Putnam Scanner for Feb. 4, 2022

Friday, February 4, 2022

County Jail

Four people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.


• At 11:36 a.m., Zachary O. Lyle, 42, Clinton, was lodged at the jail for domestic battery and strangulation.


• At 5:04 p.m. H. Tom Tomlinson, 43, Fillmore, was taken into custody for possession of methametphamine.

• At 4:07 p.m. John R. Sanders, 38, Greencastle, was housed at the jail for auto theft and nonsupport of a dependent child.

• At 12:55 p.m. Jacob N. Scobee, 23, Roachdale, was booked in for battery resulting in bodily injury.

City Police

Two property-damage accidents were investigated Tuesday by Greencastle City Police officers.

• At 3:03 p.m., a two-vehicle accident was reported at West Walnut and South Jackson streets on the city’s West Side.

Todd Masten, 58, Greencastle, was stopped at the stopsign westbound on Walnut Street in a 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee owned by Co-Alliance when a grain truck turned north off Walnut Street onto Jackson.

As the truck turned, Officer Nick Eastham reported, Masten proceeded into the intersection. With the grain truck obscuring his vision, he pulled into the path of a southbound 2020 GMC Terrain driven by Nicole Waters, 28, Brazil.

Waters said she was unable to avoid the collision.

Total damage in the accident was estimated at $2,500-$5,000.

• At 2:22 p.m., a three-vehicle mishap occurred at the intersection of State Road 240 and Percy Julian Drive.

Officer Eastham reported that William Hatfield, 17, Greencastle, was westbound on 240, approaching Percy Julian Drive in a 2001 Dodge Caravan, when he was rear-ended by a silver Honda SUV, which reportedly fled the scene.

Impact from the Honda caused Hatfield to in turn rear-end a westbound 2016 Chevrolet Cruz, driven by Adam Hagen, 18, Greencastle.

Total damage in the collision was listed at $2,500-$5,000.

One summons was issued recently by GPD officers:

• At 9:45 p.m., Monday, Thayrone Ortiz, 22, Greencastle, was stopped near Domino’s Pizza at Maple and Bloomington streets by Officer Jared McDaniel.

Ortiz was given a summons into court on a charge of driver never licensed.

City Fire

Greencastle firefighters responded to several recent dispatches.

• At 9:10 p.m. on Tuesday, crews were dispatched to a fire alarm at 801 S. Locust St. They arrived at 9:15 p.m. to find a faulty alarm and went back into service at 9:19 p.m.

• At 11:31 p.m. on Tuesday, firefighters responded to a fire at Heartland Automotive, 300 S. Warren Dr. They arrived at 11:40 to discover there had been a fire with one of the plant’s large compressors. Heartland workers had the fire extinguished, but firefighters remained on scene checking for further problems and evacuating smoke until until 12:19 a.m.

GFD crews also responded to nine recent medical dispatches.

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.