Putnam Scanner for June 29, 2021

Monday, June 28, 2021

County Jail

Fourteen people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.


• At 1:04 a.m. Jesse D. Burris, 37, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail on a Vigo County warrant.


• At 3:16 a.m. David A. Burroff, 41, Greencastle, was taken into custody for possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.


• At 10:03 p.m. John D.L. Burke II, 54, Brazil, was housed at the jail for driving while intoxicated.

• At 8:53 p.m. Charles R. Muldrow, 38, Indianapolis, was booked in for dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia and on a Marion County warrant.

• At 8:13 p.m. Ronnie L. Hensley II, 41, Avon, was lodged at the jail for dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.

• At 8:05 p.m. Paul A. Brown, 54, Indianapolis, was taken into custody for dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, driving with a suspended license and driving without ever receiving a license.

• At 2:04 p.m. Paul H. Lantzy, 48, Greencastle, was housed at the jail for nonsupport of a dependent.


• At 9:46 p.m. Thomas V. Swink, 39, Cloverdale, was lodged at the jail for domestic battery.

• At 11:13 a.m. Stephen D. Hubbard II, 32, Spencer, was taken into custody for resisting law enforcement.

• At 9:31 a.m. Stephanie M. Meyer, 34, Indianapolis, was housed at the jail for two counts of theft.


• At 1:57 p.m. Kevin M. Bippus, 34, Indianapolis, was booked in for theft and receiving unidentified property.

• At 12:09 p.m. Devon M. Gregg, 22, Indianapolis, was lodged at the jail for possession of marijuana.

• At 9:56 a.m. Patrick J. Alexander, 35, Fishers, was taken into custody for trafficking with an inmate and possession of a controlled substance.

• At 9:52 a.m. Steve M. Zirkle, 38, Anderson, was housed at the jail for a hold on an out-of-state warrant.

City Police

One weekend arrest was reported by Greencastle City Police officers.

• At 3:28 a.m. Saturday, Jake Dakota Mundy, 24, Greencastle, was stopped by Capt. Charles Inman on Bloomington Street near East Seminary Street.

In a pursuit that began near the bowling alley on South Jackson Street, Inman pursued the vehicle east onto Veterans Memorial Highway and then north onto Bloomington Street.

Mundy was booked into the Putnam County Jail for driving while intoxicated and reckless driving.

He reportedly registered a .134 percent blood alcohol content on the intoxilizer at the jail.

Two recent citations were issued by city officers.

• At 3:40 a.m. Saturday, Gus Manion, 21, Greencastle, was cited by Capt. Inman.

Stopped on Veterans Highway, Manion was ticketed for a motorcycle permit violation.

• At 9:09 p.m. Saturday, Siera Hein, 24, Greencastle, was ticketed by Officer Alec Pettit.

Stopped on Shadowlawn Avenue, Hein was cited for infraction of driving with a suspended license.

Sheriff’s Office

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

• At 2:08 p.m. on Saturday, Jenny Rothkopf, 64, Clayton, was eastbound on U.S. 36 in a 2010 Toyota Highlander.

Serenity Strong, the front seat passenger in Rothkopf’s vehicle, told Deputy Tanner Brown that with no previous sign of illness, Rothkopf started stuttering and grabbed at her throat. Strong said Rothkopf’s body then locked up and she started foaming at the mouth, as well as her lips turning blue.

The vehicle then started speeding up, so Strong lifted Rothkopf’s leg off the accelerator and turned the wheel to the left to avoid oncoming traffic. The SUV crashed into a guardrail.

A witness in another vehicle told Brown that he was westbound and saw the SUV leave the eastbound lane and hit the guardrail, believing it hit the guardrail at approximately 20 mph. He stopped and checked on the occupants and observed that the driver was having medical issues.

When Brown arrived, Rothkopf was being loaded into an ambulance. He briefly spoke with Rothkopf and found her to be extremely confused and not able to fully answer all questions.

Rothkopf was transported to the hospital for further observation. Strong said she hit her shoulder, but declined medical attention.

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

• At 9:15 p.m. on Friday, James Kendall, 16, Cloverdale, was southbound on State Road 243 in a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze when he hit a deer.

Deputy Robert Soilleux estimated damage at $2,500-$5,000.

• At 2:56 p.m. on Tuesday, Lucinda S. Weber, 59, Franklin, was westbound on County Road 800 South in a 2021 Dodge Ram. Theodore P. Walls, 69, Poland, was eastbound in a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado.

The road is narrow and as the trucks passed each other, their side mirrors struck each other.

Deputy Brown estimated damage at $1,000-$2,500.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department responded to three recent dispatches:

• At 5:04 a.m. on Friday, GFD responded to a mutual aid with the Reelsville Volunteer Fire Department for a structure fire at 7309 S. CR 450 West. Firefighters arrived on the scene at 5:18 and assisted with extinguishment and overhaul. GFD went back into service at 6:11 a.m.

• At 5:15 p.m. on Friday, GFD was alerted to fiber-optic lines down in the area of 3472 S. CR 150 West. Firefighters found the lines at 5:22 and they were removed. GFD went back into service at 5:29 p.m.

• At 2:49 a.m. on Saturday, GFD was dispatched to 359 S. CR 300 West for a large tree in the roadway. Firefighters arrived at 2:55 and removed the tree. A vehicle also hit the tree, but there were no injuries. GFD went back into service at 3:23 a.m.

Additionally, GFD recently performed six medical assists and found no incidents on two runs.

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.