Putnam Scanner for April 26, 2019

Thursday, April 25, 2019

County Jail

Two people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.


• At 5:35 p.m. Stacy Dean Lewis, 45, Cloverdale, was lodged at the jail for harassment.


• At 10:01 a.m. Lucus J. Zeller, 18, Greencastle, was booked in for invasion of privacy.

City Police

One recent arrest was reported by Greencastle City Police.

• At 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Keith Lee Tincher, 54, Greencastle, was taken into custody by Capt. Chris Jones on a pair of Putnam County warrants.

Arrested at a Frazier Street residence on warrants for theft and possession of paraphernalia, Tincher was lodged in the Putnam County Jail.

One citation was issued Wednesday by City Police officers

• At 4:06 p.m. Mandy Marentette, 34, Cloverdale, was cited by Capt. Jones.

Stopped on Gardenside Drive, Marentette was cited for driving with a suspended license with a prior offense.

Sheriff’s Department

Putnam County sheriff’s deputies investigated two recent property-damage accidents.

• At 2:10 a.m. on Monday, Joy K. Williamson, 50, Indianapolis, was eastbound on U.S. 36 near County Road 25 West in a 2017 Dodge Ram 4500 ambulance.

Williams works for Operation Life and was en route to an emergency call.

A deer entered the road and Williamson could not avoid a collision.

The ambulance was driven from the scene.

Deputy Randy Patrick estimated damage at $1,000-$2,500.

• At 11:44 a.m. on Friday, April 19, Daniel D. Frazier, 25, Ladoga, was southbound on U.S. 231 at the bottom of Waterworks Hill approaching the Putnam County Fairgrounds entrance in a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier. He was following a 2015 Kia Optima driven by Molly W. Mooney, 38, Valparaiso.

Frazier told Deputy Josh Boller he was having troubling slowing down due to brake failure. He said he noticed Mooney preparing to turn left into the fairgrounds but when he pushed the brake pedal, it went to the floor.

Frazier’s car had to be towed following the rear-end collision. Mooney’s vehicle sustained rear-end damage but was driven from the scene.

Boller estimated damage at $2,500-$5,000.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department responded to four recent dispatches:

• At 11:05 a.m. on Tuesday, GFD was called to assist police at 1400 W. CR 125 South. GFD arrived at 11:08 and directed traffic while debris was cleaned up from a single-vehicle accident. GFD returned to station at 11:35 a.m.

• At 5:50 p.m. on Tuesday, GFD responded to an unauthorized burn at 411 W. Jacob St. Units arrived at 5:54 and found the homeowner was burning sticks in a metal drum. GFD advised the homeowner of the city burn ordinance and stayed until the fire was extinguished. GFD went back into service at 6:05 p.m.

• At 7:09 a.m. on Wednesday, GFD was dispatched to 16 S. Jackson St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 7:13 but could not determined the cause of the alarm. The alarm was then reset. GFD left at 7:33 a.m.

• At 5:23 p.m. on Wednesday, GFD was dispatched to 409 S. Jackson St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 5:27 and determined the alarm was due to cooking. The alarm was then reset. GFD left at 5:34 p.m.

Additionally, GFD performed two 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.