Putnam Scanner for May 7, 2021

Thursday, May 6, 2021

County Jail

Eight people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.


• At 9:39 a.m. Joel P. Ford, 54, Avon, was lodged at the jail for battery resulting in bodily injury.


• At 11:09 p.m. Samantha S. Metz, 24, Brazil, was taken into custody for resisting law enforcement and disorderly conduct.

• At 3:41 p.m. Dakota W. Martin, 31, Reelsville, was housed at the jail for unlawful possession of a syringe and driving with a suspended license.

• At 1:49 p.m. Christopher A. Bredlow, 25, Martinsville, was booked in for driving with a suspended license.

• At 9:36 a.m. Patrick S. Zaborski, 50, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail for battery.


• At 7:55 p.m. Mark K. Coghill, 24, Greencastle, was taken into custody for unlawful possession of a syringe.

• At 5:41 p.m. Travis L. Webb, 41, Terre Haute, was housed at the jail for driving with a suspended license.

• At 2:33 p.m. James R. Mullis, 59, Indianapolis, was booked in for domestic battery.

City Police

One recent minor accident was reported by Greencastle City Police officers.

• At 4:56 p.m. Wednesday, a two-vehicle mishap was reported at Washington and Indiana streets.

Officer Nick Eastham reported that Phyllis Quintana, 68, Quincy, was parked on the south side of the courthouse square when she began backing her 2002 Chevrolet S-10 pickup from a parking space.

However, Quintana did not see that a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze, driven by Sydney McGiffen, 19, Vincennes, had stopped behind her for the stoplight.

The left-rear corner of the Quintana vehicle struck the right-rear quarter panel of the McGiffen car, resulting in an estimated $2,500-$5,000, police said.

Sheriff’s Office

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

• At 1:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Collin Crow, 20, Greencastle, was northbound on County Road 575 East in a 1997 Buick Century.

Crow told Deputy Tanner Brown he was traveling too fast, approximately 55 mph, when he hit gravel at the bend in the road and lost control.

The car entered the ditch, then rolled onto its top and slid about 10 feet before stopping.

Crow was not injured.

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

• At 9:02 p.m. on Monday, Troy A. Cross, 51, Clayton, was northbound on County Road 525 East approaching County Road 300 South in a 2000 Chevrolet Impala.

Cross told Deputy Scott Ducker he was going through a sharp curve in the road when a small animal ran in front of him. He swerved to miss the animal, lost control and slid into the guardrail on the west side of the road.

The car was towed. Ducker estimated damage at $1,000-$2,500.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department recently responded to one dispatch:

• At 2:11 a.m. on Thursday, GFD was dispatched to the apartments at 330 Greenwood Ave. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 2:17 and determined the alarm was due to cooking. The alarm was reset. GFD went back into service at 2:29 a.m.

Additionally, GFD recently performed nine 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.