Putnam Scanner for Oct. 19, 2019

Saturday, October 19, 2019

County Jail

Four people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.


• At 1:26 a.m. Joshua Paul Conrad, 30, DeMotte, was lodged at the jail for driving while intoxicated.


• At 11:22 p.m. Zachary Lee Ruble, 26, Bainbridge, was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated.

• At 4:43 p.m. Samuel Andrew Robertson, 40, Spencer, was housed at the jail for nonsupport of a dependent child.

• At 1:07 p.m. Christopher Joseph Wallace, 40, Cloverdale, was booked in on a court order.

City Police

One recent property-damage accident was reported by Greencastle City Police officers.

• At 2:09 p.m. Tuesday, a two-vehicle mishap occurred at Bloomington and Broadway streets, Capt. Chris Jones reported.

Dawne Cooper, 60, Fillmore, was stopped at a red light southbound on Bloomington Street in a 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe.

Stopped at the stopsign on Broadway, Frankie Cancilla, 66, Greencastle, was waiting to pull out onto Bloomington Street when he thought the Cooper vehicle was moving forward.

Cancilla said he looked down and let his foot off the brake but the Cooper vehicle hadn’t moved and his 2017 Honda Santa Fe struck the Tahoe in the rear.

Capt. Jones estimated total damage in the accident at $2,500-$5,000.

Sheriff’s Department

Putnam County Deputies investigated two recent property-damage crashes.

• At 11:27 a.m. on Monday, Lorine E. Dahl, 23, Terre Haute, was southbound on U.S. 231 just north of U.S. 40 in a 2006 Mitsubishi Galant when she hit a deer.

Sgt. Kyle Gibbons estimated damage at $2,500-$5,000.

• At 7:50 a.m. on Sunday, Jamie K. Tennis, 43, Bainbridge, northbound on County Road 250 East, south of North Putnam High School, in a 2014 Buick Verano when she hit a deer.

Deputy Kyle Lee estimated damage at $2,500-$5,000.

The vehicle was towed.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department recently responded to two consecutive dispatches to 2067 E. CR 350 South:

• At 11:25 a.m. on Thursday, GFD responded to a fire in a grain bin at this address. Units arrived on the scene at 11:36 and believed that they had extinguished the fire. No cause for the fire could be determined. GFD returned to station at 3:36 p.m.

• At 4:33 a.m. on Friday, GFD returned to the address and extinguished material that was believed to have reignited or was still smoldering from the earlier fire. GFD went back into service at 5:10 a.m.

Additionally, GFD performed four medical assists prior to these dispatches.

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.