Greencastle City Police officers.
• At 10:02 p.m. Wednesday, Casey Wade Duke, 40, Brazil, was arrested near Greencastle High School by Officer Alec Pettit.
Duke was taken into custody and lodged in the Putnam County Jail on preliminary charges of strangulation, criminal confinement, intimidation and battery.
Those charges reportedly stem from an incident at a Stadium Drive residence earlier Wednesday night, after which Duke left the scene.
• At 10:18 p.m. Tuesday, Juifria Maynard, 31, Greencastle, was arrested by Officer Elsiana Crosby.
She was taken into custody at the Speedway gas station at Indianapolis and Round Barn roads.
Maynard was lodged in the Putnam County Jail on local two warrants, a felony warrant for theft of an item or items $750 or greater in value, and a misdemeanor warrant for operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content of .15 percent or more.
One recent property-damage accident was investigated by city officers,
• At 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, a two-vehicle mishap was reported on Judson Drive at Ridgeland Road.
Officer Darrel Bunten reported that Clyde Spencer, 77, Greencastle, was southbound on Judson Drive in a 1996 Honda Odyssey, slowing to turn left onto Ridgeland Road. A 2008 Toyota Rav Sport, driven by Larry Gambill, 76, Greencastle, reportedly pulled out of Ridgeland Road, striking the Spencer vehicle in the driver’s side front bumper area.
Gambill told police he had stopped his vehicle at a stop sign and looked left to make a left turn onto Judson Drive but did not see the approaching Spencer vehicle.
Gambill’s car sustained damage to the front passenger’s side bumper and quarter panel.
No injuries were reported in the mishap.
The Greencastle Fire Department responded to five recent dispatches:
• At 4:28 p.m. on Tuesday, GFD was called to 1033 Avenue D to investigate an unauthorized burn. Units arrived at 4:40 and informed the homeowner of the city burn ordinance. The fire was then extinguished. GFD went back into service at 4:47 p.m.
• At 12:17 p.m. on Wednesday, GFD was dispatched to 109 W. Hanna St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 12:21 and determined that the alarm was due to cooking. The alarm was then reset. GFD left at 12:25 p.m.
• At 5:34 p.m. on Wednesday, GFD was called to investigate a possible hazmat situation at a motor vehicle accident on Judson Drive. Units arrived at 5:43 but found that fluid leaking from the vehicle was non-hazardous. GFD returned to station at 5:48 p.m.
• At 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday, GFD was dispatched to 106 S. Spring St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 9:19 and determined that the alarm was due to cooking. The alarm was then reset. GFD left at 9:23 p.m.
• At 10:36 p.m. on Wednesday, GFD was dispatched to 508 S. Indiana St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 10:39 and determined that the alarm was due to smoke from a candle. The alarm was then reset. GFD left at 10:45 p.m.
Additionally, GFD performed four 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.