Putnam Scanner for Aug. 10, 2021

Monday, August 9, 2021

County Jail

Nine people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.


• At 8:48 p.m. Tiffany D. Pitz, 23, Indianapolis, was lodged at the jail for possession of marijuana.

• At 8:09 p.m. Jacob D. Pitz, 24, Indianapolis, was taken into custody on a warrant for possession of marijuana.

• At 7:59 p.m. Devin A. Myers, 27, Greencastle, was housed at the jail on a warrant for possession of paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license.

• At 12:31 p.m. Thomas L. Gorham Sr., 41, Greencastle, was booked in on a warrant.

• At 12:39 a.m. Amber N. Coffman-Wallace, 32, Spencer, was lodged at the jail for nonsupport of a dependent.


• At 5:51 p.m. Ashley N. Butler, 21, Brazil, was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated.

• At 8:02 a.m. James L. Callahan, 58, Brazil, was housed at the jail for driving while intoxicated.


• At 9:59 p.m. Patricia A. Colantonio, 30, Greencastle, was taken into custody for theft.

• At 2:30 p.m. Rolando B. Zurita, 65, Williamtown, N.J., was housed at the jail for dealing in marijuana and possession of marijuana.

City Police

A routine traffic stop resulted in a pair of recent arrests, Greencastle City Police reported.

At 11:45 p.m. Friday, Officer Jared McDaniel stopped a vehicle at South Jackson and Beveridge streets for not having its lights on and ended up arresting both the driver and a passenger.

A search of the vehicle yielded a gun and methamphetamine, police said.

Arrested and lodged in the Putnam County Jail by Officer McDaniel, with assistance from Officer Alec Pettit, were:

• Terra N. (Adkins) Cooksey, 36, Greencastle, who was booked in for possession of methamphetamine and carrying a handgun without a license.

• Lonnie R. Boyce, 46, Cloverdale, was lodged at the jail for possession of methamphetamine, possession of a handgun without a permit and on a Montgomery County warrant for failure to appear on the original charge of auto theft.

Three citations were also issued recently by city officers.

• At 2 a.m. Monday, Clifton Tuell, 56, Greencastle, was cited by Officer McDaniel.

Stopped at Shadowlawn and Melrose avenues, Tuell was issued a summons for driving with a suspended license with a prior offense.

• At 2:05 a.m. Sunday, Christine Yost, 45, Stilesville, was ticketed by Officer McDaniel.

Stopped at Bloomington Street and Veterans Memorial Highway, Yost was cited for an infraction of driving with a suspended license.

• At 7:52 p.m. Friday, Trevar Cox, 19, Greencastle, was ticketed by Officer Pettit.

Stopped on Indianapolis Road, Cox was cited for an infraction of driving with a suspended license.

Sheriff’s Office

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

• At 9:35 p.m. on Friday, Courtney B. Keller, 29, Indianapolis, was westbound on County Road 550 North, approaching the 90-degree turn at County Road 825 East in a 2015 Chevrolet Equinox.

She told Reserve Deputy Ken Rozelle a deer ran in front of her and in order to avoid the animal, she did not negotiate the turn, but instead continued straight and ran off the road, hitting and breaking a Hendricks Power pole.

Keller and two small children were checked out by medic and released at the scene.

The vehicle was towed. Rozelle estimated damage at $10,000-$25,000.

• At 8:40 p.m. on Friday, Jessica C. Fulkerson, 37, Cloverdale, was attempting to back out of her parking space at the Belle Union baseball diamonds in a 2010 Volkswagen Routan.

Fulkerson told Deputy Robert Soilleux her vehicle had just been hit and damaged by a foul ball and she was in the process of moving her car when she backed into a parked 2020 Toyota Corolla registered to Melissa Stallcop of Greencastle.

The collision resulted in no visible damage to the Volkswagen and minimal damage to the Toyota.

Soilleux estimated damage at $1,000-$2,500.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department responded to three recent incidents:

• At 2:23 p.m. on Thursday, GFD was dispatched to a gas leak at Bloomington and Tennessee streets. Firefighters arrived at 2:29 and were advised that an excavating team had hit a gas line. The road was shut down and GFD monitored buildings in the vicinity. GFD went back into service at 3:10 p.m.

• At 6:52 p.m. on Friday, GFD was dispatched to the Greencastle Moose Lodge for a gas leak. Firefighters arrived at 6:53 and monitored the building. A small leak was found in the furnace room and the furnace was shut off. The building was ventilated, and GFD went back into service at 7:22 p.m.

• At 6:56 a.m. on Sunday, GFD was dispatched to 1059 Avenue E for an outside fire. Firefighters arrived at 7:02 a.m. and were advised that a fire had occurred behind this residence. The Greencastle Police Department took control of the scene and evidence of a fire to a structure was found. GFD went back into service at 7:26 a.m.

Additionally, GFD recently performed 17 medical assists and had four disregards.

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.