Putnam Scanner for May 10, 2019
Six people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.
• At 8:25 a.m. Tony Allen Williams, 56, Cloverdale, was housed at the jail on a local warrant.
• At 12:45 a.m. Christopher Todd Smith, 27, Greencastle, was booked in for criminal trespassing.
• At 11:51 p.m. Lisa Jane Seller, 60, Greencastle, was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated.
• At 10:27 p.m. Randy Ray Rogers, 52, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail on a local warrant.
• At 10:14 p.m. Joby Tyler Spencer, 25, Greencastle, booked in for possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia with a prior conviction.
• At 3:12 p.m. Jason Robert Bishop, 34, Coatesville, was housed at the jail on a local warrant.
Greencastle City Police officers issued a pair of recent citations.
• At 2:46 a.m. Tuesday, Joshua Mitchell, 23, Greencastle, was cited by Officer Alec Pettit for possession of a synthetic drug.
Mitchell was cited after officers were called to an East Washington Street residence to check on a person’s welfare.
• At 8:31 p.m. Saturday, Daniel Lane, 24, Poland, was ticketed by Reserve Officer Jared McDaniel.
Stopped on Veterans Memorial Highway near Putnamville Street, Lane was cited for being an operator never licensed
Putnam County sheriff’s deputies investigated two recent property-damage crashes.
• At approximately 6 a.m. on Saturday, James E. Bartlett, Greencastle, was seated inside the Fairway restaurant at 1280 N. Jackson St., Greencastle, when he noticed a silver truck trying to back out of a parking space.
Bartlett told Deputy Markus Witt that he went into the parking lot because he had seen the truck come extremely close to his 2018 GMC Yukon.
He then gave directions to the other driver, who was able to exit the parking lot and drive to work.
However, Bartlett later noticed a dent in his driver’s side rear door that he believes was caused by the silver truck.
Witt estimated damage at less than $1,000.
• At 4:20 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, Cameron C. Miller, 16, Bainbridge, was stopped northbound in a 1987 Chevrolet pickup, attempting to turn left into a driveway at 5096 N. CR 25 West.
Miller told Deputy Daniel Birt he was exercising caution due to a hillcrest in the road. However, as he attempted to turn, a southbound vehicle crested the hill.
Brandy D. Martin, 30, Avon, was southbound in a 2008 Chevrolet Uplander. She told Birt she did not see Miller’s truck until she crested the hill and could not stop in time to avoid a T-bone collision.
Miller’s truck had damage to the passenger side door and front half of the bed. Martin’s vehicle sustained heavy front-end damage. Both were towed.
Damage was estimated at $10,000-$25,000.
The Greencastle Fire Department responded to nine recent dispatches:
• At 1:08 p.m. on Tuesday, GFD was notified of an unauthorized burn at 1104 Eagle Ct. Units arrived at the residence at 1:14 and found that a fire was not inside a containment device. GFD informed the homeowner of the city burn ordinance, and the fire was extinguished. GFD went back into service at 1:46 p.m.
• At 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday, GFD was dispatched to 208 E. Olive St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 2:43 and determined the alarm was due to haircare products. The alarm was then reset. GFD left at 2:51 p.m.
• At 2:59 p.m. on Tuesday, GFD was dispatched to 106 S. Spring St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 3:01 p.m. but could not determine the cause of the fire. The alarm was reset. GFD left at 3:06 p.m.
• At 6:43 p.m. on Tuesday, GFD responded to a car fire near the Fairway Family Restaurant and Edgelea Drive. Firefighters arrived on the scene at 6:44 and extinguished the fire. GFD went back into service at 7:21 p.m.
• At 7:54 p.m. on Tuesday, GFD responded to a mutual aid call for a structure fire at 3271 S. CR 800 West. Firefighters arrived on the scene at 8:09 p.m. and assisted the Madison Township Fire Department with extinguishing the fire, as well as with overhaul. GFD returned to station at 9:32 p.m.
• At 4:22 p.m. on Wednesday, GFD responded to a call for a motor vehicle accident at 861 S. Fillmore Rd. Units arrived at 4:30 and found that a semi had clipped a phone line. GFD took no action, and returned to station at 4:48 p.m.
• At 7:31 p.m. on Wednesday, GFD responded to a mutual aid call for a structure fire at 10965 S. 775 CR East in Cloverdale. Firefighters arrived on the scene at 7:53 and assisted the Cloverdale Township Volunteer Fire Department with salvage, overhaul and cleanup. GFD returned to station at 9:02 p.m.
• At 10:31 p.m. on Wednesday, GFD was dispatched again to 208 E. Olive St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 10:35 but were unable to determine a cause for the alarm. The alarm was reset. GFD left at 10:50 p.m.
• At 7:27 a.m. on Thursday, GFD was dispatched to 16 S. Jackson St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at about 7:28 but could not determine a cause for the alarm. The alarm was reset. GFD left at 7:33 a.m.
Additionally, GFD performed seven medical assists before and 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.