Putnam Scanner for March 13, 2020
Seven people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.
• At 2:11 a.m. Tony D. Lewis, 69, Cloverdale, was housed at the jail for driving while intoxicated per se and driving while intoxicated.
• At 12:28 a.m. Drake C. Best, 21, Plainfield, was booked in for dealing in a controlled substance.
• At 9:38 p.m. Randy R. Rogers, 53, Greencastle, was taken into custody for a probation violation.
• At 10:08 a.m. Laura Jo Lowther, 49, Martinsville, was booked in on a petition to revoke probation and a local warrant.
• At 10:05 a.m. Trisha A. Wood, 30, Spencer, was lodged at the jail on a local warrant.
• At 3:46 p.m. John R. Sanders, 37, Coatesville, was housed at the jail for driving while intoxicated.
• At 10:42 a.m. Bobbi Jo Douglas, 52, Terre Haute, was booked in for theft.
Two recent arrests were reported by Greencastle City Police officers.
• At 11:41 p.m. Wednesday, Gary Hill, 30, Greencastle, was arrested by Officer Zach Rhine.
Hill was arrested at Putnam County Hospital after police were called there in regard to a suspect attempting to flee the hospital.
Hill was lodged in the Putnam County Jail on charges of resting law enforcement, battery on law enforcement and intimidation.
• At 4:49 p.m. Wednesday, Casey Storkman, 26, Greencastle, was arrested by Officer Brad Hiatt.
Taken into custody at a Maple Avenue apartment, Storkman was lodged in the Putnam County Jail on a charge of invasion of privacy.
Putnam County sheriff’s deputies investigated two recent property-damage crashes.
• At 1:07 a.m. on Thursday, Charles A. Padgett, 41, Fillmore, was eastbound on County Road 50 South near County Road 550 East in a 2013 GMC Terrain when he hit a deer.
The vehicle was towed. Deputy Randy Patrick estimated damage at $1,000-$2,500.
• At 11:17 a.m. on Tuesday, Ronnie Pitts, 48, Clinton, was westbound on State Road 243 approaching a 90-degree turn in a 2016 Dodge Ram. Michael R. Johnson, 61, Poland, was northbound approaching the turn in a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze.
Pitts told Major Dwight Simmons that Johnson failed to negotiate the curve and traveled left of center, hitting Pitts’ truck at the rear axle and causing extensive damage to both vehicles.
Johnson said Pitts was left of center, but investigation revealed the point of impact was well into the southbound lane.
A witness traveling behind Pitts confirmed that Johnson drove straight through the turn.
Johnson complained of neck pain from airbag deployment but refused transport by medical personnel.
Both vehicles were towed. Simmons estimated damage at $10,000-$25,000.
The Greencastle Fire Department responded to five recent dispatches:
• At 7:31 a.m. on Tuesday, GFD was dispatched to Bishop Roberts Hall for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 7:32 and determined the alarm was due to a dirty detector head. The head was cleaned, and the alarm was also reset. GFD left at 7:46 a.m.
• At 9:24 p.m. on Tuesday, GFD was dispatched to 508 S. Indiana St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 9:25 and determined the alarm was due to cooking. The alarm was then reset. GFD left at 9:32 p.m.
• At 12:31 a.m. on Wednesday, GFD was dispatched to Humbert Hall for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 12:33 and determined the alarm was due to body spray. The alarm was then reset. GFD left at 12:58 a.m.
• At 3:18 a.m. on Wednesday, GFD was dispatched to Hogate Hall for an elevator entrapment. Units arrived at 3:20 and rescued one individual from the elevator. GFD went back into service at 3:35 a.m.
• At 9:02 a.m. on Wednesday, GFD was dispatched to 401 Longcastle Dr. for a public service call. Units arrived at 9:10 and replaced the batteries in a smoke detector and a carbon monoxide detector. GFD went back into service at 9:27 a.m.
Additionally, GFD performed seven 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.