Putnam Scanner for July 10, 2019

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

County Jail

Three people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.


• At 9:39 a.m. Troy Dean Kennedy, 50, Cloverdale, was lodged at the jail on a local warrant.

• At 7:12 a.m. Joshua Denton Smith, 33, Coatesville, was taken into custody for criminal mischief, criminal recklessness and leaving the scene of a property-damage accident.


• At 9:49 p.m. McKenzie Cheyenne King, 22, Poland, was booked in for neglect of a dependent.

Sheriff’s Department

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

• At 11:53 a.m. Orval Huskisson, 84, Greencastle, was westbound on West Walnut in a 2018 Toyota Tundra.

Huskisson told Deputy Tanner Brown that at the last minute, he noticed forks sticking out in the roadway from a tractor. He could not avoid hitting the forks.

Rudy Peachy, 22, Rockville, had the John Deere tractor, which is owned by DH Fencing, parked on the roadside at the time. He said he was aware of the forks in the road and was going to have someone go out in the road so he could pull forward for fencing.

Brown estimated damage at $10,000-$25,000.

•At 5:35 a.m. Patrisha Fortner, 39, Carlisle, was eastbound on Interstate 70 in a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer.

Fortner told Deputy Brown she blinked and her vehicle was starting to drive into the grass median. She then overcorrected, crossing both lanes and hitting a guardrail.

The SV rolled onto its side in the ditch.

Fortner said her body was sore but signed a statement of release.

She was cited for driving without financial responsibility.

Brown estimated damage at $10,000-$25,000.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department responded to six recent dispatches:

• At 5:25 p.m. on Monday, GFD was called to assist police personnel with a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Washington and Hammond streets. Units arrived on the scene at 5:27 and cleaned up debris from the roadway. GFD returned to station at about 5:57 p.m.

• At 6:29 p.m. on Monday, GFD responded to a motor vehicle accident at 112 N. U.S. 231. Units arrived on the scene at 6:36 and cleaned up debris from the roadway after the victims were checked out. GFD returned to station at 6:49 p.m.

• At 9:44 p.m. on Monday, GFD was dispatched to The Waters of Greencastle to investigate an oder report. Units arrived at 9:47 and found that a heater and air unit was the source of the smell. The unit had been unplugged, and GFD advised that it be left until it could be fixed. GFD returned to station at 10:36 p.m.

• At 10:19 a.m. on Tuesday, GFD was dispatched to the area of Sunset Drive and Indiana Street for a smoke investigation. Units arrived at the scene at 10:22 and found that the pile was burning. As it was outside the city limits, it was deemed safe, and GFD returned to station at 10:36 a.m.

• At 12:38 p.m. on Tuesday, GFD responded to stove top fire at 508 Maple Ave. Firefighters arrived at the residence at 12:43 and fond that the stove top was off and had suffered minimal damage. GFD returned to station at about 12:55 p.m.

• At 3:51 p.m. on Tuesday, GFD responded to what was an unintentional fire alarm at Chiyoda Corporation. Firefighters arrived at around 3:39 and found that a duct detector had malfunctioned. Chiyoda went on fire watch until the detector could be serviced, and GFD went back into service at approximately 4:05 p.m.

Additionally, GFD performed six 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.