Putnam Scanner for October 30, 2019

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

County Jail

One person booked in the Putnam County Jail on Monday.

• At 12:51 p.m. Marla A. Shappard, 52, Terre Haute, was lodged at the jail on a local warrant for sexual misconduct.

City Police

A 23-year-old woman will be summoned into court following recent action by Greencastle City Police officers.

• At 12:48 a.m. Friday, Mandy Garl of Greencastle was stopped on State Road 240 by Capt. Charles Inman.

Garl was issued a summons into court for possession of marijuana.

Meanwhile, three recent citations were issued by city officers.

• At 12:43 a.m. Sunday, Angela Harris, 43, Greencastle, was ticketed by Officer Luke Brown.

Stopped on Arlington Street near Shadowlawn Avenue, Harris was cited for having no valid license.

• At 8:46 p.m. Saturday, Desmond Ford, 22, Greencastle, was ticketed by Officer Alec Pettit.

Stopped on Shadowlawn Avenue, Ford was cited for driving with a suspended license with a prior offense.

• At 9:39 p.m. Oct. 21, Brent Buttery, 23, Greencastle, was cited by Officer Brown.

Stopped on State Road 240 near Calbert Way, Buttery was ticketed for disregarding a traffic control device.

Sheriff’s Department

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

• At 3:14 p.m. on Monday, Austin D. Clodfelter, 19, Greencastle, was northbound on U.S. 231 approaching a slight right-hand curve in a 2008 Kia Optima.

Clodfelter told Deputy Josh Boller that just prior to the corner, he lost his steering and the vehicle went into a spin, striking a concrete bridge. The vehicle then continued northbound across the southbound lane and into a ditch on the west side of the road.

Both Clodfelter and his passenger, Gabriel A. Duff, 19, Roachdale, were wearing their seatbelts and released by medical personnel on the scene.

The car was towed. Boller estimated damage at $5,000-$10,000.

• At 2:13 p.m. on Monday, Ezra Sharp, 18, Cloverdale, was eastbound on State Road 240 in a 1999 Honda Civic.

Sharp told Deputy Tanner Brown he got a little too far over and the passenger side tires dropped off the roadway. Sharp said he then tried to steer back onto the road but couldn’t.

At that point, the vehicle left the road completely and hit a utility pole.

The crash left the pole down across the road with the wire also down.

Sharp said he only hurt his thumbnail in the incident and declined medical attention.

The car was towed. Brown estimated damage at $5,000-$10,000.

• At 3:35 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, Anna L. Dent, 24, Paragon, was eastbound on County Road 275 South in a 2015 Ford Escape.

Dent told Deputy Boller she looked left and ran off the roadway, causing extensive damage to the passenger side of the vehicle.

The vehicle was towed. Boller estimated damage at $5,000-$10,000.

• At 2:37 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, Todd A. Peters, 53, Greenwood, was trying to back a boat into the Heritage Lake boat ramp with a 2011 GMC Sierra registered to Tim Steadman of Lizton.

As Peters did so, the trailer jack-knifed and hit the passenger side door of a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado registered to Steven R. Phillips of North Salem. Phillips was sitting in his boat in the process of removing it from the lake when the crash took place.

Deputy Boller estimated damage at $1,000-$2,5000.

• At 9:59 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 18, Mariah J. Strohl, 20, Coatesville, was eastbound on County Road 75 North in a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee when a deer ran into the road.

Strohl swerved to miss the animal and lost control, causing the vehicle to leave the road. It then rolled one time, causing extensive damage.

Strohl was not injured int he crash.

The vehicle was towed. Deputy Boller estimate damage at $5,000-$10,000.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department recently performed four medical assists and had one disregard.

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.