Putnam Scanner for April 28, 2020

Monday, April 27, 2020

County Jail

Three people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently


• At 11:19 p.m. Bobby J. Hood II, 27, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail for intimidation.

• At 12:48 p.m. Lara C. Powell, 26, Brazil, was taken into custody for possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of a syringe.

• At 12:34 p.m. Dustin M. Tippin, 44, Greencastle, was booked in for possession of methamphetamine and driving with a suspended license.

Sheriff’s Department

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

• At 10 p.m. on Saturday, two vehicles struck a deer that was crossing State Road 240 near County Road 425 East.

Macy L. Clark, 18, Greencastle, was eastbound in a 2011 Hyundai Sonata when she hit a deer.

Also eastbound on 240 behind Clark was Zachary W. Roshong, 19, Clayton, in a 2018 Nissan Altima.

Roshong saw Clark hit the deer but could not avoid the dead animal’s body, running over it and causing damage to the undercarriage.

Deputy Jeffery Freeman estimated damage to Clark’s car at $2,500-$5,000 and to Roshong’s car at $1,000-$2,500.

Both cars were driven from the scene.

• At 1:34 p.m. on Friday, Britney S. Gard, 41, Bainbridge, was southbound on U.S. 231 just south of County Road 75 North in a 2018 Honda Accord when she hit a deer.

The car was driven from the scene.

Deputy Brian Helmer estimated damage at $5,000-$10,000.

• At 2:07 p.m. on Thursday, Cheyenne Kavanaugh, 22, Brazil, was southbound on Manhattan Road in a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse.

Kavanaugh told Deputy Tanner Brown she was going too fast around a corner and started skidding on the wet roadway. The vehicle slid and turned sideways before striking the ditch on the driver’s side.

The car then rolled completely over before coming to a stop.

Kavanaugh was not injured.

The car was towed. Brown estimated damage at $10,000-$25,000.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department responded to four recent dispatches:

• At 7:41 p.m. on Friday, GFD was dispatched to 1108 S. Indiana St. for an unauthorized burn. Firefighters arrived at 7:45 to find that the homeowner was burning brush. The homeowner was advised of the city burn ordinance and required to extinguish the fire. GFD went back into service at 8 p.m.

• At 6:02 p.m. on Saturday, GFD responded to a structure fire at 3056 W. CR 425 South. Firefighters arrived on the scene at 6:13 and assisted the Reelsville Volunteer Fire Department with putting out a fire which engulfed a small shed. A brush fire had spread to the shed. GFD went back into service at 6:41 p.m.

• At 10:46 p.m. on Saturday, GFD was dispatched to 401 Longcastle Dr. for a reported gas odor. Units arrived at 10:56 and monitored the property, but did not detect any gas leak. GFD went back into service at 11:13 p.m.

• At 10:46 a.m. on Monday, GFD was dispatched to Alpha Phi for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 10:51 but were unable to find a cause for the alarm. The alarm was reset. GFD left at 11:01 a.m.

Additionally, GFD performed two 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.